Banjul, The Gambia - And more! April 6th 2009 Arrival
To most British tourists, The Gambia (a former British colony which gained its independence in 1965) is an easy, accessible package holiday destination, a step (but only a small one) above the bucket and spade destinations offered by Spain, Greece and Turkey. Oddly though, it also has a shady reputation as a country where middle-aged white women can meet young Gambian men. Rather ... read more
Africa » Gambia » District of Banjul » Banjul The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965; it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia with Senegal between 1982 and 1989. In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty. A military coup in 1994 overthrew the pre... ... read more
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