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Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by adioolayi(m): 6:24am On Jan 14, 2017
The Gambia's President-elect, Adama Barrow, has left the country after talks failed to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down.

Nigeria's president flew to Banjul to try to broker a deal but Mr Jammeh would not relinquish power.
Mr Barrow is now heading to Mali, where he will meet West African leaders attending a summit there.
The former estate agent wants to resolve the transitional deadlock so he can be sworn in next week.

President Jammeh's term ends on Thursday.
The African Union has said it will no longer recognise Mr Jammeh's rule beyond this point.

Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari had flown to The Gambia's capital, Banjul, to try to broker a deal, as the region fears the consequences of a non-peaceful transition.

Ecowas, a 15-nation bloc of West African states that organised the delegation, has it said it would consider removing Mr Jammeh using military force if he refuses to step aside.

Mr Barrow is travelling to Mali with the Ecowas delegation for further discussions this weekend.
Mr Jammeh had initially admitted defeat after the December election. But shortly afterwards he called for the result to be annulled.

The 51-year-old leader seized power in the country in 1994 and has been accused of human rights abuses, although he has held regular elections.
A lawyer for Mr Jammeh filed a request with the Supreme Court on Thursday, asking for an injunction to block Mr Barrow's swearing-in.

The Supreme Court is unable to hear the challenge until May because of a shortage of judges, and Mr Jammeh says he will not step down until then.

There are growing fears that the uncertainty could cause a refugee exodus.
Thousands of Gambians, mostly women and children, have already crossed the border into neighbouring Senegal and further afield to Guinea-Bissau, where they do not require a visa, officials say.

Mr Barrow won 43.3% of the vote in December's election, compared with Mr Jammeh's 39.6%. A third candidate, Mama Kandeh, got 17.1%.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-38621092?ocid=socialflow_twitter


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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by skedy1(m): 6:25am On Jan 14, 2017
That nigga of a president must be joking!

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by shamack: 6:27am On Jan 14, 2017
Let the Military begin the deals

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by Chiefpriest1(m): 6:28am On Jan 14, 2017
Dog wey go lost no dey hear hunter whistle. This man has the rare privilege of joining the league of gentlemen but has decided to be a villain.

The only pity is for innocent people, especially children and women who would bear the brunt of an uprising.

Maybe they should just merge the country with a neighboring nation sef after all dem no even big pass Ondo State. grin grin grin

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by tammie24: 6:29am On Jan 14, 2017
Buhari wasn't convincing enough?

He must have looked at Buhari and thought 'what a hypocrite'

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by greatgod2012(f): 6:33am On Jan 14, 2017
Smh........

African leaders and greediness for power is like a Siamese twins.

After serving as the President for more than two decades, he still refuses to step down, despite the fact that he was voted out.

So many African leaders with the same shameless power-drunk attitude.

No wonder GEJ remains a hero in Africa because he did what is not expected of an African leader as regards forcefully and illegally remaining in power.

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by greatgod2012(f): 6:37am On Jan 14, 2017
tammie24:
Buhari wasn't convincing enough?

He must have looked at Buhari and thought 'what a hypocrite'


An hypocrite indeed!

Asking someone to do what he'll never do!

2019 is closer than we thought, we'll see how he'll concede defeat when he's voted out by Nigerians.

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by sinistermind(m): 6:41am On Jan 14, 2017
And yet some people sees nothing in what GEJ did.

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by Nobody: 6:50am On Jan 14, 2017
This is what will happen to Buhari in 2019, he'll definitely refuse to step down.

Likes for GEJ if he's a hero of democracy, share for Buhari if he's a hypocrite.

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by Allwility: 6:53am On Jan 14, 2017
Nigeria is going to flex her Pax Nigeriana policy that I'm sure. I only wish we could explore all our diplomatic options first. Let's first send judges to Gambia and have their Supreme court sit on Jammeh's petition first. That will save us all the bloodshed and crimes that come with war.

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by Onukube1(f): 7:02am On Jan 14, 2017
All I see is another ghadaffi in the making...i pity the so called president

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by hotspec(m): 7:16am On Jan 14, 2017
But why? Even Germany's Angela Merkel also wanted to amend d constitution to allow her for 4th term

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by casttlebarbz(m): 7:18am On Jan 14, 2017
werey sleep there o, them go disgrace u comot now

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by AfonjasMustProsper(m): 7:40am On Jan 14, 2017

He wanted to step down but after hearing Buhari's advice he knew how dumb he is and decided to stay

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by martineverest(m): 7:40am On Jan 14, 2017
gbagbo/campaore/wade treatment loading


i blame barrow for lousiness

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by 5starmilitant: 7:40am On Jan 14, 2017
What next?
Fulani herdsmen will now invade Gambia?

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by Atiku2019: 7:42am On Jan 14, 2017
Lol Oga Jammeh even NigerDelta Militants can push you out sir grin Equatorial Guinea Things that year

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by sunshineV(f): 7:43am On Jan 14, 2017
Make dem arrange boys 4 am nor
Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by oladayo63(m): 7:44am On Jan 14, 2017
After the talk fails:

Buhari (with a stern look): Mr. Jammeh, you're pushing us to the wall.

Yahya Jammeh (with a more stern look): THEN ENTER THE WALL!

grin

Who can relate?

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by eleojo23: 7:44am On Jan 14, 2017
Why are they even begging the guy sef?
He should be kicked out!

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by Emekamex(m): 7:44am On Jan 14, 2017
I think ECOWAS should have chosen Mahama as the chairperson to negotiate talks with Jammeh to step down because Buhari isnt an ideal candidate to do such.
He overthrew a civilian govt in 1983 and also failed to acknowledge defeat in the 2011 elections.

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by Kaxmytex(m): 7:45am On Jan 14, 2017
GAMBIA Population wey no reach ekiti and diz motherfucking presido dey sexchat war....

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by Nobody: 7:45am On Jan 14, 2017
grin grin grin grin
Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by ULSHERLAN(m): 7:46am On Jan 14, 2017
Makes me remember the movie Tyrant
Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by toprealman: 7:47am On Jan 14, 2017
greatgod2012:



An hypocrite indeed!

Asking someone to do what he'll never do!

2019 is closer than we thought, we'll see how he'll concede defeat when he's voted out by Nigerians.
You heard what happened in Rivers abi? Get set for a civi-military type of electoral rigging come 2019. He lacks the moral right to mediate in matters of this nature....why?
#1983Coup #Disobedience2Judiciary #Cluelessness #2014Pre-electoralThreats.....ETC

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by MrPresident1: 7:47am On Jan 14, 2017
Dem jus dey use everybody head.

Awon oniro.

Jesus Christ is coming to bust all of you angry
Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by bornmekus: 7:48am On Jan 14, 2017
still waiting for the Guy to Step down.

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by emperorAY(m): 7:48am On Jan 14, 2017
Power is intoxicating, I Hp jammeh respects himself and vacate d sit. No be family business NA
Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by oxonek: 7:48am On Jan 14, 2017
Jammeh is messing up the goodwill he had, especially for his anti-gay stance, and the country's prospering tourism industry.
Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by hucienda: 7:48am On Jan 14, 2017
Jammeh doesn't want to do a Jonathan.

tammie24:
Buhari wasn't convincing enough?

He must have looked at Buhari and thought 'what a hypocrite'

grin grin walai, una get badt mouth for dis nl cheesy

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Re: Gambia Talks Fail As President Refuses To Step Down-bbc by tammie24: 7:49am On Jan 14, 2017
Nigeria should just stay out of it


We have enough problems

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