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Friday Aug 29 | In-depth Africa

12 Gambians to undergo Turkey medical training

Four Gambian doctors and eight nurses will undergo a three-week medical training programme in Turkey, starting from September 8, the trans-continental nation's Embassy in Banjul announced Thursday.

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Friday Aug 29 | AllAfrica.com

Gambia: Jammeh Gives Sierra Leone Five to Fight Ebola

President Yahya Jammeh, "in a show of African solidarity", has given US$500,000 to President Ernest Bai Koroma and the people of Sierra Leone as Gambia's contribution towards the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak.

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Friday Aug 29 | In-depth Africa

Accused's bailbond revoked, remanded

One Sheikh Tijan Sanneh, who is standing trial for the possession of drug for trafficking, contrary to Laws of The Gambia was on Monday remanded after his bail was revoked by the acting Principal Magistrate Lamin Mbaye Snr of the Banjul Magistrates' Court.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Inter Press Service

The Gambia's Democratic Space 'Constricted, Restricted and Shrinking' Ahead of 2016 Polls

Opposition supporters at a rally in the Gambia. Activists and local politicians say that ahead of the 2016 presidential elections there has been little tolerance for the opposition.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Gambia: Bill Creates New National Oil Company

A new national oil company called the Gambia National Petroleum Corporation, GNPC, which takes over the state-owned Gambia National Petroleum Company Limited has been created by law.

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Midweek Herald

Honiton firefighters aim to tackle A 40k challenge

Honiton Community Fire Station crew members launch their fundraising appeal to buy a fire engine for an African community.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

In-depth Africa

Libya boosts Gambia agric sector with tractors

The Libyan embassy in Banjul Monday handed over 13 brand new tractors and accessories to the government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Agriculture for the latter's agricultural development.

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AllAfrica.com

Gambia: "Poor Condition of Banjul Roads Hampers Our Work" Says Vice...

The Vice President of the Banjul commercial van drivers association has raised concern on the poor condition of the roads in Banjul which, he said, is seriously hampering their work.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Gambia: Tanji Green Youths Mobiliser Testifies in Journalists' Trial

Malang Jassey, the mobiliser of the Green Youths Tanji branch, Monday testified as the fifth prosecution witness of Sainey MK Marenah, a freelance journalist, and Musa S. Sheriff, editor-in-chief of The Voice newspaper.

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AllAfrica.com

Gambia: Vision 2016 Ambitious, but Achievable - Ifad President

The visiting IFAD President has said at a meeting with Gambian ministers that Vision 2016 to end the importation of rice in this country "is an ambitious one, but is achievable".

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

In-depth Africa

G/Bissau Speaker makes historic N/Assembly address in Gambia

The visiting Speaker of the National People's Assembly of the Republic of Guinea Bissau Wednesday made a historic address at the National Assembly of The Gambia, becoming the first foreign parliamentary chief to do so in Banjul.

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In-depth Africa

Normalisation Committee to tour regions

Normalisation Committee of the Gambia Football Federation yesterday began a four-day tour of the administrative regions in provincial Gambia, a media release from Football House announced.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

In-depth Africa

Catholics celebrate centenary of Cathedral

In a grand style, the Gambian Catholic family last Friday celebrated the centenary of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption, situated at Daniel Goddard street, formerly Hagan Street in Banjul.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Gambia: IFAD President to Visit the Gambia

The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, Kanayo F. Nwanze, is expected in The Gambia on Wednesday 20 August for a two-day official visit, during which he will meet with President Yahya Jammeh and other senior government officials."

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In-depth Africa

Gambia seals US$31.9M for Airport Improvement Project

The Gambia Civil Aviation Authority , under the Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure on Saturday signed a US$31M contract with AREZKI, a Gambian based construction company; and Greenline, a Kuwati company, for the implementation of phase II of Airport Improvement Project.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

In-depth Africa

Gambia, Venezuela to start air services- As lawmakers ratify Agreement

The Republics of The Gambia and Venezuela are expected to start scheduled air services from Caracas to Banjul, following the ratification on Wednesday of the Air Services Agreement during the third sitting of The Gambia's National Assembly in the 2014 Legislative Year.

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AllAfrica.com

Africa: IFAD President to Meet Head of State and Ministers to Discuss ...

The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development , Kanayo F. Nwanze, will arrive in the Republic of The Gambia on 20 August for a two-day official visit to meet with Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, President of the Republic of The Gambia, and high-level government officials.

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In-depth Africa

FGI-CRPC award contributors

The Foundation of The Gambia Incorporation and Consumer Rights and Protection Chapter during their third annual congress awarded several institutions and individuals that have closely contributed to consumer right protection at a ceremony held at the Girl's Guide Hall in Kanifing.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

In-depth Africa

'Ebola, threat to human survival'

A Gambian lawmaker has described as "threat to human survival" the deadly Ebola virus that has been plaguing some West African nations since February 2014.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Gambia: Gambia Extends Flight Ban to Nigeria

The Gambia government through its relevant ministries has extended a ban on air passengers bound for Banjul from the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the latest West African nation to be hit by the deadly Ebola virus.

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