Gambia elections: President-elect Adama Barrow’s life story. In the early 2000s, he lived in the UK for several years, where he reportedly worked as a security guard at the Argos catalogue store in north London, while studying for his real estate qualifications. British media have even reported that while guarding the shop on Holloway Road,
Gambia: President-elect Adama Barrow Alive And Well. Earlier this afternoon, a fake news website, Skytrendnews, reported that Mr Barrow 51, was killed by unknown assailants in the Gambian capital, Banjul. According to the website, the assailant overpowered Mr Barrow’s private security guards, leaving two of the guards dead and other six injured from gunshots.
Adama Barrow. Adama Barrow (born 16 February 1965) is a Gambian politician and real estate developer who is the third and current President of the Gambia, in office since 2017. Born in Mankamang Kunda, a village near Basse Santa Su, he attended Crab Island Secondary School and the Muslim High School, the latter on a scholarship.
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Gambian President-Elect Is Sworn In as Foreign Troops Enter Country. Updated Jan. 19, 2017 4:53 p.m. ET Copy Link Link copied … Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambia’s president at the country’s embassy in Senegal on Thursday, but the nation’s first-ever democratic transition of power risked turning violent as troops from other West African states
Gambian president-elect vows to return country to Commonwealth. “It’s a stable country.” Barrow, a former security guard at Argos and a father of five, used his lack of political baggage to woo voters desperate for change, claiming 45.5% of the vote last week to Jammeh’s 36.7%. If Jammeh gives way in mid-January, Barrow will become only the third Gambian head of state since independence in 1965.
I’m alive and well Gambia’s President-elect, Adama Barrow shakes off assassination rumour. “ECOWAS, the African Union and the United Nations could only intervene if the two presidents fail to do, with impeccable thoroughness, what the constitution of the republic demands,” Barrow, who vowed to take office on January 19 despite the refusal of Jammeh to give up power, had stated.
Jan 16, 2017 · Gambia elected a new president, but old one won’t step down. President-elect Adama Barrow to be sworn in Thursday as first new leader in 22 years.
Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow (C) arrives at a hotel in Banjul for a meeting with four African heads of state, December 13. Gambia’s outgoing president Yahya Jammeh is refusing to leave his
Dec 11, 2016 · Gambia president-elect fears for safety. He said he had not spoken with the army chief of staff since last week, when the general “assured the support of the army” for the newly elected president. The president-elect said he had tried to contact Mr Jammeh to …
Author: Maggie Fick
In Gambia, the Defeated President Who Wouldn’t Go. He has lashed out against homosexuality, promising to execute gays and lesbians; critics charge him with using the death penalty as a culling tool for political opponents, as well as executing people found guilty of crimes like drug possession.
Gambian presidential election, 2016. In a surprise result, opposition candidate Adama Barrow defeated long-term incumbent Yahya Jammeh. The election marked the first change of presidency in The Gambia since a military coup in 1994, and the first transfer of power by popular election since independence from the United Kingdom in 1965.