Gambians celebrate peaceful transition of power

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Gambia, a tiny West African country popular with tourists, is celebrating its first democratic transition after the country’s long serving president, Yahya Jammeh, was finally persuaded to step down. David Pilling, the FT's Africa editor, recently back from the capital Banjul, talks to Fiona Symon about how this came about and what it means for democracy in the wider region.

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