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Yearbook 2002

The Gambia. According to Countryaah website, the APRC government party received 45 out of 48 seats in the parliamentary elections in January. There were no counter-candidates in 33 constituencies. Most parties boycotted the election, which they felt was settled in advance.

2002 Gambia

Despite protests from, among other things, Reporters Without Borders, Parliament passed a media law that requires media companies and journalists to be approved by the state for one year at a time. Journalists can, according to the law, be ordered to reveal their sources.

Former President Dawda K. Jawara returned to the Gambia eight years after being overthrown in a coup. He promised to work with President Yahya Jammeh who deposed him.

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