He is reputed to be one of the world's most repressive and eccentric leaders who vowed to rule The Gambia for a "billion years".

Following the presidential election 10 days ago, Yahya Jammeh shocked many by accepting defeat to his rival Adama Barrow.

Jammeh's conciliation was seen as the start of a new era of democracy in the smallest nation in mainland Africa.

Now it appears Jammeh won't be relinquishing power at all.

Will his demand for a new election mean chaos and instability? And how can a peaceful transfer of power be achieved?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Halifa Sallah - Spokesman for Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow

Jeffrey Smith - Executive Director of Vanguard Africa

Murtala Touray - West Africa analyst

Source: Al Jazeera News