Gambia’s Adama Barrow ‘to be inaugurated in Senegal’

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Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow says he will be sworn in to office Thursday at the Gambian embassy in neighboring Senegal, as his country’s political crisis continues.

The Facebook and Twitter accounts of Mr. Barrow, run by his staff, say the inauguration will take place Thursday at 4 p.m. in the embassy in Senegal’s capital, Dakar.

Barrow won the December election, but President Yahya Jammeh, in power for more than two decades, is refusing to step down, saying he does not accept the result, citing irregularities.

Jammeh’s mandate expired at midnight and troops from Senegal and other West African countries have positioned themselves on Gambia’s border with the intention of forcing Jammeh to cede power.

Mauritania’s leader made a last-ditch diplomatic effort late Wednesday, meeting with Jammeh in Banjul before flying to Senegal.

Unconfirmed reports say troops from Senegal have already crossed the border to secure a number of towns, with the help of Gambian soldiers.

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  1. Jammeh has won as long as Adama Barrow is scared to take oath of office in The Gambia. Jammeh also has defeated ECOWAS, AU and UN in my book. jammeh should be captured and shipped to the Hague.

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