Ghana deploys military into Gambia amidst political turmoil

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Developments in the Gambia is getting fragile and volatile as Yahaya Jammeh refuses to step down after losing the just ended elections.

The development has seen the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) resolve to a military intervention.

To this effect, president Nana Akufo Addo has approved and authorized the deployment of a combat team of Two Hundred and Five (205) troops, backed with the appropriate logistical equipment, to the Islamic Republic of The Gambia, as part of an ECOWAS mission in that country.

“ECOWAS has decided as a result of the refusal of President Yahaha Jammeh to accept the verdict of the Gambian people in the elections of December 1, 2016, to deploy troops from its member states to The Gambia with immediate effect. The objective of is to create an enabling environment doe the effective enforcement of the rule of law, and, in accordance with the Constitution of The Gambia, facilitate the inauguration of the President-Elect, Adama Barrow, on Thursday, January 19, 2017″ a the statement from the presidency revealed.

Already, Senegalese troops have been seen moving towards the Gambian border in a show of force to pressure President Yahya Jammeh to stand down.

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Written by Shadrach Annang

Shadrach "Junie" Annang is a Digital Media Strategist and Content Creator at Gh Links- leading news and information platform in Ghana. He's the Co-Founder of Gh Links Media and Published Photographer. Connect with Junie on Twitter and Linkedin!


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