The Gambia. An alleged coup attempt against President Yahya Jammeh was revealed in January. Two senior officers were reportedly arrested, and firearms were reported in the capital. The opposition expressed skepticism about the charges, which coincided with corruption charges against the president. A new alleged coup was averted in June, and nine people, both military and civilian, were indicted.
In April, soldiers shot and killed 14 young people in unrest in Banjul. They demonstrated that a student had died in custody and accused the police of torturing him.
- ABBREVIATIONFINDER: Offers three letter and two letter abbreviations for the country of Gambia. Also covers country profile such as geography, society and economy.
|Gross domestic product (GDP)||$ 5,556,000,000|
|GDP growth rate||4.60%|
|GDP per capita||2,600 USD|
|GDP by sector|
|Proportion of the population below the national poverty line||48.4%|
|Distribution of household income|
|Industrial production growth rate||1.20%|
|Investment volume||27.1% of GDP|
|National debt||88.00% of GDP|
|Foreign exchange reserves||$ 22,800,000|
Opposition leader Ousainou Darboe and about 20 members of his United Democratic Party (UDP) party were indicted in June for the murder of a member of the ruling party Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) in connection with riots in Basse.
According to COUNTRYAAH, the population of Gambia in 2000 was 1,317,592, ranking number 149 in the world. The population growth rate was 3.150% yearly, and the population density was 130.2078 people per km2.