Toubakolong and The Gambia

Toubakolong Village sits at the convergence of the Gambia River and Atlantic Ocean, across the river from the capital city of Banjul. Originally the village of Yarda, Toubakolong has a fabulously mythic history of engagement with British colonials, in which it’s large natural trap well and spectacular colonies of honeybees play a significant role. This well has become an historic site, frequently visited by tourists. The symbol of the honeybees has been woven into the Partnership’s logo. Tourists flock to this area because Toubakolong is only two miles from Juffure, the ancestral home of author Alex Haley and the host city of the biennial “Roots Homecoming Festival”, which has become one of Africa’s most popular international events.

The Republic of The Gambia is the smallest country on the Continent, located along its westernmost border abutting the Atlantic Ocean, divided for all 200 miles of its length by the Gambia River, surrounded on three sides by Senegal. The country is home to a variety of ethnic groups. Who live together with minimal discord while maintaining their respective languages and traditions, the largest being the Mandinka, followed by the Fula, Wolof, Jola and Sarahule. The Gambia has a liberal, market-based economy, an ocean port at Banjul-considered the safest and most efficient in West Africa--low import duties, and a significant tourism industry. The country’s democratic government amongst other things is noted for having the only woman Vice President in all of Africa, Dr. Aja Isatou Njie-Saidy. President Jammeh is personally in great accord with the development of the Toubakolong Partnership.

Toubakolong Partnership

Toubakolong Partnership Establishment

Toubakolong Partnership Objectives

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