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Man in court for threatening to machete another man

A Nema Kunku man who wielded a machete and threatened to kill another man on Tuesday appeared at a magistrates' court in Bundung. Baboucarr Samba faces a charge of threatening violence.
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UTG to launch Chancellor Fellowship

Communications Officer at the University of The Gambia has said that the varsity has concluded plans to launch the Chancellor Fellowship, a programme designed to groom the next generation of Gambian leaders.
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Erin Energy evaluates offshore Gambia exploration

According to their 20 July press release, the US-based oil company, Erin Energy Corporation through its subsidiary, Camac Energy Gambia Limited, has announced that it has commenced the shooting of a 3D seismic survey off the coast of The Gambia to evaluate offshore Gambia exploration.
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Judgment deferred in Njogu Bah trial

Principal Magistrate Momodou Jallow of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court has deferred judgment in the protracted abuse of office trial involving the jailed former secretary general and head of the civil service, Dr Njogu Bah.
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UNFPA hones journalists' skills on population, reproductive health

Senior programme officer for reproductive and child health at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has expressed his impressions with the twenty-five journalists who last week completed a four-day training on population and sexual and reproductive health.
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UN rep demands pragmatism in 'ending FGM in a generation'

The UN resident representative in Banjul has lamented that despite widespread awareness campaign against female genital mutilation, the deep-seated cultural practice remains widespread with a national prevalence rate of 72 per cent.
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MINORITY LEADER CALLS FOR NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MOON SIGHTING IMPASSE

The Minority Leader and National Assembly member for Niamina Dankunku has called on religious authorities to convene a national conference to resolve the moon sighting impasse in The Gambia.
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Gambians laud Jammeh on 21st year in office

Well-meaning Gambians yesterday congratulated President Yahya Jammeh on the 21st year since he became the nation's second head of state.
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Senegal tries ex-Chad dictator in test for African justice

Chadian dictator Hissene Habre went on trial Monday in Senegal, a quarter of a century after his bloodsoaked reign came to an end, in a trial seen as a test case for African justice. Once dubbed “Africa's Pinochet”, the 72-year-old has been in custody in Senegal since his arrest in June 2013 at the home he shared in an affluent Dakar suburb with his wife and children.
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Nianija woman gives birth to quadruplets

One Kaddy Njie of the Central River Region settlement of Sinchu Alasan has given birth to four babies.
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Trial of man accused of killing brother reaches climax

A high court judge, Emmanuel Amadi, has set a date for adoption of briefs in the trial of Alpha Omar Bah, a Senegalese man accused of killing his brother three years ago.
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Njogu Bah learns fate today

The lower court in Banjul is today expected to deliver judgment in the protracted abuse of office trial involving the jailed former secretary general and head of the civil service, Dr Njogu Bah.
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State witness delays Agric 5 trial

The case of former five former officials of the Ministry of Agriculture has failed to proceed when the case resumed yesterday at the high court in Banjul.
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Father testifies in Tallinding rape trial

The father of a rape victim yesterday testified that his daughter was seventeen-year-old when she was rape by a man from Tallinding.
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JAMMEH CONGRATULATES MUSLIMS, PREACHES PEACE

President Yahya Jammeh has urged Gambian Muslims to exhibit the true spirit of peace and love in their daily dealings with men of all faith, saying Islam abhors violence in whatever guise.
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5 Turo Darboes can end poverty in Gambia – Jaliba

Popular musician, Jaliba Kuyateh, has called on the rich in the country to use their wealth to improve the lives of the less fortunate.
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GPU felicitates ASP David Kujabi

The Gambia Press Union has received with delight the news that ASP David Kujabi, the former public relations officer for the Gambia Police Force, will be leaving for a peacekeeping mission in Darfur, Sudan, on Saturday July 18, 2015.
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Gambia's first female elected MP

The Gambia's first elected woman Member of Parliament, a former teacher, minister and women rights advocate, Nyimasata Sanneh Bojang, has succumbed. She was aged 73.
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