New Gambian President takes oath in Gambia’s embassy in Senegal
BBC – Adama Barrow, the man who won The Gambia’s disputed election, has been sworn in as president.
He took the oath at the country’s embassy in neighbouring Senegal.
He has been recognised internationally. But Gambian strongman Yahya Jammeh has refused to step down and his term in office has been extended by parliament.
West African leaders have tried to persuade Mr Jammeh to admit losing the election on 1 December. They have threatened to remove him by force.
Mr Jammeh lost the poll, according to the country’s electoral commission. But he wants the results annulled citing errors in the electoral process.
Mr Barrow took oath at the Gambian embassy in Dakar.
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