The Gambia

Country on the coast of West Africa

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The Gambia: Country on the coast of West Africa
The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in West Africa. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa, and is surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coast on the Atlantic Ocean. The Gambia is situated on both sides of the lower reaches of the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the centre of The Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. It has an area of 10,689 square kilometres (4,127 sq mi) with a population of 1,857,181 as of the April 2013 census. Banjul is the Gambian capital and the country's largest metropolitan area. The largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.


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Letter from Africa: 'How I helped put Gambians on Google Maps'

A journalist is instrumental in the introduction of an address system which could help save lives.
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Rosewood smuggling in The Gambia: Shipping firm halts timber exports

A BBC investigation found that vast quantities of protected West African Rosewood was being trafficked.
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UN chief appoints new registrar for tribunal, deputy special representative for Iraq

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UNITED NATIONS, July 2 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appointed Abubacarr Marie Tambadou of Gambia as the new registrar of the International...
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Gambian man charged in US with torture of coup plotters

Michael Sang Correa, found working in Denver, is accused of torturing opponents of ex-President Jammeh.
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'Fragile' Africa prepares for high risk of coronavirus spread

An isolation ward stands ready at a hospital in Khartoum, Sudan. Laboratories in Senegal and Madagascar have the testing equipment they need. Passengers arriving at airports in Gambia, Cameroon and..
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Gambians rally seeking dicator's trial for murder, rights abuses

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Rohingya crisis: The Gambia who took Aung San Sui Kyi to the world court

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World Court to rule on emergency measures in Rohingya genocide case

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

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Yahya Jammeh warned not to return to The Gambia

Yahya Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea in 2017 after 22 years of authoritarian rule.
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Myanmar Rohingya: Suu Kyi accused of 'silence' in genocide trial

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Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi responds to Myanmar genocide allegations

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi: Gambia's genocide case at World Court "misleading"

At the opening of her country's defense at the World Court on an accusation of genocide, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi challenged whether events in Rakhine could fit that description.
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Suu Kyi in court as genocide case set out against Myanmar

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Gambia on Tuesday asked the International Court of Justice to order special measures to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority of Myanmar until the case is heard in full.
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As Suu Kyi looks on, Gambia asks U.N. judges to 'stop genocide' in Myanmar

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