Gambia’s highest court dismisses challenge to Adama Barrow’s election
29 December 2021 | 10:08 am
Gambia's Supreme Court has dismissed Ousainou Darboe appeal of Adama Barrow's election victory. But rival candidate Darboe claimed he only lost the appeal on a "technicality."
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