People who live in The Gambia could get longer weekends.
The country’s leader, President Yahya Jammeh, wants people to have Fridays off! People who work for the government will now work longer hours on Monday to Thursday. Schools may close on Friday as well, but make up the time throughout the week.
90% of The Gambia’s population is Muslim. It is hoped that Friday’s off will give them more time to pray, socialise and tend to fields.
The Gambia, also commonly known as Gambia, is a country in West Africa. It is the smallest country on mainland Africa.
It has a population of 1.7 million.
On 18 February 1965, the Gambia gained independence from the United Kingdom and joined the Commonwealth of Nations. Banjul is the Gambian capital.
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