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The capital and largest city of Gambia, on an island at the mouth of the Gambia River on the Atlantic Ocean. Founded as a trading post by the British in 1816, it was known as Bathurst until 1973.
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(Placename) the capital of The Gambia, a port at the mouth of the Gambia River. Pop: 392 000 (2005 est). Former name (until 1973): Bathurst
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(ˈbɑn dʒul)

the capital of The Gambia. 44,188.
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Noun1.Banjul - a port city and capital of GambiaBanjul - a port city and capital of Gambia  
Gambia, Republic of The Gambia, The Gambia - a narrow republic surrounded by Senegal in West Africa
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BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived in Gambia on Wednesday to begin a three-day visit.
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The trio were unveiled and rewarded for their outstanding performances with WAEC International Excellence Awards at the just concluded 66th annual meeting of the organisation in Banjul, Gambia.
During the meeting, they discussed a number of issues pertaining to cooperation and joint efforts to strengthen the work within OIC and preparations for the 14th Islamic Summit scheduled for Banjul, Gambia, in 2019.
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The formation of the five-member body, they said, marks the beginning of a genuine process of accountability, reconciliation, and healing in South Sudan in line with the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU PSC) Communique of 30th December 2013 in Banjul, Gambia. The IGAD summit, however, urged the parties to cooperate with the AU to expeditiously operationalise the Commission of Inquiry while calling on the international community to fully support the AU-led initiative.
Founded in 2005, the company has offices in Houston, US, Nairobi, Kenya, Banjul, Gambia and Lagos, Nigeria.
The three human rights organizations submitted a joint request to the commission on February 24, 2011, asking it to act on Libya during its meeting in Banjul, Gambia, which began on February 23.The African Commission is the continent's principal human rights body, charged with implementing the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, to which all African countries, including Libya, are parties, except Morocco.
As a result of the codesharing agreement Continental will place its 'CO' code on selected Spanair-operated flights between Barcelona and Alicante, Bilbao, Madrid, Malaga, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia, Spain; and Banjul, Gambia, as well as on selected Spanair-operated flights between Madrid and Alicante, Barcelona, Bilbao, Ibiza, La Coruna, Las Palmas, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife and Valencia.
The two men and two more Nigerian suspects were also charged with conspiring to re-export the illegal shipment to Banjul, Gambia. The three Nigerians, Ali Usman Abbas Jega, Ali Oroji Wamako and Mohammed Tukur, pleaded not guilty, but only one was represented in court.
The African Youth Charter, which prioritise youth development and empowerment, was adopted during the 7th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union held in Banjul, Gambia on 2 July 2006.