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 - CIA World Fact Book
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Gambia: Sabi Woman Accused Of Killing Another Woman-Police Spokesman Revealed! - Freedom Newspaper

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Gambia: Sabi Woman Accused Of Killing Another Woman-Police Spokesman Revealed!
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Another person, has been killed in the Gambia, amid increasing crime rate in the West African country, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. 25-year-old Sabi, lady Amie Koroma, has been accused of killing one Ms. Mbay Sankareh. Sabi, is situated in the ...



Gambia cannot be divided, Barrow says - The Point Newspaper ... - The Point

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Gambia cannot be divided, Barrow says - The Point Newspaper ...
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The Gambian leader, President Adama Barrow, has affirmed that since the Gambia's most important resource is her human resources, the country “cannot...
Building The New Gambia With Madi Jobarteh: My Beloved Gambia, I Wish You A Blessed Eid!Jollofnews

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Building The New Gambia With Madi Jobarteh: We Want A System Change - Jollofnews

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Building The New Gambia With Madi Jobarteh: We Want A System Change
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For 22 years the Gambia was under Dictatorship. Dictatorship is a political system in which the rule of law is subverted as state institutions are weakened while legal and official processes are circumvented for the benefit of the dictator and his ...



Gambia: A Swedish Drama Teacher Urges Gambians To Bury Tribalism - Freedom Newspaper

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Gambia: A Swedish Drama Teacher Urges Gambians To Bury Tribalism
Freedom Newspaper
What happens in Gambia affects me, not only because globalization has compressed the world, but because I have been a keen observer of Gambia's socio-political development. Tribalism was once an issue in Europe, leading to brutal wars among nations.

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Gambia: The business of human trafficking | Africa | Al Jazeera - Aljazeera.com

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Gambia: The business of human trafficking | Africa | Al Jazeera
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According to the United Nations, 26,000 unaccompanied minors crossed the Mediterranean to Europe last year, most of those coming from sub-Saharan Africa ...

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Gambia Gets Over US$16 Million Emergency Credit From IMF - Jollofnews

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Gambia Gets Over US$16 Million Emergency Credit From IMF
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(JollofNews) – The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Monday approved emergency financial assistance under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) in the amount equivalent to SDR11,662,500 (about US$16.1 million) for the Gambia to ...

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Gambia: Banjul Muslim Elders Call On President Barrow - AllAfrica.com

Gambia: Banjul Muslim Elders Call On President Barrow
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Banjul Muslim elders under the leadership of Imam Ratib of Banjul on Sunday paid a courtesy call on President Adama Barrow at his office in Fajara. Meeting the country's leadership immediately after the Eid-ul-fitr prayer is a tradition dating back to ...
'Govt will not interfere in religious matters' – President BarrowJournalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (registration)

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52 migrants from Gambia, Nigeria, others dead as IOM rescues 600 in Sahara Desert - Premium Times

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52 migrants from Gambia, Nigeria, others dead as IOM rescues 600 in Sahara Desert
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The UN migration agency, however, regretted that 52 migrants, mostly from The Gambia, Nigeria, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire, died over the period, according to its statement on Tuesday. “We are enhancing our capacity to assist vulnerable migrants stranded ...

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Gardeners' link with the Gambia - Isle of Wight County Press

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Gardeners' link with the Gambia
Isle of Wight County Press
It came about after the couple forged links with the Gambian community of Jalambang and their friendship grew like topsy, becoming a passion. As a result of their early support for the community, they were presented with the traditional Gambian ...



Gambia Opposition GDC Expels Top Official - Jollofnews - Jollofnews

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Gambia Opposition GDC Expels Top Official - Jollofnews
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(JollofNews) – An opposition party in the Gambia has said it has expelled one of its leaders on Saturday. The Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) said it ...

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