Adama Barrow Removes 'Islamic' From Gambia's Official Name


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Adama Barrow, The Gambia’s new president, has removed “Islamic” from the official name of his country pledging more reforms in the tiny West African nationThe new president said The Gambia, whose population is 90 percent Muslim, with the rest Christian and animist, was a republic, “not the Islamic republic”.

Jammeh, who ruled the small West African nation for 22 years caused a major political impasse by refusing to give up power after losing the December 1 presidential election to Barrow.