Photos, another dictatorship has fallen in Africa as Yahya Jammeh departs in style

Today, former Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh arrived at the airport amid a large convoy of vehicles and throngs of cheering supporters.

He stood on a small platform to hear ceremonial music performed by a military band and then walked down a long red carpet surrounded by dignitaries.

He climbed the steps to the plane, turned and kissed and waved a Koran at those assembled.

After 22 years in power, he left bound for Guinea where it’s believed he will stay before going on to another country.

Soldiers, supporters and dignitaries were emotional as he left – many of them crying.

Here are his last images in Gambia taken at the international airport.

Soldiers, supporters, cry and embrace as Jammeh takes off

Jammeh allowed to exit in his style

Jammeh onboard a flight to guinea