Earlier this year, The Gambia wrote history when a new president was voted into office. There was widespread elation - but the state coffers are empty, partially plundered by the former head of state. And it's the people who are bearing the brunt.
Seldom has an election given rise to so much hope on the African continent as the one that placed Adama Barrow at the helm of the Gambia in December of last year. But six months later discontent is on the rise.
Six months ago Adama Barrow was unknown in the political arena, but he has now been sworn is as president of The Gambia.
President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to hand over the presidency to Adama Barrow has pushed Gambia to the brink of a military conflict. Now Barrow has announced that he will be sworn into office in Senegal.
Gambian President Adama Barrow has hinted at a possible trial of former leader Yahya Jammeh, currently in exile in Equatorial Guinea.
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