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Africa Upset in Gambia: The unlikely rise of 'no drama Adama'

Adama Barrow never planned on running for president. In fact, he only learned of his candidacy when he showed up to vote in September. On Friday, he was declared president-elect of Gambia.

Thierry Gouegnon/Reuters

A decade and a half ago, Adama Barrow was working 15-hour shifts as a security guard at retailer Argos in north London, harboring dreams of making his mark as a real estate developer.

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