Gambia’s Jammeh Agrees to Cede Power, Leave the Country

0D231BBD-8BCB-4716-8333-02EE60161A1C_w987_r1_sBANJUL, GAMBIA — Defeated Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has agreed to relinquish power and leave the country, according to incoming President Adama Barrow.

Jammeh spoke early Saturday on state television, saying “I think it is not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed.’’

Jammeh’s decision came after Guinean President Alpha Conde and Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz arrived together in Banjul early Friday to convince him to cede power and leave the country or face military action.

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SOURCE: VOA News Online

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