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They were provoked by the supporters of the coalition (Barrow's party) who ... were calling Jammeh all sorts of names and saying he was a killer. Then a quarrel ensued.
Feb 20 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about Gambia. You'll find 92 quotes on this page. You can filter them by date and by a person’s name. The 4 people who have been quoted more about Gambia are: Adama Barrow, Yahya Jammeh, Mai Ahmad Fatty and Jeffrey Smith. Adama Barrow specifically said: “Few people would have thought that I'd be standing here today. For 22 years, the Gambian people yearned to live in a country where our diverse tribes will be bridged by tolerance and our determination to work together for the common good. One Gambia, one nation, one people. We have inherited an economy in decline.”.
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Lamine Ceesy

The ECOMOG (West African force) should have come in without his agreement. Now he's going to escape with all his gold. We need the money back or there's no justice. We want him to go to court.

Mai Ahmad Fatty

The Gambia is in financial distress. The coffers are virtually empty. That is a state of fact. It has been confirmed by technicians in the ministry of finance and the Central Bank of the Gambia. Officials "regret the situation.

Hawa Jagne

I'm so relieved to see her. Everyone is free. You can do whatever you want, because this is a democratic country. You can express yourself. No one can kill you.

Marcel de Souza

We will look for arms caches and detect mercenaries, so that we can restore calm. Adama Barrow hopes to go back as quickly as possible.

Yahya Jammeh

All those who have supported me or were against me in this period, I implore them to put the supreme interest of our nation the Gambia above all partisan interest and endeavour to work together as one nation.

Jeffrey Smith

For the Gambia to truly move on, President Barrow must reside in State House and begin the task of governing. In an ideal scenario, Jammeh will also face justice for the many crimes he has committed since 1994.

Haruna Jallow

I heard he will step down, but leaving, that is the question.

Yassin Jallow

There are so many people who couldn't go out, and nothing is working, the shops are closed, the bakeries are closed ... and we don't want anyone to starve.

Adama Barrow

Today is a very, very important day for Gambia. Twenty-two years is a long period, and Gambians this time they are united to make this change.

Adama Barrow

"What is fundamental here is he will live in a foreign country as of now,"

Adama Barrow

"We aren't talking about prosecution here. We are talking about getting a truth and reconciliation commission,". "Before you can act, you have to get the truth, to get the facts together.".

Adama Barrow

The rule of fear has been vanished from The Gambia for good. As you return home to rebuild your lives, let us not forget that Gambia itself needs to be rebuilt.

Adama Barrow

To all of you forced by political circumstances to flee our country, you now have the liberty to return home.

Adama Barrow

It is not yet confirmed information, but reliable sources say he'll be leaving today. We believe he'll go to Guinea, but we are yet to confirm 100 percent, but that's what we believe.

Adama Barrow

We aren't talking about prosecution here, we are talking about getting a truth and reconciliation commission. Before you can act, you have to get the truth, to get the facts together.

Marcel de Souza

It's out of the question that he stays in place. ... We propose that he leaves in an honourable manner and with respect.

Maggie Dwyer

I think the Gambian military would know it's outnumbered. Gambia's military has very little combat experience. This would be a very difficult situation for them.

Ousmane Badjie

You cannot push us to war for an issue we can solve politically. We don't see any reason to fight.

Tata Saidy

We welcome ECOWAS. We like that they are coming. We are waiting to hear that now, at this moment, the president is Barrow.

Nana Akufo-Addo

The objective is to create an enabling environment ... (to) facilitate the inauguration of the President-Elect, Adama Barrow, on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

Abdou Ndiaye

We are ready and are awaiting the deadline at midnight. If no political solution is found, we will step in.

Mai Ahmad Fatty

Those who resist peaceful change effective 12 midnight tonight shall face definite consequences, to their peril. Anyone with firearms tonight shall be deemed a rebel, and will certainly become a legitimate target.

Maiga Moro - Economic Community of West African States

We are waiting so that all political means have been exhausted. The mandate of the president is finished at midnight.

Mai Ahmad Fatty

Those who resist peaceful change, effective 12 midnight tonight, shall face definite consequences, to their peril. Anyone with firearms tonight shall be deemed a rebel, and will certainly become a legitimate target.

Helene Caux - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Up until the night of the Jan.16 there were 26,000 people .... The flow has increased sharply since then.

Maiga Mboro

We are waiting so that all political means have been exhausted. The mandate of the president is finished at midnight. The outgoing president should start leaving at that time.

Sonore Momodou Choi

The last three days we've been submerged. Normally we load three minibuses per day. This week we're 25 a day, not including the bigger buses.

Art Johnson

I'd be happy to stay, but the tour operators are saying we all have to leave.

Emil Touray

It is a slap in the face of the country's democratic process. People will not have access to information in this critical period of our history.

Mohamed Ibn Chambas

For Mr. Jammeh, the end is here and under no circumstances can he continue to be president.

Adama Barrow

The outgoing president told me in a simple, clear language that the results were regarded of the people and God. Let him know that leaders come and go. Sooner or later, I must also go. I urge him to change his current position and accept the verdict of the people in good faith for the sake of the Gambia, our homeland, whose people deserve peace and freedom and prosperity.

Adama Barrow

I wish to inform you that the outgoing president has no constitutional authority to reject the results of the elections and order for fresh elections to be held. I urge him to change his current position and accept the verdict of the people in good faith for the sake of The Gambia, our homeland.

Mai Ahmad Fatty

Remain calm. We are working round the clock to restore sanity. We have the full support of our people. The world is with us. Gambia cannot afford instability.

Adama Barrow

It was already done so, and I am the president-elect. President Jammeh is the outgoing president. He is to hand over executive powers to me when his term is expires in January.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

The Chairperson of the Commission strongly urges President Yahya Jammeh to facilitate a peaceful and orderly transition and transfer of power.

Yahya Jammeh

In the same way that I accepted the results faithfully believing that the Independent Electoral Commission was independent and honest and reliable, I hereby reject the results in totality. Let me repeat: I will not accept the results based on what has happened.

Mark Toner

This action is a reprehensible and unacceptable breach of faith with the people of The Gambia and an egregious attempt to undermine a credible election process and remain in power illegitimately.

Mark Toner

The people have spoken and it is time for Gambians to come together to ensure a peaceful transition to President-elect Barrow.

Mankeur Ndiaye

Johnson Sirleaf was supposed to fly in today, but Jammeh said 'not at the moment.

Babatunde Olugboji - Human Rights Watch

We are deeply concerned by reports of belated objections to the Gambian election results raised by President Jammeh. The international community, notably (regional bloc) ECOWAS and the African Union, should loudly protest any unlawful attempt to subvert the will of the Gambian people.

Yahya Jammeh

You are the elected president of The Gambia, and I wish you all the best. I have no ill will.

Ebrima Sanneh

I talked to him and told him to come back. If Barrow is in the statehouse, I look forward to that.

Stephen Cockburn - Amnesty International

It is finally time for the families of those people wrongly detained to be reunited with their loved ones.

Stephen Cockburn - Amnesty International

Adama Barrow has promised to release all political prisoners and he should ensure this goes beyond opposition figures and includes everyone jailed simply for expressing their views.

Adama Barrow

I'm very happy because everybody thought that it was impossible, and the impossible became possible… A new Gambia is born. We want everybody on board now. This is Gambia, politics is over.

Musa Saidykhan

They said I write with my right hand and that is what is causing the trouble.

Fatou Camara

He could change a life in minutes. When you are close to him, it is impossible to believe the killings.

Momodou Sowe

He could be very jovial and kind and then lose his temper like a mad dog.

Omar Amadou Jallow

We are happy to be free. We are able to free the Gambian people from the clutches of dictatorship and we are now going to make sure Gambia becomes a bastion of peace and coalition. Our foundation will be based on national reconciliation.

Yacouba Cisse

I feel different and when we woke up people were happy. How we are free to say everything we want to say.

Adama Barrow

We will improve their training to give them the professionalism to do their job. With our government, they will be distanced from politics.

Adama Barrow

The ICC is advocating for good governance. If you want to be part of that, I think there is no need for you to withdraw from the ICC.

John Kerry

We call for unity and calm during this transition period, and urge the Gambian government to respect the rights of citizens to freely assemble and express their views on the election results.

Karamaba Touray

He is the absolute opposite of Jammeh. He wants to restore democracy, it will be entirely different.

Yahya Jammeh

If [Barrow] wants to work with us also, I have no problem with that. I will help him work towards the transition.

Jeffrey Smith

(Barrow) was absolutely thrust into this position. He took hold of that leadership and played a seminal role in rallying the disparate opposition leaders around him.

Ramzia Diab

(Before) Barrow came to vote for a new UDP party leader, he didn't even know his name was on the ballot.

Yahya Jammeh

My presidency and power are in the hands of Allah and only Allah can take it from him.

Samira Daoud - Amnesty International

This is an unjustified and crude attack on the right to freedom of expression in Gambia, with mobile internet services and text messaging cut off on polling day.

Stephen Cockburn - Amnesty International

President Jammeh should not approve this profoundly damaging act that violates international human rights law. Gambia's National Assembly and the President should not endorse state-sponsored homophobia.

Graeme Reid - Human Rights Watch

This new law will only heap further stigma on people who are already marginalized and living in a climate of deep fear and hate in Gambia.

Yahya Jammeh

We will fight these vermins called homosexuals or gays the same way we are fighting malaria-causing mosquitoes, if not more aggressively.

Yahya Jammeh

As far as I am concerned, LGBT can only stand for Leprosy, Gonorrhoea, Bacteria and Tuberculosis; all of which are detrimental to human existence.

Yahya Jammeh

We will therefore not accept any friendship, aid or any other gesture that is conditional on accepting homosexuals or LGBT as they are now baptised by the powers that promote them.

Lawrence Williams

One of the things we set up is something called the Ballabu Conservation Project which is an 85 square kilometre area that surrounds Makasutu. And within that, we have a new project 'wide open walls', which is a community-based street art project. So for the last three years I've been bringing artists from all over the world to paint in the local communities. We paint on people's houses and the plan is to hopefully start bringing tourists into the area where they will pay to come in and see the art on the walls. And that would be a direct income for the local communities.

Francois Chinac

The African continent is known for its wildlife and flora. But in Gambia you have to look up to the sky. Watch the trees and you will see the country is one giant open-air aviary. Here there are more than 500 species of birds, some of them very rare.

Patrick Lewis

The chimpanzees are our priority but one of the things we have a problem with is actually funding them. So we do have some funding externally, but we have developed an ecotourism project to help to us actually cater for the chimpanzee and do our job in terms of looking after the chimps.

Macky Sall

If I am elected president, I will do everything possible to get an immediate cease-fire, and above all to create the conditions for lasting and definitive peace. A national inclusive effort will be organised with all the parties involved, the fighters in the MFDC, all the actors involved in the process and the neighbouring countries Gambia and Guinea Bissau.

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