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Friday, September 18, 2020

Singapore announces diplomatic ties with Gambia

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Singapore separated from Malaysia in 1965, the same year The Gambia attained independence from Britain. Like The Gambia, Singapore is a small country but has developed rapidly, earning recognition as one of the four Asian tigers.

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Although the former president, Jawara, has had a stated policy of transforming The Gambia into Singapore of Africa, it was not until Friday – 20 years after his regime – that the two countries entered into formal diplomatic ties. 

In a separate development, President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 3-day national mourning  for the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia who passed away in the early hours of Friday morning. 

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