Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has promised investigations into human rights abuses. He also told DW's Adrian Kriesch he would request that the current government release political prisoners - as a first step in a reconciliation process.
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.
Gambia's justice minister has claimed that former leader Yahya Jammeh stole around $50 million from state coffers via a state telecoms company. Jammeh was forced to step down in January after 22 years in power.
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