The Gambia (i/ˈɡæmbiə/, officially the Republic of the Gambia and often called simply Gambia) is a country in West Africa mostly surrounded by Senegal with a short strip of its coastline bordered with the Atlantic Ocean at its western end. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa.
The Gambia is situated on either side of the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the centre of the Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Its area is 10,689 square kilometres (4,127sqmi) with a population of 1,882,450 at the 15 April 2013 Census (provisional). Banjul is the Gambian capital, and the largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.
The Gambia shares historical roots with many other West African nations in the slave trade, which was the key factor in the placing and keeping of a colony on the Gambia River, first by the Portuguese, during which era it was A Gâmbia, and later, on 25 May 1765, the Gambia was made a part of the British colony when the government formally assumed control, establishing the Province of Senegambia. On 18 February 1965, the Gambia gained independence from the United Kingdom. Since gaining independence, the Gambia has had two leaders – Dawda Jawara, who ruled from 1970 until 1994, when the current leader Yahya Jammeh seized power in a coup as a young army officer.
The river is strongly associated with the Gambia, the smallest country in mainland Africa, which consists of little more than the downstream half of the river and its two banks.
From the Fouta Djallon, the river runs northwest into the Tambacounda Region of Senegal, where it flows through the Parc National du Niokolo Koba, then is joined by the Nieri Ko and Koulountou before entering the Gambia at Fatoto. At this point the river runs generally west, but in a meandering course with a number of oxbows, and about 100km from its mouth it gradually widens, to over 10km wide where it meets the sea.
Camara acknowledged that The Gambia faces numerous challenges such as poverty, something he said has forced many youngsters resorting to taking the deadly migratory route to seek better life in the West.
The analysis is correct as of October 2023 ... The site’s research found that a pair of hotels in Gambia are the friendliest of African hotels, with the Kombo Beach Hotel in Kotu being known for welcoming back repeat guests ... 1. Kombo Beach Hotel Gambia – 52.7% reviews saying it was friendly. 2. Ocean Bay Hotel & Resort Gambia – 49.9% friendly reviews. 3 ... 4 ... .
For instance, head to the Pimalai Resort in Thailand (pictured) from £1,895 ... Go on an excursion to the Kachikally CrocodilePool (above) while staying at the all-inclusive resort Sunbeach Hotel in Gambia. Visit the monkey-rich Bijilo Forest Park in Gambia (file image) ... Above, a dish from the resort.
At Top Resa IFTM, the DestinationGambia team had the great opportunity to openly promote and sell Destination Gambia, Smiling Coast of Africa’s tourism products, culture, artifacts, hotels and resorts, and tourism activities among others to different French nationals and other participants from all over 170 destination markets across the world.
France’s major event meant for tourism destinations and professionals gives the team a great opportunity to openly promote and sell DestinationGambia, Smiling Coast of Africa’s tourism products, culture, artifacts, hotels and resorts and tourism activities among others to ...
In October 2022, more than 60 children in Gambia died after kidney complications, allegedly caused by cough syrups made by the Haryana-based MaidenPharmaceuticals... They have, instead, resorted to piecemeal solutions such as cancelling the licences of violators \u2014 or denying complicity as in the Gambia case ... .
Born in Banjul, The Gambia, in 1962, Mustapha Njie has played a significant role in the country's economic growth and development ... He is the founder and owner of the CocoOcean Resort & Spa, an internationally acclaimed five-star luxury hotel located in Bijilo, The Gambia.
The new hotels expand the Group’s brands, spanning from upscale to premium luxury lifestyle with a new market entry in Gambia and the introduction of new brands in key markets with the first RadissonCollection in Nigeria and Egypt, the first Radisson RED hotel in Nigeria, and the introduction of the Radisson brand in Kenya.
“We will look for support from a mixture of private, voluntary and public sector funders, working collaboratively with them to expand opportunity to youth, women and groups that have been neglected for too long,” he said on Tuesday at Woodpeckers Hotel and Resorts during his endorsement by the Gambia Amputee Association.
Other long-haul, flight-inclusive bargains include a week’s B&B at the Kombo Beach Hotel in the Gambia for £899pp; a week’s B&B at the Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa Merlin Beach in Thailand for £937pp based on a family of four with children under 12 ...
... the forthcoming OICHeads of State and Governments Summit in The Gambia ... “Radisson BluBanjul is established under a new company called IMMOGAM Hotels and Resorts, which is jointly owned by the people of The Gambia, through the government, and the concessionaire, Immoland Sarl.
BANJUL, July 5 (Reuters) - Gambia and the World Bank signed a $68 million grant on Tuesday to revive the ocean-facing West African country's tourism sector, representatives of both parties announced at a ceremony ... The pandemic caused Gambia's economic growth to contract ...