Jammeh declares state of emergency ahead of Barrow inauguration

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency a day before the inauguration of his successor Adama Barrow.

Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama says Barrow's inauguration ceremony may take place outside of the capital Banjul.

What this will mean is that the swearing in ceremony will then legitimise Adama Barrow, he will become the president and can then ask a foreign country, Nigeria and Senegal, to come and assist the country.

Crystal Orderson, Southern Africa editor of the Africa Report

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Breakfast Show host Xolani Gwala also criticised Jammeh for clinging to power while citizens fled to neighbouring countries for fear of violence erupting.

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