President Barrow
President Barrow of The Gambia (white gown) arrives Banjul to assume duty 10 days after taking refuge in Senegal

By Concise News correspondents

President Adama Barrow arrived in The Gambia on Thursday to a jubilant welcome marking the beginning of the west African nation’s first democratic transfer of power, AFP  reports.

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The Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow returned to the capital Banjul, 10 days after long-standing ruler Yahya Jammeh, who initially disputed the election results, was forced into exile.

Dressed in flowing white robes and cap, Barrow stepped off the plane, with heavily-armed troops from Senegal and Nigeria standing by as his plane landed from Senegal, where he had taken shelter on January 15.

President Jammeh tweets:

Barrow will be staying at his own home until further notice while State House, Jammeh’s former seat of power, is assessed for potential risks.

Senegal’s President Macky Sall (R) shakes hands with the new President of Gambia Adama Barrow prior to leaving the Senegalese capital Dakar on January 26, 2017

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