Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Gambia's parliament extends soon to be ex-President, Yahya Jammeh's term by 90 days

Gambia's parliament has extended President Yahya Jammeh's term, which is due to end on Thursday, by an extra 3 months (90 days). This follows Jammeh's sudden and stubborn decision to accept his opponent, President-elect Adama Barrow's victory in the Presidential elections held in December.

The Parliament approved Jammeh's decision to declare a 90-day state of emergency, even though other regional leaders threatened to use military force to oust him if he refuses to hand over power on Thursday.

Source: BBC Africa

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