Gambia

Country Gambia
Capital Banjul
Continent Africa
Currency Dalasi(GMD)
Languages English, Mandinka, Fula, Wolof, Serer & Jola

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The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965. Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989. In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, but tensions have flared up intermittently since then. Yahya A. J. J. JAMMEH led a military coup in 1994 that overthrew the president and banned political activity. A new constitution and presidential elections in 1996, followed by parliamentary balloting in 1997, completed a nominal return to civilian rule. JAMMEH has been elected president in all subsequent elections including most recently in late 2006.

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Gambia - Wikipedia
Gambia - CIA World Fact Book
Gambia - BBC
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From Enniscorthy to the Gambia - Enniscorthy GuardianFrom Enniscorthy to the Gambia  Enniscorthy Guardian

Sale and sexual exploitation of children: UN expert visits The Gambia - Gambia - ReliefWebSale and sexual exploitation of children: UN expert visits The Gambia - Gambia  ReliefWeb

Gambia's joy gives way to sinking distrust as Barrow clings to power - The GuardianGambia's joy gives way to sinking distrust as Barrow clings to power  The Guardian

From dictatorship to democracy: All eyes on The Gambia’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review - Global VoicesFrom dictatorship to democracy: All eyes on The Gambia’s upcoming Universal Periodic Review  Global Voices

Letter from Gambia: After 22-year regime, ‘We need the truth’ - The Christian Science MonitorLetter from Gambia: After 22-year regime, ‘We need the truth’  The Christian Science Monitor

Thomas Cook's collapse will devastate Gambia's tourist industry - Quartz AfricaThomas Cook's collapse will devastate Gambia's tourist industry  Quartz Africa

2021 Africa Cup of Nations: The Gambia, Chad, South Sudan and Sao Tome advance in qualifying - BBC News2021 Africa Cup of Nations: The Gambia, Chad, South Sudan and Sao Tome advance in qualifying  BBC News

Gambia fears tourism crisis after Thomas Cook collapse - ReutersGambia fears tourism crisis after Thomas Cook collapse  Reuters

Opioid Problem In Gambia Is Opposite Of US Problem: A Lack Of Painkillers : Goats and Soda - NPROpioid Problem In Gambia Is Opposite Of US Problem: A Lack Of Painkillers : Goats and Soda  NPR

The Gambia Arrests Fourth Trawler - The Maritime ExecutiveThe Gambia Arrests Fourth Trawler  The Maritime Executive

Letter from Africa: How a teenager risked all for a life in limbo - BBC NewsLetter from Africa: How a teenager risked all for a life in limbo  BBC News

Sir Dawda Jawara: The Gambia’s first president who led the country to independence - The IndependentSir Dawda Jawara: The Gambia’s first president who led the country to independence  The Independent

MAN Energy Solutions stabilizing power in Gambia - Power Engineering MagazineMAN Energy Solutions stabilizing power in Gambia  Power Engineering Magazine

Gambia counts costs of Thomas Cook collapse - Deutsche WelleGambia counts costs of Thomas Cook collapse  Deutsche Welle

Gambia seeks consultants to advance 150MW/20MWh solar-plus-storage plant - PV-TechGambia seeks consultants to advance 150MW/20MWh solar-plus-storage plant  PV-Tech

Traveling to The Gambia on an Adventure Cruise - Condé Nast TravelerTraveling to The Gambia on an Adventure Cruise  Condé Nast Traveler

Private sector development and international trade in The Gambia - Trade for Development NewsPrivate sector development and international trade in The Gambia  Trade for Development News

Australia's FAR buys additional 10% stake in 2 Gambian offshore blocks - ReutersAustralia's FAR buys additional 10% stake in 2 Gambian offshore blocks  Reuters

The truth is not enough for Gambia's regime victims - The New HumanitarianThe truth is not enough for Gambia's regime victims  The New Humanitarian

New power plant to feed 18MW into The Gambia national grid - ESI AfricaNew power plant to feed 18MW into The Gambia national grid  ESI Africa

Cruising: Swept off your feet in Gambia - New Zealand HeraldCruising: Swept off your feet in Gambia  New Zealand Herald

Gambia: INFORM Risk Index 2019 (As of October 2019) - Gambia - ReliefWebGambia: INFORM Risk Index 2019 (As of October 2019) - Gambia  ReliefWeb

Gambia plans 150 MW solar project with 20 MWh storage option - pv magazine InternationalGambia plans 150 MW solar project with 20 MWh storage option  pv magazine International

Kunta Kinteh Island, The Gambia: This island with a terrifying history is about to disappear - Stuff.co.nzKunta Kinteh Island, The Gambia: This island with a terrifying history is about to disappear  Stuff.co.nz

Dramatic Africa Cup of Nations victories for Gambia, Chad - Yahoo SportsDramatic Africa Cup of Nations victories for Gambia, Chad  Yahoo Sports

Myanmar might finally be held accountable for genocide, but the court case must recognise sexual violence - The Conversation AUMyanmar might finally be held accountable for genocide, but the court case must recognise sexual violence  The Conversation AU

Small Gambian community wants bigger role in Berks [Column] - Reading EagleSmall Gambian community wants bigger role in Berks [Column]  Reading Eagle

Gambia: Discontentment against Adama Barrow grows [The Morning Call] - Africanews EnglishGambia: Discontentment against Adama Barrow grows [The Morning Call]  Africanews English

Gambia, Qatar Red Cross sign MoU - The PointGambia, Qatar Red Cross sign MoU  The Point

Gambia: Edward Singhatey Appears Before TRRC Today - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsGambia: Edward Singhatey Appears Before TRRC Today  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Gambia gov't finds alternatives to Thomas Cook - The PointGambia gov't finds alternatives to Thomas Cook  The Point

Breaking the Silence: Gambian Beauty Queen Publicly Accuses Former Dictator of Rape - Democracy Now!Breaking the Silence: Gambian Beauty Queen Publicly Accuses Former Dictator of Rape  Democracy Now!

Gambia: German Police Conclude Investigation in Gambian Footballer's Alleged Fraud Saga - AllAfrica.comGambia: German Police Conclude Investigation in Gambian Footballer's Alleged Fraud Saga  AllAfrica.com

DMU to help create The Gambia's first university of technology - De Montfort UniversityDMU to help create The Gambia's first university of technology  De Montfort University

Gambia: Jobe Pursuing Promotion in Sweden - AllAfrica.comGambia: Jobe Pursuing Promotion in Sweden  AllAfrica.com

00:24 Gambian Economy at Risk - Bloomberg00:24 Gambian Economy at Risk  Bloomberg

AFCON 2021 qualifiers proper to start in November As Gambia to play away in Angola - The PointAFCON 2021 qualifiers proper to start in November As Gambia to play away in Angola  The Point

SNP councillor criticised for running up nearly £5k mobile bill in Gambia - The ScotsmanSNP councillor criticised for running up nearly £5k mobile bill in Gambia  The Scotsman

Gambia vs. Mauritania - Football Match Report - October 4, 2019 - ESPN.co.ukGambia vs. Mauritania - Football Match Report - October 4, 2019  ESPN.co.uk

Gambia recognizes China's assistance as China's 70th National Day commemorated_70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China - XinhuaGambia recognizes China's assistance as China's 70th National Day commemorated_70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China  Xinhua

The Ceremony of Handing Over of Agricultural Equipment within the Framework of the Japanese Programme « Support to Underpriviledged Gambian Farmers » to the Gambia - Africanews EnglishThe Ceremony of Handing Over of Agricultural Equipment within the Framework of the Japanese Programme « Support to Underpriviledged Gambian Farmers » to the Gambia  Africanews English

A Unique Opportunity For Gambia And Gambians - Foroyaa onlineA Unique Opportunity For Gambia And Gambians  Foroyaa online

The Gambia Experience increases flight frequency to Banjul - The PointThe Gambia Experience increases flight frequency to Banjul  The Point

Gambia: 'Sanna Sabally Was Arrested Because of Fear' Says Singhatey - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsGambia: 'Sanna Sabally Was Arrested Because of Fear' Says Singhatey  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

First Lady Barrow sends 43 Gambians to China for Training on Agribusiness - The PointFirst Lady Barrow sends 43 Gambians to China for Training on Agribusiness  The Point

Entertainment & Lifestyle: Made in Gambia Festival in the offing - The PointEntertainment & Lifestyle: Made in Gambia Festival in the offing  The Point

Millwall fans thanked for generosity in donating to The Gambian Lions - News ShopperMillwall fans thanked for generosity in donating to The Gambian Lions  News Shopper

Charity the Gambian Schools Trust helps to educate children in The Gambia - Bradford Telegraph and ArgusCharity the Gambian Schools Trust helps to educate children in The Gambia  Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Gambia's rice cultivation boosted under OMVG - The PointGambia's rice cultivation boosted under OMVG  The Point

Ghana vs. Gambia - Football Match Report - October 1, 2019 - ESPNGhana vs. Gambia - Football Match Report - October 1, 2019  ESPN

All Set for Maiden Drama Fest-Gambia 2019 - The PointAll Set for Maiden Drama Fest-Gambia 2019  The Point

Agric minister lauds AU- IBAR for support to Gambia's veterinary legislation - The PointAgric minister lauds AU- IBAR for support to Gambia's veterinary legislation  The Point

Thomas Cook ceases operation: A nightmare for Gambia tourism sector - The PointThomas Cook ceases operation: A nightmare for Gambia tourism sector  The Point

Gambia vs. Cape Verde Islands - Football Match Report - October 8, 2019 - ESPN.co.ukGambia vs. Cape Verde Islands - Football Match Report - October 8, 2019  ESPN.co.uk

Businesswoman who had breast surgery at 19 sends 10,000 bras to Africa - Nottinghamshire LiveBusinesswoman who had breast surgery at 19 sends 10,000 bras to Africa  Nottinghamshire Live

EU 'optimistic' about Gambia's judicial system, press freedom - The PointEU 'optimistic' about Gambia's judicial system, press freedom  The Point

Domoda | Traditional Stew From The Gambia - iAfrica.comDomoda | Traditional Stew From The Gambia  iAfrica.com

Gambia Intercept 3 Chinese vessels for illegal fishing in Mandinari - Foroyaa onlineGambia Intercept 3 Chinese vessels for illegal fishing in Mandinari  Foroyaa online

Gambian players congregate in Turkey for AFCON skirmish with Djibouti - The PointGambian players congregate in Turkey for AFCON skirmish with Djibouti  The Point

Gambia's NDP is an excellent plan – Outgoing Senegalese Ambassador - The PointGambia's NDP is an excellent plan – Outgoing Senegalese Ambassador  The Point

Gambia continue to languish in int'l competitions - The PointGambia continue to languish in int'l competitions  The Point

Chinese Embassy Reacts to Foroyaa News Story - Foroyaa onlineChinese Embassy Reacts to Foroyaa News Story  Foroyaa online

CEO challenges Gambia to harness ICT to end youth unemployment - The PointCEO challenges Gambia to harness ICT to end youth unemployment  The Point

Afcon 2021 qualifiers: Gambia in advantage after Djibouti draw - The PointAfcon 2021 qualifiers: Gambia in advantage after Djibouti draw  The Point

Travel industry news - Gambia Experience launches three more flights - TTGTravel industry news - Gambia Experience launches three more flights  TTG

What should government do to address the inability of some Gambia College students to pay fees? - Foroyaa onlineWhat should government do to address the inability of some Gambia College students to pay fees?  Foroyaa online

Gambia/Djibouti: Devoid of Determination and Humbled By Football Minnows Djibouti, Gambian Players Should Give Themselves a Long Hard Look - AllAfrica.comGambia/Djibouti: Devoid of Determination and Humbled By Football Minnows Djibouti, Gambian Players Should Give Themselves a Long Hard Look  AllAfrica.com

AFCON 2021 group qualifiers set after wins for Gambia, Chad, South Sudan and Sao Tome - Inside World FootballAFCON 2021 group qualifiers set after wins for Gambia, Chad, South Sudan and Sao Tome  Inside World Football

Gambian Smallholder farmer stories Draw Attention at IFAD event - The PointGambian Smallholder farmer stories Draw Attention at IFAD event  The Point

Three New Flights to Gambia in Response to Thomas Cook's Liquidation - Foroyaa onlineThree New Flights to Gambia in Response to Thomas Cook's Liquidation  Foroyaa online

Newly introduced iron-rich cowpea variety to combat anaemia in Gambia - The PointNewly introduced iron-rich cowpea variety to combat anaemia in Gambia  The Point

Gambia to file case on genocide against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice - Modern GhanaGambia to file case on genocide against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice  Modern Ghana

Barrow gives account of the state of Gambia's economy - The PointBarrow gives account of the state of Gambia's economy  The Point

Merck Foundation Partners With the Gambian Government to Build Healthcare Capacity in the Country - Business Wire IndiaMerck Foundation Partners With the Gambian Government to Build Healthcare Capacity in the Country  Business Wire India

MAN Energy Solutions assisting Gambian city of Brikama - MEP MiddleEastMAN Energy Solutions assisting Gambian city of Brikama  MEP MiddleEast

TRRC debunks rumour of Edward Singateh testimony today - The PointTRRC debunks rumour of Edward Singateh testimony today  The Point

Gambia: Accident Claims 3 Lives in Jarra Bureng - AllAfrica.comGambia: Accident Claims 3 Lives in Jarra Bureng  AllAfrica.com

Gambia to Benefit from 50000 Hectares of Rice Fields under OMVG - Foroyaa onlineGambia to Benefit from 50000 Hectares of Rice Fields under OMVG  Foroyaa online

Gambia: Young Journalists' Association of the Gambia Mourns the Death of Journalist Sise Sawaneh - AllAfrica.comGambia: Young Journalists' Association of the Gambia Mourns the Death of Journalist Sise Sawaneh  AllAfrica.com

CAF reveal fix times for host matches - The PointCAF reveal fix times for host matches  The Point

Beat air pollution! - The PointBeat air pollution!  The Point

Gambia: 'Police Investigation Frustrate Victims' Gender Activist Told TRRC - AllAfrica.comGambia: 'Police Investigation Frustrate Victims' Gender Activist Told TRRC  AllAfrica.com

Gambia ratifies UNESCO 2005 Convention on cultural diversity - The PointGambia ratifies UNESCO 2005 Convention on cultural diversity  The Point

Nebraska Resident Begins Peace Corps Service in the Gambia Peace Corps Seeks Hundreds More Applicants by October 1 - Sidney Sun TelegraphNebraska Resident Begins Peace Corps Service in the Gambia Peace Corps Seeks Hundreds More Applicants by October 1  Sidney Sun Telegraph

Confidential Audit Document Leaked: FORENSIC AUDIT OF SEVEN SOEs IN THE GAMBIA BY Ernst & Young LLP IN UK. FINAL AUDIT REPORT AUGUST 2019-Part One - Freedom NewspaperConfidential Audit Document Leaked: FORENSIC AUDIT OF SEVEN SOEs IN THE GAMBIA BY Ernst & Young LLP IN UK. FINAL AUDIT REPORT AUGUST 2019-Part One  Freedom Newspaper

Wafu Cup: Ashanti Gold’s Akaminko impresses The Gambia - Goal.comWafu Cup: Ashanti Gold’s Akaminko impresses The Gambia  Goal.com

#GAMBIA: ARE WE SERIOUS ABOUT DEVELOPMENT? - Freedom Newspaper#GAMBIA: ARE WE SERIOUS ABOUT DEVELOPMENT?  Freedom Newspaper

Gambian Sports Journalism Thrown Into Mourning After Grts' Sise's Fatal Accident - AllAfrica.comGambian Sports Journalism Thrown Into Mourning After Grts' Sise's Fatal Accident  AllAfrica.com

Gambia: Adieu, Sise - AllAfrica.comGambia: Adieu, Sise  AllAfrica.com

Bun Sanneh Headlines Gambia, Ghana Beckons - Foroyaa onlineBun Sanneh Headlines Gambia, Ghana Beckons  Foroyaa online

Gambia: GRTS Reporter, Two Others Laid to Rest - AllAfrica.comGambia: GRTS Reporter, Two Others Laid to Rest  AllAfrica.com

India extends $500,000 assistance to Gambia for skill development, cottage industry projects - India TodayIndia extends $500,000 assistance to Gambia for skill development, cottage industry projects  India Today

GAMBIAN POLICE MAY DENY PERMIT TO THE UDP SUPPORTERS TO WELCOME THEIR LEADER FROM HIS EUROPEAN TOUR-SOURCES REVEALED - Freedom NewspaperGAMBIAN POLICE MAY DENY PERMIT TO THE UDP SUPPORTERS TO WELCOME THEIR LEADER FROM HIS EUROPEAN TOUR-SOURCES REVEALED  Freedom Newspaper

Police Inspector Testifies in Yankuba Touray's Murder Trial - Foroyaa onlinePolice Inspector Testifies in Yankuba Touray's Murder Trial  Foroyaa online

Fresh furore over use of fishmeal and fish oil in aquafeeds - The Fish SiteFresh furore over use of fishmeal and fish oil in aquafeeds  The Fish Site

'A killer is always a killer': Gambia gripped by Junglers' testimony - The Guardian'A killer is always a killer': Gambia gripped by Junglers' testimony  The Guardian

Dawda Jawara, Founding Father of Gambia, Dies at 95 - The New York TimesDawda Jawara, Founding Father of Gambia, Dies at 95  The New York Times

Plea in aid of Gambian children as Lytham friends launch fund-raising bid - Lytham St Annes ExpressPlea in aid of Gambian children as Lytham friends launch fund-raising bid  Lytham St Annes Express

Breaking The Silence To Learn The 'Truth' About Ganbia's Former President : Goats and Soda - NPRBreaking The Silence To Learn The 'Truth' About Ganbia's Former President : Goats and Soda  NPR

Gambia Gov't Injects 50 Million Dalasis Into TRRC Trust Fund - Freedom NewspaperGambia Gov't Injects 50 Million Dalasis Into TRRC Trust Fund  Freedom Newspaper