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ICC's Bensouda reaffirms commitment against impunity

The Gambian-born chief prosecutor of the UN-backed International Criminal Court on Wednesday reaffirmed her office's commitment against impunity, following the surrender and transfer of a top Ugandan rebel commander to The Hague.
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Gambian film-maker faults state monopoly for poor movie industry

Ebou Waggeh, the executive director of Wax Media and Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards judge, has ascribed the lamentable state of the country's movie industry to state monopoly of TV rights and stinging dearth of support to film makers.
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Seedy Njie rebuts OJ's 'unfounded' healthcare claims

Seedy Njie, nominated National Assembly member has swiftly moved to refute claims made by opposition-PPP leader Omar Jallow that the country's healthcare system under APRC is 'crumbling'. He further alleged that the veteran politician's assessment and claims have fallen short of factual accuracy.
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Chinese nationals sentenced

Following their plea of culpability to amended charges of conspiracy to commit felony and cheating filed by the director of public prosecution, the Magistrates court in Banjul yesterday imposed fines on two Chinese nationals Xiong Jun and HE Lisheng .
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LOW WOMEN REPRESENTATION AT NATONAL ASSEMBLY REGRETTABLE

The resident representative of the United Nations Development Programme in The Gambia, Ade Mamonyane Lekoetje, has decried the low representation of women in the National Assembly.
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Jammeh to celebrate FAO 'fighting hunger award'

President Yahya Jammeh will celebrate the Food and Agriculture Organisation ‘fighting hunger award’ recently presented to him in recognition of the country’s strides as one of thirteen countries to have moved closer to eradicating hunger, the presidency has announced.
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Communities urged to complement national efforts against deforestation

The National Farmers Platform has urged farmers in the country to contribute to efforts being prosecuted by government and its development partners in the fight against deforestation so as to effectively mitigate climate change.
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CHINESE NATIONALS CHARGED, REMANDED

The office of the director of public prosecution yesterday filed a single charge of economic crime against two Chinese nationals, Xiong Jun and He Lisheng.
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AMRC set to name, shame debtors

The managing director of Asset Management and Recovery Corporation on Wednesday promised to furnish the National Assembly with a list of names of debtors owing the corporation.
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OJ laments ‘crumbling’ healthcare system

Opposition-PPP leader Omar Jallow decried the country’s 'crumbling' healthcare system while blaming the ruling-APRC government for putting 'fast development' before 'quality development'.
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3,000 pairs of spectacles collected for Gambia

A campaign to send unused glasses from York to rural West Africa has gathered more than 3,000 pairs.
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Njogu Bah : Ms Jobarteh's UN appointment emanated from PMO

The former secretary general and head of civil service, Dr Njogu Bah, yesterday continued his defence culminating in the disclosure that the appointment of the woman at the core of his predicament emanated from Personnel Management Office.
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Capacity training on governance, peace building ends

A three-day capacity building training camp on governance, peace building and cultural dynamism for young people drawn from various regions in the country ended Sunday at the President's International Award Scheme in Bakau.
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Journalists urged to maximise skills, knowledge

The deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources has urged journalists in the country to acquire more skills through training while striving for higher standards in the dissemination of information.
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‘Combating malaria key to MDGs, Vision 2020'

The acting director of Health Services has said reducing the impact of the parasitic disease of malaria in the country is key to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals and President Jammeh's Vision 2020 blue print initiative.
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NAMS DEPLORE POOR STATE OF INDEPENDENCE STADIUM

The public accounts and public enterprises joint committee of the National Assembly yesterday expressed concern over the poor state of the Independence Stadium.
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Gov't told to charge or release family members of State House attackers

Amnesty International on Tuesday called on the Gambian authorities to either charge or release the family members of the December 30 State House attackers.
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Investigator testifies in Badjie's economic crime trial

A police investigator at major crimes unit in Banjul yesterday testified in the economic crime trial of the former minister for Works, Ousman Badjie, accused of intentionally failing to pursue the recovery of D1,134,000 allegedly stolen by Mr Faisal Bojang, who was working under him at the Gambian embassy in Paris
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Faces behind Jammeh's fake Facebook page unveiled

In an article published on the Wall Street Journal, two Canadians said to be in their 30s, were unveiled as the brains behind the fake Facebook page purportedly belonging to President Jammeh.
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Absence of state witness hinders Lang Conteh trial

The absence of a state witness in the trial of embattled former Kanilai Family Farm manager's yesterday led to the deferral of the case by the magistrates court in Banjul.
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