West African Troops Enter Gambia's Capital After Dictator's Departure

BANJUL/DAKAR, Jan 22 (Reuters) - West African troops entered Gambia’s capital, Banjul, on Sunday, to cheers from the city’s residents a Reuters witness said, part of efforts to allow new President Adama Barrow to take office after the country’s former ruler fled overnight.

Yahya Jammeh, who led Gambia for 22 years but refused to accept defeat in a December election, flew out of Banjul late on Saturday en route to Equatorial Guinea as the regional force was poised to remove...

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