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Further to news reports that the Semlex Contract was aborted, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General has confirmed that the contract between the Government of The Gambia and Semlex has not been aborted. As indicated by the Spokesperson of the Government of The Gambia during the last ...
Saikou Jammeh, though he have the "right of freedom of speech and expression" and "right of academic freedom", which are expressly guaranteed by section 25 (1) (A) and section 25(1) (B) respectively, of The Gambia's 1997 Constitution. But that doesn't mean that one have to fabricate unfounded ...

Bah further added that the other body is the Collecting Society of The Gambia (CSG) which is charged with the collection and distribution of royalties among rights holders; that this is an independent corporate body that comprises rights holders and has a Board that constitutes representatives of ... Copyright
The project is funded by the European Union and is in line with The Gambia national development priorities and will be implemented in North Bank, Lower, Central and Upper River Regions through targeted interventions, including school meals, agricultural investment and disaster risk management.
The Gambia Gold Award Holders' Association (GAHA) in partnership with Gambia Youth Chamber of Commerce ( GYCC) and JAMAA School of Food processing and preservation intends to organise a week long entrepreneurship training for over 100 youth from senior secondary schools, out of ... young people
In some cases, it can represent the only formal education that many children ever receive," adds Elene Imnadze, World Bank Country Representative for The Gambia. The World Bank Group and the GPE are two of the few donors that are active in the sector and are seen as taking a strategic leadership ...
Sang Ndong guided The Gambia to their recent international friendly match against Central Africa Republic that ended one apiece at the Independence Stadium in Bakau. The Scorpions are currently sitting bottom-place in group D of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with zero point after their ...
Giving them a safe haven in the Gambia threatens to upset relations with Senegal, which surrounds the tiny west African country on three sides, and was instrumental in ejecting a recalcitrant Jammeh after he lost the presidential election for the first time in his 22 years in power. On his first visit to Foni ...
CGF President Louise Martin permitted The Gambia to participate in the remainder of the Assembly with full voting rights. The country will now also be is set to be represented by six athletes at Gold Coast 2018. All six athletes will represent the country in athletics, with their team comprising of four men and ...
Your Excellency, I am writing to let you know that we who write online are neither your enemies nor those of your government. True, some of the criticism may be harsh and in some cases unjustified but that does not mean that you are hated or that we hate Gambia. Personally I wrote at least one article ...
It is important for the current Gambian authorities to come to the decision on where old Gambia ends and new Gambia starts. In the old Gambia many people left the country and had different reasons for doing so. In the new Gambia people envisage that all will be given general amnesty to come back home ...
The visiting team comprises of six students from the EU headquarters in Brussels and two staff from the Gambia country office. The students are on familiarization tour of EU projects in the country. Farafenni lower basic school has been supported by the school meals programme since the 1970s. The school ...
Major Lamin Sanyang, an army spokesperson, said the pair were "charged with desertion of duty contrary to the Gambia Armed Forces Act", and would appear before a general court martial on April 4. Mendy was in personal charge of protecting the mercurial former leader, while Tamba was the head of his ...
"When we made this suggestion to the West African Power Pool (WAPP), they embraced the idea and even funded a study to look at the borders between The Gambia and Senegal, with a view to have rural border electrifications," he said, and recalled the previous attempt that failed to materialize during the ...
Trials of alleged perpetrators of crimes under the Jammeh administration have held sway even before the establishment of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission. Now more trials of such alleged perpetrators are on the way. The goal of the truth commission is healing of the wound; ...
The Gambian people are going through the most unfortunate moment of their lifetime occasioned from what was perceived to be one of the most important right decisions ever made collectively in history of our motherland. AD. We were desperate to have the self style butcher dictator out of sight by all ...

As Gambia urban areas continue to be confronted with recurrent power and water shortages, the State-owned National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) has announced major power deal with Turkish firm Karapowership, a member of the Istanbul-based Karadeniz Energy Group. The power deal is ...
Since democracy returned to The Gambia last year, many Gambians are coming home, including from Libya with E.U. aid. Some returnees are warning others against the journey, but many are frustrated that returns and deterrence took precedence over reintegration and jobs.
“The troops and other equipment deployed for the operation were airlifted from the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja to Banjul in The Gambia,” he said. “The NAF aircraft is also expected to bring back home the Nigerian contingent that had completed their 6 months tour of duty in the Gambia as ...
Broadcasters Association of the Gambia (BAG), was on Thursday 22nd March 2018, launched at the Tango Hall, in Fajara. The main objective of the association is to promote and protect the interest of private and independent broadcasters as well as to advocate for orderly and dynamic development of the ...
“Directors noted with concern The Gambia's substantial debt vulnerabilities and high risk of external debt distress. They agreed that concerted support by the international community will be key in addressing the high debt overhang. Mobilization of assistance for the implementation of the National ...
This is a most dangerous adventure, given the existing ethnic fissures in the Gambia. We want our politicians to come clean and not to allow Cambridge Analytica and Aristotle Inc. play in their campaigns, especially in the new-found spirit of dialogue in the country, so that we can openly deal with the rifts in ...
“If they attack me, and the president; they are not attacking us; they are attacking you the Gambia citizens. They are attacking you. Social media needs to be used as a positive instrument to help the government,” Gambia's Vice president Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang tells Neneh Bojang. She lamented ...
The Gambia Armed Forces announced it will send 11 officers and 74 other ranks to take part in a multinational joint military maneuver – “Exercise Gulf Shield ... According to a release from The Gambia Armed Forces, the main purpose of the exercise is to integrate the armed forces from 'friendly' countries in ...
Adama Jammeh, Gina Bass, Ebrima Camara, Ola Buwaro, Abdoulie Assin and Assan Faye will represent The Gambia in the games. They will be coached by Mariama Sallah, Modou Njie and Joko Colley with Mohammed Janneh as the mission chief. Equally, the Commonwealth Games Association has ...
The penalty for the charges is the death sentence, but The Gambia under Barrow has pledged to abolish capital punishment. Nine other former members of the NIA, including its former chief Yankuba Badjie, are already standing trial for their alleged role in Sandeng's murder, which is moving slowly with ...
President Adama Barrow said he was elated to receive the Chairperson of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), Mr Serdar Cam and delegation, shortly after his visit to Turkey. President Barrow said receiving the TIKA team, demonstrated the seriousness with which President Erdogan ...
Cement Companies in the Gambia, have denied having any hand in the price hike of cement in the market. Both Gacem/Salam Companies express surprise on the exorbitant price of cement at the market; that they are surprised at the price. The Human Resource Manager at Gacem cement Company Betty ...
Gambia national team has commenced training ahead of the proposed international friendly match against Central African Republic this Friday. ... The Gambia will also use the international friendly tie to prepare for the continent's biggest football fiesta qualifiers at home to Algeria in Banjul in September this ...
In media dispatch sent to The Point, DWG said that having conducted this exercise and published their pack in full anticipation of the constitution of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), they would continue to liaise and work with partner Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in The Gambia with a ...
A court in Banjul today remanded eight NIA officers recently arrested in connection with the death of Ebrima Solo Sandeng, the Freedom Newspaper can reveal. Out of the ten accused NIA officers, two were granted court bail. Sheikh Tijan Camara and Ngora Njie were granted bail. The remaining officers: ...
The Gambia's National Assembly on Tuesday, 20th March 2018, commenced the adjournment debate for the First Ordinary Session of the 2018 Legislative Year. The motion was moved on Monday by the Member for Niamina Dankunku Samba Jallow, who doubles as the Minority leader in the assembly.
Coastal Security was conceptualised with the aim of transplanting its operations to The Gambia to provide an additional strategic layer of protection to private businesses and citizens and vulnerable communities in the country. Imam Baba Leigh, chairman of the Company said knowing the importance of ...
The Elections Commission chief, Alieu Momar Njai, said Gambia will switch to the use of ballot papers as per international standards, after the polls. He was quoted by a news website, The Fatu Network, as saying aside towing international practice, cost wise, the ballot papers were better than the marbles.
Fatoumatta: Despite the World Bank and IMF reports, The Gambia has accrued a massive international debt of $1.6 billion, addressing Gambians in his speech at the end of the year, President Adama Barrow underlined the heavy debt inherited from his predecessor President Yahya Jammeh. “A debt of ...
... that we should expect many of such confrontations because the ends will always be fruitful to the greater share of the population. I must also express my delight to the actions of the MPs that refused the passing of the motion for a loan that is very shady and as well thankful to them for seeing Gambia first.
The area's soccer connection to one of the poorer countries in the world is much closer than many might know. The Rocky Mount Academy athletics department is one of the more recent organizations to partner with local resident Kimberlea Bauer's non-profit agency, Bundas Kids, to send used jerseys to ...
Halifa Sallah said Gambia is caught in a transition. He asked the minister to give an overview as to what appeals to The Gambia has been made to other international partners since returnees are not only from Libya but from many different countries and what measures has Gambia taken so far to get the ...
The Vice-President of The Gambia, Mrs Fatoumata Tambajang, has said that The Gambia would 'collapse' if Nigerian professionals in the country withdraw their services or leave the country. Tambajang made the remark at a dinner organised for the Nigerian delegation to the 62nd Commission on the ...
16 March 2018, The Gambia – In an effort to prepare its agricultural sector for the impacts of climate change and support low-carbon, climate-resilient development, the Government of the Gambia launched a new project on Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans this month. Joining existing ...
Traditional medicine still plays an important role in Gambian healthcare. In the villages, the 'marabouts' or traditional healers, who are capable of healing what ails a person are often preferred over a conventional hospital. These healers sometimes overvalue their competences with former president Yahya ...
Camara, in a statement read on behalf of the minister of Finance, said it is in line with government's support to promote financial inclusion in The Gambia, and also to touch the vast majority of the under-banked and the unbanked who live and work in the informal economy with less access to financial ...
Speaking to journalists at the Banjul International Airport, Dr. Mary Shuttleworth spoke at length on the significance of her visit to The Gambia. She explained the purpose of her visit, saying it includes interacting with youths about human rights particularly the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human ...
“Gambia remains confident of the oil prospects in the blocks to be explored… The chances of getting a dry well are always high in the oil industry. Senegal had so many wells which turned out dry in the past. Even around the world, it is a 1 to 10 success chance. So, you can drill wells and they turn out dry, ...
The Vice-President of The Gambia, Mrs Fatoumata Tambajang, has said that The Gambia would 'collapse' if Nigerian professionals in the country withdraw their services or leave the country. Tambajang made the remark at a dinner organised for the Nigerian delegation to the 62nd Commission on the ...
The group managed to raise almost €30,000 and part of this money supports the ongoing projects in Gambia the school has been involved with. 'We pay teachers' salaries and provide food programmes for the students,' said teacher Mary Redmond. 'There is no trip next year so the funding has to last for ...
GFF News-The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has appointed Mr. Abdoulie Bojang as the substantive Head Coach of the country's Men's U-17 Team with effect from March, 1, 2018, for a period of two years. Mr. Bojang, 39, a CAF B License holder was an ex-footballer of National Football Team and ...
Ticket prices for the proposed international friendly match between The Gambia and Central African Republic has been disclosed. The Scorpions will play against the Fauves in an international friendly match on Friday 23 March, at the Independence Stadium in Bakau to prepare themselves for their crucial ...
Ticket prices for the proposed international friendly match between The Gambia and Central African Republic has been disclosed. The Scorpions will play against the Fauves in an international friendly match on Friday 23 March, at the Independence Stadium in Bakau to prepare themselves for their crucial ...


 

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