Gambia’s new leader vows to end dictator’s reign of terror

‘Power belongs to the people’ says Adama Barrow as Gambians celebrate election win

Adama Barrow, the president-elect of Gambia, is sipping a lemonade in his sitting room, having just won his battle to end 22 years of dictatorship – at the ballot box. It’s been a long haul for the 51-year-old businessman, who once worked as a security guard at Argos on London’s Holloway Road.

“In two months, I will be president,” says Barrow, surrounded by family and friends as he watches a flat-screen TV replay footage of his unexpected victory. “I have been here for 20 years trying to change the government. Now it has happened, and we have a team of highly educated people to bring change.”

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