Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Senegal reopens borders with Gambia

The Senegalese border which was closed yesterday throughout the day has been reopened, according to a source in Dakar.

According to our source in Dakar,"the border was reopened  last night around 8: 00 PM". Several Gambian passengers and their Gambian registered vehicles  where stranded at Karang all day, yesterday.

The border was finally reopened to vehicles last in the evening but not before sending a clear signal to Yaya Jammeh.

The closure was a surprise because Senegal has always said they will not resort to economic sanctions against its recalcitrant neighbor.  Given that Jammeh has already damaged his country's economy, Senegal would not want to be blamed for an economy that is already on a free fall.