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Date: Jan 20, 2017

Gambian President Barrow’s inauguration

A new Gambian president has been sworn into office in neighboring Senegal, while Gambia's defeated long-time ruler refuses to step down from power, deepening a political crisis in the tiny West African country. Adama Barrow was inaugurated on Thursday in a hastily arranged ceremony at Gambia's embassy in Senegal.

Gambians, including the country's army chief took to the streets on Thursday in scenes of wild celebration after President Adama Barrow was inaugurated in neighbouring Senegal. When they heard that Barrow was to be sworn in, many crowded into the narrow street where their Dakar embassy is located, dancing, cheering and waving the national flag.

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