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Democracy restored in Gambia

27 January 2017


President Adama Barrow returned to The Gambia on Thursday 26 January to be greeted by multitudes of its citizens celebrating his homecoming, which heralded a new chapter in the political life of the nation.

On the day of his arrival, President Barrow held a fraternal meeting with the United Democratic Party, UDP, leader Ousainou Darboe, and the Secretary General of the Socialist International, Luis Ayala, at his home in the capital, Banjul. In the days preceding his return, Ayala had been in The Gambia meeting with the leadership of the SI member party, the UDP, with recently released political prisoners, and other political actors as a demonstration of solidarity and support of the Socialist International for the restoration of democracy in that country.


H.E. President Adama Barrow returns to The Gambia after the dictator Yahya Jammeh finally fled the country

H.E. President Adama Barrow of Gambia, with United Democratic Party, UDP, leader Ousainou Darboe (left) and SI Secretary General Luis Ayala (right)


Ousainou Darboe (left) with Vice-President of 
Gambia Fatoumata Tambajang (center) and 
SI Secretary General Luis Ayala (right)

The leadership of the United Democratic Party, UDP, following a special meeting with the SI Secretary General, Luis Ayala, at their party headquarters in Banjul.


Meeting with the party leadership of the UDP (left) and three of the recently released female members of the leadership who were imprisoned under Jammeh's regime.





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