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ECOWAS says mediation mission to Gambia delayed until Friday
January 10, 2017 / 5:33 PM / a year ago

ECOWAS says mediation mission to Gambia delayed until Friday

DAKAR (Reuters) - A mediation mission by West African regional bloc ECOWAS to Gambia has been delayed from Wednesday until Friday, the grouping said in a statement on Tuesday.

Gambia is locked in political crisis after President Yahya Jammeh refused to accept his defeat in a Dec. 1 election by opposition candidate Adama Barrow.

The standoff prompted an ECOWAS delegation led by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to intervene to try to ensure a peaceful transition of power in the tiny West African country.

Reporting By Edward McAllister; Editing by Gareth Jones

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