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  1. African Champs League draw completedRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | BBC News

    African champions Entente Setif will begin the defence of their title against Barrack Young Controllers of Liberia or The Gambia's Real de Banjul. The Algerians, along with six other clubs, were given byes into the first round of the 2015 African Champions League.

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  2. Gambia: NATC Sensitizes District Authorities On Women's Access to LandRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    ... e food production and incomes, and called on the agency to support the marketing of vegetables. Climate change in The Gambia is a critical problem, which is adversely affecting the structure and functional integrity see more>>

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  3. Gambia: GAMPOST Resuscitates Internal Money Transfer ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | AllAfrica.com

    The Gambia Postal Service Corporation has given a new kiss of life to its domestic money transfer services, rebranding it to commensurate with standards acceptable to the customers. Now called Postal Money Transfer , re-launched Wednesday in Banjul, the new service is in the form of robust software that can send text messages to the recipient once a transaction is completed.

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  4. Gambia: Environment and Social ManagementRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | AllAfrica.com

    Climate change in The Gambia is a critical problem, which is adversely affecting the structure and functional integrity of the country's ecosystem. Upland ecosystems have degraded largely due to erratic rainfall, overgrazing, soil erosion and intensive cultivation, the result of intense pressure on land resources, high population growth and recurrent droughts.

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  5. Hilary Lawther and Abdoulie JammehRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | News Shopper

    During the past year, Newsquest South London organisers of the Young Reporter Scheme were approached by two students from Africa, one of which was Abdoulie Jammeh from Nusrat High School in the Gambia. It was the first time the scheme had encountered a student from a school overseas and it was a totally new experience for Abdoulie, an eighteen year old in his last year at school.

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  6. Gambia: NRA, GFPA Ink D20.8 Millions HIV/Aids, Road Safety DealRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | AllAfrica.com

    The National Roads Authority and the Gambia Family Planning Association Tuesday signed a sensitisation contract agreement as part of the implementation of the Trans-Gambia Corridor Project, amounting to D20, 813, 936 . The programme, to run for a period of three years, will center on awareness creation and prevention on HIV/AIDS, Sexual Transmitted Infections , road safety and gender issues.

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  7. Yahya Jammeh Claims Being Gay Is Not Gambian: 'We Have Never Seen Homosexual Cattle'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 19 | On Top Magazine

    ... me. I didn't introduce the death penalty here... I found it here. And the British brought the death penalty to The Gambia." "But it's also said," Bonsu started, "that it was the colonials who brought in the laws against homosexuality into Africa and ...

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  8. Earthquakes add veteran pair in MLS re-entry draftRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Chico Enterprise-Record

    The Earthquakes' rebuilding project continued in earnest Thursday with the selection of two veteran players who should immediately improve the team's depth. San Jose took former Colorado center back Marvell Wynne and Chicago midfielder Sanna Nyassi in the Major League Soccer re-entry draft.

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  9. Humanity First Celebrates 10th AnniversaryRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Examiner.com

    Recognizing a decade of serving the needs of victims of disasters was going to be no small matter. DC was to host the 10th Anniversary Gala of Humanity First , in which many honorary were in attendance, such as Bockarie Stevens, Ambassador of Republic of Sierra Leone to the U.S., Sheikh Omar Faye, Charge d'Affaires of Republic of The Gambia to the U.S., and U.S. Representative Frank Wolf to name a few.

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  10. Gambia: U.S. Emissary Upbeat About Africa's Economic PotentialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | AllAfrica.com

    The newly accredited ambassador of the United States of America to The Gambia has asserted that Africa is on the right trajectory in terms of development, and expressed his optimism about the future economic potential of the continent. He made reference to the growing African middle class coupled with its booming communication industry as indications of the growth the continent has been making.

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  11. Insecticide Sprays Don't Offer Extra Protection Against Malaria: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 9 | Philly.com

    ... use is sufficient to protect people against malaria in areas that have low or moderate levels of malaria, like The Gambia," lead author Steve Lindsay, a disease ecologist at Durham University in the United Kingdom, said in a journal news release. ...

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  12. WHO: Preparing to confront Ebola - just in caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Crofs Blogs

    Mamo Jatta is a Regional Public Health and Surveillance Officer in The Gambia and, like many people living near Ebola affected countries, he is concerned the disease will enter his own country, "I recently visited the town where I grew up and wondered what would happen if Ebola were to hit us here, would we be ready for it?" Experts at WHO have the same concerns - and they are transforming these into action. Ebola has already been exported, albeit resulting only in small outbreaks, from the three most-affected countries to the neighbouring countries of Mali, Nigeria and Senegal.

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  13. Simulation Exercises Help Healthcare Workers to Prepare to Confront EbolaRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Infection Control Today

    ... emergency response and communication. Mamo Jatta is a regional public health and aurveillance officer in The Gambia and, like many people living near Ebola-affected countries, he is concerned the disease will enter his own country, "I recently ...

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  14. Gambia: GRA Trains Customs Officers On Tariff ImplementationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | AllAfrica.com

    Thirty customs officers of the Gambia Revenue Authority are on intensive training in awareness creation on the Common External Tariff , ahead of commencement of its implementation in January 2015. The training session was organised under the auspices of the GRA, and funded by the European Union and German government.

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  15. Gambia: Access to Energy Is Fundamental to Basic Social NeedsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | AllAfrica.com

    The principal assistant secretary at the Ministry of Energy, Ahmad Tijan Jobe said that access to energy is fundamental to fulfilling basic social needs, driving economic growth and human development. Jobe was deputizing the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Energy at the Mainstreaming of Gender and Renewable Energy hands-on training in The Gambia.

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  16. PHOTOS: 'Thousands' of Gambians Attend Antigay RallyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Advocate

    ... forces - development partners - who advocate for homosexuality and lesbianism; vices forbidden by the laws of The Gambia," as All Africa, a pan-African news aggregation website described it. Citing All Africa as its source, Pink News reports that ... 11 comments

  17. Penryn and Falmouoth volunteers help send thousand of prosthetic limbs to AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 12 | Falmouth Packet

    A thousand prosthetic legs will be heading to Africa in time for Christmas thanks to the phenomenal success of a project involving Falmouth and Penryn volunteers. Legs4Africa was only set up in April this year, but resulted in 500 unwanted prosthetic legs being driven 4,000 miles to a hospital in The Gambia in an old minibus, that was then also donated.

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  18. 'She took hold of a rusty knife and started hacking away':...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Daily Mail

    'She took hold of a rusty knife and started hacking away': Circumcised at NINE, the woman who is fighting to stop female genital mutilation in Australia Khadija Gbla was told she was going on 'holiday' when her mum drove her into the bush in The Gambia to be An old women cut off her clitoris with a rusty knife while her mother pinned her down to the floor Khadija did not understand what had been done to her until she came to Australia and learned about female genital mutilation Their clitorises are hacked off in unsterilised conditions, condemning them to a life of pain and in many cases infertility and the inability to ever feel sexual pleasure as adults.

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  19. Thousands Take Part In Gambian Anti-Gay March - VIDEORead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Towleroad

    Demonstrators were joined by Gambian PresidentYahya Jammeh, who earlier this year signed a new law imposing life imprisonment for homosexual acts .Last month,the Gambian government said it would never allow the acceptance of gay rights to be a precondition for accepting Western aid . According to the report on AllAfrica , protesters denounced "attempts by outside forces - development partners - who advocate for homosexuality and lesbianism; vices forbidden by the laws of The Gambia."

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  20. Gambia: Ruling Party Organizes Protest Against Gays and LesbiansRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | AllAfrica.com

    APRC supporters organised a protest against lesbians and gays in Banjul on Tuesday, 9 December 2014. The protest was marked by a procession which started from the New National Assembly Building and ended at the July 22 Square.

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