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Former president of the Gambia confirms resignation on state television

Former president of the Gambia confirms resignation on state television

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The former president Yahya Jammeh of Gambia to the Gambian state television said that he is stepping down.

The Senegalese army and the Gambian president, Adama, Barrow said on Friday that Jammeh, who had previously refused to step in, after hours of calls, however, will leave the Gambia that day voluntarily would 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.

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