Territory in west Africa, ruled since 1970 by the Republic of The Gambia


Gambia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Republic of The Gambia, commonly referred to as The Gambia, or Gambia, is a country in West Africa. Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa, surrounded by Senegal except for a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The country is situated around the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the country's centre and empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Its area is 11,295 km² with an estimated population of 1.7 million. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Gambia, The | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 18, Political Rights: 7, Civil Liberties: 6
"The regime of President Yahya Jammeh tightened legal restrictions on the beleaguered opposition during 2015. With a presidential election due in 2016, the parliament, dominated the ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), passed legislation in July that dramatically raised the registration deposits required for presidential, legislative, mayoral, and local council candidates."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.20, Rank: 125, Personal Freedom: 5.29, Economic Freedom: 7.11, Democracy Index: 3.23
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.11, Rank: 73