Acting President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo, Presidents Of Liberia- Ellen Sirleaf, Ivory coast- Alassane Ouattara, Ghana- Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and other high profile dignitaries have arrived at the venue for the President of Gambia, Adama Barrow’s inauguration.

The Gambia has sworn in its new president, Adama Barrow, in front of a crowd of thousands.

It is the second time Mr Barrow has taken the oath.

The first time was at very low-key event at the country’s embassy in Senegal last month, after a lengthy power struggle forced him into exile.

After his predecessor finally agreed to step down, Mr Barrow was able to arrange a stadium event back in his homeland, near the capital city Banjul.

Crowds queued through the night to get a good spot inside the stadium.

Brass bands prepared to play and flags waved.

Mr Barrow is only the third president in the history of The Gambia, and the celebrations also mark 52 years of the west African country’s independence.

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Osinbajo, Sirleaf, Akufo-Addo, Outtara At Adama Barrow's Inaguration