Banjul, The Gambia Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Banjul, The Gambia.

Results 1 - 20 of 183 in Banjul, The Gambia

  1. Activists denounce Africa's silence over migrant drowningsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    Despite cries of alarm from European politicians over the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean, African leaders have been silent over an issue they fear underlines their weak governance, say campaigners. For years Libya has been a stepping stone for Africans seeking to get to Europe, fleeing conflict, economic hardship and instability often in rickety, unseaworthy vessels.

    Comment?

  2. Gambia offers to resettle all Rohingya boatpeopleRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Star Online

    BANJUL : Gambia said it would take in all Rohingya refugees as part of its "sacred duty" to alleviate the suffering of fellow Muslims flooding South-East Asia to escape oppression. The government of the impoverished west African nation appealed to the countries of the region to send the migrants to its shores, where it said it would set them up in refugee camps.

    Comment?

  3. Gambia criticizes dead migrants' familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | The China Post

    BANJUL, Gambia--Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has berated families sending migrants on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean Sea, suggesting they are not "true Muslims." More than 5,000 migrants, many from Muslim-majority Gambia and its neighbors, have died in the past 18 months trying to cross into Europe, and African leaders have been criticized for not speaking out on the issue.

    Comment?

  4. Savoy unveiled as coach of The GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | BBC News

    Former Central African Republic coach, Raoul Savoy, was unveiled to local media in Banjul on Thursday as The Gambia's new national team coach. The 41 year old's immediate task will be to take charge of the Scorpions' matches in their forthcoming 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign.

    Comment?

  5. Gambian president sacks Pakistani-origin chief judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | The Nation

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has sacked an internationally-renowned Pakistani appointed last year as Gambia's top judge, according to judicial sources, appointing a Nigerian as his temporary replacement. Ali Nawaz Chowhan was dismissed without an official announcement, a source in the west African nation's judiciary told AFP late Tuesday, adding: "We have no idea why he was removed from his position."

    Comment?

  6. .com | Gambian president sacks another chief justiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | News24

    Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has sacked an internationally-renowned Pakistani appointed last year as Gambia's top judge, according to judicial sources, appointing a Nigerian as his temporary replacement. Ali Nawaz Chowhan was dismissed without an official announcement, a source in the west African nation's judiciary told AFP late on Tuesday, adding: "We have no idea why he was removed from his position."

    Comment?

  7. Brotherly advice: Boro winger Muzzy Carayol commits his international ...Read the original story

    Monday May 11 | Ghanamma.com

    Boro flanker Muzzy Carayol is targeting the 2017 African Cup of Nations after committing his international future to the Gambia. The 26-year-old wideman says 'it's the right time' to pledge his allegiance to the African nation - although he admits there will be a lot of pressure on his shoulders when he wins his first cap for the country who are currently 157th in the world rankings.

    Comment?

  8. Gambia: Impunity Does Not Work in Economics Is Crisis in the Foreign Exchange Market Imminent?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | AllAfrica.com

    Foroyaa has indicated that the Government has told the whole world that it is committed to a flexible exchange rate system. This gave confidence to dealers in foreign exchange to know what to expect from the market.

    Comment?

  9. Gambia: Banjul Foreign Exchange Bureaus Not Using Western Union FacilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | AllAfrica.com

    Foreign exchange bureaus within Banjul were not using the western union facility yesterday, 7 May. The development comes on the heels of the announcement of the new exchange rate system, imposed by the presidency. This was confirmed by operators at the different exchange bureaus within the city, on Thursday 7 May 2015.

    Comment?

  10. Carayol ready to play for the GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Newsday

    Middlesbrough winger Mustapha Carayol says it is the "right time" in his career to commit his international future to the Gambia. Carayol, 26, is back to full fitness after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury which had kept him out for 13 months.

    Comment?

  11. Gambia: Workers' Day Observed in the GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | AllAfrica.com

    May 1st, observed as Workers Day worldwide, was commemorated in The Gambia on Friday in the form of a March Pass parade and sporting activities. This year's event has attracted, as usual, the participation of members of the civil service, Parastatals , private sector and unions.After the parade held in Banjul which culminated at the city square, the union leaders and government officials addressed the participants.

    Comment?

  12. Leg from Nottingham changes Amputees life in West AfricaRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | Pressat

    "He knew that if his prosthetic leg went back to the NHS it would be chucked on a pile. But he wanted something good to come out of his disability if it could give someone else the chance to walk," she says.

    Comment?

  13. Gambia: Workers' Welfare a Global Concern - Labour Union SGRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | AllAfrica.com

    "It is our ardent desire in The Gambia to improve upon the gains and seek a more holistic pattern of development that attaches priority to workers' welfare, dignity and respect in promoting their fundamental rights and freedom at the workplace," said Labour Union Secretary General Ebrima Garba Cham. Mr Cham was addressing Gambian workers in the private and public sectors at the 2015 May Day Mass Sports celebrations held at July 22nd Square in Banjul on Friday.

    Comment?

  14. Gambia: Gamtel Staff Convicted for Economic CrimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | AllAfrica.com

    Kutubo Sanneh, a staff of Gamtel, was yesterday convicted and sentenced on charges of economic crime and stealing, by the Special Criminal Court in Banjul presided over by Justice Amadi. Narrating the facts before the court, DPP Barkun said it happened around September 2014, when the Gamtel Managing Director discovered there was a drop in the sale of scratch cards.

    Comment?

  15. Gambia: Gambia Observes Workers' DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | AllAfrica.com

    Thousands of workers drawn from the public and private sectors Friday converged at the July 22nd Square in Banjul to join the rest of the world in celebrating the International Workers' Day, widely known in The Gambia as May Day. It was a day set aside for workers from all walks of life to come together and reflect on their achievements and constraints, and map out a way forward.

    Comment?

  16. Gambia: Gov't Urged to Pay Heed to Workers in Both SectorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | AllAfrica.com

    The Secretary General of the Gambia Workers Union, Ebrima Garba Cham, has urged the Gambia government to pay particular attention to workers in both the formal and informal sectors, in view of the sky-rocketing prices of basic commodities, whilst salaries "are not being increased" commensurate with the consumer price index. "This scenario makes it difficult for the average citizens to meet the necessities of life," Cham said at the 2015 May Day Sports celebration held on Friday at 22nd July Square in Banjul, in which workers from public institutions and private companies participated.

    Comment?

  17. African sexual rights victory just the startRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | Mail & Guardian

    Long battle: Promising to continue to demand, defy, resist and speak up, gay rights activists have achieved a nod from the African rights commission for maltreated sexual minorities. In 2008, when the Coalition of African Lesbians applied for observer status at the African Commission on Human and People's Rights , we did so with the expectation that a progressive rights document such as the African Charter on Human and People's Rights would prevail.

    Comment?

  18. Gambia: Financial Malpractices in Gambia's Embassy in Bissau OutlinedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | AllAfrica.com

    The Auditor General's report has outlined a number of malpractices in the cashbook and alteration of payment vouchers amounting to D529,007.65 during the scrutiny of cashbooks and payment vouchers, at the Gambia's embassy in Guinea Bissau. This was revealed by the Auditor General, Karamba Touray, while presenting the government's audited financial report before the joint committees' session of lawmakers at the National Assembly in Banjul.

    Comment?

  19. Gambia: 21 Years After Gambia Deemed Unfit for TV StationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | AllAfrica.com

    In a humid summer night in 1998, Alkali Samateh placed a 12inch black and white television set on an empty barrel as people thronged his terrace in Jali, 153 kilometres from Banjul, to watch the World Cup finals between France and Brazil. In order to get quality images, an extended wire was connected from the television set to a long wooden bamboo stick.

    Comment?

  20. Discover African Migrants' Long Journey Through the SaharaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | TIME.com

    "We move like a big river," smiles Issa wryly, a young Gambian migrant whose country is itself one long sliver of land hugging an eponymous waterway as it feeds into the sea. "You stop us here, we go there," he says making leapfrog motions with his hands to emphasize the determination migrants have in making their journeys.

    Comment?