New Gambian President Adama Barrow, has removed the word ‘Islamic’ from theÂ country’s official name.Â Gambia will no longer be the Islamic RepublicÂ of GambiaÂ . The wordÂ “Islamic” was added by the country’s former president, Yahya Jammeh in 2015.
The new president said The Gambia, whose population is about 90 %Â Muslim, with the rest Christian and animist, will now be The Republic of Gambia.
InÂ a news conference,Â the president vowed to ensure Freedom of press and announced that his Cabinet members will have to declare their assets before the assume office.
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