Yahya Jammeh was Gambia's president for 22 years. A shock defeat in recent elections in Gambia resulted in his refusal to step down, even when the rest of the world acknowledged his successor, Adama Barrow as the new president. This resulted in a political crisis with Jammeh's refusal to leave and the threat of forced removal by UN-backed troops. Since then, Jammeh has been exiled and Barrow has been sworn in as president of Gambia. The question remains however; with the new era of President Barrow, has Gambia taken a step in the right direction?