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TALLINDING MUSLIM - AHMADI STANDOFF EASES

Reprieve might have come the way of Ahmadis yesterday as aggrieved mainstream Muslims in Tallinding shelved a planned move to exhume the body of an Ahmadi who was buried at the town's cemetery.
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Gambians, others at risk of attacks in Sicily

Gambians and other migrants scattered across Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean off the toe of Italy's boot, are at the risk of attacks from the island's youths.
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64-year-old man in court for allegedly assaulting policeman

A 64-year-old man, Ebrima Bah, accused of assaulting a police officer, was yesterday arraigned before a magistrates' court in Brikama.
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AfDB chief to dismantle Africa's power challenges

The president of the African Development Bank has said that the bank will focus in coming years on tackling Africa's chronic power shortages to try to unlock its economic potential.
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Man docked for alleged trafficking of Gambian girls

A man believed to be in his 40s was yesterday hauled up before the magistrates' court in Brikama for allegedly trafficking about 20 Gambian girls into Kuwait.
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Gambian boy gets life-saving heart treatment

A Gambian boy admitted to the SOS children's family in Bakoteh has undergone a highly successful heart treatment in France. Aged 5 years old, Bakary made it into the medical record books after he was flown to France by SOS Children for a life-saving operation that could not be done in his region.
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Two meters of Gambia's coastline wear away every year

Sand mining, erosion and pollution are seriously threatened the Gambia's coastal and marine environment, the executive director of the National Environment Agency revealed on Monday.
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Tourism education curriculum upgraded to meet world standards

Tourism stakeholders have recently validated a curriculum for the Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute.
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Bakindik youth award anti-drug agency

The work of the national anti-drug agency is not going unnoticed with the broadening of intervention from strictly law enforcement to awareness-raising.
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TALLINDING MUSLIMS DEMAND EXHUMATION OF AHMADI BURIED AT CEMETERY

Mainstream Muslims in Tallinding in the Kanifing Municipality have demanded exhumation of an Ahmadi who was buried at the town’s cemetery on Sunday, The Standard has learnt.
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Minority Leader bashes UDP, others

The Minority Leader of the National Assembly has scolded opposition political parties in the country over their principled stance of boycotting elections.
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African Petroleum ‘project Gambia’ on track

The Africa Petroleum Company said yesterday that it remained on track in farming out the company's assets in The Gambia and Senegal so as to align funding opportunities for upcoming drilling commitments in areas with significant discoveries.
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UNU-INRA engages stakeholders on wastewater management

The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) held a seminar to discuss with stakeholders findings from a research on wastewater management.
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Former Gambian Speaker wins award

The former speaker of the National Assembly, Fatoumata Jahumpa-Ceesay, is among recipients of African Network Television (ANTV) 2015 Legends Award. The award was conferred on her at a ceremony held on 29 August at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom, University of Florida, in Gainesville Florida, United States.
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Europe-based Bakau women support women gardeners

Women gardeners in Bakau on Saturday received one tonne of fertilizer and a hundred kilos of 'nerica' rice seeds as a donation from an association of Europe-based young Bakau women, dubbed Women International Network (WOINET).
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21,000 PLUS GAMBIAN ASYLUM SEEKERS ARRIVE EUROPE IN 7 YEARS

The Luxembourg-based European statistical information agency, Eurostat, has said that more than 21,000 Gambian asylum seekers have sought asylum Europe in the past seven years.
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Troubled journalist trial begins in Banjul

The trial of a radio journalist accused of distributing pictures of President Yahya Jammeh showing a gun pointed at him (the President) will start today at the high court in Banjul.
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Teacher docked for alleged possession of pistol

A teacher at St Therese's Upper Basic School was yesterday arraigned before a magistrates' court in Brikama for alleged possession of dangerous weapon without lawful authority.
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Another 'back way' boat accident claims 7 lives off Libya

No fewer than seven illegal immigrants died on Sunday when a boat sank off Libya's al-Khoms coast, according to the Libyan Red Crescent.
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Gov't moves to end open defecation

The minister of Health and Social Welfare on Friday said the government of President Yahya Jammeh would adopt offensive disposition to eradicate the menace of open defecation in the country.
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