The Gambia. According to countryaah, Banjul is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Gambia. Two ministers and 17 high-ranking officials were dismissed in March after suspicions of corruption in their ministries and government works. President Yahya Jammeh initiated a campaign against bribery in the public administration in 2004 since Gambia was designated as one of the world’s most corrupt countries. One of the dismissed ministers resumed his ministry without further explanation after six months.
In August, Gambia doubled ticket prices for ferries across the Gambia River, triggering an economic conflict with Senegal, where traffic between the country’s north and south is heavily dependent on the shortcut through Gambia. Freight traffic to the Gambia was blocked and Senegalese began boycotting the Gambian ferries. The conflict lasted for two months, until the Gambia agreed to withdraw the price increase after international mediation.