Liberia’s Johnson Sirleaf to lead mediation delegation to Gambia

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf attends a Reuters interview ahead of the World Trade Organization Summit in capital Nairobi

BANJUL (Reuters) – Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will lead a delegation on Tuesday to mediate in Gambia, and representing the United Nations, African Union and West African regional bloc ECOWAS, Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow said.

In an interview with Reuters on Monday, Barrow said he wanted to see an “expedited transitional period” leading to a handover of power from outgoing President Yahya Jammeh. He also said he had no official security and was “exposed”.

(Reporting by Edward McAllister; Writing by Joe Bavier; editing by John Stonestreet)