West Africa's been here before. The tiny nation of Gambia has two presidents after the winner of a presidential election took the oath in the capital of neighbouring Senegal. With strongman of 22 years Yahya Jammeh so far refusing to budge, Adama Barrow's return to Banjul depends now on his hosts who, along with other regional states, say they're ready to invade to enforce the will of the people. Could Jammeh still go quietly even though the deadline's passed? When is the time for talking over?
Produced by Yann PUSZTAI, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.
Acting Gambian ambassador to the UN
African Affairs Analyst
France 24 journalist