Deadline for Jammeh to relinquish power has been extended as presidents of Mauritania & Guinea arrive in the country for last-ditch talks with Jammeh, witnesses say.

The long serving leader, Yahya Jammeh had asked the West African bloc ECOWAS for an extension of a midday deadline for him to leave power until 4 p.m. local time (1600 GMT), government sources said on Friday.

It is not yet not clear whether Jammeh intended to step down.