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  1. Gambia convicts six over failed plot to topple JammehRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Star Online

    Six soldiers were convicted in Gambia for their role in a failed attempt to oust President Yahya Jammeh late last year and were sentenced to either death or life in prison, security sources and family members of the accused said on Tuesday. A handful of assailants mounted an early morning assault on the presidential palace in the capital Banjul on Dec. 30 in what U.S. prosecutors say was a plot to topple Jammeh and replace him with a Texas housing developer.

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  2. Nigeria's Arik Air Places World's First Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Market Wire

    Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Arik Air of Lagos, Nigeria has placed the first dual-class CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft configured with three-abreast business-class seating into service in West Africa. Arik Air will use the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft to increase network service on its most popular business routes in West Africa.

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  3. Konate brace helps Senegal beat GhanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | BBC News

    Moussa Konate scored twice after coming on as a second-half substitute to lead Senegal to a 2-1 triumph over Ghana in a friendly on Saturday. The Swiss-based striker was on target in the 67th minute, having replaced the recalled Demba Ba who had struck the post after only six minutes of his comeback..

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  4. A prominent dissident was just charged in the US with plotting to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Silicon Alley Insider

    In this Friday, Sept. 22, 2006, file photo, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, center, leaves a central Banjul polling station after casting his vote for president in Banjul, Gambia.

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  5. Gambia: The Gambia - 50 Years of Independence, 20 Years of TerrorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | AllAfrica.com

    He claimed to be a different kind of soldier and promised not to hang on to power, and never to install a dictatorship. Who said that power corrupts and that absolute power corrupts absolutely? The Gambia is celebrating her 50th anniversary of attaining national sovereignty.

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  6. Things we learned from the weekend - March 14-15, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | World Soccer

    Tottenham were the visitors and with the race for the Champions League spots hotting up, this promised to be a testing encounter. In the event, the contest was over by half-time with goals from Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney, providing a perfect pick-me-up after the cup defeat to Arsenal.

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  7. Gambia: Trust Bank Holds 12th Excellence in Millennium AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | AllAfrica.com

    Trust Bank Gambia Limited on 11 March 2015 held its 12th edition of the Excellence in the Millennium Award ceremony for the ten most outstanding students of the Gambia Basic Education Certificate Examination Class of 2014, at Laico Atlantic Hotel in Banjul. The best 10 students were Fatou Matta Ceesay of Gambia Methodist Academy, Alieu Kasseh of the same school, Alieu Bah of Latrikunda Upper Basic School, Alieu Ceesay of Gambia Methodist Academy, Awa S. Jobe of Sifoe Upper Basic School, Fatou Matta Saidiba of Latrikunda Upper Basic School, Modou Mboob of Abuko Upper Basic School, Rohey John of New Convent, Bigay Jeng of Gambia Methodist Academy and Kadijatou Gassama of Gambia Methodist Academy.

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  8. African human rights body sends warning to the World BankRead the original story

    Friday Mar 13 | Scoop

    African human rights body warns the World Bank on proposals to reverse decades of advancement in protection of indigenous peoples' rights LONDON, 12 March 2015: In February 2015, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights met in Banjul, The Gambia, for its 17th Extra-Ordinary Session, to deal with critical matters pending since the cancellation and delay of previous sessions due to the spread of Ebola during 2014. One critical matter in front of the Commission was the new environmental and social safeguards being proposed by the World Bank and the Commission was very clear in its concerns.

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  9. Setif ban Khedairia from cup tieRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | BBC News

    Algerians Entente Setif go into their Champions League tie against Real De Banjul without goalkeeper Sofiane Khedairia, who has been suspended by the club until the end of the season. Coach Kheireddine Madoui made the decision after Khedairia claimed to be injured and unable to travel to The Gambia for the last-32 tie.

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  10. African Human Rights Body Warns the World Bank on Proposals to...Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 12 | Common Dreams

    In February 2015, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights met in Banjul, The Gambia, for its 17th Extra-Ordinary Session, to deal with critical matters pending since the cancellation and delay of previous sessions due to the spread of Ebola during 2014. One critical matter in front of the Commission was the new environmental and social safeguards being proposed by the World Bank and the Commission was very clear in its concerns.

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  11. Football: Real Banjul book date with African championsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | The Peninsula

    Johannesburg--Gambians Real Banjul defeated Liberians Barrack Young Controllers 1-0 at the weekend to book a CAF Champions League last-32 date with title-holders Algerians Entente Setif Yankuba Jarju scored the tie-winning goal on 30 minutes in Gambian capital Banjul after crisp, short passing between Ebou Sanyang and Famara Jarju created an opening Banjul advanced 2-1 on aggregate following a 1-1 draw at the same stadium three weeks ago in the first leg of the preliminary tie Controllers could not host the second leg because of ongoing Ebola virus fears and, after attempts to stage the game in Mali and Ivory Coast failed, were forced to play in Gambia

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  12. Banjul through in Champions LeagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 9 | Newsday

    Gambians Real Banjul defeated Liberians Barrack Young Controllers 1-0 at the weekend to earn a 2-1 aggregate win and reach the Champions League last-32. Yankuba Jarju scored the winner on 30 minutes in Gambian capital Banjul after crisp, short passing between Ebou Sanyang and Famara Jarju.

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  13. Gambia: Nedi Trains 50 Youths On Entrepreneurship Skills Development in WCRRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | AllAfrica.com

    The Nation Enterprise Development Initiative Tuesday started a five-day training course for 50 youths and women on entrepreneurship skills development within the West Coast Region. According to officials of NEDI, the training course was organize by NEDI in collaboration with the Gambia Growth and Competitiveness Project, GCP, which is targeting 350 youths and women across the country, and that 50 participants would be trained in each region.

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  14. Anti-LGBT dictator owns $3.5 million mansion in Md.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | Washington Blade

    Property records the Washington Blade obtained indicate that Calbert Cheaney, a retired professional basketball player who was once a member of the Washington Bullets, and his wife, Yvette Cheaney, sold the mansion on Bentcross Drive in Potomac to "Trustees of the MYJ Family Trust" on Sept. 29, 2010, in an "arms-length improved" transaction.

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  15. Flying Eagles off to Senegal for AYCRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Vanguard

    The National U-20 team, the Flying Eagles will depart for the African Youth Championship in Senegal today, officials have announced. The Flying Eagles secretary Aliyu Ibrahim Awal disclosed that the team will fly out of Abuja via Lagos and Banjul, Gambia, to Dakar.

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  16. African Youth Championship: Nigerians to leave for Senegal on WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Ghanamma.com

    The Flying Eagles secretary Aliyu Ibrahim Awal disclosed that the team will fly out of Abuja via Lagos and Banjul, Gambia, to Dakar.

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  17. Gambia shuts down 'exploitative' gambling industryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | New Vision

    The Gambia has banned gambling, it announced on Monday, denouncing the industry as "exploitative" and saying the government acted to prevent its youth from becoming a generation of addicts. The move will hit gaming centres and casinos across the west African nation's tourist resorts and scores of sports betting shops which have sprung up in recent years in the capital Banjul.

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  18. Sounders 2 make their first signingsRead the original story

    Feb 26, 2015 | Sounder at Heart

    Sounders FC 2 announced the signing of Sounders Academy star Duncan McCormick as well as six-year pro Amadou Sanyang. These are the first two signings for the new USL side.

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  19. Africa: Brussels Airlines Launches 'Africa Is Not Ebola' CampaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | AllAfrica.com

    Brussels Airlines recently launched a campaign it hopes would help the continent recover from the lingering and devastating economic impact of Ebola. Speaking at the ceremony held at the Ministry of Health conference room in Banjul, Kevin Constant, country manager of the airline, stated that although the Ebola virus is by now present in only three out of 56 African countries, tourists, investors, and consumers still avoid regions that were never actually affected by it.

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  20. African body urged to press Sudan for release of jailed activistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Sudan Tribune

    Four human rights groups asked the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights to ensure the release of two Sudanese activists detained since three months . A flyer showing Amin Mekki Mandani Farah Agar and Farouq Abu Issa calling for a solidarity meeting with the three political detainees organised by the National Umma Party on 13 December 2014 On 6 December the security service arrested the former chairperson of the Sudanese Human Rights Monitor , Amin Mekki Medani, and a political activist and leader of the National Consensus Forces, Farouk Abu Eissa after the signing of "Sudan Call" with the rebel groups.

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