Gambia welcomed into FOCAC: Gambia, along with Sao Tome and Principe and Burkina Faso were inducted as members of the Forum on Africa-China Cooperation. The article also gives an overview of what other African countries have been making strides, both fiscal and political wise with China. (https://theeagleonline.com.ng/the-gambia-sao-tome-and-principe-burkina-faso-welcomed-into-focac/)
Gambia: why there’s political turmoil in this small African nation: This article is from 2017, but in January of 2017, the then-president Yahya Jameh refused to step down after losing the election a month previously. He siezed power in a coup in 1994 and has contributed to many large factors that make Gambia the troubled nation it is today. (https://www.cnn.com/2017/01/18/africa/gambia-political-turmoil/index.html)
Kunta Kinteh Island
Kiang West National Park
The Makinda ethnicity, the Fula, and the Wolofs are the 3 largest nationalities. There are 19 in total.
Tribes and Ethnicities
Soil erosion, desertification
2% of adult population is HIV positive (about 40,780 people)