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Ex-president of the Gambia agree to voluntary resignation and departure from country

Ex-president of the Gambia agree to voluntary resignation and departure from country

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The new Gambian president Adama Barrow has said that his predecessor Yahya Jammeh, who earlier refused to step out after hours of calls still on will steps and the Gambia Friday still voluntarily will leave.

Officially was an ultimatum for Jammeh to leave the country on Friday at 12.00, but Jammeh had asked for an extension.

Thursday began the army of Senegal, supported by, among others, Nigeria and the United Nations, in a raid in neighbouring country of Gambia in order to put pressure on Jammeh to leave the country.

The military intervention was Thursday night, however, also paused to Jammeh a last chance to position yourself to give and transfer to the now in Senegal geïnaugureerde president Barrow.

Presidents of Guinea and Mauritania carried out thereon Friday again talks with Jammeh to reach a political solution to come. That seems to be now with the decision of Jammeh to have been successful. The decision of the ex-president will avoid a further military intervention of Senegal in the Gambia.

I would like to inform you that Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down. He is scheduled to depart the Gambia today. #NewGambia

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