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Monday, January 30, 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:

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

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

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    3. Hahahahaha @ the fear of Trump! Epic!

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

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  3. 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.

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

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

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  6. The fear of Donald Trump
    is the beginning of wisdom

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

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

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  10. I meant mind . Bloody.

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