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Gambians await presidential result in test for young democracy

Korea Times 05 Dec 2021
Gambian's polling station staff member seals the boxes in preparation for vote counting after the presidential election, in Banjul, Gambia, Saturday ... The Gambia, a sliver of land about 480 kilometers (300 miles) long, which is surrounded by Senegal, is one of the poorest countries in the world.
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Gambians vote in first presidential election since Jammeh era

Al Jazeera 04 Dec 2021
Widespread poverty. The Gambia, a sliver of a land about 480km (300 miles) long, which is surrounded by Senegal, is one of the poorest countries in the world ... Polls are due to open at 0800 GMT in The Gambia, and set to close at 1700 GMT ... Jammeh’s political shadow ... Jammeh retains significant political support in The Gambia ... .
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Why The Gambia election matter

Ghana Web 03 Dec 2021
Presidential elections dey hold for The Gambia dis Saturday - 4 December 2021 ... The Gambia profile ... Despite di presence of the Gambia River, wey run through di middle of kontri, only one-sixth of di land dey arable and poor soil quality don make dem fit plant only one crop - peanut.
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Hon. Sallah  clarifies  PDOIS socialist  concept

The Point 01 Dec 2021
The course of eradicating poverty in The Gambia ... This means the lands will be owned by a few with capital ... Sallah said in Gambia, the reality is that families own vast majority of lands and industries do not exist, saying many Gambians invest money in treasury bills so that they earn more money from the treasury bills to maintain their capital.
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‘I feel inspired here’: refugees find business success in Naples

The Observer 29 Nov 2021
Bojang, 29, is among the thousands of people to have landed on Italy’s shores during the last decade. He fled dictatorship in the Gambia, witnessed horror in Libya and survived a dangerous journey across the Mediterranean.
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‘Taste this, it’s salty’: how rising seas are ruining the Gambia’s rice farmers

The Observer 28 Nov 2021
Traditionally, rice farming in the Gambia has been mostly done by women, while their male counterparts look after the groundnuts. But for years now the female farmers have watched as the land around them becomes increasingly difficult to manage ... In the past 10 years, this has become the norm across the Gambia.
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Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia

The Observer 26 Nov 2021
The windstorm and flash flooding that hit parts of the Gambia that night in July killed at least 10 people, injured dozens and affected thousands ... It is election season in the Gambia, and, as Ceesay sits in a cafe at the side of a busy road, minibuses packed with political activists speed by, horns blaring and flags waving.
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Faal, Sallah spar on economy, health, others in historic debate

The Point 23 Nov 2021
Without doubt Essa Mbaye Faal and Halifa Baboucarr Sallah will be remembered in the political history of the Gambia ... Faal spoke about the deplorable health sector of the Gambia ... Essa Faal said there is a “steep decline in every sector” of the Gambia including agriculture ... Faal, Sallah believes the Gambia has enough arable land for rice production.
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Faal slams D3,000 alkalolu salaries as insult on their dignities

The Point 23 Nov 2021
Without doubt Essa Mbaye Faal and Halifa Baboucarr Sallah will be remembered in the political history of the Gambia ... Faal spoke about the deplorable health sector of the Gambia ... Essa Faal said there is a “steep decline in every sector” of the Gambia including agriculture ... Faal, Sallah believes the Gambia has enough arable land for rice production.
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Ghana is the only country that still has its borders closed – Okudzeto

Ghana Web 23 Nov 2021
Ghana is the only country in ECOWAS that still has its land borders closed ... “…As I speak, the president chaired a meeting in January this year and set as ECOWAS chairman a reopening target of 31at July, 2021 of our land borders as I speak to you Mr.
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Wisconsin Legislator From Gambia Measures Success by Others’ Access

Voa News 15 Nov 2021
Baldeh organized the picnic as belated thanks for supporters who helped elect him to the Wisconsin State Assembly — far from his birthplace in Gambia ... Gambia is Africa's smallest country, with 2.2 million residents on a sliver of land embedded in Senegal ... Visit to Gambia.
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‘Living from flood to flood’: the crisis of Gambia’s sinking city

The Observer 15 Nov 2021
The Gambia is a small strip of low-lying land in west Africa along both banks of the river from which it takes its name ... The white building on the right is the Gambia’s National Assembly ... Hit $100bn target or poor countries face climate disaster, the Gambia tells Cop26 ... Maimuna Treira, 23, a physics student at the University of the Gambia, says.
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The last warrior of Africa’s ‘Forgotten Army’: Gambia and WWII

Al Jazeera 14 Nov 2021
Speaking in the small white-walled workshop he built in the 1950s when The Gambia was still a British colony, Janha manages five or so Wolof words at a time while his daughter, 55-year-old Mamtutti, translates ... The tiny sliver of land on the lush banks of the River Gambia had served Britain’s interests during the transatlantic slave trade.
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Our deepest fear for America -- and the world

CNN 12 Nov 2021
(CNN)When I was a child in Gambia, my brother Pa Ousman and I would talk about what we'd do when we grew up ... we would go to America, the land of opportunity ... While our impression of America led my brother and I to dream of moving there, it also led us to imagine a better future for Gambia ... But Gambia isn't the only country struggling with democracy.
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