Gambians celebrate as President Adama Barrow takes office

Over 200,000 people turned out to greet President Adama Barrow, every week after he took the oath of workplace in neighbouring Senegal. Lengthy-time ruler Yahya Jammeh, who clung to energy regardless of dropping December elections, lastly flew into exile over the weekend.

Gambia has excessive hopes for Mr Barrow, who has vowed to create higher freedoms on this tiny West African nation and reverse a lot of Mr Jammeh’s actions, together with his declaration that the nation would withdraw from the Worldwide Felony Court docket. Mr Barrow additionally has stated the brand new authorities would look into alleged abuses below Mr Jammeh, who has been accused of overseeing a system that tortured and even killed opponents.

“A lot needs to be completed to inform the folks their vote counts,” spokesman Halifa Sallah stated. Step one was asserting the cupboard, he added.

Residents of the nation of 1.9 million, the smallest on the African mainland, have been exuberant after greater than 20 years of life below Jammeh.

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