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Global Unification Marks 2nd Anniversary

Aug 7, 2008, 6:30 AM | Article By: By Nfamara Jawneh

Global Unification, a Research and Development Association in The Gambia, recently marked its 2nd year of operation in the country.

The commemoration was aimed at reflecting on their role in the promotion of unity as a perquisite for the development of Africa.

The commemoration was observed in the form of a symposium held at the Kanifing Municipal Council Hall on the theme "Humanity Begins with Me".

Speaking at the occasion, Ebrima S. Dem, National Representative of GU, recalled what he described as "the most successful campaign carried out by the chapter in some time". He said the campaign, known as one voice one Africa and run last year, was meant to create awareness on the activities of the African Union in its aims and objectives and the need to support the African leaders in their quest to effect positive change on the continent. Dr. Sarja, a lecturer at the University of The Gambia, spoke on the significance of peace building and resolution.

Sheikh Omar Faye, a gender activist, spoke at length on the importance of gender mainstreaming.

Other speakers included Mr. Mustapha Kebbeh, Chairperson National Youth Council.