Rotary Clubs of The Gambia
The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in Western Africa. It is the smallest country on the African continental mainland and is bordered to the north, east, and south by Senegal, and has a small coastline onto the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The River Gambia flows through the centre of the country and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. On 18 February 1965, The Gambia became independent from the British Empire. Banjul is its capital. 

  • The Gambia was the first and last British colony in West Africa.
  • 1977 Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley for Roots: The Saga of an
    American Family traced his family back to Kunta Kinte, enslaved
    from the village of Juffure in the north bank of The Gambia.
  • En route to Casablanca for a conference and then to Liberia, U.S.
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first serving U.S.
    president to visit the African continent when he stopped in Banjul in
  • The Gambia was a transit point for the German airline Lufthansa’s
    transatlantic mail service in the 1930s. In fact the airline lost three
    aircrafts in colonial Gambia.
  • Yundum Airport was an emergency landing site for NASA space



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One Response to Rotary Clubs of The Gambia

  1. Dear Rotarian President Graham Pareker and fellow (board)members,

    On behalf of the Rotary Club of Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa, its
    president Dr. Burang GOREE-NDIAYE, and all fellow (board)members, I am
    writing to you.

    Thank you for toasting on us, this generous gesture.
    We will do the same next wednesday during our weekly meetings.

    Our most prominent project at the moment is our Centennial Project
    which is the construction of a Science Laboratory for schoolchildren
    and students. All details can be found on our website. We are in need
    of funding this project, maybe you can help us!

    Rotarian mrs. Josée Soppe
    Rotary Club of Banjul
    SECRETARY 2006/7
    (+220) 99 88 932 / 77 88 907

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