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A man waves a Gambian flag while he celebrates the victory of Gambia's opposition candidate Adama Barrow during the Presidential Elections on December 2, 2016, in Serekunda, Banjul.
The impoverished west African nation of Gambia is set for a rare handover of power after long-serving President Yahya Jammeh suffered a shock defeat at the polls. Rights bodies and media watchdogs accuse Jammeh of cultivating a "pervasive climate of fear" during his 22 years in office and of crushing dissent against his regime.
 / AFP / MARCO LONGARI        (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
A man waves a Gambian flag while he celebrates the victory of Gambia's opposition candidate Adama Barrow during the Presidential Elections on December 2, 2016, in Serekunda, Banjul.
The impoverished west African nation of Gambia is set for a rare handover of power after long-serving President Yahya Jammeh suffered a shock defeat at the polls. Rights bodies and media watchdogs accuse Jammeh of cultivating a "pervasive climate of fear" during his 22 years in office and of crushing dissent against his regime.
 / AFP / MARCO LONGARI        (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Yahya Jammeh has refused to step down as President after losing to Adama Barrow in the West African country's election in December.

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Yahya Jammeh has refused to step down as President after losing to Adama Barrow in the West African country's election in December.