Sunday, 29 January 2017

Gambia: Adama Barrow removes "Islamic" from the country's official name

Gambia's new President Adama Barrow, has removed the word 'Islamic' from the country's official name which had been added by Jammeh in 2015. Gambia will no longer be the Islamic Republic of Gambia.

According to the new president, Gambia whose population is 90 percent Muslim, with the rest Christian and animist, was a republic "not the Islamic republic".

In a news conference, the president vowed to ensure Freedom of press and announced that his Cabinet members will have to declare their assets before the assume office.

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