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2016-12-03 Ecowas, AU, UN Congratulate President-Elect Barrow
[Daily Trust] The ECOWAS Commission, the African Union and the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) have congratulated the President-elect of The Gambia, Mr. Adama Barrow on his stunning victory in the December 1 presidential election.

2016-12-03 Adama Barrow - the Man Who Defeated Gambia's Jammeh
[Deutsche Welle] Six months ago Adama Barrow was unknown in the political field, but he has just been elected president of The Gambia: His victory brings to an end more than two decades of Yahya Jammeh's rule.

2016-12-03 Yahya Jammeh Concedes Loss to Opposition Leader
[Al Jazeera] Yahya Jammeh, the longtime president of The Gambia, has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, accepting that the people have "decided that I should take the back seat".

2016-12-03 U.S. Hails Jammeh's 'Respect for the Will of Gambians'
[Nation] The White House on Friday hailed long time Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's decision to concede defeat to a stunning election win by opposition candidate Adama Barrow.

2016-12-03 Jammeh Concedes Defeat, Calls President-Elect Barrow
[News24Wire] A video of Gambian President Yahyah Jammeh conceding defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow has gone viral on social media.

2016-12-03 Yahya Jammeh Loses to Adama Barrow
[Al Jazeera] Yahya Jammeh, longtime ruler of The Gambia, has lost the presidential election to the opposition leader, according to the electoral commission.

2016-12-03 Voters Celebrate Defeat of Gambia's 'Billion Year' President
[Deutsche Welle] Adama Barrow has defeated Yayha Jammeh, who ran the country for more than 20 years. Jammeh surprised observers by admitting defeat, despite once boasting he would rule Gambia for a billion years.

2016-12-02 'Dancing in The Streets' as Jammeh Loses Election
[VOA] Gambia's electoral commission says opposition candidate Adama Barrow has won an upset victory in the country's presidential poll, beating longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh.

2016-12-02 Jammeh Defeated in Landmark Gambian Election
[Deutsche Welle] Longtime strongman Yahya Jammeh has lost Gambia's presidential election to businessman and political newcomer Adama Barrow. He is expected to make a concession speech later in the day.

2016-12-02 President Jammeh to Concede Defeat
[Vanguard] Following the Presidential election in Gambia where the opposition candidate Adama Barrow has taken the lead after almost 75 per cent of votes had been counted, reports indicate that the incumbent President, Yahya Jammeh is likely to concede defeat after having recorded his speech.

2016-12-02 What is Happening With Gambia Vote Counting?
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Counting has started after presidential elections in Gambia, with the incumbent Yahya Jammeh seeking a fifth mandate. According to Reuters, the first results from two constituencies put Jammeh in the lead - but only 15% of the votes have been counted.

2016-12-02 'Dead Men Don't Vote'
[IPS] Johannesburg -"Dead men don't vote," said a Gambian political activist known as Mama Africa. She spoke during an event on the side-lines of the 59th Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) held in Gambia's capital Banjul last month. The focus was the crackdown on freedom of expression and assembly ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

2016-12-02 Free Speech Ban Threatens Rights in Vote Aftermath
[HRW] Nairobi -Gambian authorities should respect the rights of Gambians to peacefully express their views on the outcome of the December 1, 2016 presidential election. Prior to the vote, incumbent President Yahya Jammeh warned that protests against the election would not be permitted and the government blocked internet communications and international calls.

2016-12-02 Election Commission Says President to Concede Defeat
[VOA] The electoral commission of Gambia says President Yahya Jammeh will concede defeat in the country's presidential election. Partial returns have shown Jammeh trailing challenger Adama Barrow, the candidate for a coalition of seven opposition parties.

2016-12-01 No Internet or Protests Allowed During Polls
[Al Jazeera] Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faces the biggest threat to his 22-year rule as the 880,000 Gambians eligible to vote head to the polls following two weeks of unprecedented rallies by an energised opposition.

2016-12-01 Polls Open in Presidential Election
[Deutsche Welle] Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faces the biggest threat to his 22-year rule as the country goes to the polls. The vote goes ahead after an internet blackout in a nation often accused of suppressing freedom of expression.

2016-12-01 President Warns Against Election Protest
[Al Jazeera] The Gambia President Yahya Jammeh, who has been in office for more than two decades, has warned that even peaceful protests will not be permitted after the upcoming election.

2016-11-30 Elections in a 'Climate of Fear'
[Deutsche Welle] Gambians go to the polls on December 1 to elect a new president. Incumbent Jammeh has been in power for 22 years - and plans to stay on. Those who criticize him suffer harsh repression. DW's Adrian Kriesch reports.

2016-11-29 Presidential Election Must Be Free and Fair, Says Opposition Candidate
[RFI] The main opposition contender in Gambia's forthcoming presidential polls has called on the African Union to help ensure a free and fair election. Adama Barrow, who is representing a coalition of opposition parties, told RFI that he hopes to "bring back democracy" to his country by challenging an incumbent president who has been in power since 1994.

2016-11-29 Presidential Candidate Vows to Free All Political Prisoners
[Foroyaa] The people of the Kombos accorded Adama Barrow, the coalition presidential candidate a tumultuous welcome particularly the major settlements of Brikama, Farato, Busumbala, Lamin, Tabokoto-Latrikunda and Westfield. Some described the crowd as historic.

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