Tag: Gambian President

Gambian Inauguration ‘To Be In Senegal’ As Ousted Jammeh Refuses To Go

Adama Barrow says he will be sworn in as Gambian president at the country’s embassy in neighbouring Senegal. The message, posted on his social media accounts, invited the general public to attend the ceremony. Last-ditch mediation efforts by regional leaders to convince Yahya Jammeh to step down as president ahead[Read More…]

“Drunk” Gambia’s President Jammeh Rejects Election Defeat After Conceding

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared his “total rejection” of the results of his country’s December 1 election and called for his country to vote again — a week after accepting his defeat. Jammeh, who has ruled Gambia with an iron grip since seizing power in a 1994 military coup,[Read More…]

Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh Submits Candidacy To Run For Fifth Term

The Gambia’s controversial leader Yahya Jammeh on Thursday submitted his candidacy to seek a fifth term in December’s presidential election, saying he would listen only to God for guidance in governing. Jammeh, 51, took power in a bloodless coup in 1994 and has run the country with an iron fist[Read More…]

US Warns Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, To Be More Tolerant of Gays Or Made To Face The Consequences

The United States has criticized Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday for “unconscionable” remarks, after he reportedly threatened to slit the throats of gay men in his country. In Case You Missed It, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Threatens To Slit The Throats Of Gay Men…. Jammeh made homosexuality illegal in[Read More…]

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Threatens To Slit The Throats Of Gay Men

Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh in his latest outburst, has threatened to slit the throats of gay men. Washington Post reports that during a rally in the town of Farafeni, Jammeh said the following in regard to homosexuality: “If you do it [in Gambia] I will slit your throat,” Jammeh said.[Read More…]

Gambian President Jammeh Blames Foreign ‘Dissidents’ [US, Germany & UK] In Failed Coup

Gambia’s strongman leader Yahya Jammeh has blamed unidentified foreign dissidents and “terrorists” for an assault on his presidential palace and said that the army remains loyal. “It is an attack by dissidents based in the US, Germany and UK,” Jammeh said in a televised address overnight Wednesday. “This was not[Read More…]