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First Look Gambia has a new president. But will the incumbent cede power?

A coalition of West African nations have thrown their support behind the newly inaugurated President Adama Barrow, as has the head of Gambia’s defense forces.

Office of the Senegal Presidency/Reuters

Gambia’s long-time president Yahya Jammeh lost the key support of the country’s military on Friday, as he faced mounting diplomatic and military pressure from regional leaders to cede power peacefully to the West African nation’s newly inaugurated president, Adama Barrow.

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