Gambia Crisis: Adama Barrow to be sworn in as President at Dakar embassy

Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow says he will be sworn in at the country’s embassy in neighbouring Senegal, as regional forces massed at the border to force incumbent Yahya Jammeh to quit after his election defeat.

In messages posted on his social media accounts, Barrow said the inauguration was going to take place as scheduled on Thursday in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Representatives of West African heads of states were expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony, due to take place at 16:00 GMT.

There was a heavy security presence at Gambia’s Dakar-based embassy on Thursday afternoon. Embassy staff climbed onto the roof to replace the faded Gambian flag with a new one.

It was not clear how Barrow will travel to Gambia. Read the full story here.