"...a non-profit, non-government...self-help organization whose
purpose is to combat malnutrition, disease and poverty in developing countries." "It
was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1981 by African-Americans, Dr. Irving
C. Williams and his wife, Elvira...." Has programs in the Gambia. http://www.aheadinc.org/
Information from the University
of Minnesota Human Rights Library site.
A pan-African, independent international NGO established in 1989 to support
the OAU African Charter on Human and People's Rights. Publishes the African
Human Rights Newsletter, civic education posters, reports, etc. Based
in The Gambia. Former site not active: http://www.acdhrs.org/
Gambia internet service provider. Offers web hosting, such as forYellowgate
Studios, Gambian music site and Science Notes for Gambia students by Dr.
Paul Matthews, University of Gambia. http://www.airtip.gm/
Many full text books, in Adobe PDF, in Wolof, Mandinka, Pulaar.
Each title has full bibliographic information. A project of the West African
Research Association and the AODL,
supported in part by UNESCO and Columbia University. The WARA site describes
the project. http://www.aiys.org/aodl/public/access/alma_ebooks/index.php
"a web based community forum where Gambians and friends
of Gambia express their views. It’s divided into several forums" (politics, education, culture, tourism, religion, technology, history, sports, etc. "Community members choose to participate in the forums they are interested in.' http://www.gambia.dk/forums/
In French. (Historical
writings on the Futa Jalon from the collection of Professor Boubacar Barry.
Digitized by the West African Research Center, Dakar Senegal). From the African
Online Digital Library, a project
of Michigan State University, IFAN, and WARC. http://www.aodl.org/barry.php
Histoire de la région de Boké. Monographie
du Rio Numez.
J. FIGAROL. D'avril 1911 à fin 1912. 117 pages, in MS Word. "Located in
the mountains of today's Guinea Conakry,.....,
the Futa became an Islamic state (using the expression Almamate, from
"imam") over the course of the 18th century as Fulbe (Fulani) lineages
mobilized their supporters against a variety of Mandinka chiefdoms
who had dominated the area."
Rapport sur l'Expédition de la Haute Gambie. Author unknown. Publication
date unknown. 44 pages, in MS Word.
Site of musician husband-and-wife-team, Kocassale (Koca) Dioubate (from Guinea) & Aimee Epp. Offers workshops, background on Mandingo music, history of the Djembe, Griot culture.
Origins, photographs, sound samples of musical instruments from West Africa - Kora, Bolon, Ngoni, Koni, Bada, Balafon.
Sells musical instruments including Djembe drums. Supports NGOs in Gambia and Guinea. Based in Vancouver, Canada. http://www.therootsofrhythm.com
Provides country rankings, on-line presentations and a mapping component,
risk assessments, regional conflict analysis, early warning research, and
open-source data, measures of domestic armed conflict, governance and political
instability, militarization, religious and ethnic diversity, demographic
stress, economic performance, human development, environmental stress,
and international linkages. "Our database currently includes statistical
data measures for over hundred performance indicators for 196 countries,
spanning fifteen years. These indicators are drawn from a variety of open
sources." Statistics for African countries are sometimes not available.
Has, in Adobe pdf, the ful text of Conflict Risk Assessment Report: West
Africa: Mano River Union and Senegambia (01/04/2002) 369K; Democratic
Republic of Congo: A Risk Assessment Brief (01/02/2002) 25K; Sierra
Leone: A Risk Assessment Brief (01/02/2002) 35K. http://www.carleton.ca/cifp/
Wworld music ensemble led by kora player David
Gilden. Describes the kora, ngoni (lute), balaphone (like the
xylophone), biographies of musicians (Mali guitarist, Djelimady Tounkara;
Senegalese singer, Cheikh Lô). Information and CDs of the the Super Rail
Band (Mali). Sells CDs and cassettes of "recordings that we consider
to be exceptional." Offers workshops for schools. Sells beautiful
hand-crafted musical instruments." Included with any kora is a day
of instruction with David Gilden, who will teach you how tune, fix broken
strings when they occur, and get you started on learning the basics of
the music." The kora is played in Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau,
Mali. Based in Texas. http://www.coraconnection.com/
Part of the The Living
Africa sitecreated by high school students and
their coaches as part of the ThinkQuest contest to use the internet as
a learning tool. ThinkQuest was created by Advanced Network & Services
of Armonk, New York.
Attractive site about life with a family in the Gambia. Information on
the people, geographic features, wildlife, national parks, brief descriptions
of major cities, a Wildlife Conservation Challenge game, brief audio and
video clips of music and dance, photographs from various photographers.
"The key mandate of the Agency is to implement Government's divestiture
programme and serve as the secretariat for the divestiture process." Information
on the Public Enterprises slated for divestiture. Based in Banjul. http://www.gda.gm/
Information on the country, culture, music and photos by a Gambian national
living in Denmark. Has the text of the Report of the National Consultative Committee on the Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council's Programme of Rectification and Timetable for Transition to Democratic Constitutional Rule in the Gambia. (1995. Chaired by Dr. Lenrie Peters.)
Links to Gambia-related web sites. Maintained by Momodou
Official site. The President's speeches, photographs, audio files of
speeches by the President and First Lady and other important personages,
audio files from a 1999 documentary, "The Gambia Since 1994," audio
of the national anthem, the text of government policies, budget
speech, manifesto of the Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and
Construction (APRC), biographies and photos of the President, First Lady,
cabinet members, free news by e-mail, political events. [KF] http://www.statehouse.gm/
Kraaij sold his house, quit his job and is traveling thru Morocco, Mauritania,
Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, and Mali, Dec. 1996-April 1997,
with a laptop and digital camera. Site is in Dutch and gives an account
with photos of his trip. http://www.kraaij.nl/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=6&Itemid=37
Journal of the Mande Studies Association (MANSA), a multidisplinary group
with interests in the Mande region of West Africa. Has the table of contents.
MANSA also publishes a print newsletter. http://uweb.txstate.edu/anthropology/mansa/
Information and photographs on the making and playing of the Kora, a
West African "harp" and the history of Jelis or griots. Mathis,
based in Barrington, Illinois, studied with Jeli Ba Malamin Jobarteh and
his family in The Gambia. Includes audio clips of Kora music (for those
with sound cards/speakers) and African proverbs collected by Mathis. http://www.kairarecords.com/kane
Beginning December 2004, drivers will travel over 3,000 miles
from Plymouth (the South coast of Great Britain) to Dakar to raise funds
in Senegal and the Gambia. http://www.plymouth-dakar.co.uk/ or http://www.plymouth-banjul.co.uk/
Pradines, Stéphane (1997) The pottery of the Sereer and the tumuli
The full-text, in French, of an article in Internet Archaeology,
No. 3, Autumn 1997. One must register (free registration) to access articles.
Includes abstracts in English. "The Internet Archaeology consortium
consists of the British Academy, The Council for British Archaeology and
the Universities of Durham, Glasgow, Oxford, Southampton and York." http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue3/pradines_indexe.html
Dr. Saine is Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science Department,
Miami University, Ohio. An abridged version appeared in the print magazine New
African (London) April 2000, p. 44-46. http://maelstrom.stjohns.edu/CGI/wa.exe?A2=ind0001&L=gambia-l&P=R2234
Blog by Benjamin Madison who "lived and worked in .....Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Sierra Leone and The Gambia for seventeen years." Includes photographs from the 1980s. Village life in the Gambia and Nigeria. Account of an
Islamic religious festival called the Dakka in Senegal.
Madison is the author of the book, Night Studies: Stories of a Life in a West African Village.
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, the Governor of the
Central Bank, the country's Ambassador to the U.S., and its U.N. Representative. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/world-leaders-1/world-leaders-g/gambia-the.html
Map, travel, language information, etc., created by Julie Sisskind, now
maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn has a search
facility for their very large web site. http://www.sas.upenn.edu/African_Studies/Country_Specific/Gambia.html
Current news from Gambia newspapers, zoomable map, taxi transport between cities, photographs, sports news, music / film / art news, articles on female genital circumcision, restaurants, Gambia events / festivals, technology. http://www.wow.gm/