Aide to Gambian President Adama Barrow say he will return home later today to assume power.
Mr Barrow was sworn in last week in Senegal as regional leaders were persuading his predecessor to step aside.
Diplomats have urged Mr Barrow’s swift return to avoid any power vacuum.
Reports say Mr Barrow will stay at his home residence while State House is a source for potential risks following Yahya Jammeh’s departure.
And in other African news, Jihadist fighters in Libya have lost one of their last remaining strongholds in the country’s second city.
Forces loyal to the military leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, said they had driven local Islamist militias out of the Ganfouda district of Benghazi.
The area had been under siege for months and saw some of the worst fighting over control of the city.
Some fighters were affiliated to the Islamic State group or Al Qaeda.
The besieged district, nine miles west of the city centre, has been largely cut-off from the rest of Benghazi in Blockades setup by Field Marshal Haftars’s forces.