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  1. Gambia leader heralds new dawn for minister jailed 22 timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... Bakau, Gambia February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon Gambia President Adama Barrow (C) greets President of Mauritania is Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz (R) during his swearing-in and Gambia independence day ceremony at Independence Stadium, in Bakau, ...

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  2. Mauritania: Blogger Faces Execution for ApostasyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 26 | Humans Rights Watch

    ... he published three days earlier on the Mauritanian news website Aqlame . The article said that some people in Mauritania use religion to justify racial or caste discrimination, citing examples from the life of the Prophet Muhammad to condemn the ...

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  3. Gambia's Jammeh agrees to go into exile as regional troops massRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Yahoo!

    ... coup leader, recognised his rival Barrow as commander-in-chief. West African leaders Alpha Conde of Guinea and Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz travelled to the capital Banjul on Friday to allow Jammeh one last chance to cede power ...

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  4. Gambia's Yahya Jammeh leaves country after trying to cling to power3 min agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2017 | India.com

    Banjul, Jan 22: Yahya Jammeh, the Gambia's leader for 22 years, flew out of the country after declaring he would step down and hand power to newly elected President Adama Barrow, ending a political crisis. After marathon talks with Guinea's leader Alpha Conde and Mauritania's Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Jammeh yesterday accepted to peacefully give up his office to Barrow, who was waiting in neighbouring Senegal for the strongman to leave.

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  5. Gambians await Jammeh's exit after pledge to goRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2017 | Daily Monitor

    ... leaders headed off a regional military intervention. After marathon talks with Guinea's leader Alpha Conde and Mauritania's Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Jammeh accepted to hand over power peacefully to The Gambia's new President Adama Barrow, who is ...

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  6. Gambia's defense chief supports new presidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | The Columbian

    The chief of Gambia's defense forces pledged his allegiance Friday to the new president, while the leaders of Guinea and Mauritania tried to persuade the defeated one to cede power in the West African nation. A regional military force awaited orders to roll into the capital and force Yahya Jammeh from the office he held for 22 years.

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  7. Gambia has a new president. But will the incumbent cede power?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Christian Science Monitor

    ... flown into Gambia's capital, Banjul, for last minute talks. On Friday, President Alpha Conde of Guinea and Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz urged Jammeh to cede power peacefully. UN officials, including Mohammed Ibn Chambas, the UN ...

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  8. Jammeh faces last chance deadline to quietly quitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | New Vision

    ... from five African nations stood by to intervene and key regional leaders flew in to make a final push for a deal. Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and Guinea's Alpha Conde told reporters hope remained for a political resolution to the ...

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  9. Gambia army chief abandons Jammeh as mediators seek exile dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Yahoo!

    ... not going to fight Nigerian, Togolese or any military that comes." West African leaders Alpha Conde of Guinea and Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz meanwhile flew to the capital Banjul on Friday to allow Jammeh one last chance to cede ...

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  10. Gambian leader told to step down or be forced outRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Lethbridge Herald

    The leaders of Guinea and Mauritania arrived Friday in Gambia's capital in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to get defeated President Yahya Jammeh to cede power, while a regional military force awaited orders to force out the longtime leader. The regional leaders had set a deadline of noon for Jammeh to step aside, but it passed as the Guinean and Mauritanian leaders arrived.

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  11. Gambia's Jammeh stares down deadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | The China Post

    Gambia's Yahya Jammeh faced a "last chance saloon" deadline to step down as troops from five African nations stood by for action and key regional leaders flew in to make a final plea. Mauritania's Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and Guinea's Alpha Conde told reporters hope remained for a political resolution to the country's handover crisis as they left for Banjul from Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital.

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  12. Gambia's Jammeh faces last chance deadline to quietly quitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Daily Monitor

    Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and Guinea's Alpha Conde told reporters hope remained for a political resolution to the country's handover crisis as they left for Banjul A file picture taken on March 28, 2014 shows Gambian President Yahya Jammeh attending the 44th summit of the 15-nation west African bloc ECOWAS at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation in Yamoussoukro. Jammeh has ruled Gambia for 22 years now.

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  13. West Africa: Jammeh Offered Last Chance for Peaceful Exit Before Troops AdvanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | AllAfrica.com

    ... involves 7,000 troops, has entered from the southeast, southwest and north. Guinea's President Alpha Conde and Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz left the Mauritanian capital at 11.05 a.m. local time (1105 GMT) on Aziz's presidential ...

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  14. Barrow Sworn in as Gambian President as Ex-Leader Seeks DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Bloomberg

    ... before changing his mind and casting doubt over the results. Jammeh, 51, is negotiating a deal to step down with Mauritania's president, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, two people familiar with the situation said. He's seeking a security detail and ...

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  15. Gambia's Jammeh Negotiating Amnesty With Mauritanian PresidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Bloomberg

    Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh is negotiating stepping down with Mauritania's president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz as regional forces mass on the West African country's borders to force him to cede power to Adama Barrow, who won an election last month, two people familiar with the situation said. Jammeh, who has ruled Gambia since 1994, is seeking a security detail and clearance to take his assets, the regional officials said, asking not to be identified because a public announcement has not been made.

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  16. Senegal army ready to enter Gambia if president refuses to quitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Yahoo!

    Senegal's army spokesman said on Wednesday that its forces are at the Gambian border and will enter at midnight if the veteran president, Yahya Jammeh, refuses to relinquish power. Jammeh, who lost a Dec. 1 election to opposition leader Adama Barrow, said he would not step down, citing irregularities in the vote.

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  17. Senegalese forces say they will enter Gambia unless Jammeh quitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Channelnewsasia.com

    ... is not needed for an ECOWAS military intervention in Gambia if Barrow requests help, some diplomats said. Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz arrived in Gambia for last-minute talks ahead of the deadline, Gambian state television said. ...

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  18. UPDATE 1-Western Sahara's Polisario urges EU to seize disputed cargo on tankerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Reuters

    ... tanker Key Bay made a port call to Moroccan-controlled Laayoune on Jan. 5 before sailing on to Nouadhibou in Mauritania between Jan. 10-14, according to ship tracking data on Reuters. The vessel's last reported position was off the coast of Portugal ...

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  19. The Post-Snowden Cyber Arms HustleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Bloomberg

    An Indian hacker promised governments he could supply them with NSA-level technology. But when Mauritania hired him to help spy on its cell networks, things went way, way south.

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  20. ITFC Supports Mauritania's Energy Needs with US$ 45 Million Financing AgreementRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2016 | PR Log

    The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation member of the Islamic Development Bank Group, has convened a US$ 45 million Murabaha financing agreement with the Islamic Republic of Mauritania represented by the Ministry of Economic Dec. 29, 2016 - PRLog -- and Finance and the Mauritanian Electricity Company , as an executing agency. The purpose of the agreement comes within the Financing Plan of Mauritania's electricity needs for supplying hospitals, medical centers and industrial units.

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