COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Presidential Republic
Current President: Adama Barrow
Population: 1,925,000 (2014)
Land Size: 11,295 sq km (4,361 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Exiled Gambian Ex-Leader Jammeh Works On Farm in Equatorial Guinea - AllAfrica News: Gambia
[News24Wire] Pictures of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh working on a farm in Equatorial Guinea have emerged on social media.
- Fri - Mar 24, 2017: President Barrow's Tour - AllAfrica News: Gambia
[Foroyaa] The announcement that President Barrow is to undertake a provincial tour has met with divergent views. Many associate the tour with the current electoral campaign for seats in the national Assembly. Some opposition party leaders have expressed concern that the tour is ill timed.
- Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Nationwide Staff Audit for the Civil Service & Security Forces - AllAfrica News: Gambia
[Foroyaa] The personnel Management Office will be embarking on a comprehensive nationwide staff audit for the civil service and security forces across the country beginning March 27th to May 12th 2017. The exercise will be carried out in two phases as follows:
- Fri - Mar 24, 2017: EU Deploys 14 Personnel to Observe Legislative Election - AllAfrica News: Gambia
[Foroyaa] The European Union under the auspices of its chief observer deployed 14 Long term observers to all the 7 regions of the country to observe the April 6 National Assembly election.
- Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Prince Sankanu Launches His 'Pain of Sorrow' Film - AllAfrica News: Gambia
[Foroyaa] Gambian filmmaker Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu has produced a full length feature film titled "Pain of Sorrow", a social commentary on the challenges faced by women and children, beliefs and social stigma.