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UN Security Council unanimously backs ECOWAS action in The Gambia

AFP , Thursday 19 Jan 2017
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The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously backed ECOWAS efforts to force Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh to hand over power as the West African bloc amassed a military force ready to intervene.

A resolution drafted by Senegal won the support of all 15 council members including Russia, which stressed that the measure did not formally authorize military action in The Gambia.

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