Bumpy Transfer

Gambia seems to have finally sorted its crazy election aftermath out. Dictator Yayha refused to leave despite initially accepting the results, but a non-violent invasion of 7000 ECOWAS (a West African regional body) troops and the last-minute intervention of several neighbouring presidents finally convinced him to go into exile about a day after his elected successor was sworn in across the border in Senegal. Gambia still has a lot of recovering to do, and figuring out exactly where the dictator will go and what will happen to him is still an open question, but given the increasing trend of dictators refusing to leave no matter what, this perhaps bodes well.

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