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16 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Experts' push for sea risk defense management into development plans

Environmental experts recently convened a daylong consultative meeting with relevant stakeholders to see what best they can harness in mainstreaming sea and river defense risk management into all development plans of The Gambia at Kololi.

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A mum who piled on the pounds eating chippy dinners has lost nearly five stone in just four months sweating off the pounds at a hot boot camp.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

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Gambia: GAMFINET Holds Microfinance Forum

The Gambia Microfinance Network Wednesday concluded a daylong Microfinance Forum at the Paradise Suites Hotel on the theme: "Improved Policy, Legal and Regulatory Framework is Key to Microfinance Development".

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Artistes urged to be Ebola alert

ENTERTAINMENT industry publicist Olimatta Taal is advising local entertainers to make themselves aware of the presence of the Ebola virus in some sections of Africa before venturing on tours of the continent.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

In-depth Africa

More people congratulate the president on the 20th anniversary of July 22nd Revolution

People from both within and outside the country continue to congratulate the president of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Prof.

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12 Gambians to undergo Turkey medical training

Four Gambian doctors and eight nurses will undergo a three-week medical training programme in Turkey, starting from September 8, the trans-continental nation's Embassy in Banjul announced Thursday.

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Gambia: Jammeh Gives Sierra Leone Five to Fight Ebola

President Yahya Jammeh, "in a show of African solidarity", has given US$500,000 to President Ernest Bai Koroma and the people of Sierra Leone as Gambia's contribution towards the fight against the Ebola virus disease outbreak.

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Lawmakers prepare ahead of next month's public finance scrutiny

Lawmakers Wednesday retreated at a local hotel in Kololi ahead of the commencement of the next sessions of the Public Accounts and Enterprises Committees of the National Assembly; a legislative exercise that scrutinises public finance management and activities of the various public institutions and agencies.

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Accused's bailbond revoked, remanded

One Sheikh Tijan Sanneh, who is standing trial for the possession of drug for trafficking, contrary to Laws of The Gambia was on Monday remanded after his bail was revoked by the acting Principal Magistrate Lamin Mbaye Snr of the Banjul Magistrates' Court.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

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Community-based scheduled screening and treatment of malaria in...

In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to cause over 10,000 maternal deaths and 75,000 to 200,000 infant deaths.

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The Gambia's Democratic Space 'Constricted, Restricted and Shrinking' Ahead of 2016 Polls

Opposition supporters at a rally in the Gambia. Activists and local politicians say that ahead of the 2016 presidential elections there has been little tolerance for the opposition.

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Gambia: 'The Rise of CFA Over the Dalasis Hampers Our Business - '...

Cattle dealers in Fass have lamented the appreciation of the CFA currency over the Gambian Dalasi which according to them is negatively impacting on their business.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

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Gambia: Bill Creates New National Oil Company

A new national oil company called the Gambia National Petroleum Corporation, GNPC, which takes over the state-owned Gambia National Petroleum Company Limited has been created by law.

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Gambia: Globalization and Culture

Ramifications of globalisation in all aspects of human life across the world are visible, especially on our rich traditional and cultural norms and values.

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Honiton firefighters aim to tackle A 40k challenge

Honiton Community Fire Station crew members launch their fundraising appeal to buy a fire engine for an African community.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

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Gambia: President Jammeh Reshuffles Cabinet

The president of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Prof. Alh. Dr. Yahya Jammeh Nasirul Deen Babili Mansa, acting under the provision of relevant sections of the constitution Monday evening announced a minor reshuffle that saw two people join the cabinet.

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Libya: Libya Boosts Vision 2016 Initiative With Tractors

Solomon Owens, minister of Agriculture, speaking at the handing over ceremony recalled that there is a presidential proclamation that, come 2016, the importation of rice to The Gambia would be zero rated.

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MoBSE, WFP validate national community engagement manual

The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education , in collaboration with the World Food Programme on Thursday validated a National Community Engagement Manual and Communication Strategy for Home Grown School Feeding in The Gambia, at a daylong validation workshop held at the Regional Education Directorate 2 in Brikama.

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Gambia: "Poor Condition of Banjul Roads Hampers Our Work" Says Vice...

The Vice President of the Banjul commercial van drivers association has raised concern on the poor condition of the roads in Banjul which, he said, is seriously hampering their work.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

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Gambia: Tanji Green Youths Mobiliser Testifies in Journalists' Trial

Malang Jassey, the mobiliser of the Green Youths Tanji branch, Monday testified as the fifth prosecution witness of Sainey MK Marenah, a freelance journalist, and Musa S. Sheriff, editor-in-chief of The Voice newspaper.

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