Thursday, 19 January 2017


Adama Barrow has taken the oath of office as Gambia's president  as regional troops prepared to back him in a showdown with incumbent Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to step down.Barrow said after taking the oath, which was administered by the president of Gambia's bar association..

"This is a day no Gambian will ever forget," . "Our national flag will now fly high among the most democratic nations of the world.
"I hereby make an explicit appeal to ECOWAS, the (African Union) and the UN... to support the gov and people of the Gambia in enforcing their will, restoring their sovereignty and constitutional legitimacy," he said.
Jamme had been in power since a 1994 coup .ECOWAS and the African Union have said they will recognize Barrow from Thursday.

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