A newly released prisoner has just been made The Gambia’s finance minister.
Just 72 hours ago Amadou Sanneh was still in jail for being an
opponent of former President Yahya Jammeh, who went into exile about
10 days ago, the Associated Press news agency reports.
Among other the cabinet members sworn in today was a long-time
opponent of Mr Jammeh’s Ousainou Darboe, who has also spent time in
jail as a political prisoner.
According to the AFP news agency, he has been made foreign minister.
Mr Jammeh, who came to power in a bloodless coup in 1994, lost
elections in December to Adama Barrow, who was backed by a coalition
of opposition parties.
At first he accepted defeat, but then tried to get the results annulled.
West African leaders sent troops into The Gambia on the day Mr Jammeh
was officially supposed to hand over power – and mediated his exit to
Equatorial Guinea.

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