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
Gambia - Timeline - BBC

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Russian empire plans shift from Kiribati to the Gambia | Radio New ... - Radio New Zealand

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Russian empire plans shift from Kiribati to the Gambia | Radio New ...
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A Russian businessman seeking to restore the Romanov Empire in Kiribati says his plans are now being realised in the western African country of The Gambia. Anton Bakov made the announcement at a news conference in the city of Yekaterinburg, saying a ...

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Gambia: Revival of tourism after Jammeh era [Travel TMC ... - africanews

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Gambia: Revival of tourism after Jammeh era [Travel TMC ...
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The Gambia also known as the smiling coast of Africa was heavily affected by last year's political crisis which made tourists to flee. A year later, the tourism sector is back on track thanks to Gambi.

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The Gambia gets 1st private TV station 52 yrs after Uhuru | The Herald - The Herald

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The Gambia gets 1st private TV station 52 yrs after Uhuru | The Herald
The Herald
BANJUL. The Gambia finally has a private television operator 52 years after independence. QTV will now join the state broadcaster, Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) as the only channels. The launch of the channel was done by the Gambian ...
Jammeh summoned before Gambia inquiry commission pressJournalducameroun.com - English - (press release)

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MRC's outstanding performance boosts Gambia's Health Sector Says President Barrow - The Point

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MRC's outstanding performance boosts Gambia's Health Sector Says President Barrow
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The president's statement was read by Hamat Bah, the minister of Tourism and Culture at the opening ceremony of the 70 anniversary of the MRC Unit-The Gambia which was attended by more than 500 delegates including international scientists, doctors and ...

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Gambians need to know president's salary - The Point

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Gambians need to know president's salary
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Hon. Halifa Sallah, the National Assembly Member (NAM) for Serrekunda Central has argued that Gambians need to know the monthly salary and allowances allocated to the Gambian president, Adama Barrow. Hon. Sallah was contributing during the 2017-2018 ...

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at supports OSDIVI - The Point

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at supports OSDIVI
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Speaking at the presentation held at the mission in Tallinding, Baba F. Trawally, Amir of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at-The Gambia, said Allah created human beings equally and therefore they should accept whatever condition they found themselves in and ...



The Gambia gets 1st private TV station 52 yrs after Uhuru - The Herald

The Herald

The Gambia gets 1st private TV station 52 yrs after Uhuru
The Herald
The sector ministry presented the official licence for QTV's operation a day to the launch. It is believed that the facility will provide hundreds of job opportunities for Gambians. The Gambia has had media rights issues during the era of former leader ...



Gambia: Bombshell: EX Dictator Leaves Stolen Millions Bank Paper Trail And Passport Record Behind; As Freedom ... - Freedom Newspaper

Freedom Newspaper

Gambia: Bombshell: EX Dictator Leaves Stolen Millions Bank Paper Trail And Passport Record Behind; As Freedom ...
Freedom Newspaper
A former staffer of the Central Bank of The Gambia, who still had solid and reliable contacts at the bank today forwarded confidential banking documents to the Freedom Newspaper, which linked the exiled Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh, his former Chief ...



'Gambia needs to address the past, move on' - The Point

The Point

'Gambia needs to address the past, move on'
The Point
It is always a very difficult thing to do but I think when you are guided by the fact that you have no other country but The Gambia, you must focus on just moving ahead, he said. Earlier, the president who was seated alongside his host Mr. Barrow was ...



Gambia's sports council lifts federation ban - BBC Sport

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Gambia's sports council lifts federation ban
BBC Sport
The Gambia's Football Federation (GFF) has avoided a Fifa ban after the country's sports council chairman, Bori Darboe, reinstated the GFF's executive committee following an intervention by the country's president, Adama Barrow. The Gambia's National ...

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