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BAJO, KINTEH, KEBBEH, OTHERS IN GFF RACE

Lamin Kaba Bajo, a former minister of sports, Seedy Kinteh, a former Gambia Football Association president are among the last batch of candidates being proposed for nominations in the September 20 election for the presidency of Gambian football, The Standard confirmed...
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Libya envoy blames West for 'back way' exodus

The Libyan head of mission to The Gambia, Ibrahim Abusheriah has blamed the “unfair economic policies” of the West for the increasing number of Africans undertaking the risky journey to enter Europe...
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American sentenced

The Banjul Magistrates Court yesterday sentenced an American man to a fine of D150, 000 or in default two years in jail for causing economic loss to the economy of The Gambia...
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Gambians, other refugees protest against 'monotonous' Italian food

A protest held by refugees against “monotonous” Italian food was “excessive”, especially at a time when thousands of Italians go hungry, the president of a police organisation told the Italian media...
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Karim Wade suspended until Monday

The corruption trial of the son of the former Senegalese president has been suspended following hearings yesterday...
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Former IGP Sisoho dies

Former Inspector General of Police, Momodou Sisoho, succumbed to death last week Thursday at his Latrikunda German home and was buried the same day...
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NA holds retreat ahead of PEC/PAC session

The speaker and chairman of the National Assembly Select Committee on Public Enterprise and Public Accounts has said as legislators they work without political or executive interference...
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'JINNI' WOMAN SENTENCED

Munina Dicko was yesterday convicted by Magistrate Sheriff Tabally after she admitted being f a complot and defrauding one Ebrima Touray of over D1.5 million...
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Senegal: Ex minister to reappear before corruption court

A former Senegalese minister of Industries and the Informal Sector yesterday reappeared before a court tasked with cracking down on illegally acquired wealth (CREI) to explain the source of his assets estimated at CFA 5 billion...
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Gambian migrants 'asked to leave Tripoli'

Gambian migrants have informed The Standard that they have been advised to leave the Gregarass suburb of Tripoli as fighting intensifies between rival armed factions in Libya...
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NAMS ratify Gambia-Turkey agreement

Gambian lawmakers voted yesterday to ratify an eight-point agreement between The Gambia and Turkey on cooperation in the fields of health and medical sciences...
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Lawyer to ask for journalists to be freed

Lawyer representing the two journalists accused of 'false publication' will urge the Banjul Magistrates Court to discharge and acquit the journalist Sainey Marenah and Musa Sheriff...
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URR governor: Illegal migration cause for concern

The governor of URR, Omar Sompo Ceesay has declared the issue of illegal migration a cause for concern to the government of The Gambia...
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Coca Cola to create employment for 5 million women by 2020

The country manager of Coca Cola Company, Eugene Allen, has said that their 5by20 entrepreneurship skills development project is geared towards creating employment for 5 million women by 2020...
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LAW CRIMINALISES ABSCONDING AGGRAVATED HOMOSEXUALITY, PORNOGRAPHY

Lawmakers on Monday unanimously passed a law criminalising absconding of government officials on government-sanctioned trips or on study and aggravated homosexuality...
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‘Jammeh instrumental in birth of new Libya'

The head of the Libyan mission in Banjul, Dr Ibrahim Abusheriah, has said that President Jammeh's efforts were instrumental in the birth of new Libya through his “timely and decisive stance” in penciling off Gaddafi...
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NDEA changed to DLEAG

The National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) has been changed to Drug Law Enforcement, The Gambia (DLEAG). The name change was contained in the Drug Control Amendment Bill 2014 presented at parliament yesterday...
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D-Day set in trial of ex-Immigration boss

The former Immigration director-general will know his fate after he was arraigned for allegedly issuing entry clearance to a Syrian national without the proper procedure...
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Mambanyick denies 'maliciously' writing against GFA executive

The former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports has denied that the petition he wrote to the Office of the President complaining about the misused of funds by the former executive committee of the Gambia Football Association was 'malicious'...
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