Articles tagged 'ecowas'

Top Jammeh army commander arrested 31 January 2017 BANJUL - West African forces have arrested a senior Gambian army general and have seized weapons from the private residence of exiled former ruler Yahya Jammeh, force commander Francois Ndiaye has said. General Bora Colley, the head of an elite commando unit, had been arrested in neighbouring ...
Sadc must use Ecowas way to tackle Mugabe 23 January 2017 HARARE - Following Ecowas' sustained pressure that has forced Gambia's former authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh into exile in Equatorial Guinea after his crushing poll defeat, analysts and opposition parties said yesterday Sadc must abandon its cautious diplomatic approach and dissuade leaders su...
Equatorial Guinea silent on Jammeh's presence 23 January 2017 BANJUL - Officials in Equatorial Guinea refused to comment on Sunday on whether ousted former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh had arrived in the country. But in a statement, Equatorial Guinea's opposition denounced the presence of Jammeh, whose 22-year reign was marked by systematic human rights a...
Gambia's Jammeh agrees to step down 21 January 2017  BANJUL - Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh said he was stepping down on Saturday under pressure from West African armies which entered the country this week following his refusal to concede an election defeat to President Adama Barrow. Jammeh's announcement in an overnight broadcast on state telev...
Gambia's Jammeh given mid-day deadline, as troops close in 20 January 2017 BANJUL - West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh until midday on Friday to cede power after regional troops crossed the border in support of his democratically elected successor. Marcel Alain de Souza, chairman of the west African union Ecowas, said the troops will force Jammeh out if he ...
Gambia MPs extend President Jammeh's term 19 January 2017 BANJUL - The Gambia's National Assembly has adopted a resolution to allow President Yahya Jammeh to stay in power for three more months, starting from Wednesday, according to state television. Jammeh, who has ruled The Gambia for 22 years, initially acknowledged opponent Adama Barrow as the wi...
Gambia President-elect 'to stay in Senegal until inauguration' 16 January 2017 BANJUL - The Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow is to remain in Senegal until his planned inauguration on Thursday, state media in Senegal say. The move was requested by West African leaders after a summit in Mali, Senegalese news agency APS said. President Yahya Jammeh is currently refu...
Defiant Gambia president vows 'to stay until poll ruling' 12 January 2017 BANJUL - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has said he will not step down before a Supreme Court decision on disputed elections, a ruling now not expected until May. In a nationwide TV broadcast, the longstanding ruler also reiterated his concern at "foreign interference". Regional mediators, ...
Defiant Gambia dictator slams Ecowas 2 January 2017 BANGUL - President Yahya Jammeh says the West African community's decision to send troops into The Gambia to force him to accept defeat in last month's presidential election, is "a declaration of war". Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States, or ECOWAS, deployed troops to Th...