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New Gambian president Adama Barrow returns home to joyous scenes - The Guardian

The Gambia's new president, Adama Barrow, returned to his country on Thursday afternoon, prompting a noisy and joyous wave of hope and excitement at the prospect of a brighter future for the small, poor west African state. By late afternoon, thousands ...and more »

Adama Barrow returns to warm welcome as Gambia turns a page - Daily Nation

BANJUL. President Adama Barrow may have been waiting to take power in The Gambia for nearly two months but many in the west African country have been longing for a change of guard for years. Yahya Jammeh held on to power for so long that many ...and more »

After Gambia's dictator, democracy? - The Economist

TEODORO OBIANG, the dictator of oil-rich Equatorial Guinea, is used to shady guests. A decade ago, his Black Beach prison held Simon Mann, a British mercenary who was sentenced to 34 years for his role in the botched “Wonga coup” that tried to topple ...and more »

His Predecessor Gone, Gambia's New President Finally Comes Home - New York Times

BANJUL, Gambia — A week after he was inaugurated in another country, Adama Barrow landed in Gambia on Thursday afternoon, setting foot inside his own national borders for the first time as the new president. Throngs of supporters, some holding ...and more »

The Gambia's President Adama Barrow returns home almost two months after winning disputed election - The Independent

The Gambia's President Adama Barrow returned home on Thursday, almost two months after winning an election disputed by the tiny West African country's long-time dictator. Hundreds of thousands of Gambians flooded the streets to celebrate after power ...and more »

Gambia's new president finally returns home - Financial Times

Adama Barrow, Gambia's new president, finally arrived in his west African nation on Thursday after a weeks-long political crisis triggered by his predecessor's refusal to step down. Mr Barrow was sworn in as president a week ago in neighbouring Senegal ...and more »

'This Feels Like Being Born Again:' Gambians Hope for Change and Long for Home - New York Times

For the first time since 1994, Gambia has a new leader. Adama Barrow, who set foot inside the country on Thursday for the first time as the country's president, has taken power after a tumultuous transition in which the former president, Yahya Jammeh ...and more »

Gambia finally welcomes its first new president in two decades - Quartz

A tumultuous period in The Gambia looks to be ending as the country's new president, Adama Barrow, returned to the country from Senegal today to begin his tenure. Gambians elected Barrow as their next president in December, but longtime leader Yahya ...and more »

Gambia's new President Adama Barrow arrives home - BBC News

Gambia's President Adama Barrow has returned to the country to assume power - days after his predecessor Yahya Jammeh left to go into exile. President Barrow's plane touched down at Banjul airport where jubilant crowds waited to welcome him.and more »

Profile: Adama Barrow, The Gambia's new president - Aljazeera.com

A week after being sworn in abroad, Adama Barrow is back in The Gambia to assume his duties as the country's new president. The 51-year-old, a property developer who never held elected office before, won a December 1 election to end the rule of ...and more »