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MRC TO TEST EBOLA VACCINE IN GAMBIA

The first human safety trials of a potential Ebola vaccine could start in September in healthy volunteers in the UK, and a few weeks later in The Gambia and Mali, funded by the MRC, the Wellcome Trust and the UK Department for International Development (DFID)...
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UDP says police denied them rally permit

The leader of opposition UDP has said that his party was denied permit to hold a rally near Cedar Club, Serekunda, to mark the 18th anniversary of its founding...
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Senegal puts 20 people on watch for Ebola after first case

Senegal placed 20 people who were exposed to the nation's first Ebola case under surveillance, including the patient's family and medical workers, Minister of Health Awa Marie Coll Seck said...
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Gov't asked to intervene in Senegambia-tourist land dispute

Members of the Official Tourist Guides Association of The Gambia have asked the government to intervene in a dispute with Senegambia Beach Hotel over a land...
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Hippos threatening Lives in CRR - NAM

The Niamina West representative at the National Assembly has raised alarm saying rampaging hippos are causing havoc and threatening lives in Central River region...
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‘Protecting, improving our water sources vital'

The CEO of Agua Inc, a water treatment technology company, has told delegates from governments and NGO organisations that protecting and improving our water sources are vital to our wellbeing...
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WHO helps Gambia prevent Ebola

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has equipped the Gambian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare with laboratory materials to combat deadly Ebola, Gambian officials said on Saturday...
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Man threatens to kill Gambian family in Washington state

A man threatened to kill a Gambian family living in Edmonds, Washington State in the US as they walked along the scenic Edmonds waterfront...
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BAJO, KINTEH, KEBBEH, OTHERS IN GFF RACE

Lamin Kaba Bajo, a former minister of sports, Seedy Kinteh, a former Gambia Football Association president are among the last batch of candidates being proposed for nominations in the September 20 election for the presidency of Gambian football, The Standard confirmed...
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Libya envoy blames West for 'back way' exodus

The Libyan head of mission to The Gambia, Ibrahim Abusheriah has blamed the “unfair economic policies” of the West for the increasing number of Africans undertaking the risky journey to enter Europe...
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American sentenced

The Banjul Magistrates Court yesterday sentenced an American man to a fine of D150, 000 or in default two years in jail for causing economic loss to the economy of The Gambia...
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Gambians, other refugees protest against 'monotonous' Italian food

A protest held by refugees against “monotonous” Italian food was “excessive”, especially at a time when thousands of Italians go hungry, the president of a police organisation told the Italian media...
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Karim Wade suspended until Monday

The corruption trial of the son of the former Senegalese president has been suspended following hearings yesterday...
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Former IGP Sisoho dies

Former Inspector General of Police, Momodou Sisoho, succumbed to death last week Thursday at his Latrikunda German home and was buried the same day...
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NA holds retreat ahead of PEC/PAC session

The speaker and chairman of the National Assembly Select Committee on Public Enterprise and Public Accounts has said as legislators they work without political or executive interference...
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'JINNI' WOMAN SENTENCED

Munina Dicko was yesterday convicted by Magistrate Sheriff Tabally after she admitted being f a complot and defrauding one Ebrima Touray of over D1.5 million...
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Senegal: Ex minister to reappear before corruption court

A former Senegalese minister of Industries and the Informal Sector yesterday reappeared before a court tasked with cracking down on illegally acquired wealth (CREI) to explain the source of his assets estimated at CFA 5 billion...
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Gambian migrants 'asked to leave Tripoli'

Gambian migrants have informed The Standard that they have been advised to leave the Gregarass suburb of Tripoli as fighting intensifies between rival armed factions in Libya...
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NAMS ratify Gambia-Turkey agreement

Gambian lawmakers voted yesterday to ratify an eight-point agreement between The Gambia and Turkey on cooperation in the fields of health and medical sciences...
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