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Monday, 30 January 2017

President Adama Barrow removes Islamic from Gambia's name

The new Gambia President Adama Barrow has removed the ‘Islamic’ title from the country’s name.


According to Aljazeera, the president made this known at his first news conference since returning to take office on Thursday, January 26.

The country was renamed Islamic Republic of The Gambia by former President Yahya Jammeh on 11 December 2015.


As at the time of making the change declaration, Jammeh said it was designed to distance the country further from its colonial past.


According to Barrow, The Gambia, despite having a 90 percent Muslim population, with the rest Christian and animist, was a republic "not the Islamic republic," according to Barrow.


Recall that Yahya Jammeh, who was defeated by Adama Barrow in the December 1, 2016 presidential poll, finally left the country in the evening of Saturday, January 21, 2017 after 22 years of holding sway as the president of the tiny West African country.


Barrow on the other hand finally returned to Gambia from Senegal to take over the ruling the state by 4p.m. on Thursday, January 26.

From Naij


21 comments:

becky naka said...

That's a good move.

Miss Ess said...

Very good one from him

Intelligentsia princess said...

Intelligent presidio,nice move..
If not Trump could have ban Gambians from visiting USA.

The General's Wife said...

Good.
Inukwa Islamic Republic of Gambia. Must "Islamic" be added to it to make it obvious that they are predominantly Moslem?

*testing testing*
Catholic Repulic of Italy.


See how funny it sounds?
That Jammeh sef.

white Berry said...

Noted

Blackberry said...

Good one, I hope you won't invite dem mimi to grace ya bed.

missylynn said...

I laff the first day I saw it
This Jammeh is crazy,am glad that Barrow acted fast by changing it

Kim Kardashian Aka portable queen of sdk blog said...

Nice one
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Kim Kardashian Aka portable queen of sdk blog said...

Nice one
The fear of Trump is the beginning of wisdom.

Kim Kardashian Aka portable queen of sdk blog said...

More like Christain republic of Italy

charitybino said...

Good move

Lheeman said...

And so ??

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Stephen Adesanya said...

The fear of Donald Trump
is the beginning of wisdom

Eminado Onimisi said...

Best move

Eminado Onimisi said...

Stephen you are so right! Love Donald, even if the whole world is against him, he is still the POTUS, the Christian Iscariots can rant out their lives, Donald is unmovable.

MISS TRUTH said...

Great news. God please bless, protect and guard Donald for us in Jesus name AMEN!

MISS TRUTH said...

Hahahahaha...@ Catholic Republic of Italy, TGW! Don't mine them, body fanatics.

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha @ the fear of Trump! Epic!

MISS TRUTH said...

I meant mind . Bloody.

crystal said...

As in eh, all this religious fanatics sef

Chidinma Grace said...

Nice move

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