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Marabout
Marabout intercepted, quarantined with 17 disciples
May 22, 2020, 12:41 PM

As the fight against the deadly coronavirus intensifies, a taskforce comprising health personnel and different securities apparatus in Farafenni in the North Bank Region (NBR), has again intercepted one marabout with 17 of his disciples (talibs) at the Kerr Ayoub Border Post, The Point can confirm.

CSO
CSO’s ask Barrow not to alter the new draft constitution
May 22, 2020, 12:39 PM

The Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in The Gambia on Thursday threw their weight behind the country’s new draft constitution, saying it captures the will of the Gambian people.

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Gen. Saul Badjie denies involvement in Dec. 30th attack
May 22, 2020, 12:35 PM

Lieutenant Gen. Saul Badjie, former commander of the Republican National Guards (RNG) and close aide to former President Yahya Jammeh has strongly denied his alleged involvement in the December 30th attack on State House.

Senegalese troops
Army says Senegalese troops mistakenly enter Gambian territory
May 22, 2020, 12:25 PM

The community of Sare Omar village in the Lower River Region (LRR), has informed the Gambian Armed Forces who were deployed at the village that the Senegalese troops claimed they had mistakenly entered Gambian territory while on patrol.

Yankuba
UTG senior lecturer testifies in Yankuba’s trial
May 22, 2020, 12:20 PM

Sanna Ceesay, a senior lecturer at the University of The Gambia (UTG), yesterday testified before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul in the murder case involving Yankuba Touray. He was led in evidence by the state counsel, A.M. Yusuf.

Dr Ceesay
Dr. Ceesay urges govt to ease restrictions, allow Eid-prayers
May 22, 2020, 12:01 PM

As the country prepares ahead of this month’s Eid festival this weekend, political scientist Dr. Ismaila Ceesay has called on the government to relax some coronavirus restrictions and allow congregational Eid prayers to take place in the country under strict observance of curbs necessary to avoid contractions.

Fafa Sanyang
Petroleum minister says covid-19 pandemic affects energy sector
May 22, 2020, 11:56 AM

Petroleum and Energy Minister Fafa Sanyang has revealed that the covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected all aspects of life, including the energy sector.

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Dr. Samateh warns against complacency amid handful covid-19 cases
May 21, 2020, 12:37 PM

Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, the minister for Health has called on the public especially those living close to the border not to be complacent despite the achievement registered in the fight against covid-19 in The Gambia as compared to other countries across the globe.

Dr Samateh and Mai Fatty
Health Ministry reacts to Mai Fatty’s allegation
May 21, 2020, 12:33 PM

The Ministry of Health on Tuesday responded to allegations advanced by the leader of The Gambia Moral Congress (GMC), who spoke about the poor conditions of the country’s quarantine centers.

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