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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Gambian migrants contribute 22% of GDP - The Point

Business Day

Gambian migrants contribute 22% of GDP
The Point
Minister Ousainou Darboe said this statistics is according to a report by IFAD in June 2017 which also confirmed that The Gambia is second country in Africa that relies on remittances to GDP, just below Liberia at 31%. A remarkable $181 million was ...
African Petroleum starts arbitration over oil drilling rights in GambiaBusiness Day
Gambia Faces Arbitration Over Offshore Drilling RightsLaw360
International arbitration sought over Gambian oil licensesUPI.com
Natural Gas World -Upstream Online
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Project to rebuild The Gambia after brutal rule - Juice Brighton

Project to rebuild The Gambia after brutal rule
Juice Brighton
A group of musicians, television producers and filmmakers have launched a project to help re-build The Gambia's shattered economy, following 22 years of brutal rule under the country's former dictator. Earlier this year Sky News' Special Correspondent ...

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Gambia: Do your job but don't harass citizens, Fatty tells airport security - Freedom Newspaper

Freedom Newspaper

Gambia: Do your job but don't harass citizens, Fatty tells airport security
Freedom Newspaper
The Minister of the Interior Mai Ahmad Fatty has called on airport security to eschew from any act of harassment of Gambian citizens arriving at the Banjul International Airport. Dozens of travellers arriving home in the recent past have filed ...



Sponsor Child Gambia Foundation touches lives of 65 children - The Point

The Point

Sponsor Child Gambia Foundation touches lives of 65 children
The Point
This is the third distribution ceremony the foundation has done in The Gambia this month. In Sait Maram village, Niani District, they furnished classrooms with furniture so that the school-going children would not sit on the floor to learn. In a show ...



ITFC provides $5m for Gambia energy sector - Saudi Gazette - Saudi Gazette

ITFC provides $5m for Gambia energy sector - Saudi Gazette
Saudi Gazette
Eng. Hani Salem Sonbol (left), Chief Executive Officer of ITFC, shakes hands with Amadou Sanneh, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs of Gambia, after ...

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Coup Attempt in The Gambia — FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)

Coup Attempt in The Gambia — FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigation (press release) (blog)
One of two cars used in a 2014 attack on the Gambian State House during a coup attempt in The Gambia. Several naturalized Americans from the West African ...

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Minister Fatty: 'Crime is not on the rise' - The Point

The Point

Minister Fatty: 'Crime is not on the rise'
The Point
Speaking at a brief visit to the Gambia Police Force Training School in Banjullinding on Tuesday, Minister Fatty lauded the dedication of the staff even as he observed that the facility should be upgraded into an academy. “As the custodians of internal ...



The Gambia signs 45-million-dollar loan with Islamic Trade Finance Corp. - Xinhua

The Gambia signs 45-million-dollar loan with Islamic Trade Finance Corp.
Xinhua
BANJUL, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Gambian Finance Minister Amadou Sanneh on Tuesday signed a loan agreement of 45 million U.S. dollars with the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) to support the Gambia's National Water and Electricity ...



Everton FC Gambia seeking help from Blues across the world - Liverpool Echo

Liverpool Echo

Everton FC Gambia seeking help from Blues across the world
Liverpool Echo
Everton FC Gambia are searching for overseas assistance to help fund their development of grassroots players in the west African nation. Founded in 2012, the club were featured in the ECHO back in December last year when some of their youngsters were ...



Commission questions Lebanese businessman again - The Point

The Point

Commission questions Lebanese businessman again
The Point
During his testimony, he was shown a document indicating Shanghai Gambia Company bank statement for identification, which he did accordingly. The document was then tendered and admitted as an exhibit. Two other bank statements for Gatson Company ...