Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow took the oath of office in the country’s embassy in Senegal on Thursday.
Barrow was sworn in days after seeking shelter in Dakar with incumbent Yahya Jammeh still refusing to stand down after losing a December election.
He took the oath at the country’s embassy in Senegal, ordering Gambian soldiers to remain in their barracks.
He has been recognised internationally. But Gambian strongman Yahya Jammeh has refused to step down and his term in office has been extended by parliament.
West African leaders have so far failed to persuade Mr Jammeh to quit. They have threatened to remove him by force.