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3 GAMBIANS JAILED IN UK FOR DRUG DEALING

Three Gambians in the northern English city of Manchester were jailed by the Manchester Crown Court last Monday for dealing in drugs.
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Turkey thumbs up Gambia's stability

The Turkish ambassador to The Gambia has paid tribute to President Jammeh's leadership qualities which has consolidated the political stability gains of the country, noting that this has increased its strategic importance to Turkey...
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Today is judgment in ex-Immigration DG's trial

After almost a year of litigation, Magistrate Lamin Mbaye will today deliver judgment in the case of Buba Sagnia, former director general of the Gambia Immigration Department...
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Windstorm leaves village roofless

Houses in Genji Wolof village in Saloum CRR north were rendered roofless following a windstorm, Alkalo Abdou Sowe has informed The Standard. The incident happened early Friday morning..
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Mauritania abandons Friday, adopts Western weekend

Mauritania is moving its weekend to Saturday and Sunday to be more in tune with its European business partners..
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US charge d'affaires says sensitisation, team work key to fight Ebola

The charge d' affaires at the US Embassy in Banjul, Richard Yoneoka has declared that team work vigilance, knowledge, education and personal hygiene including hand washing are critical measures to prevent and combat Ebola...
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Statement by Madam Agnès Guillaud, Chargée d'Affaires a.i. Delegation of the European Union to The Gambia 'Women's empowerment for change' project launching at Kalaji, on 11/09/2014

It is my pleasure to welcome all of you on the occasion of the launching ceremony of the 'Women's Empowerment for Change' project, financed by the European Union. This is one of three programes, funded by the EU and implemented by NGOs with a total amount of 813.776 euros (more than D44 million) as a part of its initiative to improve Women's rights in The Gambia...
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Gambia to vaccinate at least 400,000 children against polio

The nationwide vaccination campaign dubbed 'National Immunisation Day' is targeting over 95% converge, according to officials. The annual campaign comes barely a decade after the the World Health Organisation declared The Gambia Polio Free .The first round of the vaccination is scheduled from the 19 -22 September while the second round commences on 31 October through November 3...
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US diplomat says Gambia not immune from extremists

US charge d'affaires Richard Yoneoka has said that The Gambia like others states is not immune from the threats of radicals who seek to tear communities apart...
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D390,000 RECOVERED FROM GT BANK HEIST

Officers from Kairaba Police Station yesterday paraded two men suspected to have been behind the armed robbery at the Guaranty Trust Bank branch in Bakau. Ansumana Jarju, 27, and Alfusainey Jatta, 32, allegedly carried out the robbery a week today at around 2.30 and fled with over D400,000 cash.
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Brit-Gambian gets OBE

The British Embassy Banjul yesterday issue a statement congratulating British-Gambian national Mr Gibril Faal who earlier this year was awarded an OBE for his services to International Development..
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Court grants D5 million bail to agric officials

After being detained for four days, the project coordinator and the acting finance and administrative manager of the Rural Finance Project of the Ministry of Agriculture were yesterday afternoon arraigned before the Banjul Magistrates Court ..
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'Ex-GFA exec were involved in serious criminal malpractices'

Lawyer for the former youth and sports permanent secretary accused of giving false information to the Office of the President has told the Banjul Magistrates Court that the former executive members of the Gambia Football Association were involved in criminal activities during their term in office...
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PS Camara urges journalists to protect children's privacy

The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure has advised journalists to endeavour to protect the privacy of children while reporting on issues affecting them...
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Belgian promoter - Gambia is a land of possibilities

Thomas de Beule, a Gambia-based Belgian and music promoter, well known for organising concerts and sprouting reggae singers around the world has defined The Gambia as a “country of possibilities”...
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DRIVER SENTENCED FOR STEALING D150,000 LEFT IN HIS VEHICLE

A 22-year-old driver from Lamin was yesterday fine D20,000, in default to serve five years imprisonment with hard labour for stealing money left by a passenger in his vehicle...
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Amnesty tells president to reject homophobic law

President Yahya Jammeh should not sign a new Criminal Code amendment that would increase the punishment for “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said yesterday...
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Guinean who brought Ebola to Senegal recovers

The first case of the Ebola virus detected in Senegal, a 21-year-old student who arrived from neighbouring Guinea last month, has recovered from the deadly disease, a senior official said yesterday...
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Gambia real estate sector provides conduit for illicit money to be laundered

The Gambia's booming real estate sector has provided a conduit, a channel through which drug traffickers, corrupt people and other criminals involve in illicit financial activities to launder their ill-gotten gains.
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