Soldiers will wait after expiration term president of the Gambia

Soldiers will wait after expiration term president of the Gambia

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West African strijdtroepen in Senegal collected to the Gambian president Yahya Jammeh to convince to resign. The deadline is midnight passed.

So far there are no reports that suggest a military intervention.

Senegal threatened to Gambia to drop in if Jammeh is not listening to the call. “We are ready and waiting for midnight. If there is no political solution, we fall within,” said a colonel of the Senegalese army. Nigeria says the own air force to have prepared, should it be necessary to resign to enforce.

State of emergency

Jammeh refuses to accept his loss of the elections on december 1 to recognize, because he says that the elections are not fair manner. Jammeh has been a few days for the transfer of power to the state of emergency is declared and try to use the election results void.

Oppositiekandidaat Adama Barrow has the election won. He wants the economy on the rails and has promised an end to human rights violations in the country.

Gambian president Jammeh accepts election results not


The Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has Gambia shortly before midnight (local time) abandoned, after a last attempt Jammeh to convince to resign.

Aziz flew after the talks, immediately returned to neighboring Senegal. Substantive details about the discussions are not published. Aziz is now in consultation with the Senegalese president, Macky Sall, about the measures to be taken.


Thursday in the early morning, the last two planes with holiday makers from the Gambia and landed at Schiphol airport. It is a unit of tour operator Corendon and a competitor TUI for people who have a package holiday booked with these organizations.

Dutch nationals who only have a ticket booked, to be retrieved later.

The two Boeing 737-800 aircraft departed from the Gambiase capital Banjul to the Dutch that home wanted to pick up. Around 04.19 pm landed the aircraft of Corendon on Dutch soil, and twenty minutes later was also on the plane of TUI on the ground.

The travel agencies had Wednesday multiple aircraft to the West African country for tourists to pick up, after the ministry of Foreign Affairs the travel advice had tightened. According to the Calamiteitenfonds have approximately 1,800 tourists their holidays prematurely.

Tourists leave from the Gambia

Hundreds of tourists are Wednesday, prematurely departed from the Gambia.
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Wednesday around 17: 00 the first plane with Dutch people arrived at Schiphol airport.
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In total, Wednesday, for five hundred Dutch back.
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They break up their vacation because the ministry of Foreign Affairs the travel advice had tightened.

In Gambia, political unrest occurred after president Yahya Jammeh in power refuses to transfer after a lost election.

The incumbent president announced Tuesday the state of emergency.
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TUI and Corendon have taken the precaution of aircraft to the capital Banjul conducted to holidaymakers.

Also, customers of smaller organizations can finally return to the Netherlands.
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In total, according to the Calamiteitenfonds about 1,800 Dutch people repatriated.
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Surely 26,000 people are the Gambia fled to Senegal left because they turmoil fear, according to the afghan refugee organisation of the United Nations. The organization relies on the figures of the Senegalese authorities

“Until the night of 16 January there were 26,000 people. The influx has since increased sharply,” said Helene Caux UNHCR. According to her, it goes in 80 percent of the cases, for women with children.

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