The Borough of Manhattan President Gale Brewer has declared September 23 as Gambia Freedom Day in the New York City’s economic hub.
It is a major sign of new relations being built by the Gambia’s new government following decades of political isolation under former President Yahya Jammeh.
Brewer met with Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow on Saturday, where they both addressed hundreds of Gambians that showed up to an event in Manhattan.
Gambians and New Yorkers can now use the day to celebrate Gambia’s return to democracy after two decades of autocratic rule and human rights violations.
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