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  1. EALA committed to ensure human rights realised in the region.Read the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | IPPMEDIA

    The East African Legislative Assembly is keen to further legislative key bills and work closely with various organisations and institutions on matters pertaining to human rights. Speaker of EALA, Daniel Kidega made the remarks at the on-going 56th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights in Banjul, Gambia.

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  2. .com | Gambian firm, employees charged with cocaine traffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 23 | News24

    A court in Gambia charged one of the country's leading import firms and seven of its employees with drug trafficking on Thursday after 45kg of cocaine were discovered in a sugar shipment from Brazil last month. Shops belonging to Shyben A Madi & Sons, which imports vehicles from China and rice, sugar and flour from Brazil, have been closed and under police guard since Monday.

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  3. Mediterranean migrant boat victim's kin struggle with lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | New York Daily News

    A young migrant's family is trying to come to grips with his death aboard a doomed boat that capsized on Saturday in Mediterranean waters. The young Gambian, who was a promising soccer player, had hoped to escape Africa and build a new life in Europe.

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  4. British woman reveals her nephew was among 900 in migrant boat sinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | Daily Mail

    'Exploited by criminals': Gambian footballer Baboucarr Ceesay was among the 900 migrants who died in the Mediterranean boat disaster, his British aunt has revealed A British woman has revealed how her nephew was among the 900 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean boat disaster. Baboucarr Ceesay, a talented footballer from The Gambia, is believed to have died on the fishing boat in a 'desperate' attempt to seek a new life in the UK.

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  5. Gambia: GPA Management Meets Shipping AgenciesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | AllAfrica.com

    The management of the Gambia Ports Authority Tuesday paid a courtesy call on all the shipping agencies that the GPA partners with or is doing business with in Banjul. The courtesy call was meant for the GPA officials to meet partner institutions with a view to sharing their concerns, constraints, among other issues, and to look at possible ways of addressing them.

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  6. Grieving Cheltenham aunt tells of loss in mirgant boat tragedyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 22 | This Is Somerset

    The tragedy of the capsized migrants' boat off the coast of the Mediterranean hits closer to home than you may think. Jessica Sey, from Cheltenham, was hit with the devastating news on Monday that her eldest nephew was on the boat which sank on Sunday, and he was not one of the 27 survivors.

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  7. Jonathan should drag S/Africa to African Commission over attacks on Nigerians - SERAPRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Ghanamma.com

    ... is no better time for President Jonathan to do this as the African Commission is meeting this week in Banjul, The Gambia for its 56th Ordinary Session. Articles 48 and 49 read together with Article 47 provide the legal basis for Nigeria to submit ...

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  8. The depressing reason the Mediterranean migrant crisis won't end any time soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Silicon Alley Insider

    The first half of April has been one of the deadliest period for migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea. On April, Reuters reported that as many as 400 migrants had drowned when their ship capsized off the coast of Libya.

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  9. Drag S/Africa to African Commission over attacks on Nigerians, SERAP tells JonathanRead the original story

    Monday Apr 20 | Vanguard

    ... is no better time for President Jonathan to do this as the African Commission is meeting this week in Banjul, The Gambia for its 56th Ordinary Session. Articles 48 and 49 read together with Article 47 provide the legal basis for Nigeria to submit ...

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  10. A Precarious Moment for AfricaRead the original story

    Monday Apr 20 | Counterpunch

    The upcoming meeting of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights taking place in Banjul, Gambia could be an opportunity for African States and civil society to stand-up for their rights. The twelve months have not been kind to Africa, although many Africans may not have noticed as economic development seemed to be pushing ahead throughout most of the continent.

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  11. Gambia: Auditor General Presents Report to PAC/PECRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | AllAfrica.com

    The Auditor General of The Gambia on Wednesday presented his report before members of the joint session of the Public Accounts and Public Enterprise Committees at the National Assembly chambers in Banjul. Karamba Touray in his report reveals several instances of theft of funds by public institutions through falsification of documents or suppression of revenue.

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  12. Gambia: The Renewed Call On ImportersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | AllAfrica.com

    The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment has renewed its call on food dealers to register and obtain a licence for the importation, distribution and retailing of essential food commodities, as the new policy has come into effect since April 1, 2015. This new policy is significant as it is part of measures to implement the trade policy for the protection of consumers.

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  13. AU gets first woman secretary generalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Iol.co.za

    ... on Human and Peoples' Rights, Headquartered in Arusha, Tanzania, following its operationalization in Banjul, The Gambia in July 2006. Diarra has been previously appointed by the AU commission chairperson as acting executive secretary of the African ...

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  14. Fifteen Years After Shootings, No Justice for Gambian StudentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | Global Voices Online

    April 10 and April 11, 2000 remain the darkest days in the history of Gambian student activism. On those fateful days security officials opened fire on student demonstrators, killing over a dozen, plus a journalist and a Red Cross volunteer as scores were left injured.

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  15. Bafana Bafana to take on David and GoliathRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Mail & Guardian

    Shakes Mashaba's Bafana begin their campaign in mid-June, when the players are supposed to be off on holiday after a long season. Nouakchott and Banjul are not on the average football fan's bucket list but, as from Wednesday, these are venues with more than just a passing interest for Bafana Bafana supporters.

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  16. Gambia: Court Issues Arrest Warrant for State House Attack FugitivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | AllAfrica.com

    The High Court in Banjul, presided over by Justice Simeon Ateh Abi, yesterday, 8th April 2015 issued an order for the arrest of nine accused persons charged with treason and treasonable related offences before the said court. The nine accused persons; namely, Cherno Njie, Mustapha Faal, Alhagie Saidy Barrow, Papa Faal, Baboucarr Bai Lowe, Musa Sarr, Landing Sonko, Lamin Njie and Aisha Jallow, are charged in a bill of indictment filed before the High Court on offences ranging from treason, concealment of treason, mutiny amongst others.

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  17. Gambia: Introduction of New D200 Gambian Banknote DelayedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | AllAfrica.com

    The issue into circulation of new D200 Gambian banknote which should have been introduced on 30 March, 2015 is now delayed until 15th of this month, the Central Bank of The Gambia has announced. The CBG, in February this year, introduced new D20 Gambian banknote and announced that it will subsequently introduce a new D200 banknote on 30 March 2015.

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  18. Gambia: Boosting the Ferry ServicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | AllAfrica.com

    It is indeed a welcome development that the Kanilai ferry is back to service after thorough maintenance. The thorough man tenancy the ferry underwent demonstrates the commitment of the leadership in ensuring that the people are always at ease when traveling across the length and breadth of the country.

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  19. Al Ahly cruise past Apr FCRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Umupira

    Record winners, Al Ahly sailed through smoothly to the last 16 of the 2015 Orange CAF Champions League, after a convincing 2-0 win over APR of Rwanda on Saturday in Cairo. New recruit, MoamenZakaria, scored in both halves to ensure victory for the Egyptian giants, his first since joining the Red Devils from bitterest rivals, Zamalek and wrap up a 4-0 aggregate win.

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  20. Gambia: GPA Signs Mou With Bissau Ports AuthorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | AllAfrica.com

    Gambia Ports Authority under the leadership of Managing Director Lamin Sanyang recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Guinea Bissau Ports Authority. Speaking to The Point on Wednesday, GPA MD Lamin Sanyang said the signing ceremony of the MOU was attended recently by a delegation of GPA staff to their counterparts in Guinea Bissau.

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