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Hundreds of Britons to arrive back in UK from Gambia

  • Video report by ITV News Africa Correspondent John Ray

Hundreds of Britons are to arrive back in the UK after being evacuated from The Gambia over fears for their safety.

Many more are still queuing in the airport waiting to be evacuated home after signs of growing political unrest.

Around 50-60,000 British tourists visit the West African nation each year.


Nigerian air force deployed to 'enforce Gambia election mandate'

File photo of Senegalese troops during a training exercise Credit: AP

The Nigerian air force say it has deployed to Senegal to "provide support in enforcing The Gambia's election mandate".

Gambia's president of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, has refused to hand over power after losing an election last year.

Senegal troops are at the Gambian border and are understood to be ready to enter the country if no political solution is reached by midnight.

British tourists are being evacuated from the West African country.


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