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UNDP REPORT RANKS GAMBIA 172 OUT OF 187 IN THE WORLD

The 2014 Human Development Index Report launched yesterday has ranked The Gambia 172 out of 187 countries and territories but said the country has made indisputable progress in each of the development indicators...
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President Jammeh calls for end to 'back-way'

Amid mounting concerns about the increasing exodus of Gambian youths through illegal migration to Europe, President Jammeh has called on them to stay put and avail themselves of the “numerous opportunities” created by two decades of his rule...
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Give more prominence to Independence than July 22 - Minority leader

The House minority leader and Member for Niamina Dankunku Constituency has said government should “give more priority and prominence to celebrations marking the country's 1965 independence than July 22nd coup”...
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Senegal student beats colleague to death

A student at the University Dakar who tried to intervene in a fight between two other students, was himself beaten to death, Senegalese press reported on yesterday..
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Pastors pray for president (11 awarded honorary doctorates)

The Pastor's Intercessory Fellowship International in conjunction with Agape Christian Theological Seminary of Abuja on Monday staged the 26th edition of their national prayers for the nation and its leader President Jammeh which coincided with the July 22nd anniversary celebrations...
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Avoid drugs and 'backway' to develop our country - Beakanyang director

The executive director of a community-based organisation Beakanyang, Nfamara Jawneh, has called upon the young people of The Gambia to eschew drugs and illegal migration for the development of the country...
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UTG outstanding student leaders restate commitment to serve nation

Recipients of the UTG Debate Association leadership award for outstanding student leaders have renewed their commitment to working harder to contribute more efforts to the development of The Gambia...
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UDP SUPPORTS THE REVIVAL OF INTER-PARTY DIALOGUE

The secretary general of the United Democratic Party (UDP) has said that it believes in the brilliant and good work of the inter-party committee (IPC) that served as a forum to promote a true democratic culture, the culture of tolerance among parties...
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Alhagie Sillah is new Gambia football head

Coach Alhagie Sillah, the National Assembly Member for Banjul North and chairman of the parliamentary select committee for sports is the Fifa appointed new head of Gambian football, impeccable sources told The Standard...
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For any gov't to succeed, it must be accountable – Hon Jammeh

Lamin Kebba Tamba Jammeh, National Assembly Member for Illiassa constituency and also a vice-president of West Africa Association of Public Accounts Committees (WAAPAC) has said for any democratic government to succeed and win the confidence of the electorate, it must be accountable to the masses...
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UDP pays Lasana Jobarteh's court fine, says they will appeal

The opposition UDP yesterday paid D50,000 at the Bundung Magistrates Court as fine imposed by the court in the just-ended case of IGP and Lasana Jobarteh...
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Sierra Leone chief Ebola doctor infected

The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency has said...
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NATIONAL ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION TO BE SET UP

President Yahya Jammeh has disclosed that a new national anti-graft commission will be set up to 'significantly' boost government's crackdown on individuals bent on stealing from the nation's coffers...
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Gambians parents in UK to face prosecution for FGM

Gambian parents in the UK run the risk of prosecution if they fail to prevent their children undergoing FGM, a common practice among Gambians...
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Magistrate court sets ex-GPA boss free

The former managing director of the Gambia Ports Authority, GPA, on Monday walked out of the Banjul Magistrates Court a free man.
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Lawyer seeks high court bail for Lang Conteh

The lawyer for an arraigned former Kanilai Family Farm manager accused of theft has filed another bail application before the High Court in Banjul....
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2 nurses jailed for 'causing death'

A high court judge has convicted two former staff members of the Kairaba Pharmacy, Banjul branch, to five years imprisonment for committing a negligent act causing the death of a woman...
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Why women need to celebrate July 22nd Revolution

The executive director of the Women's Bureau, Binta Jammeh Sidibeh, has stated that the 20th anniversary of the 22nd July Revolution is a moment of celebration for Gambian women, postulating that it heralded the beginning of true empowerment and emancipation for them...
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