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Gambia, The Introduction 2008
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SOURCE: 2008 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Background:
The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965. Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989. In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, but tensions have flared up intermittently since then. Yahya A. J. J. JAMMEH led a military coup in 1994 that overthrew the president and banned political activity. A new constitution and presidential elections in 1996, followed by parliamentary balloting in 1997, completed a nominal return to civilian rule. JAMMEH has been elected president in all subsequent elections, including most recently in late 2006.


NOTE: The information regarding Gambia, The on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Gambia, The Introduction 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Gambia, The Introduction 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.



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