Former President of the Gambia Yahya Jammeh on Saturday, January 21, left my country and flew to exile in Equatorial Guinea, reports Reuters. Thus, the crisis in the African country ended.
Jammeh resigned and ceded power to the winner of the presidential election Adam barrow under pressure from the international community and neighboring countries.
Many people have stated that after learning about the fall of Jammeh, relieved after many years of fear. “Rule of fear is driven from the Gambia forever,” said barrow, referring to the crowd in the hotel in the Senegalese capital Dakar.
Presidential elections in the Gambia were held on 1 December 2016. Barrow scored 45.5 percent of the vote, Jammeh 36.7 percent. January 18, the national Assembly extended the presidential powers lost the election Jammeh. He had to hand over power barrow on January 19, but instead introduced a state of emergency, although previously reported recognition of defeat.
The international community claims Jammeh is not recognized, and the neighbors of the Gambia began a military intervention. Thursday, January 19, in the Gambian Embassy in Senegal’s capital Dakar was inaugurated barrow. On the same day, troops of the Economic community of West African countries (ECOWAS), attacked military installations Gambia, unopposed. On the night of January 20, Senegal and Nigeria have declared the entry of his troops into Gambia.
A few hours before the UN security Council unanimously adopted a resolution in support of barrow, which allows ECOWAS to do everything necessary to ensure a change of government in the Gambia.