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

The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in West Africa that is almost entirely surrounded by Senegal with the exception of its western coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa.

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

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "The Gambia" as of 01 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.