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PostSubject: Gambia   Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:15 pm

anyone on here ever lived there or been there - it is fascinating watching the african politics play out over there - "will you stand down - you lost" " NO bugger off"

and now they've got the rest of africa almost involved and the UN! - it's like a Shakespearian melodrama! angry
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PostSubject: Re: Gambia   Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:09 am

Never been there and I have no wish to do so.

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PostSubject: Re: Gambia   Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:14 am

andsome wrote:
Never been there and I have no wish to do so.
I'm with you there mate !
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PostSubject: Re: Gambia   Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:23 am

Never been to Gambia, but I did live in Lagos - Nigeria - at the end of the 70's. 

I think I have had sufficient experience of the African Continent...

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PostSubject: Re: Gambia   Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:06 pm

well one of the last books I read suggested that of course everything is very tribal and once a tribe gains power their leader can live in a grand palace - indeed must and have the best cars and clothes etc - his own people expect him to even if they live in poverty
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PostSubject: Re: Gambia   Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:25 pm

That doesn't surprise me.  The population seemed to be either very rich or extremely poor in Nigeria.

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PostSubject: Re: Gambia   Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:31 pm

bit similar to the election of Donald Trump and his rise to popularity!
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PostSubject: Re: Gambia   Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:06 am

Thomas Cook holidaymakers to be flown out of The Gambia

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PostSubject: Re: Gambia   Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:18 am

and anyone else for that matter - gunships off the shore and armies on the borders - I think they mean to oust him hat
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PostSubject: Re: Gambia   Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:07 am

and as watch the peaceful transition of leadership in USA [almost] we see the total opposite in Gambia - they try to emulate the West but their culture gets in the way!
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PostSubject: Re: Gambia   Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:14 pm

Ah I see he has finally stepped down after being told he is a naughty boy by some of his neighbours - fascinating! african politics
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PostSubject: Re: Gambia   Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:26 am

If he hadn't they had threatened to marmalise him

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