Heavy security as opposition takes Banjul in Gambia vote

Counting has begun after Gambia elections with little indication of the eventual winner of the contest marked by an ongoing internet blackout in the small west African nationSecurity forces deployed heavily in Banjul Friday as counting got under way after a tense election, with early results showing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh had lost ground in the capital, his traditional stronghold. Barrow took nearly 50 percent of the vote in Banjul’s three constituencies, according to the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

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