The Gambia

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or The Gam·bi·a  (găm′bē-ə)
A country of western Africa lying along the Gambia River and surrounded, except for a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, by Senegal. Once a part of the Mali Empire, it became a British crown colony in 1843 and a British protectorate in 1894. Gambia achieved independence in 1965. From 1982 to 1989 it formed with Senegal the Confederation of Senegambia. Banjul is the capital and the largest city.

Gam′bi·an adj. & n.
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Noun1.The Gambia - a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West AfricaThe Gambia - a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa
Banjul, capital of Gambia - a port city and capital of Gambia
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Gambian - a native or inhabitant of Gambia
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Contract Awarded for the supply and installation of airfield lighting at Banjul International Airport, The Gambia on turnkey basis, The only airport in the Republic of the Gambia.
KUWAIT, May 26 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received on Tuesday the Foreign Minister of the Republic of The Gambia Neneh MacDouall-Gaye who is heading her country's delegation to the meetings of the 42nd OIC session to be held in Kuwait on May 27-28.
In this article, the author explores the nature of parental involvement in children's education in the Republic of the Gambia.
On behalf of His Excellency the president of the Republic of The Gambia, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr.
Also in May 2012, the Company signed two Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production Licenses with The Republic of The Gambia for previously awarded offshore exploration blocks A2 and A5.
This, I must say, is a step in the right direction as the President of the Republic of The Gambia has accorded high priority to the welfare of women and children by putting in place a policy free health services for women and children," she remarked.
Jammeh was sworn into office as President of the Republic of The Gambia in November 1996.

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