Adama Barrow sworn in as new President of The Gambia


The Gambia got a new president yesterday when Adama Barrow, the surprise winner of the presidential election in December last year, was sworn in at a ceremony in the Gambian embassy in Dakar, Senegal.

The ceremony had to take place outside The Gambia because former president, Yahya Jammeh was refusing to relinquish power. Late last night Senegalese troops with the support of the United Nations Security Council and ECOWAS entered the country to ensure that Jammeh left office. Jammeh has until midday today to leave with the protection of Guinea’s President Alpha Condé. If he fails to do so then the troops will remove him forcibly. There has been no resistance from the Gambian armed forces and Gambia’s army chief, Ousman Badjie, was seen celebrating the new president’s inauguration with other revellers on the streets of the capital.

You can read the new president’s inauguration speech on Foroyaa News here.

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