GAMBIA ELECTION CRISIS: JAMMEH RISKS SANCTIONS, UN ENVOY SAYS
Pressure on Mr Jammeh to step down is increasing
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh will be "strongly sanctioned" if he tries to stay in power, the UN's regional envoy, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, has said.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, along with the US, also urged the Gambian security forces to leave the country's electoral commission office, which they seized on Tuesday.
The army could compromise "sensitive electoral material", Mr Ban said.
Mr Jammeh initially conceded defeat to Adama Barrow before changing his mind.
A visit by the leaders of Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone on Tuesday failed to convince him to hand over power.
- 14 Dec 2016
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