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Bye bye Jammeh: Hope and challenges in The Gambia

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Louise Hunt - Freelance journalist and regular IRIN contributor specialising in social affairs and international development

Only disgraced ex-president Yahya Jammeh’s most hardcore supporters turned up to watch as he boarded a private jet at the weekend for exile in Equatorial Guinea. Some soldiers and members of his political party cried and shouted: “Daddy, Daddy”. Others aggressively jeered at supporters of The Gambia’s new coalition government.

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