Independence Day
England and France, during around the 1800’s constantly battled into dominating the regions Senegal and Gambia Rivers. The Europeans have always been attracted to these great two rivers because of their promising facet when it comes to political and commercial use. At the peak of the 19th century, Gambia was put under the ruling power of Britain. Slave trade became so rampant then and the Gambian people suffered from torture and abuse. Almost 3 million people were victims of this colonial period in which majority were sold to the Arabs and Europeans to become servants and some were kept as prisoners. It was only on 1807 that the slave trade was finally eradicated all over the territory of Britain except from Gambia which remained under the jurisdiction of the British Governor General until 1888. After the 2nd World War right after the broad elections, full self-government was granted to Gambia. It was officially proclaimed a legal monarchy within a Commonwealth on February 18, 1965. Five years after its independence, the government passed a new referendum declaring the country as a republic. Prime Minister Dawda Jawara who took the seat on the day of independence became the first president of the republic on 1970.

Serves 4

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 vegetable bouillion cubes
  • 1 whole hot pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 sweet potato small cubes
In a stock pot add oil and brown chicken set aside. Using the same stock pot saute onions until soft the add garlic saute for 1 minute return chicken to pot chicken then add peanut butter, tomato paste bouillon, hot pepper, lemon juice and water give it a stir, cook for 10 minutes, then add all vegetables. Let cook for 1 hour add salt and pepper to taste serve on couscous or rice.
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