USA Africa Dialogue Series - U-TURN! GAMBIA'S PRESIDENT YAHYA JAMMEH CHANGE OF MIND, REJECTS RESULTS; SENEGAL CALLS ON UN SECURITY COUNCIL AND "SOLEMNLY" WARNED PRESIDENT JAMMEH



Subject: U-TURN! GAMBIA'S PRESIDENT YAHYA JAMMEH CHANGE OF MIND, REJECTS RESULTS; SENEGAL CALLS ON UN SECURITY COUNCIL AND "SOLEMNLY" WARNED PRESIDENT JAMMEH



Errors admitted and adjusted in The Gambian election,  which narrowed the margin of the opposition victory. The Gambian Independent Election Commission maintains that the corrected errors do not alter the outcome of the elections, which took place on December 1, 2016.


"In the same way that I accepted the results faithfully believing that the Independent Electoral Commission was independent and honest and reliable, I hereby reject the results in totality," President Yahya Jammeh said in a statement broadcast on state television.

"I recommend fresh and transparent elections which will be officiated by a god-fearing and independent electoral commission," he said.   
 
With those words, on late Friday December 9, 2016, a week after he admitted defeat, President  Jammeh throws the transition process in doubts by reversing himself.  President-elect Adama Barrow was expected to take over at the end of January 2017 based on the results and Mr. Jammeh's previous understanding.

Usually, it is the opposition crying election foul; not the sitting president and party in power. 
 
The Gambian presidential results were revised by the country's electoral commission on December 5, 2016, when it emerged that the ballots for one area were added incorrectly, increasing the votes for the opposition candidate, Mr Adama Barrow, who became the President-elect.  The error also added votes to the other candidates. However, The Gambia's Independent Electoral Commission said the adjustment "has not changed the status quo" of the result."

It narrowed Mr. Barrow's margin of victory from 9% to 4%, giving him  a slimmer lead with 43.3 percent of votes, or fewer than 20,000 more than Mr. Jammeh.                 

On this basis, Mr Jammeh said that he has now rejected the results of the election "in totality".
"After a thorough investigation, I have decided to reject the outcome of the recent election," Mr Jammeh said. "I lament serious and unacceptable abnormalities which have reportedly transpired during the electoral process." 
   
Mr. Barrow accused the incumbent of damaging democracy by refusing to accept the result.

Predictably, the drama of the U-turn will spark outrage among the opposition in Gambia and in the Diaspora, with tens of thousands of Gambians living in exile abroad. In the wake of the result,  several dozen of opposition leaders and activists jailed due to politically-related reasons have been released on bail. 
 
The U.S. State Department said in a statement that Mr. Jammeh's rejection of the results was an egregious attempt to undermine a credible election and remain illegitimately in power.
 
Senegal's Foreign Minister, Mankeur Ndiaye, called for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council and 'solemnly' warned President Jammeh not to harm Senegal's interests or its citizens in Gambia. It is unclear why Senegal needs UN Security Council to secure its interests and protect its citizens in The Gambia.

Senegal  has the only land border with The Gambia and entirely surrounds the riverside country. Senegal is a non-permanent member of the Security Council. Its army intervened in Gambia in  a 1981 coup against its post-Independence President Sir Dawda Jawara.

The coup attempt occurred while President Jawara was visiting London and was carried out by the National Revolutionary Council.
 
President Jawara requested military assistance from Senegal, which deployed  about 2,700 Senegalese troops and defeated the rebel force.  In 1982, Senegal and Gambia signed a treaty of confederation. The Senegambia Confederation was designed to combine the armed forces of the two states, unify their economies and currencies. After seven years, The Gambia permanently withdrew from the confederation in 1989.

In 1994, the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council (AFPRC) deposed the Jawara government in a bloodless coup and banned opposition political activity. Lieutenant Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, as Chairman of the AFPRC, became Head of Sate. He was  a 29 years old youth at that time.  


Gambia's Army Chief General Ousman Badjie has already called Mr. Barrow to pledge his allegiance, the latter's spokesperson said. Speculations indicate, and diplomatic sources say, a faction from Jammeh's Jola ethnic group may remain loyal to him.

The head of the Barrow transition team said the President-elect and his staff were safe.

"We are consulting on what to do, but as far as we are concerned, the people have voted," Mai Ahmad Fatty told Reuters. "We will maintain peace and stability and not let anyone provoke us into violence."

Banjul, the capital, was reportedly quiet after Mr. Jammeh's reversal of his concession. 
 
 

The Gambia turns a page. 
President Yahya Jammeh conceded defeat after a shock election loss on December 1, 2016. 
 The President-elect, Adama Barrow,  is a  former Contemporary African Diasporan.
 
 
As a former economic migrant, Mr. Barrow understands the draw of Europe for young, poverty-struck Gambians fleeing in huge numbers to make the perilous journey across the Mediterranean.

"There is a crisis in the Gambia, that's why everyone is taking the Back Way (migrant route)," he said, mindful that riches seldom await those leaving their homeland.

"You hear the name Europe, you think it's heaven. It's never like that,"  the president-elect said.

Courtesy, AFP. 
 


The president of The Gambia's Independent Electoral Commission, Alieu Momarr Njie announces presidential election results in Banjul, The Gambia, Dec. 2, 2016.

Based on the  final count of Gambia's 53 constituencies broadcast on state TV, Mr Adama Barrow received 263,515 votes, claiming 45.5% of the vote  compared to Mr Jammeh's 212,099 with 36.7%, and 102,969 votes or 17 per cent for Mammah Kandeh, the leader of the only opposition party not to back Mr Barrow.

That turnout  was about  65% of Gambia's nearly 900,000 registered voters, out of a population of about 1.9 million.



In a televised statement, President Jammeh said the vote had been "the most transparent election in the whole world," adding that he would not contest the result. "I take this opportunity to congratulate Mr Adama for his victory. It's a clear victory. I wish him all the best and I wish all Gambians the best. As a true Muslim who believes in the almighty Allah I will never question Allah's decision. You Gambians have decided," he said.

The prerecorded message then cut to a shot of Jammeh phoning the president-elect.

"Hello, are you hearing me?" President Jammeh asked the President-elect, grinning widely on his mobile. "I wish you all the best. The country will be in your hands in January. You are assured of my guidance. You have to work with me. You are the elected president of The Gambia. I have no ill will and I wish you all the best."

Even the head of the electoral commission, Alieu Momarr Njie, seemed stunned by Jammeh's rapid concession.

"The president is magnanimous enough to accept that he had lost the election, and he will call the new president to congratulate him as well as to pray for peace and tranquility," he said after announcing preliminary results. "It's very rare, this present situation now, in Africa that this happens."
 





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USA Africa Dialogue Series - Fwd: H-West-Africa: H-Net Job Guide, 21 to 28 Nov



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Subject: H-West-Africa: H-Net Job Guide, 21 to 28 Nov

Greetings Toyin Falola,
A new item has been posted in H-West-Africa.

H-Net Job Guide, 21 to 28 Nov

by Felix Schürmann

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 21 to 28 Nov 2016. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-West-Africa. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information. To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

 

AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY / STUDIES

Purchase College-SUNY - Assistant Professor, American History
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=54178

Rhodes College - History of Gender and Sexuality
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=54168


AFRICAN HISTORY / STUDIES

Humboldt University, Berlin - 3 fellowships
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=54182

Rhodes College - History of Gender and Sexuality
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=54168

Wagner College - Visiting Assistant Professor of History
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=54169


NONE

Shantou University - Director, Integrative Thinking Program, STU
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=54192

wikiHow - content creators
http://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=54175
 


USA Africa Dialogue Series - A KNOTTED KONGI








I have totally kept out of the Soyinka saga up till now, but I can't help saying something now. Like Soyinka, I am repulsed by the election of the Donald Trump fellow as the President of the United States, but unlike Soyinka, I haven't been very dramatic in my response to it. Now, watching all the drama that has trailed Soyinka's dramatic declarations of tearing up this or holding a private funeral for that, isn't it ironic that the man who fashions the drama of existence isn't quite receptive of the drama he himself has created unsolicited? 


Truly, it's amusing stuff watching Soyinka star in a play he himself has created as the villain, the authoritarian who puts down every opposition to his position, good and bad, with some supposedly superior politics of language complete with condescension and amped indignation against the multitude of unschooled and uncultured Lilliputians trying to pull him down. The most amusing of all Soyinka's threats is his threat to move his foundation out of Nigeria! Hehe!


I wouldn't say Soyinka's life at this point is almost a Greek tragedy, but I suspect this is not how he wants to be remembered after such a haloed  existence at the finest point of our collective consciousness. Soyinka, one of the founders of one of the most anti-establishment confraternities on campus in the days of colonialism, the man who's traversed the nation's history in imperious rejection of hubris is himself mired in the muck of pettiness and petulance. Yes, we are all watching as this man who's been a thorn in the flesh of military rule (even though he served General Ibrahim Babangida as head of the Federal Road Safety Corps), this intrepid tormentor of the abhorrent Sani Abacha and Olusegun Obasanjo his brother, morphs into a tangled knot of the indefensible.  


I think Soyinka is mishearing the message from the angry mob he's attacking. They don't have to be articulate, they don't have to be cerebral or intelligent,  they don't have to understand the finer points of a figure of speech by a wordsmith, all they have to be is what they are - angry at the transformation of a tribune of the people. Calling them all sorts of unprintable names and holding a private funeral to mourn their supposed loss of common sense will not kill them. Moving his foundation to the moon or Mars will not block their noise from his ears. As far as he and his foundation remain in the universe, he will hear them. To them, if Soyinka has lost his voice at home in the face of the multiple assaults visited upon Nigerians by those he helped intellectualise their politics to acceptability, he's got to accept his position as a prisoner of their putrid politics of change. No one put him in that cell, he walked in there unaided and clamped himself in!


So, this proxy drama is not over his position on the election of Donald Trump or whether or not he's tearing up his green card after the outcome of the  election in the United States. This drama is a response to Soyinka's role in bringing the locusts that are ruining the nation today. You cannot be all unaccepting of the values of a Donald Trump abroad while winking encouragingly at a Muhammadu Buhari at home. 




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