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EX–MINISTER BADJIE ARRAIGNED OVER STOLEN D1.3 MILLION

Ousman Badjie, the former minister of Works, Communication and Infrastructure has been accused of intentionally failing to pursue the D1,134,000 stolen by Faisal Bojang who was working at the Gambian embassy in Paris while Mr Badjie was head of mission. Mr Badjie denied any wrong doing.
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Jammeh thumbs up Qatari support on V-2016, airport projects

President Yahya Jammeh has thumbed up the latest support from Qatar and said his government will work closely with the Gulf emirate for the attainment of Vision 2016 rice sufficiency project and the building of a second airport in the country.
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Darboe appeals against Jobarteh's conviction

Lawyer Ousainou Darboe has filed an appeal against the conviction of Lasana Jobarteh at the high court in Banjul, enunciating that the magistrate was in error of the law when his client was convicted and fined.
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Convicted Senegalese says magistrate was biased

An old man who was convicted to 10 year's imprisonment by the Banjul Magistrates Court said the magistrate who presided over his case was “biased”.
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Gambian filmmaker appointed Africa Magic award judge

Ebou Waggeh, the CEO of Wags media, a multimedia production company has become the first Gambian filmmaker to be appointed judge of the prestigious Africa Magic Viewer's Choice Awards.
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Magistrate recuses himself from Basse drug case

Magistrate Dawda Jallow has recused himself from presiding over the case of two men accused of dealing in drugs and re-assigned the case to the special narcotics court at the Banjul Magistrates Court.
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GOV'T ISSUES INTERNATIONAL ARREST WARRANT FOR DR JANNEH

The Banjul Magistrates Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of former communications minister after prosecutors accused him of treason.
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Hamat says gov't will pay price for restricting UN experts

NRP leader, Hamat Bah, has expressed regret about the Gambia Government's refusal to accord unrestricted access to detention facilities for two UN special investigators on arrests, detentions and killings.
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Man in court for raping 5 underage girls

A man accused of abducting and raping five underage girls was yesterday afternoon arraigned at the Banjul Magistrates Court.
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Caliph Hydara's trial progresses

Lawyer Lamin Mboge who led a team of lawyers in the trial of Sheikh Muhideen Hydara, the caliph general of Darsilami Sangajor and the alkalo, Buyeh Touray, yesterday continued and wrapped up his cross-examination of the prosecution witness, police officer Seedy Saidykhan, at the Brikama Magistrates Court.
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GT Bank robbery suspects at high court

Two men who are accused of robbing the Guaranty Trust Bank Bakau branch while armed with a gun yesterday appeared at the high court in Banjul.
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Gambia accused of 'state-sponsored' homophobic arrests

Amnesty International yesterday accused The Gambia of harassing people arrested in the latest crackdown on homosexuality.
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Qatar, Gambia ink agreements

Qatar and The Gambia on Tuesday held official talks co-chaired by the emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Gambian president Yahya Jammeh. The talks at the Emiri Diwan focused on bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them, in addition to issues of mutual concern.
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First lady assures of gov't's commitment to cervical cancer combat

The Gambia's first lady, Zineb Yahya Jammeh, has vowed that The Gambia government under the leadership of President Jammeh will continue to make efforts aimed at protecting people from diseases through numerous interventions.
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3 more Africans held for 'illegal stay'

Officers from the Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) force yesterday detained three more African citizens in the Uttara district of the capital Dhaka for staying illegally in the country.
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DPP SAYS SABALLY MAY FACE MORE CHARGES

The director of public prosecution, Hadi Saleh Barkun, yesterday urged the Special Criminal Court in Banjul not to entertain the bail application filed by the lawyer for the arraigned former minister of presidential affairs, Momodou Sabally, as investigations into his matter are ongoing and there is a likelihood of more charges being filed against him.
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‘Women's economic potential untapped'

The president of the American Chamber of Commerce has said that the economic potential of women if well harnessed, can be a mainstay for development but remains untapped especially in developing countries.
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Prof Kah says Vision 2016 is realistic as UTG sign MoU with WFP

The vice chancellor of the University of The Gambia has declared that President Jammeh's food security agenda encapsulated in 'Vision 2016' has very good prospects of realisation.
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