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The Gambia Senegalese troops move in to depose Jammeh

The troops reportedly entered The Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power as the country's new president.

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The Senegalese troops have reportedly moved into The Gambia to depose Yahya Jammeh hours after Adama Barrow was sworn-in in The Gambian embassy in Dakar.

According to a report by BBC, the troops entered The Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power as the country's new president.

The move was reportedly confirmed by a Senegalese army spokesman.

The move is coming shortly after the Nigerian Air Force confirmed flying over The Gambia in readiness to use military force on command.

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow won an election seven weeks ago and was initially set to become president in a peaceful handover of power this week play

Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow won an election seven weeks ago and was initially set to become president in a peaceful handover of power this week

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Despite the international recognition accorded Barrow after he was sworn in, Jammeh has refused to quit with backing by the country's parliament.

West African leaders have threatened to remove Mr Jammeh by force - a move the UN Security Council backed their efforts.

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