- Associated Press - Thursday, January 19, 2017

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Senegal’s army spokesman says its troops have entered Gambia to get former leader Yahya Jammeh to cede power to the country’s newly inaugurated president.

A West African regional force, including Sengalese troops, had been poised on Gambia’s borders and moved in Thursday shortly after the U.N. Security Council expressed “full support” for Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow and called on Jammeh to respect his election loss.

Barrow was inaugurated in a hastily arranged ceremony in Gambia’s embassy in Senegal shortly before the U.N. vote.

Jammeh has not been heard from since his mandate expired at midnight.



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