New Gambia leader to set up truth commission
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Gambia's Adama Barrow pledges to set up truth commission

The Gambia's new President Adama Barrow said he will return to his country from neighbouring Senegal when regional block Ecowas thinks it is safe for him to return.

He told the BBC's Clarisse Fortune he would establish a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate alleged human rights violations under longtime leader Yahya Jammeh.

Mr Jammeh says he will step down, after refusing to accept losing December's elections.

  • 21 Jan 2017