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
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How Gambia plans to shed its sleazy reputation - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

How Gambia plans to shed its sleazy reputation
Telegraph.co.uk
Even the beach wasn't safe from the sleaze. Walking along Gambia's powdery shores I had soon found myself fending off three forceful young ladies who wanted to know if I fancied “some fun”. “Wouldn't you like to play with these?” asked one, pushing out ...
Gambia tackles sleazy image to diversify tourismCapital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

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Gambia: Gambia's Vice president Overseer, Doubling As A Job Recruiter And Backdoor Investor Czar - Freedom Newspaper

Freedom Newspaper

Gambia: Gambia's Vice president Overseer, Doubling As A Job Recruiter And Backdoor Investor Czar
Freedom Newspaper
Fatoumatta Tambajang Jallow, is Gambia's Women's Affairs Minister, and also the overseer of the office of the Vice President. She is also the Chairperson of the Vetting Committee tasked with recruiting people into Barrow's government. She is working ...



Gambia: The Farato incident is totally callous and senseless - Freedom Newspaper

Freedom Newspaper

Gambia: The Farato incident is totally callous and senseless
Freedom Newspaper
Folks, for 22 years Yahya Jammeh ruled the Gambia, could anyone recall how many peaceful protests were organized. To my recollection, few and the ones that got off the ground were quenched with bloodshed. Did we forget the April 10 & 11 massacre?
Gambia accuses former president Jammeh of stealing $50mCitifmonline
Gambian ex-President Yahya Jammeh 'stole $50m' from stateBBC News
Truth and Reconciliation In The Gambia: A Dissenting ViewJollofnews
Vanguard -Washington Post -Anadolu Agency
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In The Gambia, “the beginning of a new era” - ReliefWeb

In The Gambia, “the beginning of a new era”
ReliefWeb
From Nigeria to The Gambia, to Benin and Ghana - to mention just a few examples - African leaders and citizens have demonstrated great political maturity and a strong sense of responsibility that must be welcomed and supported. The last ten elections ...



Gambia: Breaking News: Farato In Flames! – Freedom Newspaper - Freedom Newspaper

Freedom Newspaper

Gambia: Breaking News: Farato In Flames! – Freedom Newspaper
Freedom Newspaper
A rioting Farato youth, holding a poster which reads " We are sick and tired of UDP " sends a clear signal to the Barrow regime that there is a growing resentment ...

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Gambia: Well Done Our New Gambia … But If History Is Not To Repeat Itself - Jollofnews

Jollofnews

Gambia: Well Done Our New Gambia … But If History Is Not To Repeat Itself
Jollofnews
(JollofNews) – The wheels of justice sometimes grind slowly but grinding they do. And ours is turning into full motion. Following the rule of law means all the boxes must pass muster and yes, the Government is ticking the box, meticulously and ...



Gambia: Ida Bass Kidney Foundation – Free Vascular Access Project for kidney patients in The Gambia - Freedom Newspaper

Freedom Newspaper

Gambia: Ida Bass Kidney Foundation – Free Vascular Access Project for kidney patients in The Gambia
Freedom Newspaper
The Founder of the Ida Bass Kidney Foundation, Mrs Sailey Fladruds travelled to The Gambia on the 10th May 2017 with a team of medics from the Manchester Royal Infirmary Hospital to provide free vascular access surgery (fistula) to the kidney patients.



Gambia: Lawyer Sabally Calls On Barrow to Appoint VP Without Delay - AllAfrica.com

Gambia: Lawyer Sabally Calls On Barrow to Appoint VP Without Delay
AllAfrica.com
A Senior Lawyer of The Gambia Bar Association has called on The Gambia's new President Adama Barrow to adhere to the constitution and appoint a vice president without delay. Lawyer Awa Ceesay Sabally was speaking at the National Stakeholders ...



Gambia: GAF Triumph Over Sk Utd to Clinch GFF 1st Domestic ... - AllAfrica.com

Gambia: GAF Triumph Over Sk Utd to Clinch GFF 1st Domestic ...
AllAfrica.com
Gambia Armed Forces on Sunday defeated Serrekunda United 3-0 in the week-twenty fixtures played at the Father Gough Sports Complex in Manjai Kunda to ...

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State of The Gambia Fishing Industry and the role of Chinese company - The Point

State of The Gambia Fishing Industry and the role of Chinese company
The Point
This article is aimed to contribute to the ongoing concerns of Gambian about over exploitation of our national resources notably the fisheries resources. On the contrary, this is not in any way suggesting that we should not rise up to stop unlawful ...

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