The Gambia



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Capital: Banjul

Government: Unitary Presidential Republic

Current President: Adama Barrow


  • Gambia has sparse natural resource deposits and a limited agricultural base, and relies in part on remittances from workers overseas and tourist receipts.
  • About three-quarters of the population depends on the agricultural sector for its livelihood and the sector provides for about one-third of GDP.
  • In 2011, tourism contributed about one-fifth of GDP.

Population: 1,925,000 (2014)

Land Size: 11,295 sq km (4,361 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Mandinka: 42%
  • Fula: 18%
  • Wolof: 16%,
  • Jola: 10%
  • Serahuli: 9%
  • Other: 4%)
  • Non-African: 1% (2003 census)

  • Muslim: 90%
  • Christian: 8%
  • African Indigenous Religions: 2%


  • English (official)
  • Mandinka
  • Wolof
  • Fula
  • other indigenous vernaculars



  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Italian Top Club Bids for Gambia Captain Colley - AllAfrica News: Gambia
    [Foroyaa] Italian club Sampdoria has made their intentions to raid Belgian club Genk for Omar Colley known by making a formal bidding for the Gambia international.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: U.S.$48 Million Project On Crime Prevention Signed - AllAfrica News: Gambia
    [Foroyaa] The Ministry of Interior with the Centre de Diagnostic et de Recherché en Medecine Moleculaire (CDRMM) one of Africa's leading scientific molecular center in Senegal on Wednesday 19th July signed a Fourty-Eight Million dollar project in revolutionizing the art of fighting crimes in the Gambia at a ceremony held at its office in Bertil Harding Highway.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Four Soldiers Arrested - AllAfrica News: Gambia
    [Foroyaa] Information reaching this medium indicates that at least four members of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) were arrested and detained at Fajara Barracks three days ago.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: AG Special Adviser Warns Media Against Hate Speech - AllAfrica News: Gambia
    [Foroyaa] Hussein Thomasi, Special Adviser to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice has warned media practitioners against using hate speech that has the tendency to undermine the peace and reconciliation process.
  • Fri - Jul 21, 2017: Nelson Mandela Day Commemorated - AllAfrica News: Gambia
    [Foroyaa] Nelson Mandela, the South African icon who fought relentlessly against apartheid and for democracy in South Africa shall forever be remembered by all peace loving and democratic minded persons all over the world. He was regarded as a statesman by world leaders and the attendance at his funeral showed how much respect he commanded. His bronze at Parliament Square in London in his memory shows how much he was honoured.