The Security Council resolution invited the formidable west African regional bloc to ensure Mr Barrow’s election victory was respected, but a last-minute amendment urged the use of “political means first”.Yet minutes after the resolution had passed, Senegalese Colonel Abdou Ndiaye issued a brief statement to news agencies declaring: “We have entered Gambia.” A delegation of West African leaders – including the the presidents of Liberia, Mauritania and Guinea – are due to arrive in Gambia on Friday as part of a mediation mission, Gambian state television announced.Nigerian gunboats and Senegalese troops assembled on the Gambian border.
Mr Barrow’s inauguration ceremony was held in a small conference room at the Dakar embassy, and attended by dignitaries including the President of the Commission from the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas).
The bloc had threatened to invade The Gambia and forcefully eject Mr Jammeh if he did not step aside peacefully, giving a deadline of midnight on Wednesday.
Ethiopia and Morocco are home to the most with nine sites; followed by Tunisia and South Africa at eight sites; and Algeria, Egypt, Senegal, and Tanzania at seven. Four sites are shared between two countries: Maloti-Drakensberg Park (Lesotho and South Africa), the Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve (Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea), the Stone Circles of Senegambia (the Gambia and Senegal), and the Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe).
One site is shared among three countries, Sangha Trinational (Central African Republic, Cameroon and Congo).
Saint Louis is considered both the intellectual and cultural capital of Senegal and is a Mecca for Senegalese arts and culture.