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FATTY REBUTS DARBOE ON PRESIDENT DITCHING 'NASIRUDEEN' TITLE

State House Imam, Alhaji Abdoulie Fatty, has debunked allegations by veteran opposition leader Ousainou Darboe that the ditching of 'Nasirudeen' title by President Jammeh was a sign of his contempt for the body.
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Tijan Sonko's lawyer says he denies serial bigamy

The lawyer representing the Gambian- born Tijan Sonko accused of serial bigamy in Austria, has told Austria's leading newspaper that his client denied the accusations levelled against him.
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Court frees 'mentally unstable man' after sexually assaulting 5-year old girl

Taking a lenient view, the Bundung Magistrates Court yesterday cautioned and freed a mentally unstable man for touching the genitalia of a five-year-girl.
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FAO says 25% of Gambian children suffer stunted growth from malnutrition

The Food and Agriculture Organisation has revealed that 24.4 percent of Gambian children under age five suffer from stunted growth as a result of malnutrition.
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Activist accuses tobacco companies of opportunism

The executive director of a leading anti -tobacco organisation has accused tobacco companies of using underhand tactics and capitalising on the Ecowas Trade Liberalisation Scheme (ETLS) to bring tobacco products into the country duty free.
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Swe-Gam boosts Ebola fight with donation of motorised chemical sprayers

Swe-Gam Company Ltd, a local business entity Thursday donated five motorised chemical sprayers to the officials of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare for the control and prevention of Ebola in The Gambia.
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EU charge d' affairs rues Gambia's proneness to disaster

The European Union charge d' affairs to The Gambia, Agnes Guillaud, has lauded efforts made by the government to mitigate the impact of disaster in The Gambia, while ruing the country's vulnerability to vagaries of weather.
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SABALLY SLAMMED WITH 5 MORE CHARGES

State prosecutors have slammed five more charges against the former secretary general and minister for presidential affairs including giving false information to President Jammeh.
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Lawyer seeks stay of proceeding in caliph's case at high court

Lawyer representing the caliph and alkalo of Darsilami Sagnajor has challenged the decision of the lower court at the Brikama High Court.
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Jammeh says UTG can be world class

President Jammeh has said his government's vision is to transform and place the country's only highest institution of learning on the path to becoming a world class university.
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‘Economic independence of the FCFA system requires a split with the French Treasury'

Dr Babacar Sène, a Senegalese lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management at Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, has stressed the need for “budgetary and political federalism” for West African states as a prerequisite for a viable monetary union.
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‘Hundreds'of Gambians trapped in Libya fighting

Musa Ceesay, a Gambian national in Libya has said hundreds of Gambians are trapped in the war between various armed factions, imperiling their lives.
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‘Vision 2016 product of political will'

Perpetua Katepa-Kalala, a representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation has said that Vision 2016 for rice self-sufficiency was a product of the growing political will on the side of government in winning the war against food insecurity.
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AFTER 60 DAYS IN CUSTODY, EX-GIA BOSS GRANTED D1M BAIL

After at least 60 days in custody, the former managing director of the Gambia International Airlines was yesterday arraigned and granted bail.
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Former SG testifies in Lang Conteh trial

Dr Njogu Bah, former secretary general at the Office of the President, yesterday told the court that he made a payment to Lang Conteh after his appointment as managing director of the Kanilai Family Farms.
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Dr Ya Harr Njie dies

The death was announced yesterday of Dr Harr Freeya Njie. According to sources close to the family, she was evacuated to Dakar, Senegal after falling ill and was briefly admitted in a hospital before passing away. The exact cause of her sudden death could not be confirmed.
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GRA, Access Bank MoU to trigger revolution in tax collection

The Gambia Revenue Authority yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Access Bank in a move touted as a significant step in the revolution of tax collection in the county, while enhancing transparency, efficiency and fairness.
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'Gambia most vulnerable to climate change, natural disaster'

The UNDP resident coordinator in Banjul has said The Gambia is classed among the most vulnerable countries to climate change and environment related natural disasters.
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Saamasang Federation boosted with D247, 000 donation of computers

The Federation Manager of Saamasang Federation, Edrissa Cham, has said that Information Technology (IT) is an integral part of development in today's world, as it servies as the fastest means of communication.
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