Historical Dictionary of The GambiaeBook - 2008
The Gambia achieved its independence from Great Britain on February 18, 1965 and became mainland Africa's smallest state. Despite its small size and population, it was able to establish itself as a functioning parliamentary democracy for nearly 30 years, avoiding the common fate of other African countries, which soon fell under authoritarian single-party rule or experienced military coups. In addition, its political stability and modest economic success enabled it to avoid remaining under British domination or being absorbed by its larger French-speaking neighbor, Senegal, as anticipated by man.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008
Edition: 4th ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 volume)