– The government of The Gambia has laid embargo on all forms of
singing, drumming or dancing throughout the month of Ramadan
– President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia stated that anybody found
culpable should be reported to the necessary authorities
– The country has come under serious criticisms of recent from the
Western World due to its hard stance on certain issues of fundamental
human rights
Al-Jazeerah reports that the government of the small West African
country has clamped down all activities related to music, dancing and
drumming throughout the holy month of Ramadan. The police in the
country said the citizens are obeying the law due to fear of being
President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh
On Monday, June 13, a government spokesman revealed that The Gambia
has been identified as an Islamic state since last year December.
The police spokesman named Lamin Njie told AFP news agency that:
"People are complying with the police order banning drumming and
dancing during the month of Ramadan and so far no one has been
arrested by the police for violating it."


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