- a river in W Africa, flowing W to the Atlantic. 500 miles (800 km) long.
- The, a republic extending inland along both sides of this river: formerly a British crown colony and protectorate; gained independence 1965; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 4003 sq. mi. (10,368 sq. km). Capital: Banjul.
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A second document was titled: “Gambia Reborn: A Charter for Transition from Dictatorship to Democracy and Development.”
Faal told the FBI that his group was trying “restore democracy to The Gambia and improve the lives of its people.”
The Amazon biography for an author named Papa Faal mentions both Gambia and lists a military record that matches the FBI report.
The various members met for the first time when they traveled to Gambia at the beginning of December to carry out their plan.
But those strands of his identity are all wound around the conspiracy that led him back to Gambia for the first time in 23 years.
In May, 1869, the Gambia was visited by a severe epidemic of cholera.The History of the First West India Regiment
A. B. Ellis
Contains the report of the Governor of the Gambia on the Provisional stamps of 1906.Gambia
Frederick John Melville
In this way the English gained their first possessions in the Gambia River.
On the 21st of June, 1662, Justobaque with a ship again appeared on the Gambia.
From that place the Saracen sailed for the river Gambia, soon after the 2nd of March.Our Sailors
- The Gambia a republic in W Africa, entirely surrounded by Senegal except for an outlet to the Atlantic: sold to English merchants by the Portuguese in 1588; became a British colony in 1843; gained independence and became a member of the Commonwealth in 1965; joined with Senegal to form the Confederation of Senegambia (1982–89); consists of a strip of land about 16 km (10 miles) wide, on both banks of the Gambia River, extending inland for about 480 km (300 miles). Official language: English. Religion: Muslim majority. Currency: dalasi. Capital: Banjul. Pop: 1 883 051 (2013 est). Area: 11 295 sq km (4361 sq miles)
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