Yahya Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea in 2017 after 22 years of authoritarian rule.Read more
There are concerns The Gambia's new President, Adama Barrow, may try and cling to power.
Fatou "Toufah" Jallow says Mr Jammeh sexually assaulted her after she had won a beauty pageant.
A 23-year-old former beauty queen in The Gambia, Fatou "Toufah" Jallow, has said she was raped by ex-President Yahya Jammeh when he was in office. Ms Jallow said she was 18 when she met Mr Jammeh after winning a beauty pageant in 2014 in the capital, Banjul. "I decided to speak now because it is time to tell the story and to make sure that Yayha Jammeh hears what he has done." Photo: Former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Credit: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images