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Africa News of Monday, 27 January 2020


The Gambia clamps down on protests against President Barrow

Adama Barrow, President of The Gambia Adama Barrow, President of The Gambia

In The Gambia, police used tear gas and rubber-coated bullets to disperse thousands of protesters calling for President Adama Barrow to step down.

When Barrow came to power in a deal with the opposition coalition, he had promised to step down after three years. But now he wants to stay on to complete the five-year presidential term.

Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports.

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