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Disgraced Jammeh finally leaves Gambia State House with family, to be exiled in Guinea

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Out of goodwill former Gambia President Yahya Jammeh has left the State House in company of his mother, wife Zainab, son Mohammed and President Alpha Conde.

He left the State House hours after announcing he was finally ceding power to his successor Adama Barrow.

The long-term Gambian strongman met with his close aides and some members of his party before he was driven out of the presidential compound for the last time.

He headed for the Cocoa Ocean Hotel outside the capital, APA reports.

A Mauritanian aircraft has been stationed at the airport tarmac in Yundum to fly Mr. Jammeh and his immediate family into exile.




Their destination is Guinea where the former Gambian leader will take temporary refuge before deciding on a permanent country of exile.

The 51-year-old has been under national and international pressure to vacate the Gambian presidency following his dramatic U-turn from conceding last month’s elections to Real Estate businessman Adama Barrow.

His volte-face had plunged the country he had ruled since 1994 into political crisis as a combination of diplomacy and threat of the use of force by the West African regional grouping Ecowas was applied to force him to relinquish power.

After marathon negotiations involving Guinean leader Alpha Conde and Mauritanian President Ould Abdel Aziz which ended on Friday, Mr Jammeh announced in the early hours of Saturday that he was leaving the presidency.


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  1. We Africans abroad are proud for the step Africans leaders are taking to kick out this dictators who looses elections and still want to hold on to power,democracy prevails good job done our leaders,continued the good work for Africa

  2. Regional groupings and AU must act swiftly in cases of presidents who cheat at elections or who loose and don’t accept the results. This is the only way we as Africans will get,respect from the rest of the world. The days of ruling rough shod over defenseless citizens is over! This is the 21st Century. Uganda, Zimbabwen DRC and Mozambique come to mind where the tin pot dictators don’t want to quit, though their people are fed up with them!

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