Media: Senegalese troops entered the Gambia

Senegalese troops entered the Gambia announced on Thursday, 19 January 2017, the Paris mass-media referring to the representative of the army of Senegal, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

This decision is due to the fact that the current President of the Gambia Yahya Jammeh refuses to leave his post at the end of the mandate on January 19.

In turn, the winner of the presidential election, opposition leader Adam barrow was sworn at the Embassy of Gambia in Dakar.

«This is the day that I will not forget, not a single resident of the Gambia,» said barrow during the ceremony.

In the presidential elections held in the country on 1 December, won by opposition leader barrow. But Jammeh, who heads the country since 1994, believes that the voting process took place with «serious violations» and called for new elections.

He refuses to resign, and the day before the expiration of its authority has imposed a state of emergency.

On the eve barrow said that «the presidency Jammeh officially completed, and the Gambia entered a new era.»

The African Union and the Economic community of West African States (ECOWAS), stated that since 19 January, they recognize only the head of state — barrow.

Previously, the majority of West African countries has announced its willingness for military intervention in Gambia if diplomatic means fail to persuade President Jammeh to resign after the expiration of his mandate.

In particular, the entry of his troops were ready Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana. «If we fail to find a political solution, we will have to intervene,» — said the official representative of the Senegalese army.

In turn, Nigeria sent about 200 troops and planes to Senegal is the only country having a land border with Gambia. About plans to send the army units also declared the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo.

Media: Senegalese troops entered the Gambia 20.01.2017

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