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Adama Barrow ingezworen to the president the Gambia

Adama Barrow ingezworen to the president the Gambia

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Adama Barrow, the Gambian embassy in Senegal ingezworen president. Barrow to Senegal left because president Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave.

“This is a day that no Gambiaan during his life will be forgotten,” said Barrow during a speech in the embassy. The new president also called for his soldiers in the barracks to stay. Those that refuse are seen as “rebels”, says Barrow.

West African strijdtroepen in Senegal gathered to Jammeh to convince to resign. The deadline passed in the night between Wednesday and Thursday.

Sources reporting to Reuters news agency that vice president Isatou Njie-Saidy Thursday, however, has resigned. The fear is great that the current situation is much unrest will cause among the population.

Wednesday showed the Gambian leader Ousman Badjie already know not to fight like other African strijdtroepen the Gambian territory should enter. “We’re going to us here is not a military man in the mix, this is a political dispute.”

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The last flight from the Gambia was not full”

Travel advice

The ministry of Foreign affairs has a negative travel advisory issued for the capital city of the Gambia. For Banjul applies a so-called code red. The travel advisory was earlier this week already changed to orange. That applies to the whole country, apart from the capital.

Foreign Affairs recommends that people who are in Banjul to clamp to stay indoors and only go to other places to travel when required. The airport is still open and there leave on commercial flights out of the country.

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