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Gambia: New President Adama Barrow To Be Officially Inaugurated Today


The official swearing-in of President Adama Barrow has  been fixed with the Gambia’s 52nd Independence Day celebration.

Reports circulating indicate that presidents from about 20 African countries are expected to be at the event. While US Department of State, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield will also be present.

Barrow was sworn in last month at a ceremony at the Gambian embassy in Senegal when long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh had refused to step down despite his electoral defeat.

He was sworn-in by the head of The Gambian bar association. This second oath will be administered by the new Chief Justice, Justice Hassan Jallow.

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President Barrow who is only the third president in the history of The Gambia assumed office on January 19, after an election where he was declared winner against Jammeh.

He has promised a new dawn for the country, which was ruled with an iron fist by Yahya Jammeh.

 Barrow in a series of tweets from his twitter handle wished Gambians a happy independence day.
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