By Edward McAllister BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow said on Saturday that outgoing leader Yahya Jammeh had no authority to reject the results of the Dec. 1 election, while the United Nations and African Union piled pressure on Jammeh to step aside. Long-ruling Jammeh had conceded defeat publicly last week after his narrow loss to opposition leader Barrow. The surprise election result that ended Jammeh's authoritarian 22-year rule had been widely seen as a moment of democratic hope and a chance to end repression in a country known as a police state.
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The United Nations Security Council on Saturday condemned Gambia President Yahya Jammeh's rejection of election results announced last week that saw him lose power after 22 years, and it urged all parties to refrain from violence. "(Security Council members) called on him to respect the choice of the sovereign People of The Gambia, as he did on 2 December 2016, and to transfer, without condition and undue delay, power to the President-elect, Mr. Adama Barrow," it said in a statement.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said.