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Gambia’s Barrow sworn in as president as regional troops gather

BANJUL/DAKAR: Adama Barrow took the oath of office as Gambia's president on Thursday at its embassy in neighboring Senegal, calling for international support as regional troops prepared to back him in a showdown with incumbent Yahya Jammeh, who has refused to step down. Barrow's appeal that could trigger a military push into Gambia by West Africa's ECOWAS bloc, which has said it is ready to remove Jammeh by force if necessary. Jammeh, in power since a 1994 coup and whose mandate ended overnight, initially conceded defeat…