Africa

Gambian lawmakers end country's week-old state of emergency

  • Senegalese soldiers check a motorcyclist at the entrance of the State House compound in Banjul, Gambia, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017. ECOWAS troops have moved into the State House to prepare for the return of President Adama Barrow. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)

    Senegalese soldiers check a motorcyclist at the entrance of the State House compound in Banjul, Gambia, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017. ECOWAS troops have moved into the State House to prepare for the return of President Adama Barrow. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man rides his bicycle past graffiti on a wall in Banjul, Gambia, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017. The West African body known as ECOWAS on Monday continued to push Gambian soldiers out of the official residence, State House, in advance of President Adama Barrow's arrival. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)

    A man rides his bicycle past graffiti on a wall in Banjul, Gambia, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017. The West African body known as ECOWAS on Monday continued to push Gambian soldiers out of the official residence, State House, in advance of President Adama Barrow's arrival. (AP Photo/Sylvain Cherkaoui)  (The Associated Press)

  • Gambians sit in the sun in Serrekunda, Gambia, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017. The West African body known as ECOWAS on Monday continued to push Gambian soldiers out of the official residence, State House, in advance of President Adama Barrow's arrival. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

    Gambians sit in the sun in Serrekunda, Gambia, Tuesday Jan. 24, 2017. The West African body known as ECOWAS on Monday continued to push Gambian soldiers out of the official residence, State House, in advance of President Adama Barrow's arrival. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)  (The Associated Press)

Gambia's lawmakers have lifted the country's state of emergency and dismantled defeated leader Yahya Jammeh's final attempts to cling to power.

Parliamentarians on Tuesday ended the state of emergency imposed just a week ago. They also revoked the three-month extension of Jammeh's term they approved last week.

Jammeh fled into exile over the weekend after giving in to international pressure and ceding power to new President Adama Barrow.

Barrow is expected to return home in the coming days after being inaugurated last week in neighboring Senegal amid fears for his safety.