Gambian Vice President 'Badra Ali Joffe' passes away in India

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Gambian President Adama Barrow tweeted on 18 January 2023 that Gambia's Vice President 'Badra Ali Jofe' has passed away in India after a illness.

An overview of the news: 

  • 65-year-old Badra Ali had also been the Education Minister before becoming the Vice President.

  • He served as the Education Minister from 2017 to 2022.

  • In the year 2016, the famous personality of Gambia 'Yahya Jammeh' was defeated by Badra Ali.

  • He was then the fourth Vice-President to serve alongside President Adama Barrow.

  • Badra Ali worked at the World Bank as an education specialist for West and Central Africa.

  • Gambia was also in the news last year due to the death of about 70 children in the African country Gambia after consuming cough syrup made in India.


  • Capital: Banjul

  • President: Adama Barrow

  • Currency: Gambian Dalasi

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