Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, declares state of emergency

The political crisis in The Gambia took a different turn yesterday when the incumbent president, Yahya Jammeh, declared a state of emergency in the country.

According to a statement by the country's parliament, the state of emergency took effect from yesterday January 17th and will continue until April 17th this year. He is meant to hand over to his successor, Adama Barrow, tomorrow January 19th but it looks like he won't.


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