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  1. Gambia: A Step in the Right DirectionRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    The Gambia government is set to launch a landmark agricultural project called the Gambia Commercial Agriculture and Value Chain Management Project to improve productivity and access to markets for targeted agricultural commodities of smallholder farmers in the country. The $15.92 million project, financed through an IDA grant and credit, will move mountains in the agricultural sector as it is out to contribute directly towards improving food security by increasing production and market access for products important to domestic consumption.

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  2. Op-Ed: Insult laws vs. freedom of speechRead the original story

    Yesterday | In-depth Africa

    ... one, th e African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, meeting at its 48th Ordinary Session, held in Banjul, The Gambia in 2010, called on State Parties to repeal criminal defamation laws or insult laws which impede freedom of speech, and to ...

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  3. Gambia: Govt. to Launch $15 Million+ Commercial Agriculture ProjectRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | AllAfrica.com

    The Gambia government through the Ministry of Agriculture in Banjul will tomorrow Tuesday 16 September launch the Gambia Commercial Agriculture and Value Chain Management Project at the Kairaba Beach Hotel. The project is financed through an IDA grant and credit totalling US$15.92 million - US$8.72 million as grant and credit of US$7.2 million.

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  4. Gambia: Two Agric Officials Arraigned On Economic Crime, Granted BailRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | AllAfrica.com

    ... respectively, issued salary advances, unauthorized travel allowances, award contracts that do not follow the Gambia Public Procurement Agency (GPPA) regulations and unauthorized payments of sitting allowance which amounts to 'Nine hundred and ...

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  5. Gambia advised against signing anti-homosexual lawRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 13 | Big News Network.com

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  6. Gambia: Bakau to Launch Fundraising to Rescue Mini-StadiumRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | AllAfrica.com

    The Bakau Sport Advisory and Development Committee , in collaboration with the Bakau Youth and Sport Committee will Saturday launch a new fundraising committee in a bid to raise funds to rescue the current state of the community's mini-stadium. The launching ceremony that will be held at the town's community center came hot on the heels of a D300,000 donation from the government of The Gambia through the Ministry of Youth and Sports which money is already deposited at a local bank.

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  7. Gambia: FFF Boss Links Sustainable Agriculture to Healthy Forest CoversRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | AllAfrica.com

    ... of sustainable agriculture, of which FFF deemed it very fitting in supporting the National Farmers Platform of The Gambia, by providing funding for them to conduct a field trip to see good farming practices, as well as forestry activities during the ...

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  8. Questions of Cash: Why didn't Thomas Cook tell me my flight was cancelled?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | The Independent

    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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  9. Gambia: Koroma Hails Jammeh for Us$.05m Donation to Combat EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | AllAfrica.com

    The president of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, has written to his Gambian counterpart, H.E Sheikh Prof. Alhagie Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh Nasirul Deen Babili Mansa, thanking him for his donation of US$500, 000 to combat the deadly virus of Ebola in his country.

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  10. Gambia: In the Gambia, Yet Another Setback for Gay Rights in AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | AllAfrica.com

    ... people. It was only six years ago, in 2008, that he threatened to "cut off the head" of any gay person found in the Gambia if they hadn't left the country within 24 hours. Under huge international pressure, he later retracted this threat. Now he ...

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  11. Introducing Master Fraze; budding Gambian artistRead the original story

    Friday Sep 12 | In-depth Africa

    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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  12. Gambia to host music seminarRead the original story

    Friday Sep 12 | In-depth Africa

    If all goes as planned, The Gambia will be the venue for a two-day music seminar that will attract a wide range of resource persons from abroad, as well as Gambian artists to tackle some of the impediments confronting Gambian music. Slated for December 12th and 13th, the seminar will be another development milestone in the development of Gambian music internationally.

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  13. D5M bail bond for 2 agric officialsRead the original story

    Friday Sep 12 | In-depth Africa

    Magistrate Lamin Mbaye Snr of the Banjul Magistrates' Court on Thursday granted bail to two agricultural officials namely; Lamin Fatajo and Muhammmed Lamin Mass, the Project Coordinator, and Acting Finance and Administration manager respectively at the Rural Finance Project under the Ministry of Agriculture in the sum of five million dalasis each. The accused are charged with economic crimes contrary to the laws of the Gambia.

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  14. Gambia: ICT Officials Call for MOICI SupportRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | AllAfrica.com

    ICT officials on Tuesday discussed the way forward on how best the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure , as the parent body of ICT in The Gambia, could support ICT officials to be a part of its in-house ICT team. The call was made at a one-day maiden Gambia-Government ICT retreat held at the Gambia Hotel and Hospitality Institute in Kanifing by MOICI.

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  15. Gambia: Tobaski Ram Sale Begins 24 September - GLMARead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | AllAfrica.com

    ... market. The head of the country's livestock marketing agency went on to urge livestock farmers and dealers, in The Gambia and in the neighbouring countries, to bring their animals for sale at the Abuko livestock show grounds, commencing from ...

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  16. UTG orients over 500 new studentsRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | In-depth Africa

    The University of The Gambia Tuesday oriented 558 fresh students for the 2014-2015 academic year at a ceremony held at its Digital Campus in Brikama. This class, according to officials, also includes 60 students to be admitted in UTG's Medical School in October 2014.

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  17. Ebola preparedness at Gambian bordersRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | In-depth Africa

    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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  18. Women empowerment recognised by Gambia's icon of progress -Veep tells Development Forum on GenderRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | In-depth Africa

    ... the opening ceremony of the three-day development forum on the theme, 'Closing the gender gaps The realities in The Gambia'. The forum is being organised by the Office of the Vice President in collaboration with the United Nations Development ...

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  19. Magistrate announces deportation for GuineanRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | In-depth Africa

    The Kanifing Magistrates' Court, presided over by Kebba Bojang, on Wednesday announced a deportation order for one Sirajo Bah Jallow, a Guinean national, charged and convicted of theft, contrary to section 552 of the criminal code, laws of The Gambia.

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  20. First accused opens defence in drug trafficking trialRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | In-depth Africa

    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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