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GAMBIA WINS FAO 'FIGHTING HUNGER AWARD'

President Yahya Jammeh yesterday said his government's grand development design is to strip the country of poverty by fighting the scourge of hunger and bring it to a standstill by 2016.
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Court frees 2 men serving life imprisonment

Two men sentenced to life for the murder of a thief have been set free by the Gambia Court of Appeal.
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Court upholds Wowo's conviction

The Court of Appeal has affirmed a two–year mandatory jail term handed to imprisoned former chief justice, Joseph Wowo.
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Bijilo alkalo testifies in Sabally trial

The alkalo of Bijilo yesterday testified that the former secretary general and minister for presidential affairs told them that President Jammeh would like the vehicles Mr Alasana Ndoye brought from Senegal.
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Seedy Njie debunks claims gov't orchestrated anti-gay protest

Seedy Njie, nominated National Assembly Member has classified as “misplaced and baseless” comments made by opposition PPP leader Omar Jallow (OJ) that the recent anti-gay protest in the country was sanctioned and sponsored by the government.
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Demarco to miss Gee's 'Situations' album launch

Jamaican dancehall and reggae artist, Demarco, who was expected to headline top Gambian rapper, Gee's much-hyped Situations album this weekend, will not be in town following a personal tragedy.
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UK students wrap up Gambia visit

Students from Lord Williams's School in the United Kingdom have wrapped up a weeklong visit of the country as part of a partnership package between the school and Brikama Upper Basic School extending over a decade.
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Gampost pledges commitment to up services

The Gambia Postal Services Corporation midweek said it will step up efforts aimed at putting the value added services of the institution on a good pedestal towards meeting the expectation of customers.
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Who takes the Nayconf title?

The sports segment of the 2014 Nayconf comes to an end today with the finals in all six disciplines. Last night, grueling semi-finals were taking place in football, basketball, volleyball and other sports including athletics which began yesterday.
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MODOU TURO, YANKUBA DARBOE NOT ARRESTED

Philanthropist and businessman, Modou Turo Darboe, has not been arrested and detained by the National Intelligence Agency contrary to online media reports, a source close to him informed The Standard yesterday.
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State ordered to produce detained Agric officials

A high court judge has asked prosecutors to produce five former officials of the Ministry of Agriculture to appear at the high court on January 29.
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Ex-Chief Justice Wowo's judgment due today

The court of appeal will today deliver judgment on whether to uphold a two–year mandatory jail term handed to an imprisoned former chief justice or overturn the conviction.
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Njogu Bah explains how Ms Jobarteh was appointed UN rep

Arraigned former secretary general, Njogu Bah, yesterday continued with his evidence in-chief before Magistrate Dawda Jallow of Banjul and explained how a former staffer at the Foreign Affairs, Jainaba Jobarteh, was appointed The Gambia's representative to the United Nations in New York.
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Ebola killed 6,841, infected 18,464 so far: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that 6,841 people have been killed by the Ebola virus disease so far since its outbreak.
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Beakanyang boss says child marriage is a human rights violation

The executive director of Beakanyang has said that child marriage which is commonly practised in rural Gambia is a human rights violation.
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WAAP officials remanded on economic crime, abuse of office charges

The Bundung Magistrates Court on Monday remanded in two officials of the West African Agricultural Productivity Programme after their plea of not guilty to charges of abuse of office, neglect of official duty and economic crime.
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APRC Veteran Jallow labels opposition 'liability'

Mamudu Jallow , better known as APRC Veteran has described The Gambia's opposition parties as “a liability in our society,” saying that they should also venture into the development activities of the country.
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DETAINED UTG LECTURER, OTHERS GRANTED BAIL

The arraigned former history lecturer at the University of The Gambia, Sait Matty Jaw and his co-defendants, were yesterday granted bail by the magistrates court in Banjul.
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Press freedom will be my first target if I become president

“The press will be absolutely independent so that the general public will have free access to information,” the country's leading opposition leader, Ousainou Darboe, declared of his first initiative were he to become the president of The Gambia.
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Ecowas retains Ghana's Mahama as chair

President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana has been retained as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) till May 2015.
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