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Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who once vowed to rule the tiny African nation for “a billion years”, said he had accepted his shock election defeat on Friday, 22 years after seizing power in a coup. 776 more words

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New era for Gambia as President Yahya Jammeh losses Power after 22 years

One of Africa’s longest serving President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia is to step down  after 22 years. The 51 year old who ruled the West African country following a coup in 1994 said he will NOT contest the election results during his consession speech saying God told him his time was up. 444 more words

Surprise election results: West African edition

Recently the Washington Post’s “Monkey Cage” blog published a piece discussing the findings of a 36 nation African survey that asked people for their views on the importance of democracy and the degree to which their own countries were democratically governed. 401 more words

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Ja, ja, Yahya

Gambia’s president, who once vowed to rule for a billion years, was voted out of power today shortly before his billionth birthday. Here’s something I wrote six years ago. 676 more words

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Ex-Security Guard #AdamaBarrow Defeats Gambian Dictator #YahyaJammeh

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Gambia’s President, in Power 22 Years, Loses Election https://t.co/SmGtgkX9QZ

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Yahya Jammeh, The Gambia's authoritarian president of 22 years, suffers shock general election defeat…

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One of Africa’s longest-serving strongmen has been kicked out of office

After 22 years in power, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh will no longer be president. According to the country’s electoral commission, Jammeh lost to Adama Barrow, the main opposition candidate, by 50,000 votes in the presidential election held yesterday. 68 more words

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