A sigh of relief for the people of Gambia. After decades of dictatorship, democratically elected Adama Barrow is now president. "Gambia has decided" is the motto of the revolution that helped bring about this peaceful change of hands.
Gambian President Adama Barrow has hinted at a possible trial of former leader Yahya Jammeh, currently in exile in Equatorial Guinea.
The Gambia's first legislative elections since the downfall of Yahya Jammeh are expected to inject democracy into a parliament which under authoritarian rule was derided as a rubberstamp assembly.
Six months ago Adama Barrow was unknown in the political arena, but he has now been sworn is as president of The Gambia.
Despite opposition from sitting president Jammeh, opposition leader Barrow is scheduled to be sworn in as Gambia's new president on Thursday. Activist Salieu Taal told DW that he thinks this will happen.
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