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Adama Barrow sworn in as Gambia's president in Senegal

Adama Barrow, winner of December vote, is inaugurated in Senegal but longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh refuses to cede power.

Gambia president Adama Barrow

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Vice President Saidy quits, abandoning Yahya Jammeh

Saidy is the highest level official to abandon Jammeh, who refuses to step down despite losing last month's election.

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US air raids 'kill scores of ISIL fighters' in Libya

B-2 bombers and US drones target two camps near city of Sirte, killing at least 80 ISIL fighters, Pentagon says.

US air strikes

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Gambia: Adama Barrow to take oath in Senegal

Gambia's new leader to be sworn in at Dakar embassy as incumbent refuses to go despite threat of military intervention.

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Military intervention looms as Jammeh clings to power

Thousands of people flee the country and African troops edge towards borders as President Yahya Jammeh's term ends.

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Thousands flee Gambia as crisis deepens

Civilians and tourists leave and regional forces deploy as President Jammeh refuses to cede power despite election loss.

President Jammeh

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ICRC: Strike on Nigeria refugee camp killed at least 76

At least six ICRC staff members among 76 people killed in accidental bombing of camp for displaced people in Rann.

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Suicide attack kills dozens at army base in Mali's Gao

Dozens dead in car-bomb attack at camp housing government soldiers and rival armed groups in northern city of Gao.

Gao

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Gambia MPs extend President Jammeh's term

Resolution passed by the national assembly allows Jammeh to stay in power for 90 more days despite losing elections.

Yahya Jammeh

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Gambia's Yahya Jammeh declares state of emergency

Political crisis deepens as president refuses to step down following defeat in last month's presidential election.

Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh

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