Voting against Jammeh on Thursday was a rare show of defiance against a leader who human rights groups say routinely crushes dissent.
Gambian opposition leader Adama Barrow said he was still waiting for an official result from the commission but that his own count showed he had won.
The recent withdrawals of South Africa, The Gambia, and Burundi initially sparked fears of a domino effect by other African state parties.
Media freedom is crucial prior to 1 December polls but that has not stopped Gambia's strongman from arresting journalists.
The International Criminal Court is facing an unprecedented challenge to its credibility and legitimacy.
The Gambian government acknowledged the death of Solo Sandeng in a court affidavit, citing the causes of death as “shock” and “respiratory failure.”
The ICC has had to fight off allegations of pursuing a neo-colonial agenda in Africa, where all but one of its 10 investigations have been based.
China formally re-established relations with Gambia on Thursday, two years after the W. African state severed ties with Taiwan -and its all power play
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President Jammeh was away in France as overnight battles engulfed the capital Banjul, as memories of Lesotho unrest linger.
Gambian President marks two decades in office. It is not too hard to find his critics, but a lot else has happened in this period.