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New Gambian president Adama Barrow gets hero's welcome in Banjul

In tonight's edition: Adama Barrow is back in Gambia, people start to give testimony on their lives under Jammeh's rule, and doctors in Benin continue to fight against the spread of leprosy.


Gambia's new president is hopeful that a new phase in his country's history has begun. Crowds throng the streets on Adama Barrow's return from Senegal for the first time since his inauguration and the end of a political crisis.

Meanwhile, some Gambians imprisoned during the iron-fisted regime of Barrow's exiled predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, have reportedly started giving their testimony to investigators about abuses allegedly meted out to those who fell foul of the man who ran the country for more than two decades.

And health activists are trying to push for more to be done to bring help to sufferers of leprosy. It can devastate lives but is curable. We look at the situation in Benin, where 150 to 200 new cases are recorded every year.

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