Gambia bans internet and international calls during presidential election

Gambia has banned internet, international calls and political demonstrations as presidential elections are being held.

The West African country has not had peaceful elections since its independence from the United Kingdom 51 years ago.

Listen to EWN's Africa correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish below for more information on the elections and the system used by the country...

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