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ECOWAS says mediation mission to Gambia delayed until Friday

ECOWAS says mediation mission to Gambia delayed until Friday
(From L) Former President of Ghana John Mahama, President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari and President of Senegal Macky Sall meet in Abuja on January 9, 2017, on the political situation in Gambia. West African leaders announced on January 9 they would return to Gambia to persuade President Yahya Jammeh to step down, as the strongman was left looking increasingly isolated at home and abroad.AFP/Sunday Aghaeze
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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.

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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

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