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By Arnold Hughes, David Perfect

ISBN-10: 1580461263

ISBN-13: 9781580461269

A Political background of The Gambia: 1816-1994 is the 1st whole account of the political historical past of the previous British West African dependency to be written. It uses a lot hitherto unconsulted or unavailable British and Gambian reputable and personal documentary resources, in addition to interviews with many Gambian politicians and previous British colonial officers. the 1st a part of the ebook charts the origins and features of recent politics in colonial Bathurst (Banjul) and its growth into the Gambian inside (Protectorate) within the 20 years after global battle II. by means of independence in 1965, older urban-based events within the capital were defeated via a brand new, rural-based political employer, the People's innovative occasion (PPP). the second one a part of the ebook analyzes the capacity during which the PPP, lower than President Sir Dawda Jawara, succeeded in defeating either latest and new rival political events and an tried coup in 1981. The publication closes with an evidence of the death of the PPP by the hands of a military coup in 1994. The e-book not just establishes these designated points of Gambian political heritage, but in addition relates those to the broader nearby and African context, through the colonial and independence sessions.

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2 Additional data supplied by Central Statistics Department from census tables. 5 percent. 16. 7, they still comprised 41 percent of the total population in 1963 (46 percent of the Gambian population). By 1993, these figures had fallen to 34 and 39 percent, respectively. In 1963, 48 percent of the Mandinka population lived in LRD. This was clearly the Mandinka heartland; Mandinka accounted for 76 percent of the total population of Mansakonko LGA (which consisted of the Kiang and Jarra districts) and 58 percent of that of Kerewan LGA (which consisted of the Baddibu, Niumi, and Jokadu districts).

3 1 3 91 353,840 168,284 130,546 95,262 79,690 24,710 16,5502 7,4582 6,194 13,601 896,135 34,938 617 n/a 11 . 3 n/a 50,843 10 1,159 . 3 781 . 3 58,273 2,523 3,162 8 . 3 . 3 130,634 3,484 7,892 13 . 3 1 315,486 100 687,817 100 1,038,145 100 493,499 % 100 N 1993 % N % 34 16 13 9 8 2 2 1 1 1 86 1 The Tukulor were reclassified as Fula in 1973. In 1963, the Fula population was 42,723 and the Tukulor population was 4,631. 2 Additional data supplied by Central Statistics Department from census tables.

Since independence, the Fula/Tukulor have become more evenly distributed across the country, although, in 1993, they were still more likely to live in Basse and Georgetown than elsewhere; they now accounted for at least one-tenth of the Gambian population in all LGAs except Banjul. Moreover, they are now the most numerous ethnic group in both Georgetown and Kuntaur. Until the nineteenth century, most Fula were pastoralists who tended the cattle of their Mandinka overlords in return for pasturage.

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