Welcome home, Mr. President!
A new era for The Gambia, West Africa
President Adama Barrow smiles at the camera during the four-hour cavalcade from Banjul International Airpor to his home, the Republic of The Gambia © Jason Florio
A triumphant and momentous day for Jan 26th, 2017: The Gambia, West Africa. Hundreds of thousands of euphoric Gambians lined the streets for miles – and miles! – to welcome home their new president, Adama Barrow. (Due to potential security risks, Barrow had exiled himself to neighbouring Senegal, where he was inaugurated at the Gambian Embassy, Dakar).
Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, disembarks at Banjul Airport, The Gambia, after being sworn in in Dakar, Senegal, for security reasons ©Jason Florio
A new era for the Gambia – President Adama Barrow arrives at Banjul Airport, from Dakar, to a monumental reception! ©Helen Jones-Florio Gambians ware ready for change. Finally, a democracy, after 22-years of the
dictatorial rule of Yayha Jammeh.
President Adama Barrow returns to The Gambia, after exile in Senegal – an estimated 100,000 people lined the main roads, to welcome him home © Jason Florio
#GambiaHasDecided – supporters of the new President Adama Barrow, The Gambia © Jason Florio
A young Gambian man, wearing a #GambiaHasDecided t-shirt, raises the Victory sign, in celebration of the new president, Adama Barrow, Westfields, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio
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Instagram – Gambian woman celebrate the return home of their new president, Adama Barrow ©Helen Jones-Florio
Instagram – Gambians celebrate the return home of their new president, Adama Barrow ©Helen Jones-Florio
Arrival: President Adama Barrow of the Republic of The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio
An incredible day and an equally incredible time in the history of The Gambia, West Africa – Feb 18th, 2017
ECOWAS troops photograph the crowds, with their phones at Bakau Stadium © Helen Jones-Florio
Female singer, Aurellia Prom, waits to sing the Gambian National Anthem, Bakau Stadium © Helen Jones-Florio
Gambian troops wait for the arrival of President Adama Barrow, Bakau Stadium © Helen Jones-Florio
The brass band perform for President Adama Barrow, Bakau Stadium, The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio
The red carpet to the podium where President Barrow is sworn in, Bakau Stadium © Helen Jones-Florio
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President Adama Barrow of the Republic of The Gambia
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#NewGambia – images ©Jason Florio
#GambiaHasDecided – President Barrow Senegal inauguration celebrations in The Gambia © Helen Jones-Florio
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Helen Jones-Florio at Bakau Stadium, on the eve of the inauguration ceremony
The people of The Gambia come out in their 1000’s to welcome their new President, Adama Barrow – image © Jason Florio, 2017
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Portraits of the new president of the Republic of The Gambia – His Excellency Adama Barrow ©
We were highly honoured to have a private audience with the then President-Elect, Mr. Barrow, a few weeks ago. And, even more so when he readily agreed to let Jason Florio make his portrait, in the gardens of the Kairaba Hotel, Senegambia.
L-R: Jason Florio, President Adama Barrow,
Helen Jones-Florio, Buba Bah – Kairaba Hotel, The Gambia, West Africa
Jason Florio prepares to photograph President-elect, Adama Barrow, surrounded by his protocol team and his personal security guards – Kairaba Hotel, Senegambia. Image © Helen Jones-Florio
President Adama Barrow has a tremendously unenviable task ahead of him. Therefore, we wish him and his team all the very best in the world. The people of The Gambia deserve only the best.