19 January 2017

Gambia: Adama Barrow Sworn in as New President

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Adama Barrow takes oath of office as the new President of The Gambia

Dakar — Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambia's new president on Thursday at a ceremony in the country's embassy in neighbouring Senegal, as incumbent Yahya Jammeh refused to step down after last month's presidential election.

"This is a day no Gambian will ever forget in a lifetime," Barrow said in a speech immediately after taking the oath of office.

The ceremony was broadcast on Senegalese television.

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