Equatorial Guinea confirms hosting ousted Gambian leader Jammeh

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Posted: Jan 24, 2017 5:51 PM

MALABO (Reuters) - Equatorial Guinea confirmed on Tuesday that it was hosting ousted Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who fled there after West African troops threatened to remove him by force if he does not concede his election defeat.

Information Minister Eugenio Nse Obiang confirmed that Jammeh was in country in a statement sent out to journalists.

(Reporting by Bernardino Ndze Biyoa, writing by Tim Cocks, editing by G Crosse)