Gambia pays steep price for poor port infrastructure

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The Gambia is paying the price for poor infrastructure at the Banjul River port.

It was once a preferred destination for cargo heading to many West African countries. But with limited space and a shortage of much-needed investment, the port is losing hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue every year.

And as neighbouring countries modernise and expand their operations, there are fears that The Gambia will lose more customers to the competition.

Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from Banjul, Gambia.

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The Gambia is a small West African country, bounded by Senegal, with a narrow Atlantic coastline. It’s known for its diverse ecosystems around the central Gambia River. Abundant wildlife in its Kiang West National Park and Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve includes monkeys, leopards, hippos, hyenas and rare birds. The capital, Banjul, and nearby Serrekunda offer access to beaches.

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