Weggestemde president of the Gambia announces state of emergency

Weggestemde president of the Gambia announces state of emergency

The Gambian president Yahya Jammeh has Tuesday the state of emergency is declared, two days before he has the power officially to transmit it.

In the Gambia, is the post-election unrest occurred because Jammeh refuses to accept the power. He lost on december 1, the election of Adama Barrow.

The state of emergency, according to Jammeh, to prevent a power vacuum is created while the supreme court tackles the election results. Jammeh trying those results void.

The winner of the Gambian presidential elections, to neighboring Senegal left. It is unclear why Barrow, a former real estate agent, has fled to Dakar. According to some supporters felt the politician is vulnerable in his home country.

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Jammeh is the president of the Gambia since independence from the United Kingdom in 1965. He came in 1994 to power after a coup. His government has the reputation of opponents, to torture or to kill.

According to the state, the ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Environment has been left out of the government.

Also the mayor of the capital city, Banjul, is left. Hundreds of Gambians have fled to neighbouring Senegal.


Nigeria and some other West African countries are preparing for a military intervention in the country.

Monday the West African countries held a meeting talked about how Jammeh the best way could be, says a source from the Nigerian army.

“Some countries want to send troops, including Nigeria,” says the source. According to him, the United Nations and the African Union’s plan to support.

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Travel advice

The ministry of Foreign Affairs ontraadt Dutch people to holiday travel, to take to the Gambia. The travel advice for the African country on Tuesday tightened. Travel agencies are now informed about the change, showed a spokesman of the department know.

The color code at the travel advice on the website has been changed from yellow (safety risk) to orange (only necessary travel).

Foreign Affairs has all the people who are in the Gambia and living in the ministry are known via an sms to be informed of the more stringent opinion.


More than 1,600 people who currently travel through the Gambia through tour operators TUI and Corendon be recovered to the Netherlands.

According to TUI, the country is now not suitable as a tourist destination. TUI brings in the coming days, no new holidaymakers to the Gambia. The people who go to the Netherlands go back, Wednesday and Thursday and retrieved.

Corendon expected by the end of Tuesday all people to obtain. “We’re waiting now on information about the time that our plane can land, but we hope tonight is still to come.’ Corendon has 831 people in the country.

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