Adama Barrow

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Adama Barrow
3rd President of the Gambia
Assumed office
19 January 2017[lower-roman 1]
Vice PresidentFatoumata Tambajang
Ousainou Darboe
Isatou Touray
Preceded byYahya Jammeh
Personal details
Born (1965-02-16) 16 February 1965 (age 58)
Mankamang Kunda, Gambia
Political partyUnited Democratic Party
Other political
Coalition 2016[3]
Spouse(s)Fatou Bah
Sarjo Mballow
Children5 (including 1 deceased)

Adama Barrow (born 16 February 1965) is a Gambian politician and real estate developer. He is the 3rd and current President of the Gambia, in office since 2017.[1]

In November 2021, Adama Barrow announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Barrow was inaugurated on 19 January 2017 at the Gambian embassy in Senegal, but Yahya Jammeh did not relinquish his position until 21 January.[1] Barrow returned to Gambia on 26 January and took the oath of office a second time on 18 February.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Patton, Callum (19 January 2017). "Adama Barrow inaugurated as President of Gambia amid standoff with predecessor Yahya Jammeh". International Business Times. IBTimes Co., Ltd. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  2. "Gambia: Adama Barrow sworn-in". Africanews. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  3. "Gambia 2016: Adama Barrow: My Vision And Mission". 25 November 2016. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017.