Adama Barrow sworn in

Written by  BBC

Adama Barrow has been sworn in as the Gambia’s new president. Barrow took an oath of office in the country’s embassy in Senegal on Thursday and immediately called on security forces to demonstrate their loyalty in his standoff with defeated leader Yahya Jammeh.




The President elect, 51, was sworn in days after seeking shelter in Dakar, with Jammeh still refusing to stand down after losing a December election despite international pressure.

Barrow won December 1 election in a surprise victory over Jammeh who had ruled the former British colony with an iron fist for 22 year.


Before Barrow’s sworn in, Senegal’s army had warned it would intervene in the Gambia if Jammeh had refused to leave office by the end of his mandate at midnight on Wednesday, with a regional force massed on the boarder.

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