Gambia 2002

Yearbook 2002

The Gambia. According to Countryaah website, national day of Gambia is every February 18. 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.

Gambia Border Countries Map

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.


The climate is tropical with a distinct rainy season and dry season. The dry season lasts from November to May. It is influenced by the dry northeast wind from the Sahara, called Harmattan. The average temperatures rise to values ​​between 21 and 27 degrees Celsius, with peak values ​​of over 40 ° C being reached. The relative humidity remains in the range between 30 and 60 percent.