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Monday | AllAfrica.com

Gambia: Two Agric Officials Arraigned On Economic Crime, Granted Bail

Lamin Fatajo, Project Coordinator, and Muhammed Lamin Mass, acting Finance and Administrative Manager of the Rural Finance Project under the Ministry of Agriculture were yesterday, 11th September, 2014 arraigned at the Banjul Magistrates' Court charged with a single count of 'economic crime.'

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Agriculture, Science, The Gambia, World News

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Independent

Questions of Cash: Why didn't Thomas Cook tell me my flight was cancelled?

Q. I have arranged to do voluntary work in Gambia with Save the Children. I booked flights to Banjul with Thomas Cook, but its flights have been cancelled - and the passengers, including me, have not been notified! I only discovered the flight suspension by reading third-hand accounts on Trip Advisor.

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Related Topix: Gambia Travel, Travel, Africa Travel, The Gambia, World News

In-depth Africa

Introducing Master Fraze; budding Gambian artist

Babucarr Daffeh, aka Master Frazer, is a budding Gambian artist making names not only in Bakau, but the Greater Banjul Area. The solo star, who burst into the scene, a couple of years ago, is an inspirational star to watch out for.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

In-depth Africa

Ebola preparedness at Gambian borders

Gambian authorities continue to be alerted by the killer disease that has been plaguing the West African sub-region since February, with one initiative after the order. The latest initiative took officials of the Health Ministry and the Gambia Tourism Board to a three-day tour meant to inspect preparedness against Ebola Viral Disease at the various border posts across the country.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Guinea, The Gambia

In-depth Africa

First accused opens defence in drug trafficking trial

Babucarr Sowe, the first accused in the ongoing drug trafficking and conspiracy trial involving the Drug Law Enforcement Agency of The Gambia against him and one Ansu Jammeh, Wednesday opened his defence as the first defence witness at the Banjul Magistrates' Court, presided over by Magistrate Lamin Mbaye Snr. Giving his evidence, the accused said he lives in Brikama, but he is presently at Mile2 Central Prison.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

AlertNet

Gambia passes bill to introduce crime of 'aggravated homosexuality'

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Related Topix: Prison, The Gambia, World News, Gay/Lesbian, Yahya Jammeh

In-depth Africa

Indian Community supports Gambia's Ebola preparedness with over D0.8M

The Indian Community in The Gambia has boosted the national preparedness strategy against the deadly Ebola disease with a donation of D865, 000 to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare. The presentation was held on Monday at the conference room of the Health Ministry conference at Quadrangle, Banjul.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

In-depth Africa

Thousands more throng Jammeh's farms

Thousands of Gambians continue to respond positively to the broad appeal launched by the head of state, H.E. Sheikh Prof. Alh. Dr. Yahya Jammeh Nasirul Deen Babili Mansa for more hands on his farms in a bid to salvage them from the weeds.

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Related Topix: Yahya Jammeh, Agriculture, Science, The Gambia

Fri Sep 05, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Gambia: Dawda Sarr Gives Traffic Reflectors to GPF

Dawda Sarr, a Gambian based in Germany on Wednesday donated 40 traffic reflectors to the personnel of Police Intervention Unit of The Gambia Police Force, through the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ousman Gibba at a ceremony held at the police headquarters in Banjul. In an interview with the Daily Observer, Dawda Sarr, who is a well-known champion for road safety in the country, said the donation was meant to support the security of the country, which he said, is very important to him.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

AllAfrica.com

Gambia: Good for GRA to Go Out and Explain

The sensitization and awareness-creation seminars being held by the Gambia Revenue Authority on its tax collection mandate are a useful exercise. This is important when we recall that the mayors have been complaining that they have been deprived of their traditional revenue-earning areas by the GRA and GT Board, among others.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

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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Related Topix: The Gambia, Gambia Travel, Travel, Africa Travel

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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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, Yahya Jammeh, World News, Africa, Travel, Sierra Leone Travel, Gambia Travel, Africa Travel, Ernest Bai Koroma, The Gambia

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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Related Topix: The Gambia, World News, Africa, Yahya Jammeh, Prison

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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Related Topix: Travel, Gambia Travel, Africa Travel, The Gambia

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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Related Topix: Travel, Gambia Travel, Africa Travel, The Gambia, World News, Africa, Agriculture, Science

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