We Somali men practice it too, but only divorced by Somali men and not ajnabi.The Prophet S.A.W married a twice widowed women with kids from a previous marriage and also a divorced woman. In fact all of his wife except Aisha were either widowed or divorced.
The sahabas were known to marry divorced or widowed women with no problems and the salafs.
They were not beta or dayooths. They were more manly than you can ever be.
That's what beta males do looking after alpha males kids. Am 100% sure that gambian guy is proud of you masha Allah brother.I've taken my kids to Djibouti where my relatives live and they were welcomed with open arms. My relatives see them as their own. They have no ties with gambia or their biological father