Historical Dictionary of The Gambia
When The Gambia achieved its independence from Great Britain on 18 February 1965, as mainland Africa’s smallest state, its future seemed uncertain. It retained this status for nearly 30 years, An attempted coup d’état in July 1981 was put down, but, ironically, when other African states were returning to democratic government, Gambian democracy finally succumbed to a military coup on 22 July 1994. While civilian rule was restored in 1996, full democracy was not and a number of subsequent presidential and parliamentary elections have been far from free and fair, while The Gambia’s human rights record has been very poor since 1994.
This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of The Gambia contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about The Gambia.
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administrator AFPRC Alliance for Patriotic appointed APRC April Armed Forces Provisional arrested August Baddibu Baldeh Banjul Bathurst became Bojang Born British cabinet candidate Ceesay Cham chief constitution Darboe Dawda Jawara December Democratic Dibba economic educated established February Forces Provisional Ruling French Fula Gambia National Army Gambia River Gambian government Garba-Jahumpa Gorée governor groundnuts House of Representatives Hydara independence Islamic Jallow James Island Jammeh government January Jatta Jawara government Jola July June Kombo Lamin later leader Legislative Council lieutenant MacCarthy Island Mandinka Manneh March Methodist minister Momodou Muslim NADD National Convention Party November October organized Ousainou Darboe Patriotic Reorientation PDOIS People’s Progressive Party percent President Yahya Jammeh presidential election Progressive Party PPP Protectorate Reorientation and Construction Republic Saho Sallah seats secretary Senegal Senegalese Senegambia Senegambia Confederation September Serrekunda Sierra Leone Singhateh Soninke Sonko tion Touray vote West Africa Wolof Yahya Jammeh Yahya Jammeh coup