The Gambia is an interesting place.  It was a part of both the Mali and Songhai Empires.  Ibn Battuta visited in the 1300s and had lovely things to say about the justice-minded people who lived there.  It’s nearly completely surrounded by Senegal.  And it is littered with stone circles resembling versions of Stonehenge.  Not much …


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On 22 July 1994, a group of junior officers in the Gambian National Army, led by Yahya Jammeh, staged a disorganized and badly planned coup and somehow managed to end up in control of the nation of the Gambia.  That is how the longest lasting democracy in West Africa came to an end; and even …

  • July 19, 2020
  • Gambia
  • Comments Off on A Holiday For an Abandoned Revolution


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