Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, has announced that the country will no longer officially be called an Islamic republic, reversing the decision made by his predecessor in 2015. There had been encouraging signs that Barrow, a Muslim who was a successful property developer before running for office, would begin a new era of positive relations with the country’s Christian minority. But this courageous announcement appears to signal a significant step away from the Islamist agenda promoted by Gambia’s previous president.
Gambia no longer to be called IslamicWritten by David Fletcher 17 Feb 2017
- Pray: for the new regime, that there really will be fruitful relations between the two major faiths in the country. Pray that God will bless the leadership. (Eph. 5:21)
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