December 2, 2016 / 9:01 PM / 9 months ago

Gambia's President Jammeh concedes defeat in Dec. 1 election

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh conceded his defeat in a Dec. 1 election by opposition candidate Adama Barrow during an address broadcast by state-owned radio on Friday.

"If (Barrow) wants to work with us also, I have no problem with that. I will help him work towards the transition," Jammeh said, confirming that he would not contest the result.

Reporting by Umaru Fofana; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Catherine Evans

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