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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Gambia: Breaking News: Gambia's SG Spends Over D 1 Million Dalasi To Send His Wife, Two Sisters, And A Brufut ... - Freedom Newspaper

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Gambia: Breaking News: Gambia's SG Spends Over D 1 Million Dalasi To Send His Wife, Two Sisters, And A Brufut ...
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Like Hamat Bah, and many others in Barrow's government, the Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service Dawda Fadera, is also a beneficiary to the Gambia International Airlines (GIA) desperate efforts to buyout greedy officials, in their dubious ...

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Gambia: Breaking News: GIA'S Lamin Cham Wants Gambian Pilgrim, Who Exposed The Appalling Conditions Of ... - Freedom Newspaper

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Gambia: Breaking News: GIA'S Lamin Cham Wants Gambian Pilgrim, Who Exposed The Appalling Conditions Of ...
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Lamin Cham, the Managing Director of the Gambia International Airline (GIA), was quick to run to social media to debunk Sheriff Omar Hydara's viral video, exposing the conditions of the Gambian pilgrims in Medina. Mr. Hydara reported that the lodging ...

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Gambia: Over 187 Youths Empowered By Prince Sankanu's 5 Film Projects - Jollofnews

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Gambia: Over 187 Youths Empowered By Prince Sankanu's 5 Film Projects
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(JollofNews)- Prominent Gambian filmmaker, Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu, has provided entry skills for over 187 Gambian youths aspiring for careers in film and related cultural/creative industries. The youths who got exposed to the value chain of ...



Gambia: Fatty leads high level delegation to Dakar security cooperation summit - Freedom Newspaper

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Gambia: Fatty leads high level delegation to Dakar security cooperation summit
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Interior Minister Mai Ahmad Fatty has told law enforcement leaders in Senegal that The Gambia was ready to widen peace and security ties with the ally nation. Fatty is leading a high level delegation to a landmark security cooperation summit in Dakar, ...

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Gambia: Ex Gambian Dictator Wired $38751.67 Stolen Taxpayers Money To Ahmad Gitteh In Toronto, Canada-GTB ... - Freedom Newspaper

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Gambia: Ex Gambian Dictator Wired $38751.67 Stolen Taxpayers Money To Ahmad Gitteh In Toronto, Canada-GTB ...
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A Commission of Inquiry investigating former dictator Yahya Jammeh and his APRC government financial activities, on Wednesday, uncovered that Ahmad Gitteh, one of the loudest mouths in the new Gambia, was among the beneficiaries of dictator ...

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New York Letter With Alagi Yorro Jallow: The Trans- Gambia Yelli-Tenda- Bamba-Tenda Mega Bridge - Jollofnews

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New York Letter With Alagi Yorro Jallow: The Trans- Gambia Yelli-Tenda- Bamba-Tenda Mega Bridge
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(JollofNews) – I refuse to believe that no Gambian engineers could have done the trans-Gambia (Yelli-Tenda-Bamba Tenda) bridge. How were only European and Chinese engineers constructing this mega project, who don't speak our languages, supposed ...

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Gambia: Tuesday Declared Bank Holiday For Assumption Day Celebrations - Jollofnews

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Gambia: Tuesday Declared Bank Holiday For Assumption Day Celebrations
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(JollofNews) – President Adama Barrow of the Gambia has declared Tueday 15th August 2017 a bank holiday to enable the Christian community to celebrate the annual feast of Assumption Day, locally called Sang Marie. Christians in the Gambia celebrate ...



Gambia: EU development cooperation with the “New Gambia”: Six months later, where do we stand? - Freedom Newspaper

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Gambia: EU development cooperation with the “New Gambia”: Six months later, where do we stand?
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In February 2017, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Mr. Neven Mimica reaffirmed that: “The European Union stands ready to fully support the President, H.E Adama Barrow, his government and the Gambian people on the ...

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Gambia's abandoned villages - Deutsche Welle

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Gambia's abandoned villages
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The Migration Dilemma. Gambia's abandoned villages. In 2016 more than 12,000 Gambians crossed the Mediterranean to get to Europe. In Bambali village there are hardly any young men left – almost all have left for Europe.



Gambia, Iran To Rekindle Friendship Again - Jollofnews

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Gambia, Iran To Rekindle Friendship Again
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Describing Gambia as a rich country in terms of water resources, Hojjati said that in addition to enjoying enough water resources and fertile soil as well as suitable climate to raise tropical crops with high global demand, Gambia has the potential for ...

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