The Gambia (i/ˈɡæmbiə/, officially the Republic of the Gambia and often called simply Gambia) is a country in West Africa mostly surrounded by Senegal with a short strip of its coastline bordered with the Atlantic Ocean at its western end. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa.
The Gambia is situated on either side of the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the centre of the Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Its area is 10,689 square kilometres (4,127sqmi) with a population of 1,882,450 at the 15 April 2013 Census (provisional). Banjul is the Gambian capital, and the largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.
The Gambia shares historical roots with many other West African nations in the slave trade, which was the key factor in the placing and keeping of a colony on the Gambia River, first by the Portuguese, during which era it was A Gâmbia, and later, on 25 May 1765, the Gambia was made a part of the British colony when the government formally assumed control, establishing the Province of Senegambia. On 18 February 1965, the Gambia gained independence from the United Kingdom. Since gaining independence, the Gambia has had two leaders – Dawda Jawara, who ruled from 1970 until 1994, when the current leader Yahya Jammeh seized power in a coup as a young army officer.
The river is strongly associated with the Gambia, the smallest country in mainland Africa, which consists of little more than the downstream half of the river and its two banks.
From the Fouta Djallon, the river runs northwest into the Tambacounda Region of Senegal, where it flows through the Parc National du Niokolo Koba, then is joined by the Nieri Ko and Koulountou before entering the Gambia at Fatoto. At this point the river runs generally west, but in a meandering course with a number of oxbows, and about 100km from its mouth it gradually widens, to over 10km wide where it meets the sea.
A noun (from Latinnōmen, literally meaning "name") is a word that functions as the name of some specific thing or set of things, such as living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.Linguistically, a noun is a member of a large, openpart of speech whose members can occur as the main word in the subject of a clause, the object of a verb, or the object of a preposition.
Lexical categories (parts of speech) are defined in terms of the ways in which their members combine with other kinds of expressions. The syntactic rules for nouns differ from language to language. In English, nouns are those words which can occur with articles and attributive adjectives and can function as the head of a noun phrase.
Word classes (parts of speech) were described by Sanskrit grammarians from at least the 5th century BC. In Yāska's Nirukta, the noun (nāma) is one of the four main categories of words defined.
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Money is only money if we accept it as legal tender within countries or across borders ... Who is authorised to produce legal money?. According to Section 161 Subsection (2) of the Constitution, “The Central Bank shall be the only authority to issue the currency of The Gambia.
In its elaboration, an instrument ratified by the government and legislature of The Gambia, and with Gambia hosting the Commission created and mandated by the Charter to investigate human rights violations within and by state parties, cannot, despite not having been incorporated into law, be regarded as totally relevant to the Gambia legal system.
The GambiaPressUnion, GPU, on 24th March, 2020 reviewed and validated policies on Legal Assistance and Membership Welfare. The Legal Assistance Policy is intended to guide and facilitate the Union’s provision of effective and timely legal assistance, advice and representation for the journalists.
Every one of them should realise that The Gambia is bigger than an individual or a particular group,” Kandeh pointed out ...Ismaila Ceesay also highlighted that there is need to have a new constitution and a new legal framework for The Gambia ... There are legal possibilities and technical viability to put on some legal issues.” ... ....
The meeting, organized by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) Gambia chapter, was aimed at highlighting the inherent challenges in the socio-political environment in The Gambia and lays the basis for more awareness creation and advocacy efforts for meaningful legal and institutional as well as sociocultural changes in society.
(c) abstain from comment about the outcome of any pending or anticipated legal proceedings in any court in The Gambia and require similar abstention from his or her staff and others subject to his or her control.”.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) remains a practice in The Gambia despite the ban by the State... The Gambia banned and criminalized the practice of FGM in 2015 ... Mrs Bafou Jeng, a legal expert, said the Women’s Act of 2015 t criminalizes FGM in The Gambia and the laws are there to protect girls and women from being cut.
His case highlights grave injustices that persist through a culture of impunity and disregard for basic legal standards within Canada’s immigration detention system. Toure lived in both the Gambia and Guinea as a child, but does not know where he was born ... “So I said I’m from the Gambia.”.