Army of Senegal is the Gambia within for refusal the departure of previous president

Army of Senegal is the Gambia within for refusal the departure of previous president

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Neighbouring country of Senegal is Thursday night began a military intervention in the Gambia, after president Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia refused to steps after the lost elections in december. “We are in the Gambia,” according to the Senegalese army.

Thursday became the new president of the Gambia Adama Barrow at the Gambian embassy in Senegal ingezworen president. Shortly thereafter began the military intervention.

Barrow won the election in december of the then incumbent president Jammeh. Barrow moved to Senegal because Jammeh the power would not transfer.

“This is a day that no Gambiaan during his life will be forgotten,” said Barrow during a speech at the embassy of Gambia in Senegal.

Also other West African countries like Senegal, the side of Barrow chosen. Senegalese troops marched Wednesday to the border with the Gambia, while Nigeria military equipment to Senegal transported “to the people of the Gambia to protect and the peace and security in the region guarantee”.

The UN Security council late Thursday evening to know the action of the West-African countries to support. 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 extra 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.”

The new president Barrow call the soldiers Thursday after the invasion of Senegal to the barracks to stay. Those that refuse are seen as “rebels”, says Barrow.


The last flight from the Gambia was not full”

Travel advice

The ministry of Foreign affairs had 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 with 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.

Summary: Unrest in the Gambia

On december 1, wins Adama Barrow the elections in the African Gambia.

After the victory of Barrow go, voters are cheering on the streets.

The mood turns to as a sitting president Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave. He had earlier promised to do so.

The decision of Jammeh not to steps leading to lot of unrest among the population.

The ministry of Foreign Affairs then provides a negative travel advice for the Gambia. Vacationers are restored to the Netherlands.

For capital Banjul, the ministry even code red issued. There would be an invasion of the West African military threat from Senegal.

On 19 January, Barrow in Senegal inaugurated as the president of the Gambia.
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After the inauguration of president Adama Barrow celebrate his supporters party at the Gambian embassy in Dakar.

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