BREAKING NEWS: Barrow sworn in as Gambian president

Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow took the oath of office in the country’s embassy in Senegal on Thursday.

Barrow was sworn in days after seeking shelter in Dakar with incumbent Yahya Jammeh still refusing to stand down after losing a December election.

It remained unclear whether force would be needed to ensure Barrow can finally take office in Banjul.

A former economic migrant, Barrow’s lack of political baggage endeared him to voters, in contrast to Jammeh, a longtime leader of the poor West African state seen as ruthless and self-serving. But he is still clinging to power despite African forces massing on the border ready to oust him.



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