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Gambia crisis: Jammeh misses second deadline to step down

The presidents of Guinea and Mauritania remain secured chats with vanquished President Yahya Jammeh, and have not issued any announcements.

Mr Jammeh’s chosen successor, Adama Barrow, was confirmed as president at a function in Senegal on Thursday.

Troops acting in support of President Barrow have delayed their progress.

The strengths from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) provincial gathering are supported by the United Nations.

They crossed into The Gambia from Senegal on Thursday yet have been advised not to progress advance until the discussions have wrapped up.

Two due dates, at 12:00 and 16:00 GMT, set by Ecowas for Mr Jammeh to leave, have now passed.

Mr Barrow’s authenticity as president has been perceived globally, after he won a month ago’s races.

Mr Jammeh stays at the state house in The Gambia’s capital, where fighters are quiet, the BBC’s Umaru Fofana reports.

The leader of the Gambian armed force, Gen Ousman Badjie, told columnists that he now perceives Mr Barrow as president.

His strengths would not battle the Ecowas troops, he told Reuters, but rather would “welcome them with blossoms and make them some tea”.

Be that as it may, Gen Badjie has little impact over a tip top unit of contenders, called the Gambia National Guard, who experts say may select to battle regardless of the possibility that limitlessly dwarfed by the Senegalese and Nigerian strengths, as they are from an indistinguishable ethnic gathering from Mr Jammeh.

Mr Jammeh’s term terminated at midnight on Wednesday – in any case, while still president, he designed a parliamentary vote to augment his administration. As Mr Barrow has as of now been confirmed, the nation could be said to have two presidents.

Guinea’s President Alpha Conde and Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz touched base in Banjul on Friday morning for the discussions with Mr Jammeh.

The executive of the Ecowas commission, Marcel Alain de Souza, said that if the meeting with Mr Conde demonstrated unsuccessful, military activity would take after.

With talks as yet progressing between Yahya Jammeh and the meeting presidents of Guinea and Mauritania, I have been holding up at State House, the seat of the administration.

When it was the ideal opportunity for Friday petitions and as there was no indication of advance I went to the Chairman Jammeh Mosque inside the grounds of State House.

The warriors were awesome. They invited me there and looked satisfied to know I was a rehearsing Muslim.

Imam Alhaji Jallow was lecturing about confidence and taking after the correct way. An intriguing topic on the off chance that you solicit me, in view from the circumstances.

Halfway through the sermon, we were made a request to leave the four front columns. We moved.

As the sermon continued I was called outside the mosque. Confounded, I inquired as to why. No answers. My partner and I were driven out of State House. Respectfully I should state.

As we exited, an individual from the presidential protect whispered to me the self-evident: Mr Jammeh and his visitors would go to the mosque for petitions.

They were maybe stressed that I would get a knowledge into how the discussions were going on the off chance that I remained.

Ecowas said that its strengths had experienced no resistance in the wake of entering The Gambia.

The troops are from Senegal and other West African nations.

Mr Barrow, who stays in Senegal, has said that he won’t come back to Gambia’s capital, Banjul, until the military operation has finished.

The risk by the West African local alliance Ecowas to evacuate Mr Jammeh by compel is bolstered by the 15-part UN Security Council, in spite of the fact that the board has focused on that a political arrangement ought to be the need.

In his inaugural discourse at the Gambian international safe haven in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, President Barrow requested all individuals from The Gambia’s military to stay in their sleeping enclosure.

Any discovered illicitly remaining battle ready would be considered “dissidents”, he said.

On Friday, Mr Barrow tweeted a photograph of himself asking “for peace in Gambia” close by Senegalese President Macky Sall.

In the midst of the emergency, the UN outcast organization announced that more than 45,000 individuals had fled The Gambia for Senegal so far this year.

More individuals could leave if the circumstance was not settled, the UNHCR said.

After first tolerating rout in the decision he turned around his position and said he would not venture down. He proclaimed a 90-day highly sensitive situation, accusing inconsistencies in the constituent procedure.

The discretionary commission acknowledged that some of its initial outcomes had contained mistakes yet said they would not have influenced Mr Barrow’s win.

Mr Jammeh has said he will remain in office until new decisions are held.

Staying in power would likewise give him security against arraignment for charged misuse submitted amid his run the show.

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