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Gambia turn the page with Adama Barrow for a new era of democracy


The serious risk of triggering a political crisis in The Gambia has been averted. Last Saturday, the standoff between outgoing President Yahya Jammeh, who insisted of not wanting to recognize the electoral defeat of the December 1, and ECOWAS (the Economic Community of West African States) was resolved in the departure of Banjul' former strongman.

Gambian President Adama Barrow, who was inaugurated at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal, waves at his supporters after he arrives from Dakar, in Banjul, Gambia January 26, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

The serious risk of triggering a political crisis in The Gambia has been averted. Last Saturday, the standoff between outgoing President Yahya Jammeh, who insisted of not wanting to recognize the electoral defeat of the December 1, and ECOWAS (the Economic Community of West African States) was resolved in the departure of Banjul’ former strongman.

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