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Former president of the Gambia, leave empty coffers for successor

Former president of the Gambia, leave empty coffers for successor

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The treasury of the country is empty, left behind by former president Yahya Jammeh, according to the newly-elected president Adama Barrow on the Senegalese radio.

The former president stepped Saturday on a plane to Guinea. He traveled to Equatorial Guinea in exile.

Troops of the West African grouping Ecowas are Sunday under the cheers of the population, the capital city of Banjul of Gambia entered for the coming to prepare the elected president Barrow. He can take office as head of state now Jammeh has left the country.

Jammeh has caused a crisis in the country because he refused to resign after he, in december, the elections of Barrow had lost. After the swearing in of Barrow Thursday in the embassy of the Gambia into neighbouring Senegal, threatened the West African countries with military intervention in the Gambia, as Jammeh would not leave.

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