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Gambia's Yahya Jammeh declares state of emergency | The Gambia News | Al Jazeera

18.1.17

Gambia's Yahya Jammeh declares state of emergency | The Gambia News | Al Jazeera: The state of emergency, which is supposed to last 90 days, bans "acts of disobdience" and "acts intended to disturb public order".

A former coup leader who has ruled the small West African country since 1994, Jammeh initially conceded defeat but a week later contested the poll's results stating irregularities.

Barrow, who is currently in Senegal, is scheduled to take office on January 19.

He insists his inauguration will proceed as planned.

"The decision to declare a state of emergency was taken by the national parliament, but the only people who are sitting in parliament are the members of Jammeh's political party," Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque, reporting from neighbouring Senegal's capital, Dakar, said.


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