Thursday, January 26, 2017

Photos: At Last, Adama Barrow Returns To The Gambia To Take Over Power

Jubilant Gambians have welcomed home their new President Adama Barrow, who was elected Dec. 1, 2016, but forced to flee to Senegal when his predecessor refused to step aside.

Dressed in flowing white robes and cap, Barrow stepped off the plane on Thursday, with heavily-armed troops from Senegal and Nigeria standing by as he flew in from neighbouring Senegal, where he had taken shelter on January 15.

Barrow, who was accompanied by his two wives and some of his children, was welcomed by military officials and senior members of his coalition government.
His return marks The Gambia's first democratic transfer of power and capped days of waiting in the tiny former British colony after longtime leader Yahya Jammeh had refused to leave after losing a December 1 vote.

Congrats to him. We will follow up with his work henceforth. Hopefully, we will be impressed.


  1. You will not be impressed Ladun. African leaders are not visionary. We all wanted Jammeh out cos no one wants dictatorship in Africa anymore but don't expect significant change- Newyorker