Yahya Jammeh finally surrenders, accepts to leave Gambia

Yahya Jammeh finally surrenders, accepts to leave Gambia

The former president of The Gambia, has finally surrendered to the new President Adama Barrow after a stretch period of tension in the country.

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BREAKING: Yahya Jammeh finally surrenders, accepts to leave Gambia

BREAKING: Yahya Jammeh finally surrenders, accepts to leave Gambia

The new development in the story comes after another round of mediation between Jammeh and some African leaders.

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Yahya Jammeh shocked the world after he earlier announced that he would not leave the position of presidency in spite of the fact that he lost the presidential election to Adama Barrow.

The current president of the country was sworn in exile at a Gambian embassy in neighbouring country, Senegal.

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Military troops from the Economic Community Of West African State had stationed in Senegal awaiting order to force Jammeh out of office but reports indicate he has decided to leave today, Friday, January 20 and is already preparing a statement.

BREAKING: Yahya Jammeh finally surrenders, accepts to leave Gambia

BREAKING: Yahya Jammeh finally surrenders, accepts to leave Gambia

To avoid persecution, Yahya Jammeh is also expected to move to Conakry after leaving Gambia.

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In the early hours of 20th January, 2016, Yahya Jammeh had asked ECOWAS, UN and AU leaders to grant him more time to considered vacating the post of president.

BREAKING: Yahya Jammeh finally surrenders, accepts to leave Gambia

BREAKING: Yahya Jammeh finally surrenders, accepts to leave Gambia

Adama Barrow had asked for help from the international community to "kick out" the ex-president. He tweeted about Yahya Jammeh's surrender;

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