Long-time Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave office despite military intervention.
The new Gambian president Adama Barrow was sworn into office on Thursday… in Senegal.
Barrow called for international support from West Africa’s Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) bloc, the African Union (AU) and the
United Nations (UN).
Human Rights Watchers have condemned Jammeh for declaring a state of emergency in Gambia.
Speaking on AM LIVE Human Rights Watch West Africa Researcher Jim Wormington says Adama Barrow is still in Senegal.
“He called for support to enforce the election results, to get him in power in Bunjul. But at the moment Jammeh is still in the state house, still in control in the
capital of Gambia. And we are waiting to see what happens later on Friday.”
He says final efforts for mediation by ECOWAS to try to get Jammeh to leave will be done on Friday.
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– By SABC