A Political History of The Gambia, 1816-1994 (Rochester - download pdf or read online

By Arnold Hughes, David Perfect

ISBN-10: 1580461263

ISBN-13: 9781580461269

A Political heritage of The Gambia: 1816-1994 is the 1st whole account of the political background of the previous British West African dependency to be written. It uses a lot hitherto unconsulted or unavailable British and Gambian reliable 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 contemporary politics in colonial Bathurst (Banjul) and its growth into the Gambian inside (Protectorate) within the twenty years after international warfare II. via independence in 1965, older urban-based events within the capital have been defeated via a brand new, rural-based political organization, the People's innovative occasion (PPP). the second one a part of the publication analyzes the potential wherein the PPP, lower than President Sir Dawda Jawara, succeeded in defeating either current and new rival political events and an tried coup in 1981. The ebook closes with an evidence of the dying of the PPP by the hands of a military coup in 1994. The booklet not just establishes these certain points of Gambian political heritage, but additionally relates those to the broader neighborhood and African context, in the course of the colonial and independence classes.

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6 Includes 106 “Bathurst people” in British Kombo. Sources: [Gambia Government], Detailed Account of the Census of the Population of the British Settlement on the River Gambia, taken on the 4th April 1881 (Bathurst: Government Printer, 1881). This can be found in CO 87/117, Gouldsbury to Rowe, September 9,1881. [Gambia Government], A Report of 1891 Census by WC Cates Acting Registrar. This can be found in CO 87/139, Llewelyn to Secretary of State, July 21, 1891. [Colonial Office], Colony of the Gambia, Census 1901, Report of the Superintendent.

5), they lived mainly in small and isolated communal groups in the forests and swamps of the southern districts of Kombo-Foni Province; 18 Social and Economic Setting a minority also settled in Bathurst. 39 The Jola remained concentrated in the Kombos and Fonis up to independence; as late as 1963, 55 percent of all Jola lived in either Eastern or Western Foni, and a further 27 percent lived in Eastern or Western Kombo. This meant that 83 percent of the Jola lived in the Brikama LGA. There were smaller Jola communities in Bathurst and Kanifing, but few Jola lived elsewhere in Gambia.

Most others lived in Kanifing. 43 Since the late nineteenth century, almost all have been Muslims. 46 In 1901, they formed the third largest ethnic group in Bathurst after the Wolof and the Aku, and in 1911, one third of all Serere in the Colony lived in the capital. However, in 1963, only 17 percent of Serere lived in Bathurst and the majority resided in Kerewan LGA. Since 1963, the center of the Serere population has shifted again; just over one-third lived in Kerewan and just under a third in Kanifing in 1993.

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