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Gambia's Jammeh seeks to return home

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<p>Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh is reportedly seeking support of his political party to return home. </p> <p>Bloomberg reports that the Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction party, is planning a protest calling on the United Nations, the African Union and Economic Community of West African States( <span class="caps">ECOWAS</span>) to follow through on their commitment to ensure Jammeh could return to the Gambia</p> <p>The party’s deputy leader Ousman Rambo Jatta said this via phone on Saturday from Banjul.</p> <p>The international bodies included the clause that Jammeh could return at “a time of his choosing” in a January 2017 deal to end the month-long political impasse. </p> <p>This was triggered by his refusal to step down for Adama Barrow who won a December 2016 vote.</p> <p>Jammeh, 54, has been living in Equatorial Guinea ever since a regional armed intervention enforced the election result.</p> <p>He ruled the West African nation for 22 years. Barrow is expected to seek re-election next year despite an earlier agreement to step down after a 3-year transition period.</p> <p><strong><em>Bloomberg</em></strong></p>
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