Gambia’s president makes a triumphant return home
27 January 2017 | 4:30 am
Thousands of people lined the streets of Gambia's capital Banjul on Thursday to welcome home new President Adama Barrow days after authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh fled into exile.
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