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U.S. Government Warns Citizens Against Gambia

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U.S. Government Warns Citizens Not To Go To Gambia

The United States government has on Saturday, warned its citizens not to consider visiting Gambia due to the potential civil unrest in the country.

A statement released by the U.S cited the risk of unrest as President Yahya Jammeh digs in despite losing an election.

“The US Department of State warns US citizens against travel to The Gambia because of the potential for civil unrest and violence in the near future,” the statement said.

It said the supreme court hearing on January 10 of Mr Jammeh’s challenge to the result that elected his rival Adama Barrow was a potential flashpoint for violence.

“US citizens should consider departing on commercial flights and other transportation,” the statement said.

Mr. Jammeh has vowed to remain in power despite losing to Mr. Barrow.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is currently leading ECOWAS mediation to get Mr. Jammeh to quit by January 19 when Mr. Barrow was scheduled to be sworn in.

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