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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.
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.
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.
I saw a lot of them. Too many to count.
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.
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.
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.
I heard he will step down, but leaving, that is the question.
What is fundamental here is he will live in a foreign country as of now.
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.
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.
"What is fundamental here is he will live in a foreign country as of now,"
"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.".
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.
To all of you forced by political circumstances to flee our country, you now have the liberty to return home.
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.
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.
I wish to congratulate all of you and welcome you to the new Gambia.
It's out of the question that he stays in place. ... We propose that he leaves in an honourable manner and with respect.
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.
You cannot push us to war for an issue we can solve politically. We don't see any reason to fight.
We welcome ECOWAS. We like that they are coming. We are waiting to hear that now, at this moment, the president is Barrow.
The objective is to create an enabling environment ... (to) facilitate the inauguration of the President-Elect, Adama Barrow, on Thursday, January 19, 2017.
We are ready and are awaiting the deadline at midnight. If no political solution is found, we will step in.
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.
We are waiting so that all political means have been exhausted. The mandate of the president is finished at midnight.
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.
Up until the night of the Jan.16 there were 26,000 people .... The flow has increased sharply since then.
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.
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.
We were scared by what we saw on the news.
But we aren't afraid. Ecowas is coming.
I'd be happy to stay, but the tour operators are saying we all have to leave.
"One way or the other, a decision will be taken,"
One way or the other, a decision will be taken.
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.
For Mr. Jammeh, the end is here and under no circumstances can he continue to be president.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chairperson of the Commission strongly urges President Yahya Jammeh to facilitate a peaceful and orderly transition and transfer of power.
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.
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.
The people have spoken and it is time for Gambians to come together to ensure a peaceful transition to President-elect Barrow.
Johnson Sirleaf was supposed to fly in today, but Jammeh said 'not at the moment.
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.
You are the elected president of The Gambia, and I wish you all the best. I have no ill will.
I can't sleep because of joy. I have been liberated.
I talked to him and told him to come back. If Barrow is in the statehouse, I look forward to that.
Even without Jammeh, it will be difficult.
It is finally time for the families of those people wrongly detained to be reunited with their loved ones.
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.
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.
They said I write with my right hand and that is what is causing the trouble.
He could change a life in minutes. When you are close to him, it is impossible to believe the killings.
He could be very jovial and kind and then lose his temper like a mad dog.
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.
I feel different and when we woke up people were happy. How we are free to say everything we want to say.
We will improve their training to give them the professionalism to do their job. With our government, they will be distanced from politics.
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.
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.
He is the absolute opposite of Jammeh. He wants to restore democracy, it will be entirely different.
If [Barrow] wants to work with us also, I have no problem with that. I will help him work towards the transition.
(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.
(Before) Barrow came to vote for a new UDP party leader, he didn't even know his name was on the ballot.
I am overwhelmed by your confidence.
My presidency and power are in the hands of Allah and only Allah can take it from him.
This is going to have resonance way beyond the tiny borders of Gambia.
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.
He is not going to be re-elected – his era is finished.
This will be the biggest landslide in the history of the country.
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.
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.
We will fight these vermins called homosexuals or gays the same way we are fighting malaria-causing mosquitoes, if not more aggressively.
As far as I am concerned, LGBT can only stand for Leprosy, Gonorrhoea, Bacteria and Tuberculosis; all of which are detrimental to human existence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.