Gambian top court dismisses petition challenging presidential election result

Gambia’s Supreme Court dismissed a legal challenge to President Adama Barrow’s recent election victory on Tuesday, ruling that the petition had not followed proper procedure, court documents showed. Barrow won the December 4 poll with 53% of the vote. Runner up Ousainou Darboe, who got about 28%, and two other candidates have refused to accept… Read More Gambian top court dismisses petition challenging presidential election result

Gambian President Adama Barrow wins re-election, opposition reject results

Gambian President Adama Barrow has comfortably won re-election, the electoral commission said on Sunday, though he may face a legal challenge from opposition candidates who rejected the results because of unspecified irregularities. The vote was the first in 27 years without disgraced former President Yahya Jammeh, who was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea after… Read More Gambian President Adama Barrow wins re-election, opposition reject results

Adama Barrow sworn in as President of The Gambia, urges loyalty of the nation’s armed forces

Adama Barrow has been sworn-in as new Gambia President. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. “From today on, I am the president of the Gambia regardless of whether you voted for me or not,” Barrow said on taking oath of office as Gambia’s new President The Gambia’s new president… Read More Adama Barrow sworn in as President of The Gambia, urges loyalty of the nation’s armed forces