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Yahya Jammeh: 45,000 people have fled Gambia – UN

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The United Nations on Friday disclosed that more than 45,000 people have fled The Gambia this month.

Tension has remained high in the tiny West African state as its ousted leader, Yahya Jammeh faced a midday deadline to leave office.

President Yahya Jammeh, who conceded defeat after he lost the December 1 Presidential election to his opponent, Adama Barrow, later made a political U-turn,

But according to the UN, about 45, 000 people have since fled the country.

The UN refugee agency said, “Around 45,000 people are now reported to have arrived in Senegal from The Gambia.

“800 people have crossed into Guinea-Bissau.”

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