Gambia

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

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Introduction

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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Yahya Jammeh faces arrest if he returns to Gambia - minister - BBC NewsYahya Jammeh faces arrest if he returns to Gambia - minister  BBC News

Gambia presidential issues come to the fore - RFI EnglishGambia presidential issues come to the fore  RFI English

'You'll be arrested' - Gambia warns ex-leader Jammeh over planned return - Face2Face Africa'You'll be arrested' - Gambia warns ex-leader Jammeh over planned return  Face2Face Africa

Yahya Jammeh warned not to return to The Gambia - BBC NewsYahya Jammeh warned not to return to The Gambia  BBC News

The Gambia's ex-leader Jammeh reportedly wants to come home - Al Jazeera EnglishThe Gambia's ex-leader Jammeh reportedly wants to come home  Al Jazeera English

Turkey-Gambia Relations 'Excellent' – New Turkish Ambassador | - Voice Gambia NewspaperTurkey-Gambia Relations 'Excellent' – New Turkish Ambassador |  Voice Gambia Newspaper

Gambia: Why Gambia Needs to Re-Brand Its Tourism Product - AllAfrica.comGambia: Why Gambia Needs to Re-Brand Its Tourism Product  AllAfrica.com

Letter from Africa: Gambia's code of the road - BBC NewsLetter from Africa: Gambia's code of the road  BBC News

The Gambia, India: New Predator Playgrounds - Church MilitantThe Gambia, India: New Predator Playgrounds  Church Militant

Banjul United's Coach: “Scoring a Concern in The Gambia” - Foroyaa onlineBanjul United's Coach: “Scoring a Concern in The Gambia”  Foroyaa online

Gambia Humbled in Burkina - Foroyaa onlineGambia Humbled in Burkina  Foroyaa online

In Gambia, heartache and few answers after migrant deaths - The Associated PressIn Gambia, heartache and few answers after migrant deaths  The Associated Press

Shearwater wins Gambian work for FAR - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy VoiceShearwater wins Gambian work for FAR - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

Inside ‘paedo paradise’ The Gambia where sex beasts are buying African children and toddlers to rape - The SunInside ‘paedo paradise’ The Gambia where sex beasts are buying African children and toddlers to rape  The Sun

Chinese-built conference center inaugurated in The Gambia - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChinese-built conference center inaugurated in The Gambia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Gambian President Forms New Party In Possible Re-Election Bid - BloombergGambian President Forms New Party In Possible Re-Election Bid  Bloomberg

World Court to rule on emergency measures in Myanmar genocide case on January 23: Gambia - ReutersWorld Court to rule on emergency measures in Myanmar genocide case on January 23: Gambia  Reuters

Gambia: Government Pursues Zero Tolerance Against Trafficking in Persons - AllAfrica.comGambia: Government Pursues Zero Tolerance Against Trafficking in Persons  AllAfrica.com

UK Fire Station donates engine to Gambia Fire Service | - Voice Gambia NewspaperUK Fire Station donates engine to Gambia Fire Service |  Voice Gambia Newspaper

The people planting mangroves to revive a Gambian community - FRANCE 24The people planting mangroves to revive a Gambian community  FRANCE 24

'Security Sector Reform is One of Gambia's Biggest Challenges' - Foroyaa online'Security Sector Reform is One of Gambia's Biggest Challenges'  Foroyaa online

Article 19 Director Challenges Gov't over change in New Gambia | - Voice Gambia NewspaperArticle 19 Director Challenges Gov't over change in New Gambia |  Voice Gambia Newspaper

END THE SIEGE AND STABILIZE THE GAMBIA-PART FOUR - Freedom NewspaperEND THE SIEGE AND STABILIZE THE GAMBIA-PART FOUR  Freedom Newspaper

Gambia will arrest ex-president Jammeh if he returns —Minister - The PunchGambia will arrest ex-president Jammeh if he returns —Minister  The Punch

IDB to allocate $3M Dollars loan to Gambia livestock farmers - The PointIDB to allocate $3M Dollars loan to Gambia livestock farmers  The Point

IOM Hits Milestone: 5002 Gambians Supported with Assisted Return - Gambia - ReliefWebIOM Hits Milestone: 5002 Gambians Supported with Assisted Return - Gambia  ReliefWeb

Thousands march to support Barrow's 5-year mandate - The PointThousands march to support Barrow's 5-year mandate  The Point

China fishmeal factory a threat Gambia's coastal communities - FairplanetChina fishmeal factory a threat Gambia's coastal communities  Fairplanet

Gambia Offshore Data Acquisition Gets a Boost Jan 08, 2020 Gambia's petroleum sector objective in the - Offshore EngineerGambia Offshore Data Acquisition Gets a Boost Jan 08, 2020 Gambia's petroleum sector objective in the  Offshore Engineer

GAMBIA'S "STRESS FREE" EX CDS BADJIE APPOINTED DEFENSE ATTACHE AT THE GAMBIAN EMBASSY IN CHINA! - Freedom NewspaperGAMBIA'S "STRESS FREE" EX CDS BADJIE APPOINTED DEFENSE ATTACHE AT THE GAMBIAN EMBASSY IN CHINA!  Freedom Newspaper

The Gambia inaugurates Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center - Construction ReviewThe Gambia inaugurates Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center  Construction Review

Gambia's 2019 remittances stand at US$318.50m - The PointGambia's 2019 remittances stand at US$318.50m  The Point

A Gambian “Jungler” Could Face Justice in the United States - Just SecurityA Gambian “Jungler” Could Face Justice in the United States  Just Security

From The Gambia to The Hague: Meet Israel's new public enemy number one - The Times of IsraelFrom The Gambia to The Hague: Meet Israel's new public enemy number one  The Times of Israel

Gambians should say no to dictatorship – witness tells TRRC - Foroyaa onlineGambians should say no to dictatorship – witness tells TRRC  Foroyaa online

Gambia: Yahya Jammeh to Be Arrested If He Comes Home - Ba Tambadou - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsGambia: Yahya Jammeh to Be Arrested If He Comes Home - Ba Tambadou  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

Pa Dibba: Gambia striker breaks Adana Demirspor duck with brace against Balikesirspor - Goal.comPa Dibba: Gambia striker breaks Adana Demirspor duck with brace against Balikesirspor  Goal.com

'Only for European people': Landlord rejects Gambian tenant because African cooking ‘makes the house smell’, renter says - The Independent'Only for European people': Landlord rejects Gambian tenant because African cooking ‘makes the house smell’, renter says  The Independent

Gambia: Minister Fatou Kinteh Harps On Empowerment of Women - AllAfrica.comGambia: Minister Fatou Kinteh Harps On Empowerment of Women  AllAfrica.com

Germany to Increase Diplomatic Presence in The Gambia - Foroyaa onlineGermany to Increase Diplomatic Presence in The Gambia  Foroyaa online

Germany to increase diplomatic presence in Gambia - The PointGermany to increase diplomatic presence in Gambia  The Point

Village school in The Gambia benefits from Burnley donations - Lancashire TelegraphVillage school in The Gambia benefits from Burnley donations  Lancashire Telegraph

Guinea Bissau Rules Out 'Laissez-Passer' between Gambia and Bissau - Foroyaa onlineGuinea Bissau Rules Out 'Laissez-Passer' between Gambia and Bissau  Foroyaa online

Is The Eco Going To Be The Currency Of The Gambia Before The End Of January 2020? - Foroyaa onlineIs The Eco Going To Be The Currency Of The Gambia Before The End Of January 2020?  Foroyaa online

Gambia: The 13th NaYCONF Edition Launched - AllAfrica.comGambia: The 13th NaYCONF Edition Launched  AllAfrica.com

Gambian US-Based Professor Calls for National Therapy to Healing 22 Years Wound | - Voice Gambia NewspaperGambian US-Based Professor Calls for National Therapy to Healing 22 Years Wound |  Voice Gambia Newspaper

END THE SEIGE AND STABILIZE THE GAMBIA-PART THREE - Freedom NewspaperEND THE SEIGE AND STABILIZE THE GAMBIA-PART THREE  Freedom Newspaper

CPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS REACTION TO THE ARTICLE “INSIDE 'PAEDO PARADISE' THE GAMBIA WHERE SEX BEASTS ARE BUYING AFRICAN CHILDREN AND TODDLERS FOR RAPE” | - Voice Gambia NewspaperCPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS REACTION TO THE ARTICLE “INSIDE 'PAEDO PARADISE' THE GAMBIA WHERE SEX BEASTS ARE BUYING AFRICAN CHILDREN AND TODDLERS FOR RAPE” |  Voice Gambia Newspaper

Gambia Navy Intercept Another Fishing Trawler - Foroyaa onlineGambia Navy Intercept Another Fishing Trawler  Foroyaa online

Improving health and wellbeing in West Africa under environmental change - Mirage NewsImproving health and wellbeing in West Africa under environmental change  Mirage News

Landlord refuses to rent room to Gambian student because African cooking 'makes the house SMELL' - Daily MailLandlord refuses to rent room to Gambian student because African cooking 'makes the house SMELL'  Daily Mail

PDOIS Secretary General's Statement On the Third Year After The Impasse - Foroyaa onlinePDOIS Secretary General's Statement On the Third Year After The Impasse  Foroyaa online

Gambia: Foreign Minister Tangara Holds Audience With Cuban Ambassador - AllAfrica.comGambia: Foreign Minister Tangara Holds Audience With Cuban Ambassador  AllAfrica.com

Gambia Three Years After The Historic Change - Foroyaa onlineGambia Three Years After The Historic Change  Foroyaa online

Shearwater to acquire shallow-water seismic offshore Gambia - Offshore Oil and Gas MagazineShearwater to acquire shallow-water seismic offshore Gambia  Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Algeria Protests Gambia's Opening of Consulate in Dakhla - Sahara NewsAlgeria Protests Gambia's Opening of Consulate in Dakhla  Sahara News

Cuban Ambassador visits The Voice Newspaper | - Voice Gambia NewspaperCuban Ambassador visits The Voice Newspaper |  Voice Gambia Newspaper

How to get soccer gear to Gambia - WTOLHow to get soccer gear to Gambia  WTOL

Legal fraternity hails growing independence of Gambian judiciary | - Voice Gambia NewspaperLegal fraternity hails growing independence of Gambian judiciary |  Voice Gambia Newspaper

Gambia Former VP Registers His Political Party - Foroyaa onlineGambia Former VP Registers His Political Party  Foroyaa online

Heathlands School, St Albans, raises funds for bus for Gambian deaf children. | Education - Herts AdvertiserHeathlands School, St Albans, raises funds for bus for Gambian deaf children. | Education  Herts Advertiser

Gambia president forms new political party - News24Gambia president forms new political party  News24

Protesters demand Gambian president's departure - Youth Journalism InternationalProtesters demand Gambian president's departure  Youth Journalism International

Burkina Faso hosts Gambia in Women World Cup qualifiers tomorrow - The PointBurkina Faso hosts Gambia in Women World Cup qualifiers tomorrow  The Point

National Security under Siege in The Gambia - Freedom NewspaperNational Security under Siege in The Gambia  Freedom Newspaper

Gambia: Dearth of Youth Empowerment Concerns Barra Residents - AllAfrica.comGambia: Dearth of Youth Empowerment Concerns Barra Residents  AllAfrica.com

Alternative Means Of Transportation In Rural Gambia - Foroyaa onlineAlternative Means Of Transportation In Rural Gambia  Foroyaa online

'National Assembly Will Serve Supreme Interest of Gambians' Majority Leader - Foroyaa online'National Assembly Will Serve Supreme Interest of Gambians' Majority Leader  Foroyaa online

Gambia Pursues Zero Tolerance Against Trafficking in Persons | - Voice Gambia NewspaperGambia Pursues Zero Tolerance Against Trafficking in Persons |  Voice Gambia Newspaper

Landlord accused of ‘shocking racism’ after she refuses to rent room to Gambian man as Africans ‘make the hous - The SunLandlord accused of ‘shocking racism’ after she refuses to rent room to Gambian man as Africans ‘make the hous  The Sun

Barrow to be Gambia's Most Expensive Player If €15m Transfer Fee Is Paid - Foroyaa onlineBarrow to be Gambia's Most Expensive Player If €15m Transfer Fee Is Paid  Foroyaa online

Gambia: Cabinet Discusses Revitalisation of Cooperatives, Regulation of Veterinary Services - AllAfrica.comGambia: Cabinet Discusses Revitalisation of Cooperatives, Regulation of Veterinary Services  AllAfrica.com

Gambia: On GTSC New Buses! - AllAfrica.comGambia: On GTSC New Buses!  AllAfrica.com

A BIG Chunk of Gambia's 2020 budget goes to debt repayment Experts believe this is not encouraging Economic growth - Foroyaa onlineA BIG Chunk of Gambia's 2020 budget goes to debt repayment Experts believe this is not encouraging Economic growth  Foroyaa online

New Year speech: Gambia's Barrow defends decision to stay put - Journalducameroun.com - EnglishNew Year speech: Gambia's Barrow defends decision to stay put  Journalducameroun.com - English

Gambian writer Janet Badjan-Young - The Patriotic VanguardGambian writer Janet Badjan-Young  The Patriotic Vanguard

Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar: West's failure to support the Gambia surprising, if not shocking - Dhaka TribuneRohingya genocide case against Myanmar: West's failure to support the Gambia surprising, if not shocking  Dhaka Tribune

Her majesty the queen honours two Gambian nationals for outstanding service - The PointHer majesty the queen honours two Gambian nationals for outstanding service  The Point

Sampdoria Slap €18m on Gambia's Omar Colley - Foroyaa onlineSampdoria Slap €18m on Gambia's Omar Colley  Foroyaa online

END THE SEIGE AND STABILIZE THE GAMBIA-PART TWO - Freedom NewspaperEND THE SEIGE AND STABILIZE THE GAMBIA-PART TWO  Freedom Newspaper

Al'ummar Gambia na zanga-zangar bukatar dawowar Yahya Jammeh - RFIAl'ummar Gambia na zanga-zangar bukatar dawowar Yahya Jammeh  RFI

Gambia: How Yahya Jammeh orchestrated his imminent return from exile - Africa FeedsGambia: How Yahya Jammeh orchestrated his imminent return from exile  Africa Feeds

President Barrow assures government support to GFF - The PointPresident Barrow assures government support to GFF  The Point

Gambia: The Complexity of the Peaceful Transfer of Political Power - AllAfrica.comGambia: The Complexity of the Peaceful Transfer of Political Power  AllAfrica.com

I AM COMING BACK TO THE GAMBIA; NO ONE CAN STOP ME FROM COMING BACK-JAMMEH TELLS HIS SUPPORTERS - Freedom NewspaperI AM COMING BACK TO THE GAMBIA; NO ONE CAN STOP ME FROM COMING BACK-JAMMEH TELLS HIS SUPPORTERS  Freedom Newspaper

Falcons collapse in 2nd Division - The PointFalcons collapse in 2nd Division  The Point

Minister Bah to launch Janjanbureh Kankurang Festival - The PointMinister Bah to launch Janjanbureh Kankurang Festival  The Point

FC Masr complete signing of Gambia's Jibril Bojang on free transfer - KingFutFC Masr complete signing of Gambia's Jibril Bojang on free transfer  KingFut

Gambia Armed Forces Decorates Soldiers - Foroyaa onlineGambia Armed Forces Decorates Soldiers  Foroyaa online

Minister Fatou Kinteh Harps on Empowerment of Women - Foroyaa onlineMinister Fatou Kinteh Harps on Empowerment of Women  Foroyaa online

Gambia: Agent - 'Gambia's Bakery Jatta Had an Emotional 2019' - AllAfrica.comGambia: Agent - 'Gambia's Bakery Jatta Had an Emotional 2019'  AllAfrica.com

New Cultural Attractions to Boost Tourism Product | - Voice Gambia NewspaperNew Cultural Attractions to Boost Tourism Product |  Voice Gambia Newspaper

Gambian Player's Contract Terminated - Foroyaa onlineGambian Player's Contract Terminated  Foroyaa online

Myanmar's Silence on Rape Against Rohingya Is Cruel and... - PassBlueMyanmar's Silence on Rape Against Rohingya Is Cruel and...  PassBlue

Flights to Gambia and Greek islands launched in 2020 - The Slovak SpectatorFlights to Gambia and Greek islands launched in 2020  The Slovak Spectator

Thousands March for Former Gambian President's Return - AllAfrica.comThousands March for Former Gambian President's Return  AllAfrica.com

Should Gambians Be Exchanging Harsh Words During Debate On The Draft Constitution? - Foroyaa onlineShould Gambians Be Exchanging Harsh Words During Debate On The Draft Constitution?  Foroyaa online

Gambian Defender Released by Swedish Club - Foroyaa onlineGambian Defender Released by Swedish Club  Foroyaa online

Gambia's illegal immigration problems - Freedom NewspaperGambia's illegal immigration problems  Freedom Newspaper

Transports Ministry writes to Senegal's Transports Authority Over Blockade Buses | - Voice Gambia NewspaperTransports Ministry writes to Senegal's Transports Authority Over Blockade Buses |  Voice Gambia Newspaper