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FATHER LAMENTS 50-YEAR JAIL TERMS OF SONS IN UK

Abou Deen, the father of two brothers Ali and Basirou Deen, who were sentenced to 50 years in jail in the UK for raping prostitutes, has spoken of his “monumental sadness” at the fate of his children.
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Eschew fanaticism - Jammeh

President Yahya Jammeh has exhorted Muslims to eschew fanaticism by thoroughly understanding and propagating the true teachings of Islam. ..
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US secret service question Freedom newspaper editor

Feral Gambian online journalist, Pa Nderry Mbai, has said he has been questioned by the CIA on “issues of interest” including a planned demonstration related to US-Africa Summit. Writing on his website, he explained: “I have just returned from an invitation extended to me by the United States Secret Service.
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GPU issues statement on anniversary of journalist's disappearance

The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has expressed its concern over the disappearance of journalist Ebrima 'Chief' Manneh who went missing in July 2006...
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Senegalese 'pirates' threaten Gambians at sea

Alassana Camara, the captain of a fishing boat from Bakau has claimed that his boat and crew members were Thursday attacked by at least four Senegalese pirates in Gambian waters.
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Karmic Angels donate medical items

Karmic Angels, an international charitable organisation working in The Gambia and UK recently donated medical items to the Ming Daw Clinic in Farato.
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Help make a difference in The Gambia with the Lisa Kent Trust

A charity set up in memory of a teenager from Ely, United Kingdom, is urging more people to get involved with its voluntary trips to Africa...
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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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