Adama Barrow's party won an absolute majority in parliamentary elections, easily defeating the party of ousted leader Yahya Jammeh
After 22 years of dictatorship, The Gambia is steeling itself to face up to its troubled past of arbitrary arrests, torture and lives spent in exile.
The country's new president has been trying to assert control and clear out vestiges of former ruler Jammeh's feared regime.
Colley had run the penitentiary system nearly non-stop since 1997 under Yahya Jammeh.
Former president Yahya Jammeh announced in October that he would pull Gambia out of the ICC.
Regional power Ecowas, which has just seen off yet another dictator in Yahya Jammeh, started off with a tame agenda 42 years ago.
Although Ecowas and the AU made sure that Yahya Jammeh stepped down after losing the elections in The Gambia, caution is warranted
President Adama Barrow flew out of his tiny west African country on January 13 to meet world leaders in Mali
Barrow's currently living in Senegal until his safety can be guaranteed by soldiers from five African nations currently deployed in the Gambia
Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang was a health minister in the early years of ex-leader Yahya Jammeh's 22-year rule.
Former leader leaves after 22 years due to days of intense negotiation, a triumph for African diplomacy.
Barrow gave the oath in a tiny room in Gambia's embassy in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
Barrow said the inauguration was going to take place as scheduled on Thursday in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
We track the events that have led to a standoff between Yahya Jammeh and regional neighbours.
The 51-year-old won an election seven weeks ago and was initially set to become president of The Gambia in a peaceful handover of power this week.
The recent resignation of Jammeh’s information minister is seen as a sign of his regime weakening.
Nigeria and Ghana committed troops and aircraft to the buildup that’s centered in Senegal, which surrounds Gambia on three sides.
While tensions escalate and Gambians flee to neighbouring Senegal, President Yahya Jammeh has secured another three months in office.
In a televised address, The Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh denounced the 'unprecedented foreign interference' in the country's internal affairs.