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Jammeh Leaves Gambia

Mr Jammeh on board the plane at Banjul Airport. Photo credit: @mishasomerville

President Yahya Jammeh has left Banjul this evening after he agreed to step aside on Friday to avoid military confrontation with Senegalese led regional troops.

A small crowd of his supporters and relatives were at the airport to see him off. And as he boarded the flight, some people in the country started crying and waved goodbye to him.

This is the last time many will ever set eyes on him.

Mr Jammeh is going into exile in Guinea Conakry.  Some reports said he is going to Equitorial Guinea.

He is in the plane with Guinea’s President Alpha Conde and his wife Zineb Jammeh .

Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who helped to broker the deal, told Mauritanian state news agency that “the accord sees the departure of Jammeh from Gambia for an African country with guarantees for his family, those close to him and himself. He can come back to the country as he pleases.”

In his farewell message to Gambians, Mr Jammeh, 51, who has ruled the small West African nation of less than two million people that he was relinquishing power in their supreme interest  and for peace and security of the country.

He said he has always put above and everything else the independence of the free and proud people of the Gambia and will always work together with Gambians to defend that independence they have so dearly fought for and won.

Jammeh at Banjul Airport (Umaru Fofana)

He added:“My decision today was not dictated by anything else but by the supreme interest of you the Gambian people and our dear country taking into consideration my prayer and desire that peace and security continues to rain in the Gambia. At a time when we are witnessing chaos and trouble in other parts of African and the world, the peace and security of the Gambia is our collective heritage, which we must jealously guard and defend.”

No apology

Mr Jammeh who ruled the Gambia for 22 years with an iron fist has been accused of committing serious human rights abuses including arbitrary arrest and prolong detention, torture and murder of critics and opponents including.

He has however refused to apologise to his victims saying: ” I submit myself only to the judgement of Allah (SWT) Whose judgement is above and beyond man, time and history. The Almighty Allah (SWT) is the only Guarantor of truth and justice.”

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:11 am

BBC’s Umaru Fofana On Facebook
The morning after the night before. I wonder what’s playing on Yahyah Jammeh’s mind – as he prepares to leave not only power and the unbridled access to wealth and control, but also his homeland. Probably his
longest ever night.
When Yahyah Jammeh arrives in Guinea today where he owns a house, he will have joined a long list of former troubled leaders the country has played host to. From Amilcal Cabral of Guinea Bissau to several Sierra Leonean leaders, from Kwame Nkrumah to Mariam Makeba.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:13 am

BBC’s Umaru Fofana On Facebook
The morning after the night before. I wonder what’s playing on Yahyah Jammeh’s mind – as he prepares to leave not only power and the unbridled access to wealth and control, but also his homeland. Probably his longest ever night.
When Yahyah Jammeh arrives in Guinea today where he owns a house, he will have joined a long list of former troubled leaders the country has played host to. From Amilcal Cabral of Guinea Bissau to several Sierra Leonean leaders, from Kwame Nkrumah to Mariam Makeba.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:23 am
AlaSan CeeSay On Facebook
The real work begins NOW.Repairing over 22 years of severe damages and backwardness. Uniting a divided nation as a matter of urgency.Total overhaul and reforms of the educational system, the economy, the
judiciary, the executive, the armed forces, and the security services. Promoting democracy, human rights, good governance, the civil society, tourism, foreign investments particularly in the private sector. A country that works for everyone.So much work to be done it it is unbelievable. I hope the incoming government also realise and acknowledge the importance of encouraging civic responsibility among the youth who clearly brought about these changes in The Gambia.The youth got to feel rooted in implementing these required changes for a successful and progressive New Gambia.A nation that works together instead of working

against each has to be encouraged for any meaningful developments to take place. Nothing could be achieved in any country when the citizens are not united. New Days Has Come.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:24 am
AlaSan CeeSay On Facebook
The real work begins NOW.Repairing over 22 years of severe damages and backwardness. Uniting a divided nation as a matter of urgency.Total overhaul and reforms of the educational system, the economy, the
judiciary, the executive, the armed forces, and the security services. Promoting democracy, human rights, good governance, the civil society, tourism, foreign investments particularly in the private sector. A country that works for everyone.So much work to be done it it is unbelievable. I hope the incoming government also realise and acknowledge the importance of encouraging civic responsibility among the youth who clearly brought about these changes in The Gambia.The youth got to feel rooted in implementing these required changes for a successful and progressive New Gambia.A nation that works together instead of working
against each has to be encouraged for any meaningful developments to take place. Nothing could be achieved in any country when the citizens are not united. New Days Has Come.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:27 am

Alhamdullilah 3x! Freedom at last after 22yrs. Hello , alsamaday”, jama’ngaen fanan? My friends , my comrades, my families, my neighbors etc etc. Am so seeking forgiveness from all of you if I have in anyway caused anyone or crossed path with anyone out of respect please i am humbly saying sorry from the bottom of my heart. I have forgiven everyone and am ready to move on. Although, some people will be deleted as I want to keep the real who as social friends. Some people I have not even meet yet already contribute positively and as i anticipate in what look like to be fruitful years ahead. No more #Jammehmustgo

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:30 am

Femi Mahoney On Facebook
Either we like it or not, Yaya Jammeh is the Winner who will always shape the future narrative…even from his graveyard!

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:32 am

Alhamdulillah, thank you President Yaya Jammeh for stepping down, and saving the Gambia from the horrors of war. This is a big win for all Gambians-no bombs, and no bloodshed. This is the time to reflect, reconcile and reconstruct.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:35 am
Lamin L Darboe On Facebook

Gambians, remember it was not the Coalition calling the shuts here but the international community who funded and sponsored the operations. Moreover everyone is a winner here as no heads and bloodshed was witnessed.So Gambians let us say thank God that peace was deliver to us without the usual complications as witnessed in similar situations.The coalition is not weak but cautious and I think we all know what kind of a person we have been dealing with. It takes cool heads to sort Jammeh out without pushing us to killing each other. Remember for work to even begin the environment must be created in the first palace. I hope we appreciate what Allah has blessed us with and that is patience.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:39 am
Yanks Dabo On Facebook

OK Gambians! JUST A GENTLE REMINDER!! This is a constitutional transfer of power from one Government to another, and not a military takeover or coup! So constitution of The Gambia still remains the law! Therefore, all the firings and arrests being talked about must be done in accordance with that law and not arbitrary or witch hunt!None is above the law, so whatever we do or say, from now on, must make sure it’s within the legal limits and lawful! So let’s enjoy our new found freedoms as peaceful as the transition is turning out to be!!! Congrats to you all!! Once again Gambians!! We did it!!!

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:42 am
Bubacarr Bob Keita On Facebook

Don’t be surprised if Jammeh sits at the Airport and starts crying..’Woooooiiii’ Barrow yeng toraa. Sendeng

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:44 am
Kebba Lang Sanneh On Facebook
Alhamdu Lillahi Rabil Alamin. Alhamdu Lillahi Rabil Alamin. Alhamdu Lillahi Rabil Alamin. Ya Allah please safe us from the misrule of another tyrant ruler. Ya Allah please give us rulers who will love us as we love them. Ya Allah make us a nation that respects the rights of all its citizens irrespective of their ethnic, religious or political orientation. Ya Allah make the rule of law and respect for human right and dignity be our guiding principles and value.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:46 am

I would like to thank Facebook team for Been here and their help and support to make this changes in the Republic of new Gambia, Facebook help Gambians to free our home land by Gambians using the site informing our people and free them from 22 year dictatorship we thank God and thanks Facebook team and senegalish people’s and their Govment and members of African unions and United nation for the support thank you all on behalf of Gambians the world is welcome to the new Republic of the Gambia

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:47 am

I would like to thank Facebook team for Been here and their help and support to make this changes in the Republic of new Gambia, Facebook help Gambians to free our home land by Gambians using the site informing our people and free them from 22 year dictatorship we thank God and thanks Facebook team and senegalish people’s and their Govment and members of African unions and United nation for the support thank you all on behalf of Gambians the world is welcome to the new Republic of the Gambia.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:50 am

THE PEOPLE IS OUR PRIORITY, NOT JAMMEH
This has been a very trying time for us and it remains very hard. There will be a lot of people who would have preferred to see this murderous former president of ours to be arrested or killed, most of the time I included myself in this group of Gambians. But we really must think forward, on-going court cases with APRC supporters marching on the courts in Gambia or blaming Senegal for prosecuting him abroad would have been a distraction. No matter what Jammeh said in his last speech, he is gone, his attempts to portray these last 22 years as a good time for the country is his final insult. We will be free to prove him wrong by ushering in a new time of growth and development in our country’s history. Justice will arrive on Jammeh’s doorstep sooner or later, but our priority must be our people, our country, that he has bled out. You shouldn’t try to
catch the perpetrator or attacker while the victim is on the ground fighting for its life. It is now time to get to work and yes let us celebrate the restoration of democracy in our beloved Gambia!

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:51 am

THE PEOPLE IS OUR PRIORITY, NOT JAMMEH
This has been a very trying time for us and it remains very hard. There will be a lot of people who would have preferred to see this murderous former president of ours to be arrested or killed, most of the time I included myself in this group of Gambians. But we really must think forward, on-going court cases with APRC supporters marching on the courts in Gambia or blaming Senegal for prosecuting him abroad would have been a distraction. No matter what Jammeh said in his last speech, he is gone, his attempts to portray these last 22 years as a good time for the country is his final insult. We will be free to prove him wrong by ushering in a new time of growth and development in our country’s history. Justice will arrive on Jammeh’s doorstep sooner or later, but our priority must be our people, our country, that he has bled out. You shouldn’t try to catch the perpetrator or attacker while the victim is on the ground fighting for its life. It is now time to get to work and yes let us celebrate the restoration of democracy in our beloved Gambia!

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:53 am

Long Live Freedom ❤❤many thanks to the diaspora elders of the struggle who inspired me and
especially my uncle Lawyer Ousainou Darboe UDP, Halifa Sallah, Sedia Jatta PDOIS, OJ, Ahmat Bah,Henry Gomez & Mai Fatty. I’m so proud of you and your Executive members, when I look you all, I see is your golden heart full of love, wisdom, patience, tolerance and love you have for The Gambia forgoing any personal but seeing national interest first. You all have endured so much for 22 years yet without any
complaints in dignity and respect. I salute you all and pray for the Almighty to continue his blessings upon you together with Dr. Isatou, Amie Bojang and to the mother of our nation Fatoumatta Tambajang
who worked tirelessly for this day.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:54 am

Long Live Freedom ❤❤many thanks to the diaspora elders of the struggle who inspired me and
especially my uncle Lawyer Ousainou Darboe UDP, Halifa Sallah, Sedia Jatta PDOIS, OJ, Ahmat Bah,Henry Gomez & Mai Fatty. I’m so proud of you and your Executive members, when I look you all, I see is your golden heart full of love, wisdom, patience, tolerance and love you have for The Gambia forgoing any personal but seeing national interest first. You all have endured so much for 22 years yet without any complaints in dignity and respect. I salute you all and pray for the Almighty to continue his blessings upon you together with Dr. Isatou, Amie Bojang and to the mother of our nation Fatoumatta Tambajang
who worked tirelessly for this day.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:56 am


Tribute to for ensuring that the people’s will is respected in The Gambia. Again lessons we could use back home.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:57 am


: After 22 gruelling years of Jammeh’s dictatorship, freedom has finally come home. Adios Jammeh.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:59 am

As we enter to the third Republic we need to unite as one Gambian one nation.The new President need to know that is people that voted him into office so he need to pay that due to the people that voted him into
office. And also say no to tribalism as what brought jammeh to his knee, Tribalism has no space in this country. We are all one family. About the Youths we want you to invest more in youths as we form the majority, 63% of the Gambian population are youths. Majority of the Gambian youths die in the back way all because of lack of employment and low salary in which some of them cannot even have enough to feed there family. We will like the new Government to improve more on that so that Gambian can stay in there country and start enjoyment. Create more job employment for the youths and reduce illigal migration.
long live the Republic of the Gambia.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:02 am

There was an interesting debate on tfm last night, it went up to a point as if it seems the Senegalese were brainstorming on how we are to be governed as a republic and as if we have to take from them their form of
democracy or we cannot do without them. Nyang Njie a Gambian blogger, put to them that though The Gambia cannot do it all alone, we too have professionals and technocrates to stire the internal political affairs
of The Gambia, we do not need to be remote controlled, we can have an economic confederation and strong bilateral cooperations on areas of interest to both countries.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:03 am
Fodeh Baldeh on Facebook
Finally, the ballot has triumphed over the bullet. Goodbye, Yahya Jammeh! Welcome, Adama Barrow!
Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:05 am


Troops are still waiting in The , awaiting orders to advance or retreat, while Jammeh appears still to be in State House.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:11 am

Good morning Gambia ,thanks and appreciation to all the good sons and daughters of The Gambia home and abroad we’ve finally send the dictator packing peacefully I’m happy we have our country back freedom is nice Gambia . Looking forward to welcoming our president of the third republic president Adama Barrow . Whatever we’ll get you monster jammeh but for now we’re free and can live in peace.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:13 am

Since Jammeh is gone I Matty Amie Jobe hereby forgives all those aprc supporters that were insulting and
threatening me. Sorry though Jammeh could not take you along so we all stuck in Gambia and will see you.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:15 am

Some of you may not like what am about to say but truth be told mama Gambia got raped by a bunch of self serving politicians operating under the pretex of maintaining peace and stability. There was absolutely nothing to negotiate after midnight 18th and he should have been blown away into the Atlantic ocean or at the least arrested but no we were only looking short term, talking about not wanting bloodshed and peace should prevail. That is when you are dealing with a normal human being but we dealing with the devil himself who has lots of money at his disposal. Letting jammeh walk free is the biggest threat to peace and stability gambia will ever face in the future. This man thinks he owns gambia and believes gambians have wronged him. He is delusional and has lots of money, enough to finance all sorts of trouble. I still believe for once we Gambians should have put aside our naivety cowardice, selfishness, and other differences for this one time and grabbed the bull by the horn when it was most vulnerable and delt with it once and for but now we have allowed it to go and regroup for a come back. I love my country guys but I want peace everlasting peace to prevail not uncertainty…..I wonder if we’ll ever really find out all the concessions he was given

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:16 am

Some of you may not like what am about to say but truth be told mama Gambia got raped by a bunch of self serving politicians operating under the pretex of maintaining peace and stability. There was absolutely nothing to negotiate after midnight 18th and he should have been blown away into the Atlantic ocean or at the least arrested but no we were only looking short term, talking about not wanting bloodshed and peace should prevail. That is when you are dealing with a normal human being but we dealing with the devil himself who has lots of money at his disposal. Letting jammeh walk free is the biggest threat to peace and stability gambia will ever face in the future. This man thinks he owns gambia and believes gambians have wronged him. He is delusional and has lots of money, enough to finance all sorts of trouble. I still believe for once we Gambians should have put aside our naivety cowardice, selfishness, and other differences for this one time and grabbed the bull by the horn when it was most vulnerable and delt with it once and for but now we have allowed it to go and regroup for a come back. I love my country guys but I want peace everlasting peace to prevail not uncertainty…..I wonder if we’ll ever really find out all the concessions he was given

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:22 am

Congratulation to Gambian and non for the good work lot patience Alhamdulillah victory of nation without War Alhamdulillah no weapons shooting Alhamdulillah no bomb Alhamdulillah thank you yahya jammeh for step peacefully we Gambia nation.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:25 am
Madi Jobarteh On Facebook
Yaya Jammeh must be arrested to remain in the Gambia to face justice for the 22 years of violations of human rights he committed. During his tenure the culture of impunity prevailed consistently in the Gambia as he indulged in gross abuses in the forms of arbitrary arrests, detention, torture, rape, enforced disappearance and summary executions. Yaya Jammeh also engaged in consistent and illegal confiscation of properties belonging to individuals and communities, while also summarily dismissing public servants and subjecting them to detention without trial or trial on trump up charges for political reasons. He was able to
commit these crimes through a systematic personalization of state agencies particularly the security sector, as well as direct interference in the Judiciary. He has hired foreign judges who twisted the hands of judges and magistrates to rule in his favour in all cases he had interest. Through this process he was able to effectively grip every sector of the society through violence and deception, or a carrot and stick method. For these reasons, Yaya Jammeh must not obtain any asylum anywhere but to be arrested and placed under custody for trial.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:26 am
Madi Jobarteh On Facebook
Yaya Jammeh must be arrested to remain in the Gambia to face justice for the 22 years of violations of human rights he committed. During his tenure the culture of impunity prevailed consistently in the Gambia as he indulged in gross abuses in the forms of arbitrary arrests, detention, torture, rape, enforced disappearance and summary executions. Yaya Jammeh also engaged in consistent and illegal confiscation of properties belonging to individuals and communities, while also summarily dismissing public servants and subjecting them to detention without trial or trial on trump up charges for political reasons. He was able to commit these crimes through a systematic personalization of state agencies particularly the security sector, as well as direct interference in the Judiciary. He has hired foreign judges who twisted the hands of judges and magistrates to rule in his favour in all cases he had interest. Through this process he was able to effectively grip every sector of the society through violence and deception, or a carrot and stick method. For these reasons, Yaya Jammeh must not obtain any asylum anywhere but to be arrested and placed under custody for trial.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:29 am
Sulayman Bokar Bah On Facebook
Now that the Coalition is coming into office, we the cyber warriors, online journalists and political commentators have a role to play in restoring the good image of our tourism industry and sell it to the world for the benefit of our people. I will be glad to read good articles on ‘Destination Gambia’ on all online news sites that I will tweet to Gambia`s main tour operators and international mainstream media`s. I will play my part and will even buy any well written feature on the country`s tourism ‘Accommodations and Attractions’. Lets contribute as progressives and continue holding the new government to account.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:31 am

I respect all APRC supporters except those without passion!

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:34 am
Njundu Drammeh On Facebook
I am very, very, very angry. Not with Yaya or his negotiators. He/they got the best deal; the Gambia won a consolation prize… I am very angry with our Nyancholu (the Mannehs and Sannehs), the Morrolu (the Tourays and Ceesays), Saidys, Jaitehs, Manjangs, the Kiangkas, Sarahulehs,Tilibonkas. With the bravery of some and the spiritual powers of others, they could not prevent the escape of AJJ from our soil. See the worst deal you made us comfort ourselves with. Mang haako tu aleighyeh biring duniya for larkera. Now don’t disturb me with your bravado. Or many excuses…. I have lost my appetite and suffers from insomnia….
Check the notice on my door “PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB’…. Let me see who would disobey and I will invoke the name of your bogeyman. Laughing……
Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:35 am
Njundu Drammeh On Facebook
I am very, very, very angry. Not with Yaya or his negotiators. He/they got the best deal; the Gambia won a consolation prize… I am very angry with our Nyancholu (the Mannehs and Sannehs), the Morrolu (the Tourays and Ceesays), Saidys, Jaitehs, Manjangs, the Kiangkas, Sarahulehs,Tilibonkas. With the bravery of some and the spiritual powers of others, they could not prevent the escape of AJJ from our soil. See the worst deal you made us comfort ourselves with. Mang haako tu aleighyeh biring duniya for larkera. Now don’t disturb me with your bravado. Or many excuses…. I have lost my appetite and suffers from insomnia…. Check the notice on my door “PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB’…. Let me see who would disobey and I will invoke the name of your bogeyman. Laughing……
Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:41 am

In the US: The outgoing president got walked to the feet of the helicopter, shook hands with his successor, and walk away. He doesn’t have to worry about any crimes over his head.

In some Third World Country: One of the worst to ever lead a country who ordered and supervised numerous
murders, disappearances and rape, got flown out with his riches. He doesn’t have to answer to the victims and their families. No remorse. #HeWon

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:43 am

My favorite quotes:”It always seems impossible until it’s done” (Mandela)

“Whatever you vividly imagine,
Ardently desire, Sincerely believe, And Enthusiastically Act upon
Must inevitably come to pass” (Meyer).

GUNJUR .. GAMBIA.. Here we come!!!!!

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:44 am
Njundu Drammeh On Facebook

Chai Gambians, how easily gullible we are….. As if we do not know the guy we are dealing with. AJJ is still illegally occupying our State House. In his last speech he didn’t tell us when, definitively, he is leaving us for good. He was evasive, nay ambiguous, about that. We, the rest of us, do not know what agreements he has reached with his negotiators and their ramifications for all of us. This is very important for us to know as sovereign people. Any deal with AJJ should be between us and him. He was our President, accountable to us or rather was supposed to. So whoever is representing us at that table, i request, nay demand, transparency.

No one, the coalition or his chosen negotiators, can mortgage our future and that of posterity to secure peace minus justice. I demand transparency. We would be starting the new dawn on a false footing if we
throw transparency to the wind. We dearly want peace but peace anchored on justice, transparency and accountability. We the People still hold the last card. We are the masters and architects of our destiny. We are still in charge. And before you jubilate, remember this proverb “the mouth must chew with caution unless the bad tooth is removed”….

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:46 am
Njundu Drammeh On Facebook

Chai Gambians, how easily gullible we are….. As if we do not know the guy we are dealing with. AJJ is still illegally occupying our State House. In his last speech he didn’t tell us when, definitively, he is leaving us for good. He was evasive, nay ambiguous, about that. We, the rest of us, do not know what agreements he has reached with his negotiators and their ramifications for all of us. This is very important for us to know as sovereign people. Any deal with AJJ should be between us and him. He was our President, accountable to us or rather was supposed to. So whoever is representing us at that table, i request, nay demand, transparency.

No one, the coalition or his chosen negotiators, can mortgage our future and that of posterity to secure peace minus justice. I demand transparency. We would be starting the new dawn on a false footing if we throw transparency to the wind. We dearly want peace but peace anchored on justice, transparency and accountability. We the People still hold the last card. We are the masters and architects of our destiny. We are still in charge. And before you jubilate, remember this proverb “the mouth must chew with caution unless the bad tooth is removed”….

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:49 am

the history man who conceded defeat twice in one election is finally and I mean finally leaving us in the peace is known for.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:52 am

Thank you Ya Allah for the many blessings. This is hardly a time to gloat but the God demn truth is The country has come out victorious. Jammeh is gone and we all know it wasn’t by choice or free will. I hope we’ll all learn a lesson from this episode that: When dealing with an illiterate or a bigot one need to use intellect and sound reasoning. For the bigot has nothing to loose whilst the sane thinking has everything else to consider. I’m proud at the level of keeping the peace mechanism displayed by ECOWAS whilst negotiating as Jammeh further flaunts his ignorance on the world stage. This is a time for a new Gambia and the work has just commenced.And to those still Jammeh loyalist trying to annoy us by remarks like Jammeh is brave, his a lion yadiyadiya ….take ur medals. Ignorance is not a virtue stop flaunting it.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:54 am
Ramou Ceesay Fatajo On Facebook
Just woke up feeling annoyed about how the standoff ended with yaya not going to have a taste of his 5***** hotel. I wonder why people are thanking him for relinquishing power that does not belong to him anymore. Now that He has gone, no wasting time on forming the cabinet and starting work on salvaging this nation. YAYA was just a sorry a.. We thank ALLAH for the peace and no blood shedding during this period. Congrats everyone
Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:57 am

Sing unto the Lord a new song
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Shout to the Lord from the ends of the earth
Great is the Lord our God
Praise His Excellent Name
Glory in His fame
No wealth can measure His worth
No man His ways can understand

God has spoken
Twice have I see that power belongs
Unto our God of Justice and of Peace
Sovereign God of Eternal Reign
Receive glory for this design
His great victory of a peaceful transition
Never more to toil in vain
A new dawn where there will be no wrong.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201711:58 am

I ADMIT, A BITTER SWEET MOMENT FOR ME. BUT, IF SWALLOWING PRIDE AND NEGOTIATE WITH A TYRANT BRINGS PEACE TO GAMBIA WITH NO BLOODSPILLT, I TAKE IT. CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE. PEACE HAS WON THE DAY. GOOD HAVE WON OVER EVIL. NOW LET’S GET TO WORK AND REBUILD OUR NATION. ALHAMDULLILAH!!✌

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201712:03 pm

Monster Jammeh gone; what next?????
Now that the APRC under President Jammeh is no more which came through a popular democratic mean, the question that remains now is what next? As you read through this editorial a number of commissions are suggested to be set up.
The regime is defaced with long list of detention without trials, disappearances, arbitrary arrests of citizens, arbitrary closure of newspaper offices and a clamp down on religious and opposition parties.
The new regime will be inheriting a very poor and unqualified civil service as appointments were based on tribe and partisan basis without looking into qualifications for jobs.The civil service is also so seriously politicized that appointees always fail to see the state but rather The APRC party and Jammeh as their employer.
The new regime therefore need to work extra harder to fix the poor civil service set up. The line between partisan politics and nationalism seem to be a thing of a mixed one as far as the APRC regime under Yayha
Jammeh is concern.

The above and many more have to be properly looked into by the newly elected government. The new government also needs to revisit the constitution which was never respected by the government of outgoing President and therefore it suffered a lot more mutilation.
There are sections of the constitution which is very clear on certain appointments but no regard is paid to those sections as for as it never serve the interest of Jammeh. One such appointment is
deputy ministers.
The Daily New, one of the newspapers that suffered from an arbitrary closure in September 2012 is here-by
suggesting the following:
A constitutional review commission be set up, to look at the age limit of aspiring candidates for presidency, the presidential term limit, the deposits for aspiring politicians for various offices, the collaterals for establishment of newspaper, the issue of simple majority when comes to presidential elections, these and
many other needs to be looked at.
The Daily News also would like to suggest that a special commission be set up to look into the numerous
disappeared persons the likes of journalist Chief Ebrima Manneh, the killing of political youth activist Ebrima Solo Sandeng, journalist Deyda Hydara of the Point Newspaper, and another political activist who
died under security custody Solo Krummah.
Another important commission that needed to be set up is the finances of the office of the
President of former President Jammeh. There is a need to set up a commission of enquiry looking into our prisons and prisoners. The Terms of Reference (TOR) should among other things include checking on all the
prisoners and their courses of conviction.
This commission should also be tasked to check for all other detention centers/camps and published their locations as most of them are not known publicly. The commission should also be able to verify who are secretly detained and for what reasons. The condition of the prisons should be a concern too.
The Daily News would also suggest that a commission be set to look into the use of our military in the past 22 years. The soldiers are seen as farm managers in many of the former President Jammeh’s farms, in some
cases providing security at the expense of the state, we guess. A private farm only needed to fiancé from a private pocket and not state coffers.
And finally the Gambia needs a Truth and Reconciliation Commission; lot water has gone under the bridge in the past 22 years.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201712:09 pm


One mediator left last night, saying Jammeh wd leave “as soon as conditions are met”. Other 2 still in State House.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201712:20 pm

Adama Barrow Addressing Gambians In Senegal Yesterday

“The rule of fear has been banished from Gambia for good.To all of you forced by political circumstances to flee our country, you now have the liberty to return home.”

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201712:25 pm


More Details On Jammeh’s Deal
Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz Said On
Mauritanian state news agency that:” The accord sees the departure of Jammeh from Gambia for an African country with guarantees for his family, those close to him and himself. He can come back to the country as he pleases.”

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201712:54 pm


Seems the military are packing up some sandbagged positions at Banjul airport. Streets still pretty quiet.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20171:04 pm

As a result of all the numerous sacrifices that we and those before us have made as a nation, the Gambia has affirmed it desire to determine its own future and destiny. This is a cause that I have always been ready to defend and even with my life.

All the actions we have taken towards building this nation up to this point have distinguished us among the community of nations and given us a pride of place in history. All this while, as a Muslim and a patriot, I believe it is not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed.

Since the beginning of this political impasse that our dear nation is going through, I promise before Allah (SWT) and the entire nation that all the issues we currently face will be resolved peacefully. I am indeed thankful to Allah (SWT) that until now not even a single casualty has been registered.

I believe in the importance of dialogue and the capacity of Africans to resolve amongst themselves all the challenges on the way towards democracy, economic and social development. It is as a result of this
that I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation with infinite gratitude to all Gambians, women, children, youth and men and friends of the Gambia who
have supported me for 22 years in the building of a modern Gambian.

I put above all and everything the independence of the free and proud people of the Gambia and I will always together with you defend this independence that we so dearly fought for and won.
My decision today was not dictated by anything else but by the supreme interest of you the Gambian people and our dear country taking into consideration my prayer and desire that peace and security continues to rain in the Gambia.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20171:09 pm
BBC’s Umaru Fofana On Facebook

Mauritanian aircraft lands in Banjul at 2pm to take Yahyah Jammeh & Guinea
president Alpha Conde to Conakry later in the day.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20172:49 pm

Latest Development Jammeh Left State House

BBC’s Umaru Fofana in Banjul
Yahyah Jammeh has left State House. He’s just been seen off by some of his close aides. He’s in a hotel readying…
A Mauritanian aircraft on the tarmac. Waiting to fly out former gambia president Yahyah Jammeh.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:05 pm

European Union To Give Full Support To Barrow

Today the will of the Gambian people is being respected and the way for President Adama Barrow cleared. The positive and peaceful outcome of the post-electoral stalemate in The Gambia is the result of extraordinary regional and international coordinated efforts with ECOWAS in the lead.

We confirm our full support to President Barrow and reaffirm the European Union’s readiness to assist The Gambia and its people.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:07 pm

Adama To Return To Gambia After Jammeh’s Exit

As Yahya Jammeh officially stepped down from office — I will be returning to my homeland, the Republic of The Gambia. newgambia
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:10 pm

Gambia lifts Restriction On WhatsApp according to BBC’s Umaru Fofana in Banjul

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:14 pm

Jammeh about to leave Gambia, his supporters, assets fleet of cars. Only God knows whether he will ever be back.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:19 pm

Former Minister Sidi Sanneh Sents Goodbye message to Jammeh

Good bye for now. See you in court
This note is intended for you, Yaya. You have stringed us all along to demonstrate your dexterity in the art of manipulation. Your artful display of deception is being displayed on international radio and television channels across the globe as living testimony to and, confirmation of, what we have been writing about your character all these years.
Now the world is finally confirming our claims about your character which is a satisfying feeling after years of being accused of being biased against you. You can now leave for Conakry and eventually to Morocco with your family, your loot and your criminal elements masquerading as army Generals.
But let me assure you of one thing, I will immediately launch a campaign, as fast as your plane takes off the tarmac of Banjul International, of the victims of your brutal 22-year rule to ensure that you are brought before a court of law even if it is going to take us another 22 years.
That is our pledge to the Gambian people, even if we have to chase you to the Gates of Hell. It took 22-years for Hussein Habre to face justice. Your rendez-vous with justice will be shorter. Good bye.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:21 pm

Essa Jallow On Facebook

If anyone in government was serving Jammeh let them know that Jammeh is gone and Gambia remains.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:26 pm
Wurra Bah on Facebook
The Gambia National Army’s competence, discipline and professionalism has been tested and they have failed woefully. At the height of the political impasse, the Army should have acted as the chief guarantor of the popular will, but instead decided to side with the defeated former president even after the expiration of his constitutional mandate. This action tantamounts to a constitutional coup in broad daylight, and the entire top brass of the security are liable.
The army’s inaction has thrown the Gambia on the headlines of the world media for the wrong reasons. It is now very clear to all Gambians that our army as an institution needs real reforms. Henceforth, i would advice that criterias for enlistment into the Army should be much stiffer so that the best able brains are recruited to defend the constitution in difficult times not politicians trying to subvert the laws of the land.
My second advice to the incoming government is to adopt the Nelson Mandela’s style of leadership by forgiving and not forgetting. The Barrow administration should maintain the experts in the Jammeh administration whose expertise the country still needs. The new administration should be an all inclusive to unite the country for a common goal.
onegambiaonepeopleonetribe.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:33 pm

More from BBC’s Umaru Fofana

The plane carrying gambia‘s Yahyah Jammeh will proceed to Malabo from Conakry. Unclear if he will continue to the Equatorial Guinea capital.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:38 pm

Aisha Dabo on Twitter

Gambia Barrow told AP he would enter Gambia once a security sweep had been completed.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:39 pm

Aisha Dabo on Twitter

Gambia Barrow told AP he would enter Gambia once a security sweep had been completed.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:44 pm

Abdoulie Sey On Twitter

gambia: Blockade on WhatsApp and Messenger have been lifted after 6 months. Gambians have long called for its removal
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:46 pm

Momodou Musa Touray On Twitter

gambia free at last. Ecowas method of solving Gambia’s impasse will spun a new doctrine in resolving Africa’s crisis.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:49 pm

Tour operators suspend flights to Gambian, The Associated Press has reported

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:52 pm

Barrow To Set Up Truth And Reconciliation Commission

Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow said Saturday that he will launch a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the alleged human rights abuses of Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year regime.

In an interview with The Associated Press just hours after Jammeh finally acquiesced to political exile, Barrow, 51, said it is too soon to tell whether the former president could face trial at the International Criminal Court or elsewhere.

“We aren’t talking about prosecution here. We are talking about getting a truth and reconciliation commission,” he said. “Before you can act, you have to get the truth, to get the facts together.”

The exact terms of Jammeh’s departure remained under wraps Saturday apart from his destination: Guinea.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:55 pm

More From Umaru Fofana

Hahaha. Isn’t our profession the best! Very exciting! Here we are, two aircraft at the centre of our attention – which one will take Jammeh away? We suspect the one is a decoy. To Guinea Conakry or Guinea Bissau? Suspicion galore. A van with tinted windows emerges. Well armed soldiers in the back. They are angry that we are taking pictures. We suspect Jammeh is inside. We are zoomed in. The vehicle has stopped by one of the aircraft for a while now. We are suspicious. Wait…
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20174:58 pm

Fatou Camara on Twitter

gambia, your man is still around..He does not wanna leave his rolls royce phantoms and cows behind
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20175:16 pm


The second aircraft has moved to another side of the tarmac. Another vehicle – with tinted windows – has driven there. What is happening!!!

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20175:23 pm

Exile Journalist Sheriff Bojang Junior Arrives In Gambia
“From Banjul The Gambia, with Love! Feeling grrreat to be home after all
this year’s. Never again shall we be banished from our homeland,” he wrote on his Facebook page

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20175:25 pm

More From Madi Jobarteh
Let me repeat for purposes of clarity…

YAYA JAMMEH HAS NO PLACE TO HIDE!

Yaya Jammeh know that this is the beginning of the battle to bring you back to face justice.

From today I have dedicated my life more than ever before to make sure
that you shall pay for the heinous crimes and abuses and atrocities that
you committed against innocent Gambians.

I have dedicated my life to ensure that you shall surrender our public wealth that you have looted in the past 22 years.

I call on all Gambians to begin gathering the material evidence for we
are going to open a dossier to bring back Yaya Jammeh to face justice.
All victims and all crimes will be documented in all forms to be
presented to Gambian courts and all courts of the world as necessary.
Yaya Jammeh has no place to hide. He will answer to his crimes for the
past 22 years.

To our Chief Servant Adama Barrow, we want you to tell us:

1. What is the basis for conceding to Yaya Jammeh to leave the shores of the Gambia? What is the rationale?

2. On what terms and conditions did Yaya Jammeh leave the Gambia?

3. Which persons accompanied him and what terms and conditions apply to them as well?

4. What public resources has Yaya Jammeh taken along with him?

5. What plans do you have to ensure that there is justice for victims
of Yaya Jammeh and his accomplices who perpetuated crimes against
Gambians?

Gambians deserve to know this information and as our Chief Servant you have a CONSTITUTIONAL OBLIGATION to tell us the truth.

God Bless the New Gambia.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20175:27 pm

Ebrima Silla On Facebook

The next major battle has just began: doing everything and anything to bring Yahya Jammeh, his killers and his business associates to
account. And Without exception including those that are pretending to be
with the people today.

You cannot helped Yahya to kill innocent people and you go on the pretense. You supported Yahya plundered our resources, wrecked our economy and managed all his offshore accounts, yet you annoyingly and arrogantly want to insist that you were only trying to manage the tyrant.

A warning to the new president and the coalition: Be decisive and do what is right to all manner of people. If some of us were not afraid and tired to relentlessly fight the hell out of the merciless tyrant, you can be rest assured that you will meet us half way in the journey should
you want to give in to the maneuverings that have just started now.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20175:47 pm

Joey Goswell On Facebook

As an aspiring scholar with interest on Gambia’s Political History, I cannot adfford to see the facts being distorted about what happen today- Saturday 21 January 2017.
Rtd Col Yahya Jammeh did not and could not relinquish power yesterday because his term had already expired and was no longer President of The Gambia. What actually happen is that he illegally occupied the State House after the 18 January 2017 and was issued with an eviction notice from ECOWAS. Otherwise, he faced the risk of being arrested and sent to either his 5Star hotel or comfortable trip to the Hague.
Considering that he has been residing at the State House since 1994, it was decided to implement a very civilise form of eviction,.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20175:54 pm
Valentine Kabby Banjakey On Facebook
STARTING A ‘GOFUND ME’ FOR SEEDY NJIE!
It is not fair that he was appointed for only a couple of weeks, used, abused and bruised, possibly without salary. That’s just so evil.
We also ought to pray for Malick Jones, Mama Fatima Singhateh, Bala Jahumpa and Co.
They are DOOMED by all looks of things, and it’ll take for Jesus Christ to return, before anyone with any sense messes with them, as far as integrity and self-worth is concerned.
WE HAVE SO MUCH CLEANSING TO DO!
22 YEARS OF JAMMEH BROUGHT SO MUCH DARKNESS.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20176:11 pm

Ingram Peters On Facebook

I respect any man who exiles a president, illegally occupies a residence and still calls the shots when he should have no shots to call. Exasperating as it is, Balotelli gained victory with these moves. Set up two deadlines he flouted and,shock! Horror! He’s spending the night as well. Like his namesake,Balotelli does what Balotelli wants. Grudge it all you want but respect it. I know I do.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20176:21 pm

Niccee @niccee7 On Twitter

The plane is still on the ground.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20176:23 pm

Samsudeen Phatey On Facebook

OK! I had to slap myself. Writing a report and I wrote: “Gambia’s new President Yahya Jammeh.”
Gosh, I only realized it when I was proofreading. This man is a terrorist. Get out of my head damn it!
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20176:24 pm

Alhagie Jobe on Facebook

now: Mauritanian aircraft on the tarmac waiting to fly out former gambia President Jammeh. His bags have been received for loading in the plane but he is NOT yet at the airport.
gambia: Airports staff and security keep loading and offloading Yahya jammeh‘s luggage. Too much time wasting!
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20176:29 pm

Update from Umaru Fofana

Apparently Yahya Jammeh was not in any of those vehicles. The two aircraft are still sitting on the tarmac. No sign yet of Jammeh.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20176:30 pm

PK Jarju On Twitter

gambia: You never realise how much baggage you’ve got until when you are moving house. jammeh must be wondering what 2 take or leave behind.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20176:33 pm

Pa Amady Jallow On Facebook

This can only happen in Gambia and will not even happen in ‘wonder land’ if there is any such place. Please be informed that the outgoing president has emptied State House completely. Those who are familiar with the place, will confirm that the Right Wing of the Palace is full of very classic and Pussy vehicles. All the vehicles have been cleared and preparations are underway to ship them abroad. An other plane has landed at the airport to transport more items taken from the State House. Now, how can a President who lost an election, can loot properties including state properties and transporting them abroad without anyone riding a finger? There are very credible reports that more than 4 Tons of properties are taken from the State House. Yes, there should not have been a powder vacuum between the incoming and outgoing presidents, it is evident that there is a serious powder vacuum, thus allowing the outgoing president to empty the State House. All of could remember the President when he took powder in 1994 as a young lieutenant! Jammeh have has effectively reduced us into lame ducks during the past 22years. Shame on us.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20176:40 pm

Vanguard Africa On Twitter

Congratulations to every Gambian. Your commitment to democracy inspired us all and your success resonates well beyond gambia‘s borders.
Jollof Media Network January 21, 20176:46 pm

Holidaymakers blast Thomas Cook for allowing them to fly to Gambia, the Evening Standard reports.

Holidaymakers have blasted Thomas Cook for allowing them to fly to Gambia despite ongoing political turmoil in the country.

Jessica Chadwick, 22, from Timperley , travelled to Gambia with her boyfriend Henry Minden, 25, on Tuesday for a winter break they spent months saving for.

They spent a peaceful evening at their hotel on Tuesday, but the next day Jessica was shocked to receive a phone call from her mother urging her to fly home.

The Foreign Office had issued advice to holidaymakers to avoid all non-essential travel due to the result of a disputed presidential election.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20176:55 pm

Yahya Jamus Junkung has become. the latest Gambian to flee into exile from the 22 yr reign of Babili Mansa’s terror. Amadou Scattred Janneh Fatu Camara MamaLinguere Sarr Suntou Touray Sanna Camara Sainey MK Marenah et al. Please contact the refugee agencies for support.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20176:46 pm

Holidaymakers blast Thomas Cook for allowing them to fly to Gambia, the Evening Standard reports.

Holidaymakers have blasted Thomas Cook for allowing them to fly to Gambia despite ongoing political turmoil in the country.

Jessica Chadwick, 22, from Timperley , travelled to Gambia with her boyfriend Henry Minden, 25, on Tuesday for a winter break they spent months saving for.

They spent a peaceful evening at their hotel on Tuesday, but the next day Jessica was shocked to receive a phone call from her mother urging her to fly home.

The Foreign Office had issued advice to holidaymakers to avoid all non-essential travel due to the result of a disputed presidential election.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20177:01 pm

An editorial by the Daily Nation describes Gambia’s solution as the best
It is a relief the political crisis in The Gambia, which has been in the headlines for the past few weeks, has ended peacefully.
Although he has gained notoriety for changing his mind on important issues, Yahya Jammeh will find it difficult to go back on the resignation he issued late on Friday.
This is a crisis that should never have arisen in the first place. Mr Jammeh should have accepted the will of the people after he clearly lost the election to his rival Adama Barrow.
Instead, he first congratulated Mr Barrow before turning around and rejecting the results.
Leaders in the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) deserve commendation for their swift and unrelenting position that Mr Jammeh had to step down.
There are those that have accused Ecowas of, in effect, being flat-track bullies because The Gambia has a small army, estimated to be about 2,500 troops, and that the bloc would not have taken similar action against a more powerful country. Also up for commendation is The Gambia’s military chief who said going to war was not an option and called for a political solution.
Still, in days past, the bloc’s action in The Gambia would have been unimaginable. At a time when countries such as the US are taking a more isolationist position, Africa needs to be more serious about formulating solutions to problems within the continent. It remains to be seen under what terms Mr Jammeh has been allowed to go into exile. A leader who was in office for 22 years and presided over increasingly erratic policies that have seen tens of thousands of young people leave the country to make the perilous crossing to Europe, Mr Jammeh’s time was certainly up.
It is to be hoped the new president will implement policies that can revive the economy and strengthen institutions.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20177:05 pm

Update from Umaru Fofana on Facebook
The sun is setting. The two aircraft are still sitting on the tarmac in . Still no sign of Yahyah Jammeh.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20178:38 pm

Au Revoir To Jammeh

Jammeh is finally on the WAY to Banjul International Airport.

But unlike previous journeys, he will not be seen off at the airport by his cabinet ministers, ruling party National Assembly members and thousands of party supporters.

He is embarking on a long journey with a single air ticket and no return date. He is going to be a refugee in another country which he can’t even speak the local dialect.

He’s going to be a stranger there. No school school children to line the streets and cheer his motorcade. No daily visits from relatives. No childhood friends.to drink Attaya with and talk about the good old days in Kanilai, Foni, Banjul and other towns and villages.

We saw it coming and we did our best to warn him. We warned him countless times to think of a day like today when he is no longer president of the Gambia but he didn’t listen.

We asked him to show respect, tolerance, love, mercy and compassion towards Gambians but he said no.

He thought the country belonged to him and he owned everything that walks and grow on the ground, fly in the sky and swim in the River Gambia.

The only people he listened to were those who told him that he was bigger than the Gambia. That he will never be defeated in an election. That he he could do and anything and say whatever he wants to Gambians without any consequences.

So as he embark on this lonely journey, we hope he takes a hard look at himself, seek the forgiveness of Gambians and his victims. Now that he has become a retired farmer, professor, Babili Mansa, Sheikh and doctor, Mr Jammeh will have a lot of time to think, think and think. We hope he find something meaningful to keep himself busy.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20178:54 pm

Breaking: President Jammeh Arrives At Banjul Airport

According to Umaru Fofana, Mr Jammeh arrived at the airport a few minue ago dressed in his usual white glowing gown. (See picture above)

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20179:11 pm

leaves. Still smiling. But at least he is gone.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20179:44 pm

On Twitter

Great news for Gambia hopefully they can get back to being the smiling coast again

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20179:46 pm


: Beleaguered and humbled, is finally FORCED OUT! Final destination unknown. Future very uncertain!

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20179:49 pm


Now that the Saga is over, let’s move on to rebuilding our . Put the cabinet in place and get the country rolling.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20179:50 pm


As Jammeh board the flight, a lot of wailing, shouting, crying of his supporters: ‘daddy, daddy you are leaving us’

Jollof Media Network January 21, 20179:55 pm


I would like to inform you that the 2nd President of the Republic of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh has left Gambia.

Jollof Media Network January 21, 201710:40 pm

Dr Dlamini Zumba on Twitter

Infinite gratitude to the Leaders of the ecowas region, @UN, the people of thegambia & all who’ve participated to protect democracy.