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Gambia


  • Official Name: Republic of Gambia
  • Type: Nation


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Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and Senegal - The World Factbook

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Corruption Perceptions Index - 2014, Transparency International: 126


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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 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 2011. - The World Factbook


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