Gambia's new President Adama Barrow arrives home

Gambia's new President Adama Barrow arrives home
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  • calendar-gray 26 January 2017

Gambia's President Adama Barrow has returned to the country to assume power - days after his predecessor Yahya Jammeh left to go into exile, APA reports quoting BBC.

 

President Barrow's plane touched down at Banjul airport where jubilant crowds waited to welcome him. After landing, he tweeted: "I'm finally home #Gambia."

 

Mr Barrow, who has been in neighbouring Senegal, won elections in December.

 

However a handover was stalled when Mr Jammeh, Gambia's president of 22 years, refused to step aside.

 

He left for exile at the weekend after mediation by regional leaders and the threat of military intervention.

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