The Gambia to vote for first time since Jammeh forced into exile

Poll takes place as human rights groups express fears over record of successor Adama Barrow

Gambians are heading to the polls on Saturday for the first time since the former president Yahya Jammeh was forced into exile after 22 years in power.

Jammeh, whose rule was marred by allegations of torture, extrajudicial killings and rape, fled to Equatorial Guinea in 2017 when United Nations-backed regional coalition forces staged a military intervention after his refusal to concede electoral defeat.

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The Guardian

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