Yahya Jammeh Departs Gambia (Photos)

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Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh has left the country to begin a new life in exile.

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Gambia Unrest

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Abdoulie Sey, a Gambian journalist, who witnessed the departure of the soldier turned politician, gave updates via twitter on the last minute Jammeh spent in the tiny West African country.

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His departure follows Friday’s final peace move by President Alpha Condé of Guinea and Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

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The two West African leaders travelled to Banjul to persuade the long ruling Jammeh to leave peacefully before West African forces pounced on him.

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In a statement issued on state TV Friday night, Jammeh announced that he was stepping down, a superfluous announcement as he was already no more the leader, having been denied recognition by the world.

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All indications are that Jammeh will be going into exile in Guinea.

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See photos below.

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