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2017-01-23 President Barrrow Speaks On Jammeh's Exile, Term Limit
[Premium Times] President Adama Barrow of Gambia has pledged to ensure the smooth transfer of power to his successor when his tenure as president elapses.

2017-01-23 'No Money in the Coffers', Says President Adama Barrow
[Deutsche Welle] Speaking on Sengalese radio, elected President Adama Barrow said there appeared to be an absence of state funds following the exit of Yahya Jammeh. The deal Jammeh struck to exit the Gambia may make him untouchable.

2017-01-23 Senegalese Military Enters Banjul Safeguarding Barrow's Expected Arrival
[RFI] Senegalese troops took up positions in Gambia on Sunday in an effort to provide security following the departure of Ex-President Yahya Jammeh. The arrival of the soldiers was welcomed by hundreds of Banjul residents who came out on the streets to celebrate. The military initiative aims to ensure that the anticipated arrival of President Adama Barrow goes smoothly and he is able to take up residency in State House.

2017-01-23 As Gambia's Jammeh Falls, Zimbabweans Wish Ecowas Was SADC
[New Zimbabwe] THE decisive action taken by Ecowas against Yahya Jammeh's attempts to cling on to power in Gambia despite losing an election has set "a new benchmark for African governance to which Sadc must now conform", Zimbabweans said at the weekend.

2017-01-23 'There Was No Deal Between Jammeh and Barrow'
[The Point] Mai Fatty, a leading member of the Coalition, has said there was no purported "terms and conditions of agreement" made with former President Yahya Jammeh for him to exit the country.

2017-01-23 Jammeh Exit Good Riddance for Gambian People, Africa
[Citizen] At last, the erstwhile Gambian President Yahya Jammeh did succumb to international pressure and left the presidential palace and go to exile to allow Mr Adama Barrow, who defeated him in last year's December 1 election, to take over. It is good riddance for the Gambian people and for Africa. Yes, the despot had reduced himself to an embarrassment for the Continent.

2017-01-23 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Pivotal in Yahya Jammeh's Exit
[FrontPageAfrica] "Liberia having experienced the death and destruction associated with war and conflict is committed to work with all nations, institutions and individuals to promote, ensure and maintain peace, security, stability and democratic governance everywhere particularly in the West African Sub-region.

2017-01-23 Maimane Hails Ecowas Enforcing Democratic Will of Gambians
[News24Wire] The intervention by the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) to "enforce the democratic will of the people of Gambia" was on Saturday hailed by the Southern African Partnership for Democratic Change (SAPDC).

2017-01-23 Osinbajo Briefed Buhari On Gambia's Situation, Others
[Vanguard] Vice President Yomi Osinbajo has said that he spoke with President Mohammadu Buhari who is on medical vacation in London.

2017-01-23 How Tinubu's Plane Helped Remove Jammeh
[Vanguard] Indications have emerged that a plane belonging to the National Leader of All Progressives Congress ,APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was used to fly ex-Gambian President, Mr. Yahaya Jammeh out of the country.

2017-01-23 Security Forces Sweep the Gambia for Barrow's Return
[Leadership] ECOWAS troops entered The Gambia on Sunday to secure President Adama Barrow's arrival from neighbouring Senegal.

2017-01-23 Army Chief Pledges Allegiance to President Barrow
[The Point] The Chief of Defence Staff General Ousman Badjie and his immediate assistants, at a press briefing held on Saturday at the Armed Forces Headquarters in Banjul, said the Gambia armed forces under his command would give their fullest support and allegiance to President Adama Barrow and his government.

2017-01-23 Without Bloodshed, the Gambia Finally Freed of Jammeh - Ellen, Ecowas Are to Be Highly Commended
[Observer] Saturday, January 21, 2017 marks the day on which the suffering people of The Gambia were finally freed from the tyranny of their brutal and murderous dictator, Yahya Jammeh.

2017-01-23 With Jammeh Gone, Gambia's Future Still 'Up in the Air'
[Deutsche Welle] Yahya Jammeh has left The Gambia for Equatorial Guinea and President Adama Barrow is set to return. Analyst Peter Penar told DW that there are still many hurdles facing the small West African country.

2017-01-22 Gambia - A Lesson for African Dictators
[Al Jazeera] Soon after the peaceful transition of power from Barack Obama to Donald Trump in the US, Gambia's crisis was also resolved without a single gunshot. The embattled President Yahya Jammeh appeared on national TV announcing his decision "to relinquish the mantle of leadership".

2017-01-22 Army Chief Ready to Accept His Fate
[RFI] Gambia's General Ousman Badjie is ready to work with recently sworn in President Adama Barrow, he told RFI shortly after Ex-President Yahya Jammeh flew out of Banjul on Saturday, but he is also equally ready to be replaced.

2017-01-22 President Barrow's Inaugural Address [Full Text]
[Foroyaa] Inaugural address, delivered on 19th January 2017:

2017-01-22 The Final Hours of Gambia's Yahya Jammeh
[Deutsche Welle] The protracted leadership crisis in Gambia has come to an end. Former leader Yahya Jammeh has finally stepped down and new President Adama Barrow has taken office. DW's Adrian Kriesch reports from Banjul.

2017-01-22 UN, Ecowas, AU Hail 'Goodwill' of Jammeh
[UN News] The United Nations, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) have commended the "goodwill and the statesmanship" of the former President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, who decided to facilitate an immediate and orderly transition process and transfer of power to President Adama Barrow.

2017-01-22 Rousing Celebration After President Adama Barrow's Swearing in
[Foroyaa] Banjul -Gambians in their large numbers from different parts of the greater Banjul Area on Thursday 19 January 2017 converged at the Westfield Junction just after the swearing in of President Adama Barrow to celebrate the New President.

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