2016-2017 Gambian constitutional crisis
Former President Yahya Jammeh leaves The Gambia on a plane reportedly bound for Guinea.
Yahya Jammeh quits after trying to cling to power, paving the way for his elected successor to return.
- 2016-2017 Gambian constitutional crisis: Former President Yahya Jammeh leaves The Gambia on a plane reportedly bound for Guinea.
- Former President Yahya Jammeh leaves The Gambia on a plane reportedly bound for Guinea.
- The Gambia's justice minister Abubacarr Tambadou states that the country will establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission "within the next six months" to investigate allegations of abuse dating from the time of former President Yahya Jammeh. According to Tambadou, public hearings are scheduled to get underway by year's end.
- British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, during a visit to the Gambia, announces that the West African nation is to rejoin the Commonwealth of Nations following talks with Gambian President Adama Barrow. The Gambia withdrew from the Commonwealth in 2013 under Yahya Jammeh, who considered it a "neo-colonial institution".
- Gambian President Adama Barrow removes "Islamic" from the country's official name. The Gambia will now officially be called The Republic of The Gambia. Barrow also vows to reform the National Intelligence Agency, accused by human rights groups of forced disappearances and torture under Yahya Jammeh.
- According to an advisor to Gambian President Adama Barrow, more than 500 million dalasi, equivalent to US$11.3 million, are reported missing from state coffers after former President Yahya Jammeh left the country in exile.
- Opposition candidate Adama Barrow defeats Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, bringing an end to Jammeh's 22-year-rule in the West African nation.