It’s hard to consider a more ignored capital city than the tiny seaport of Banjul. It sits on its island brooding, crossed by sand-blown streets and dotted with fading colonial structures. It’s also the least-populated capital on the African mainland.

In the city visit the National Museum, which has some unusual ethnographic displays. There’s an interesting archaeological section reconstructing some of the earliest periods of human habitation of the region, and a history floor with photographs that lead up to the present.

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