Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh to contest election defeat in court

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Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh says he will launch a legal challenge to contest an election defeat that will bring an end to his 22-year rule.

President Jammeh initially conceded after rival Adama Barrow won last week's vote, but then backtracked on Friday, saying he "totally" rejected the result.

Mr Jammeh's Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction party announced, late on Saturday, that a petition will be filed to The Gambia's Supreme Court.

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