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Guinea-Bissau: Vaz is frontrunner Int'l observers hail poll

Jose Mario Vaz, a former finance minister running for the dominant African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), is expected to be declared president by Friday when the results of the Guinea Bissau elections are announced. ..
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Islamic university founder hails Jammeh's support for Islam

Dr Bilal Philips, the founder and chancellor of Islamic Online University (IOU) has praised President Yahya Jammeh for his support to the cause of Islam, while underlining his university's commitment to provide quality and affordable education for Gambians that will guide them to be responsible citizens.
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Caf letter on U-20 prelims raises concern

A letter written to national associations by the Confederation of African Football, Caf, inviting them to partake in the preliminaries of the 2015 African U-20 championship, is making the rounds as The Gambia anxiously awaits the outcome of Liberia's appeal...
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18yr old Gambian faces murder, trafficking charges in Italy

Bambo Jaiteh, an 18-year-old Gambian is facing trial in Italy accused of trafficking illegal non-EU citizens from Libya to the Italian coast aboard a dilapidated boat. Jaiteh together with two 19-year-old Senegalese, Yakhya Sagnang and Mamadou Sonko, are also accused of causing the death of a 24-year-old Malian migrant. He died in hospital in Dubrovnik allegedly due to the inhumane conditions of the voyage...
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EX LT COL SOLO BOJANG SENTENCED

The magistrates court in Brikama has sentenced a former top army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Solo Bojang, to pay a fine of D50,000 or serve one year in jail.
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Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

Staff at Banjul International Airport said on condition of anonymity that The Gambia had ordered airlines to cancel all flights from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.
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Work starts on Tanji Labour ward project

Wings for People in Development, a developmental organization in Tanji village, has embarked on a self help project to build a labour ward at the village's health post...
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GIEPA export director urges for more export

The director of export at Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency(GIEPA),Mariama Fatajo has declared that her organisation is intensifying efforts to increase capacities for processing and storage of fish and other resources for export to stimulate economic development.
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Youths should stay in this country and develop Says 'Operation No Back Way' chairman

The founder of 'Operation No Back Way to Europe,' Babucarr Jabbie, has underscored his organisation's aim of infusing hope in Gambian youths to stay in the country by engaging them in employable professions than attempting perilous sea or desert journeys to Mediterranean Europe...
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High interest rates impeding women's empowerment

The executive director of the Women's Bureau, Binta Sidibeh, has identified high bank interest rates and certain cultural practices as impediments to the success of the quest for women's empowerment...
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World Bank gives US$600,000 to NA to boost oversight function

The National Assembly of The Gambia on Thursday received a grant amounting to US$609,000 from the World Bank to boost its oversight and scrutiny functions. The funds are meant to build the capacity of National Assembly Public Accounts and Public Enterprise members...
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Ahmaddiya community ends 'successful' annual convention

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at on Saturday concluded its 38th annual convention at Masroor Senior Secondary School, Old Yundum. The two-day event opened on Friday with Amir Baba Trawally addressing thousands of followers...
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FOROYAA'S MASS KAH: SAYING PASTE THE PHOTO OF THE PRESIDENT ON THE SKY IS A PROMOTION NOT DISRESPECT

The sedition trial involving the messenger of the Foroyaa newspaper, Bai Mass Kah is now set for adoption of briefs following the prosecution's closure of his cross-examination yesterday at the Kanifing Magistrate Court...
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School proprieress - Sports important for students to excel beyond classroom

A veteran teacher and proprietress of Pipeline based Rassatou Day Care, Child Minding and Nursery School Centre Ndey Jallow has stated that sports and physical education are an integral parts of her school's efforts to nurture the pupils for accomplishment of quality education and good health to excel beyond the class room...
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Jai-Sarr Sabally and 'Books For Africa' donate to Bakau Library

The Bakau Youth Association for Community Welfare and the Bakau Library on Saturday afternoon received a donation of at least 150 boxes of books. At the handing-over ceremony held at the Bakau Community Library situated at the Bakau Community Centre, Mrs Jainaba Tida Sarr-Sabally, disclosed that her organisation intends to start a library in all the communities in The Gambia through the 'Creating Readers Programme'...
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Mambury Carnegie Minerals trial opens

The trial involving The Gambia's former foreign minister opened yesterday at the magistrates court in Banjul with the testimony of the state prime witness, geologist, Abdoulie Cham...
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EU issues statement on political dialogue with Gambia

The European Union has issued a press release following the EU-Gambia political dialogue which took place in Banjul on 8 April.
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Women round on UTG dean calling for renaming of Women's Bureau to 'Gender Bureau'

The dean of business and public administration at the University of The Gambia, Muhammed Jammeh, has declared that the increasing clamour for equality between men and women is “far-fetched”, noting that women's rights activists should rather aspire to what is “feasible”...
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Minor cabinet reshuffle announced

The Office of The President last evening issued a press release announcing that President Yahya Jammeh has carried out a minor cabinet reshuffle. Foreign minister Dr Aboubacar Senghore has been reassigned as Minister of Higher Education, research and Technology and replaced by Mr Mamour Alieu Jagne who until recently was the head of the Gambian embassy in Belgium...
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