The ethnic groups in Gambia live with a minimum of intertribal friction. Gambians officially observe the holidays of Muslims and Christians and practice religious tolerance. Once part of the Mali and Kaabu Empires, European powers struggled for supremacy here. Stability has not translated to prosperity. Only one sixth of its land is arable, and it relies mainly on peanuts for export.
Joyful Mysteries: Intentions for Gambia
1. For progress in its march to authentic democracy
2. For improved access to education and increased literacy
3. For economic growth to improve the lives of Gambians
4. For Gambia’s borders to be protected from illegal activities
5. For policies and programs that will mitigate the effects of drought