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 might have managed to succeed his rival, longtime leader Yahya Jammeh, but the West African nation remains divided along ethnic lines. Jammeh's supporters want him returned in dignity.
As the international community marks World Press Freedom Day, The Gambia’s journalists are finally able to return to work without fear of intimidation following two decades of dictatorship and repression.
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.
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