I am informed that the reason why the Mauritanian President stopped over in Dakar late last night was to convey Jammeh’s conditions for steeping down, which are: to stay in Kanilai with his chosen security detail, to be granted amnesty with entourage, payment of gratuity to him and his team, to be allowed to take all his assets without hinderance or possible seizure in the future. I am told that the condition of staying in Kanilai was rejected, but the other conditions are negotiable. The Mauritanian President is reported to be willing to return to Banjul, if he believes that he can broker a deal.

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