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  1. The IMF's AFRITAC West 2 to Ramp up Capacity Development ActivitiesRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | PressReleasePoint

    ... Center became operational on January 13, 2014 and serves Cabo Verde, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia. AFRITAC West 2 complements four other centers the IMF has in sub-Saharan Africa and offers capacity building services to ...

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

    18 hrs ago | 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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  3. Press Release: The IMF's AFRITAC West 2 to Ramp up Capacity Development ActivitiesRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | International Monetary Fund

    ... Center became operational on January 13, 2014 and serves Cabo Verde, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia. AFRITAC West 2 complements four other centers the IMF has in sub-Saharan Africa and offers capacity building services to ...

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  4. Taiwan, Swaziland ink MOU to combat human traffickingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The China Post

    ... 8. The signing of the MOU makes Swaziland the 13th country in the world, and the second African nation, after The Gambia, to sign such an agreement with Taiwan. Other countries include the United States, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam and Guatemala. Fu ...

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

    Wednesday Apr 15 | AllAfrica.com

    ... The Americans did it; the Europeans have also done it; ditto many other nations around the world. So why not The Gambia? The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was a key piece of Progressive Era legislation, signed by President Theodore Roosevelt on the ...

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  6. 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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  7. St. John's gets commit from 2015 center Yankuba SimaRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | Rumble In The Garden

    St. John's has landed a 2015 center target in Yankuba Siba, a 6'11" athletic center who played at Elev8 Sports Institute and Arlington Country Day High School after playing at the Canarias Basketball Academy in the Canary Islands. Sima also played on the Spain Under-18 team; he was born in July of 1996 in The Gambia.

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  8. 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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  9. Bolasie expects tough 2017 campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 11 | BBC News

    ... pits South Africa and Cameroon - both of whom qualified for this year's finals - against one another, with The Gambia and Mauritania making up the pool. Despite the latter two sides' failure to ever qualify for a Nations Cup, South Africa coach ...

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  10. East Farndon woman's little charity celebrates 10 years of funding for Gambian schoolRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 11 | Lutterworth Today

    ... In the last decade, more than 800 children have passed through the school in the small village of Kunkujang in The Gambia. Sharon said: "We are immensely grateful to Leicester Grammar School, of Great Glen, and all the individuals who have helped us ...

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

    Thursday Apr 9 | Mail & Guardian

    ... in their first away game in the qualifiers for the 2017 African Nations Cup finals. They will go to Banjul, in the Gambia, towards the end of the campaign in June next year. But matches against the two lowly ranked West African nations are ...

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  12. Desperate plea for help from charity founderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Northwich Guardian

    CHARITY founder Ian Jones has issued a desperate plea for help to store medical and school equipment destined for The Gambia. They raise money to help pay staff wages at the schools, ship out containers of educational equipment and books and provide mosquito nets for children.

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  13. Good Times: Makeover time as weather heats upRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 9 | Brighouse Echo

    Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. Fresh from another trip to The Gambia after yet more fundraising, landlady Marsha Jones at The Old Ship Inn on Bethel Street is keeping the momentum going and is currently having The Old Ship Inn redecorated.

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

    Thursday Apr 9 | AllAfrica.com

    ... Count one, treason, contrary to Section 35 (1) (a) of the Criminal Code, Cap 10:01, Vol. III, Revised Laws of The Gambia, 2009. The particulars of the offence states that Cherno Njie, Mustapha Faal, Alh. Saidy Barrow, Papa Faal, Baboucarr Bai Lowe, ...

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  15. 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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  16. China does not support rogue African states, it creates them - reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | Mail & Guardian

    ... The only countries that have not benefited from China's aid have been pro-Taipei Burkina Faso and Swaziland, and The Gambia until it recently cut ties with Taiwan. "Though China isn't specifically giving aid to 'pariah states', it is making states ...

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  17. 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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  18. Gambia: Dwindling Gambian Economy Receives IMF BailoutRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | AllAfrica.com

    International Monetary Fund on Thursday decided to give The Gambia about US$10.8 million to remedy the country's economy which has been in rough waters due to 60 per cent decline in tourism, increased balance of payment deficit, and weak policy implementation. The IMF said in a statement released after it approved the bailout that the 'emergency financial assistance' is intended to restore macroeconomic stability and to fill the financial gaps in the budget.

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  19. The Gambia Sentences Failed Coup Participants to Death, Life in PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | Global Voices Online

    ... disaffected soldiers launched a coup against the government of Yahya Jammeh, which was foiled by forces loyal to the Gambia's president. The pre-dawn attack against the State House was led by Lieutenant Lamin Sanneh, an army deserter, and former ...

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  20. Gambia: Fixing the ImbalancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | AllAfrica.com

    The International Monetary Fund has come in like a knight in shining armour to amend the Gambia's economic dent caused by both external and internal shocks. The Fund, in trying to observe one of its traditional roles of helping member countries sustain their balance of payments status, and mend some of the wounds that have been sustained by the country's economy due to the shocks, has approved emergency financial assistance of about US$10.8 million under the Rapid Credit Facility in the amount equivalent to SDR7.775 million for The Gambia to enable the government to meet their urgent balance of payments and fiscal needs.

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