Gambian government has banned the internet and international phone calls as presidential elections are held today. Officials have also banned demonstrations to prevent unrest after the elections.
Estate agent and former security guard, Adama Barrow,is challenging President Yahya Jammeh, who says divine intervention will give him a fifth term. Barrow has generated fresh enthusiasm among opposition supporters. Human rights groups accuse Mr Jammeh, who has in the past claimed he can cure Aids and infertility, of repression and abuses.