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 Brikama, Gambia

Brikama Town (also spelt Birikama) and its outlying vicinity are in the Kombo Central District, West Coast Region of The Gambia, in West Africa. It is the regional capital of the Western Region, the base for the headquarters of Brikama Area Council, and it is the most populated Local Government Area in the country. Located inland, in the South Bank, the main urban settlement is about 35km southwest of the Banjul capital, and has an estimated population of 750,000 people (699,704 - 2013 census). The largest ethnic group are the Mandinka, followed by the Wolof, Manjago, Jola, Fulani, Serer, Serahule, Laibe, Aku, Mauritanians and others. Brikama is a market town and major trading centre for raw groundnuts, palm oil (dende) and kernels. The local economy revolves around petty trading, soap making and tie & dye. Other livelihoods are horticulture, fruit and vegetable distribution, pottery making, batik and wood craft workshops. The town is famous for its traditional music heritage of the Kora jalis (griots).

Brikama, Gambia
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updated Sun. February 24, 2019

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... Alhagie Jobe-Dasilammeh Ward- Jokardou Constituency; Alhagie Bojang- Nyambai Ward- Brikama; Fatima Jobe- Njau Ward- Upper Saloum; Mahamadou Jallow- Brikama-Ba Ward- Lower Fuladou; Alieu Baldeh- Kerewan Samba Sira Ward- Lower Fuladou; Njobo Baldeh- Fullabantang- Lower Fuladou; ...
Speaking to family members of the Late protestor at the one-year anniversary of his demise held in his home in Brikama-Jalambang, they indicated his death has created a great gap in their family as he was the breadwinner; that he has left 10 children behind who are now under the care and guidance of ...

Mr. Sambujang Njie, the Independent Electoral Commission's (IEC) Returning officer for West Coast Region in Brikama, gave a summary of the nomination that took place from the 13th to the 17th of March 2018, for the forthcoming Local Government Elections. Mr. Njie said despite the challenges ...
At least 28 candidates of the United Democratic Party (UDP) were Thursday nominated at the Independent Electoral Commission's (IEC) regional office in Brikama. One candidate of The Gambia Party for Democracy and Progress (GPDP) and two other independent candidates were equally nominated for ...
Management of the Brikama Area Council (BAC) in partnership with Trust Bank Limited, Wednesday presented a cheque amounting to D5,378,756.17 (five million, three hundred and seventy-eight thousand, seven hundred and fifty-six dalasi, seventeen bututs to The Gambia Agency for Public Works ...
Tallinding United came for payback mission but failed in their quest for revenge and the Brikama-based club claimed the maximum points to complete a double over them. The victory has earned Brikama United 21 points in thirteen league matches and Tallinding United with 14 points after thirteen league ...

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and partners have recently launched the Last Mile Open Defecation campaign at a ceremony held in Brikama. Madam Sandra Lattouf, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) resident representative said in address that her agency provided assistance in the ...
It's a twin delight for Gambia premier league title chasers Gamtel Football Club after their coach and star striker won Gambia Football Federation's awards for February. Coach Sulayman Kuyateh warded off keen rivalries from veteran Alagie Sarr and his replacement at Brikama United Modou Lamin Nyassi ...
Samger defeated BK Milan 2-1 at the Brikama Box bar Mini Stadium to increase hopes of returning to the top flight next season. Wallidan is still leading the second tier with 25 points in thirteen league matches and BK Milan with 21 points in fourteen league matches. Gunjur United has bagged 18 points in ...
Sulayman Kuyateh could be in for a third coach of the month award in a row after winning it the previous two months. The erstwhile Brikama United coach is a on a terrific glide in the Gambian Premier League with Gamtel Football Club's performances a glaring testament. The telecom giant's change of ...
This consultative meeting would ensure that communities are more involved in issues affecting them,” TANGO's executive director Ousman Yabo, told JollofNews as his organisation embarks on Tuesday into a one-day regional dialogues at the Governor's Office in Brikama. Since the tiny West African ...
In an interview after the final, Pa Baboucarr Barrow, head coach of the losing Brikama volleyball team commended his players, The Gambia Volleyball Federation and the Brikama Sports Committee for the opportunity to play another super cup final. Despite losing to a much better Interior side, Barrow said ...
The ferry and Satayba boys match ended prematurely while Gambia Ports Authority was leading Brikama United by one goal to nil in the week-eleven fixture of the country's domestic division one league at the Independence Stadium in Bakau. Gambia Football Federation awarded three points and two ...
The Bojang Kunda Family of Brikama Jamisa, have taken the Department of Physical Planning to Court claiming D686, 000. The Plaintiffs in this suit are Saikou Bakary Bojang who is a retired civil servant and now businessman and Musa Bojang who is a driver. The family is claiming recovery of the sum of ...
A tax collector at the Brikama Area Council has been accused of soliciting bribe from an old Yundum shop owner. He allegedly asked the shop owner to give him one thousand dalasis (D1,000) so that he can reduce his yearly shop tax for him. Failure of which, the shop owner would be required to pay the ...
The United Democratic Party yesterday, held a mass political rally at Brikama. The rally was attended by the party leader Ousainou Darboe, other party officials, UDP MPs and loyalists. Speaking at the rally, a former parliamentarian Mba Faye Sadykhan, called on the citizenry to join hands with the new ...
League champions Armed Forces had their stars to thank after nicking in a goal to force for a share of the spoils against Brikama United over the weekend. Staged at the Serrekunda East mini-stadium, it was league fixture number ten for the Barracks outfit in an action packed duel. The showdown wasn't ...

Five Community Child Protection and Village Development Committee members drawn from Brikama North constituency on Saturday concluded a two-day training at the Governor's conference hall in Brikama on the three child rights instruments. The training was organised by the Child Rights Instruments ...
Brikama United sashayed over Bomdaba to win the all-West Coast Region league derby in a tie which wrapped 2-0. The Sateba Boys' gaffer Modou Lamin Nyassi prior to the fixture was left wary over the absence of his key men namely Daniel Mendy, John Bass, Ablie Gomez, Hamidou Bojang, Modou ...
Brikama United sashayed over Bomdaba to win the all-West Coast Region league derby in a tie which wrapped 2-0. The Sateba Boys' gaffer Modou Lamin Nyassi prior to the fixture was left wary over the absence of his key men namely Daniel Mendy, John Bass, Ablie Gomez, Hamidou Bojang, Modou ...
You cannot deny the fact that your office is aware of what the Brikama-Faraba Campus students are experiencing. Otherwise , you are abusing your moral and leadership duties of having first hand information of what transpires in various school of the university or your advisers and staff are not informing ...
There were two flyovers along the Brikama-Banjul highway but they subsequently disappeared following several demands by long vehicle owners who complain about the difficulty to pass under them. Speaking the Point's Pa Modou Cham, some travelers and drivers along to Brikama-Banjul highway said ...
On Sunday, Jeshwang will welcome Brikama United at the FIFA Goal Project in Old Yundum as Jam City lock horns with Brewulleng in the all- West Coast derby clash at the Box Bar Mini Stadium in Brikama on the same day. Author: Lamin Gibba. Edit - Delete. Html Script Box - New Html Script Box.
From there, he said he decided to report the matter to the Brikama Police Station which subsequently led to her arrest. He further explained that after her arrest was known to the public, customers started calling and inquiring about lands they bought from Colley. “What confuses me is the fact that while she ...
This consultative meeting would ensure that communities are more involved in issues affecting them,” TANGO's executive director Ousman Yabo, told JollofNews as his organisation embarks on Tuesday into a one-day regional dialogues at the Governor's Office in Brikama. Since the tiny West African ...
In an interview after the final, Pa Baboucarr Barrow, head coach of the losing Brikama volleyball team commended his players, The Gambia Volleyball Federation and the Brikama Sports Committee for the opportunity to play another super cup final. Despite losing to a much better Interior side, Barrow said ...
Brikama United has 12 point after nine league fixtures while Marimoo and Hawks have bagged 11 points each but Marimoo has played more games than Hawks due to the latter's engagement in the CAF Confederations cup over the weekend. The Brikama-based football club will fight to secure more ...
The Bojang Kunda Family of Brikama Jamisa, have taken the Department of Physical Planning to Court claiming D686, 000. The Plaintiffs in this suit are Saikou Bakary Bojang who is a retired civil servant and now businessman and Musa Bojang who is a driver. The family is claiming recovery of the sum of ...
A tax collector at the Brikama Area Council has been accused of soliciting bribe from an old Yundum shop owner. He allegedly asked the shop owner to give him one thousand dalasis (D1,000) so that he can reduce his yearly shop tax for him. Failure of which, the shop owner would be required to pay the ...
Lamin J Sanneh, member for Brikama South, also paid tribute to UDP party militants and chief among them Solo Sandeng and Femi Peter and referred to them as heroes who dedicated their lives for the sake of their country; that the upcoming Local Government Elections was important and implored on the ...
Fortune FC played a goalless draw with Marimoo at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium. Tallinding United defeated Bombada 3-2 at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium while defending champions Gambia Armed Forces came from one nil down to draw 1-1 with Brikama United at the Box Bar Mini Stadium.
League champions Armed Forces had their stars to thank after nicking in a goal to force for a share of the spoils against Brikama United over the weekend. Staged at the Serrekunda East mini-stadium, it was league fixture number ten for the Barracks outfit in an action packed duel. The showdown wasn't ...
The Soldiers are 3rd place in the top flight league having bagged 14 points in eight matches with a game in hand and will challenge to defeat Brikama United to fancy their hopes of retaining their league crown. Brikama-based outfit are 6th place in the top flight league with 12 points after eight matches with ...
Bombada remain rock bottom in the top flight with only 3 points in eight league matches with a game in hand against town-rivals Brikama United. Gambia Ports Authority defeated Marimoo 1-0 at the Independence Stadium in Bakau while the Bakau giant killers Steve Biko drew goalless with Fortune at the ...
They make composed fertilizer from waste, groundnut shells and fertilizers and mixing them with water at their processing plant at Brikama Tambana. The product is later sent to Europe for testing. DBO is a non-governmental organization that was set up 11 years ago by a German to set up projects in ...
healthWest Coast Region Disaster coordinator Binta Sey-Jadama has asked Gambia's water and Electricity power house, Nawec to immediately relocate the borehole it has at Tambana dump site in Brikama, saying the placement of the borehole at the site contravenes hygiene standards. She also raised ...
Brikama United was seven points behind Gamtel prior to their clash with Tallinding United who were above them in the summit. A resounding win over the Tallinding-based football club has earned Brikama United the vital three points to narrow the gap to just four points on the telecommunication giants, ...
The Brikama-based outfit and Bakau giant killers are both flopping in the relegation zone and have been winless in the top flight since the start of the campaign in November 2017. Bombada sit bottom-place in the top flight after bagging only 3 points in seven league matches with a game in hand against ...
The artist, who is also known as Brikama Boyo, or ST, took three awards, the same number he won last year. He was crowned Artist of the Year and Rap/Hip hop Artist of the Year. He also won in the Video of the Year category for his video for 'Mandinka Warrior'. Following his victory, he took to Facebook to ...
The draw for 2017-2018 West Coast Region Third Division League season was recently held at the region's football house in Brikama. Twenty teams will be competing for this year's championship. They are divided into two groups: A and B. Group A and B winners will play against each other in the final ...
Red Scorpion drew 1-1 with Immigration at the Box Bar Mini Stadium in Brikama while Interior managed a 2-2 draw with Armed Forces at the same venue. In the second division, Brikama United thrashed Brewulleng 3-0 in the Brikama derby clash at the Box Bar Mini Stadium while City girls thumped ...
Coach Sulayman Kuyateh is coy over making public his title plans and looks to be going about it cautiously. Kuyateh, barely months old at the Telecom giant outfit, joined from home-town club Brikama United on a two-year deal. His arrival has seen a dramatic turnaround in fortunes for a once faltering ...
An APRC mum had her one-year old baby injured on the head during the UDP/APRC clash in Busumbala on Wednesday. The baby was rushed to a local clinic for immediate medical attention. He has been referred to the Brikama Health Center after been briefly seen by nurses at Busumbala. Medical ...
Bombada will be striving to lead Brikama United today to leave the red zone after securing just a single point in six league matches and to increase their hopes to stay in the top flight next season. They will also be fighting to avoid relegation to the second tier. Brikama United will also brawling to punch ...
Gunjur United defeated Lions of Banjul 1-0 at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium; while Latrikunda United beat Immigration 2-1 at the Serrekunda East Mini Stadium. Brufut United missed the chance to extend their lead in the second tier following their 1-1 draw with Kexx United in the-all West Coast Region ...
The red devils are currently lying precariously in the top flight league season before their trip to Brikama United, who are unbeaten in the league so far this season. Hawks dominated the first half and created some goal scoring opportunities but were not clinical in front of goal. Brikama United, who were ...
Sheikh Ahmad Banding Drammeh was born in 1939 at Brikama Town. Sheikh Banding is a BA holder in Arabic language at Al-Azhar University in Egypt and a PG diploma in Islamic studies at Da'wa College in Libya. He started his educational career at local Islamic schools called (Karanta, Daara, Majliso) ...
The meeting which took place at the Regional Education Directorate in Brikama on Thursday brought top management of the teachers' governing body to intense negotiation with the non protocol oriented group of teachers. In his address, chairman of the Teachers for Change, Abubacarr Janko said ...
Since its inception in September 2010 to date, the Agency has carried out 436 Court Cases involving mainly Murder, Rape, Armed Robbery, Treason, in High Courts in Banjul, Brikama, Mansakonko and Basse; and a wider range of Offences in the Children's Court of Kanifing, Brikama, Essau and Basse.
Since she was introduced to the African Dream Project Center in Brikama, western Gambia, it was already clear she was developing rapidly. She became more athletic, more technical – it was obvious the brilliance between her and the others. “In terms of her maturity and her determination, there was ...


 

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