UN backs West African efforts to install new Gambia president

January 19, 2017 20:19

 The United Nations Security Council on Thursday backed efforts by West African states to ensure Gambian President Adama Barrow assumes power from Yahya Jammeh, but stressed that it should be pursued by political means first.

The 15-member council unanimously adopted a Senegalese-drafted resolution that expressed "its full support to the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) in its commitment to ensure, by political means first, the respect of the will of the people of The Gambia as expressed in the results of 1st December elections."

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