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Gambia Announces Presidential Election in December 2016

Gambia will hold a presidential election in December 2016, with legislative and local polls to follow in April 2017 and April 2018, the electoral commission said Monday. The tiny West African nation of less than 2 million people has been ruled by Yahya Jammeh since 1994, when the then 29-year-old seized power in a bloodless coup. The controversial leader, who said in 2007 he had found an herbal cure for AIDS, was re-elected in 2011 with 72 percent of the vote. Jammeh, who once told...

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