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FIXING EXCHANGE RATES WILL MAKE MATTERS WORSE FOR ECONOMY – IMF

The Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund has said that the government's decision to fix the exchange rate of the country's depreciating currency, the dalasi, against major currencies of the world will make matters worse for the economy.
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Sabally trial: Judge threatens to act against prosecution even if it would take him back to Nigeria

A high court judge hearing the case involving Momodou Sabally has again threatened to close the prosecution's case if they fail to produce their next witness in the next sitting.
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Chinese poach Gambia's marine resources

Greenpeace International, a global environmental organisation, has declared that illegal fishermen from China were stealing the rich marine resources of The Gambia and other African countries.
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WHO adopts strategy to reduce global malaria burden

Member states of the World Health Organisation (WHO) have adopted a new global malaria strategy for 2016 to 2030, the global health body said on Thursday.
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Free taxi man, lawyer tells court

Edward Gomez, counsel for Mustapha Njie, the taxi driver standing trial for allegedly causing the death of a 28-year old woman yesterday prayed a Kanifing Magistrates' Court to acquit and discharge his client.
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Child labour falls on Ecowas lawmakers' agenda

The Network of Ecowas Parliamentarians Against Child Labour, a sub-regional group of legislators in West Africa, on Tuesday began a two-day meeting in Accra, to discuss best practices in dealing with child labour.
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Ecowas endorses the Abidjan declaration on the eradication of statelessness

The heads of state and government of Ecowas adopted on Tuesday 19 the “Abidjan Ministerial Declaration” on the eradication of statelessness at the 47th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State held in Accra, Ghana.
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NEA defends ban on plastic importation

The executive director of National Environment Agency
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‘SALIKENI HAS NEVER DISLIKED PRESIDENT JAMMEH'

The people of Salikeni in Central Baddibou have called on Gambians to shun petty differences and rally behind President Jammeh in developing the country.
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Sabally trial: Judge threatens to close prosecution's case unless...

Justice Emmanuel Amadi of the high court in Banjul yesterday threatened to close the prosecution's case in the ongoing trial of a former secretary general and minister for presidential affairs accused of causing economic loss to the government of The Gambia.
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Macky Sall is new Ecowas chairman

The President of Senegal, Macky Sall has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas). It came on Tuesday at the 47th Ecowas summit held in Accra.
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Woman, 29, denies causing the death of another woman

A 29-year-old woman yesterday pleaded not guilty to criminal indictment that she caused the death of a 28-year-old woman, Kadijatou Bah of Bakoteh.
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Darboe criticises Gambia for opposing Ecowas proposal

Ousainou Darboe, the opposition UDP leader has flayed the government of The Gambia for allegedly opposing a West Africa region-wide two-term limit proposal of the Ecowas heads of state and government.
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Tijan Bah's mother cross-examined

The mother of Tijan Bah who was allegedly killed by his girlfriend, Ms Mariama Conteh, has told the Banjul High Court that she was not aware that his son subjected his girlfriend to battering before he died.
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Ecowas suspends proposal to ban third-terms after opposition from Gambia and Togo

West African heads of states have agreed to temporarily drop the proposal aimed at restricting presidents in the sub-region to two terms in office.
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‘Partnership among youth key in globalised, complex world'

A journalist and youth activist has called on young people to close ranks with a view to sharing experiences and responsibilities in order to be able to create better conditions for young people.
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IFAD vice president visits Senegal

The Vice President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad), Michel Mordasini, has visited Senegal from 12 to 16 May 2015 to meet Papa Abdoulaye Seck, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Infrastructure, Amadou Ba, Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning and, Aminata Mbengue Ndiaye, Minister of Livestock and Animal Production to discuss their continued partnership.
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HOUSE SEEKS ANSWERS TO HIGH ENERGY COST IN GAMBIA

A subject matter specialist of the National Assembly committee on Public Accounts and Public Enterprises yesterday asked officials of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to explain the rationale behind the soaring cost of energy in The Gambia despite the sharp decline of oil price in the international market.
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Lawyers clash at Sabally trial

Attorney for Momodou Sabally, Antouman Gaye yesterday clashed with the chief prosecutor, Hadi Saleh Barkun, over a state witness who was presented to give evidence to the court.
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Saudi advertises for swordsmen as execution rate soars

Saudi Arabia advertised vacancies for eight executioners Tuesday after beheading nearly as many people since the start of the year as it did in the whole of 2014.
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