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Gambia’s Parliament extends leader’s stay in power 3 months

Tourists lay on the beach in Gambia's capital Banjul Tuesday Jan. 17, 2017. Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh declared a state of emergency just two days before he is supposed to cede power after losing elections last month to President-elect Adama Barrow in the December 2016 election. Barrow is vowing to take power Thursday Jan. 19, despite Jammeh's refusal to leave. (AP Photo)BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — State television says Gambia's Parliament has voted to extend President Yahya Jammeh's term in office for three months, even as his mandate was set to end Thursday.



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