Adama Barrow sworn in
Adama Barrow sworn in

UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council on Thursday urged all Gambian parties and West African countries to ensure peaceful transition of power in Gambia.
In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-nation council requests former President Yahya Jammeh to transfer power to President Adama Barrow by Jan. 19, 2017 in accordance with the Gambian constitution. (UN-Gambia-Power transition)
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DAKAR — Adama Barrow was sworn in as Gambian president on Thursday at the Gambian embassy in Dakar, capital of Senegal.
Barrow, who officially became the third head of state of his country, after Dawda Jawara (1970-1994), and Yahya Jammah, in power since 1994 through a coup d’etat, was sworn in in front of Sheriff Tambedou, president of the Gambia Bar. (Gambia-Barrow-President)
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MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government announced Thursday that drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was being extradited to the U.S.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the extradition was going ahead after a penal court in Mexico City struck down a stay granted to Guzman in May 2016. (Mexico-US-Extradition)
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TEHRAN — Tehran’s mayor confirmed the death of 20 fire fighters in the commercial building in the capital of Iran on Thursday, Tasnim news agency reported.
Earlier reports said at least 30 people were killed in the collapse of a 17-story commercial building. (Iran-Building collapse) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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