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18 Feb 2020 | 10:32 AM UTC

Gambia: Independence Day celebrations in Banjul February 18

Independence Day celebrations take place in Banjul February 18; festivities and associated disruptions expected nationwide

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Event

Independence Day celebrations are set to take place in Banjul on Tuesday, February 18, to commemorate the 54th anniversary of the country's independence. Celebrations include parades, which take place at McCarthy Square. Similar festivities are expected in urban centers across the country.

A heightened security presence and associated commercial and transportation disruptions, such as road closures and public transport delays, are expected in Banjul and across the Gambia. 

Context

The Gambia gained its independence from the British on February 18, 1965.

Advice

Individuals in Banjul and across the Gambia are advised to monitor developments to the situation, anticipate a heightened security presence and commercial and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.