The rate of adolescent pregnancies in The Gambia stands at 18 percent or almost one in every five girls from 15 to 19 years, according to the 2013 the Gambia Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS), released yesterday in Banjul by the Gambia Bureau of Statistics.
President Yahya Jammeh has enjoined all stakeholders in global polity to ensure that enduring peace and stability manifest in the world.
The United States Embassy in Banjul on Tuesday signed grant agreements of over 3 million dalasi with the Gambia Food and Nutrition Association and fourteen communities towards the implementation of various projects across the country.
The high court in Banjul has refused to release on bail a son of former Gambian president as he awaits trial on theft and abuse of office charges.
Three months after its inception, the Gambia Songhai Institute GSI, the integrated farming system modelled on world’s acclaimed Songhai Centre in Benin Republic, has started yielding satisfactory results for The Gambia's agricultural development drive.
The deputy chief of mission of the US embassy in Banjul has announced that each of the six young Gambians who took part in the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship would access up to 25,000 US dollars to implement their ideas.
The Nutrition Theme the Medical Research Council in The Gambia has been awarded £925,000 to study epigenetic mechanisms linking maternal pre-conceptional micronutrient supplementation with offspring health.
The Gambia is among eighty-five countries that have submitted their new climate action plan to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), The Standard can confirm.
The high court in Banjul has struck out the criminal charges filed against Momodou Sabally, the former high flying secretary general and presidential affairs minister.
Gambian lawmakers yesterday ratified a 34-year old continental convention meant to, inter alia, help Africa reverse brain drain through recognition of all academic qualifications obtained from sister African countries.
Two senior former officials of the Rural Finance Project, Mr Ebrima Jawara and Dr Alasana Bah, charged with abuse of office and stealing, will find out today (Tuesday) if they will be granted bail.
At least 30 journalists selected across various media in West Africa are being taken through an intensive training class for two days to broaden their knowledge on the role of the media in the promotion of peaceful elections in West Africa.
Rescuers plucked 373 migrants from international waters off the coast of Libya on Monday after their boats ran into trouble, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said.
The high court in Banjul yesterday sentenced three former senior officials of Assets Management and Recovery Corporation (AMRC) to a six-year jail term for over 15.4 million dalasi monetary loss offences.
At least twenty-five lab workers drawn from the West African countries of Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger and The Gambia, recently underwent a five-day training on Avian Influenza, commonly known as bird flu.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at distributed in the weekend food items and money to victims of windstorm and those of flood disaster in Salikeni village in the Central Baddibou District of North Bank Region.
The Grange School welcomed Alagi Bojang and Wuyeh Njie, educators from The Gambia who are central to the school's commitment to supporting education in the West African country.
The Global Association of West African Youths and West African Women Association have called for amnesty to be granted to the leader of a failed coup in Burkina Faso.
President Yahya Jammeh has felicitated with all Gambian Muslims as they joined over one and a half billion world Muslim faithful to mark this year's Eidul Adha, urging them to imbibe the lessons of sacrifice and love which the festival signifies.
At least 3000 Muslims in The Gambia last Wednesday trooped to the office of the Vision Development Foundation in Churchill's Town where public-spirited businessman, Momodou Turo Darboe, gave them rams for celebration of Eidul Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice).