Gambia president launches own party after rift with ruling coalition

Gambian President Adama Barrow earlier this week launched his own political party in the capital, Banjul, confirming what political watchers had predicted for the West African country.

The move frees him from the coalition that helped him win the presidency three years ago in the country. The coalition achieved a shock victory over long serving Yahya Jammeh, currently exiled in Equatorial Guinea.

The president has formally registered the new party, the National People's Party (NPP), with the I…

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