Senegal Invades Gambia to Support New President

Jun 2013
6,342
USA
#13
Is it an invasion? They have been invited by the internationally recognised, democratically elected president of the country to support his administration.
I use invasion purely for the meaning of foreign troops crossing the border into the country. I am aware of them helping Barrow stay the new president. Even the wikipedia page on the matter uses "Invasion of the Gambia".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_the_Gambia


Also it appears to be over:

Gambia's Jammeh 'to quit and leave', says Adama Barrow - BBC News
 

AlpinLuke

Ad Honoris
Oct 2011
25,254
Lago Maggiore, Italy
#14
A good friend of mine is a Senegalese who works in Italy [he's just leaving for his country to spend a couple of weeks with his family]. When we talk about that region of Africa he always tells me that Gambia is a curiosity. He's Muslim, so it's not about that it's an Islamic Republic [while Senegal is a lay democracy], but about that the official language is Arab.

Arab? My friend talks French and a local Senegalese language, he says that in Gambia they speak English.

P.S. and "Mandingo" as local language, to be comprehensive.
 
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AlpinLuke

Ad Honoris
Oct 2011
25,254
Lago Maggiore, Italy
#15
A suggestion for Gambia

I've got a suggestion for who in Gambia could decide to face the Senegalese forces:

they are not so numerous, but they have equipped and trained by Americans and French and they can enjoy German technology. And they can deploy Russian helicopters for closed air support for the infantry.

In a few words: leave them in peace.