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Gambia

The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in West Africa. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa and is surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coast on the Atlantic Ocean.

Entities

Our standard dataset contains 392 entities connected with Gambia. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Gambia. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 265 entities identified as PEPs connected with Gambia.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
President1--
Vice President2--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agriculture131
Minister of Basic and Secondary Education1-1
Minister of Communications & Digital Economy1-1
Minister of Defense11-
Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources11-
Minister of Finance & Economic Affairs1--
Minister of Fisheries, Water Resources, & National Assembly Matters1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, & Gambians Abroad1--
Minister of Gender, Children, & Social Welfare1-1
Minister of Health11-
Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science, & Technology111
Minister of Information & Communication1--
Minister of Justice & Attorney General1--
Minister of Lands, Local Government, & Regional Affairs1--
Minister of Petroleum & Energy1--
Minister of Public Service, Administrative Reforms, Policy Coordination, & Delivery1--
Minister of the Interior1--
Minister of Tourism & Culture1--
Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment12-
Minister of Transport, Works and Infrastructure111
Minister of Youth and Sports1-1
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly--53
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia--1
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to the Gambia-1-
Ambassador to the US1--
Gambian ambassador to the United Kingdom--1
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the National Assembly of Gambia-1117
Member of the House of Representatives of Gambia--19
Minister of Foreign Affairs-16-
Minister of Finance-55
Minister of the Interior-81
Vice President of the Gambia-42
Minister of Justice-21
Minister of Women's Affairs-3-
Minister of Energy and Petroleum-11
Minister of Fisheries and Water Resources-11
Minister of Information & Communication Infrastructure-11
Minister of Lands, Regional Government and Religious Affairs-2-
President of the Gambia-11

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...