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Kukoi and others
Recollection of 30th July 1981 offensive by Kukoi
Jul 30, 2021, 12:40 PM

It is forty years down the lane when The Gambia experienced a last longer coup in which 1000 Gambians were killed and properties worth over $5 million lost to looters and arsonists.

Ebrima Sankara
Press release: Gov’t clarifies delayed TRRC report submission
Jul 30, 2021, 12:34 PM

Banjul, The Gambia — The Hon. Attorney General and Minister of Justice has taken note of misinformation circulating in media spheres and public discourse regarding the recently announced deferment of the Submission of the TRRC’s Report.

SIS Head office
SIS hosts West Africa intelligence services virtual meeting
Jul 30, 2021, 12:22 PM

The State Intelligence Service (SIS) in its capacity as the regional chair is hosting the 15 Regional member states of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) to a virtual meeting/workshop from July 29-30, 2021.

Professor Ousman Nyan
20 Gambian doctors undergo basic surgical course
Jul 30, 2021, 12:18 PM

At least 20 Gambian doctors have undergone a three day training on basic surgical training course through support from the West African College of Surgeons.

Lamin J. Sise
Barrow to receive final TRRC report in September
Jul 29, 2021, 1:56 PM

President Adama Barrow will now receive the final report of the Truth Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) on 30 July 2021, according to the TRRC.

Covid 19
Gambia registers 372 new covid-19 cases
Jul 29, 2021, 1:53 PM

Four new COVID-19-related deaths have been registered, bringing the total number of deaths since March 2020 to 212, according to the Ministry of Health’s 346th national situation report since the confirmation of the first case of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in The Gambia, on the 16th March 2020.

Samateh and Ma Jain Chun
MoH receives D31M worth medical equipment from China
Jul 29, 2021, 1:49 PM

In response to the Ministry of Health request for support to ensure availability of Personal Protective Equipment at facilities especially for frontline health workers, the United Nations Population Fund in The Gambia (UNFPA), with funding from The People’s Republic of China Aid, on Wednesday 28 July 2021 procured 400,000 gloves for the Ministry at the medical central store in Kotu.

Mr. Lamin Fatajo
‘Our children’s future depends on our education system’
Jul 29, 2021, 1:45 PM

The Regional Education Director (RED) for Region 2 in the West Coast Region has reaffirmed that the future of our children depends on the country’s education system and giving those (children) support should be everybody’s concern.

Chege Ngugi
Child Fund International appoints new regional director for Africa
Jul 29, 2021, 1:42 PM

Nairobi, Kenya  7th July 2021: ChildFund International is pleased to announce the appointment of Chege Ngugi as ChildFund’s new Regional Director for Africa. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Chege will oversee the operations of 9 countries across Africa and ensure effective implementation of the organisation’s long-term vision and strategy.

Mrs. Sainabou Martin Sonko
How CEO Sonko’s alleged fraud came to light
Jul 28, 2021, 12:40 PM

A senior official at the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC), who wishes to remain anonymous in an interview with this source yesterday, said that actions of the recently sacked KMC CEO Mrs. Sainabou Martin Sonko, had directly violated the Local Government Finance Audit Act as well as the Public Finance Act 2014.

Macky Sall and others
Macky Sall visits hospitals as Senegal covid-19 situation worsens
Jul 28, 2021, 12:34 PM

The Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 642 COVID-19 positive cases, with14 new deaths.

Barrow and Daouda Niang
Barrow receives inspector general of Senegalese Armed Forces
Jul 28, 2021, 12:27 PM

State House, Banjul, 28th July 2021: President Adama Barrow yesterday received General Daouda Niang, inspector general of the Senegalese Armed Forces, at the Statehouse in Banjul. General Niang was in the country to appraise the Senegalese contingent of the ECOMIG mission in The Gambia.

Journalists v3
Journalists prepared on fact-checking ahead of Dec. polls
Jul 28, 2021, 12:23 PM

In preparation of this year’s presidential election, UNESCO on Monday organised a 3-day fact-checking training for Gambian journalists, through the Peace Building Fund Project on Youth Programming.

Car v2
Car accident injures 10 at Pacharr
Jul 28, 2021, 12:17 PM

A motor vehicle has reportedly knocked a group of people at the village of Pacharr in Central River Region (CRR) and seriously injured 10 people, The Point has learned.

Talib Ahmed Bensouda and Others
Bensouda launches D6M biodegradable waste management project
Jul 28, 2021, 12:11 PM

Talib Ahmed Bensouda, the mayor of Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) on Thursday 15 July 2021 launched a waste management project valued at D6 million in Abuko through their partnership with WasteAid UK and Women’s Initiative Gambia.

Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Jaiteh
Health PS hails WB over significant tech equipment support
Jul 28, 2021, 12:03 PM

The permanent secretary of the Ministry of Health (MoH), Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Jaiteh, on Friday 23 July 2021 on behalf of his minister at the central medical store in Kotu, praised the World Bank after receiving modern technology equipment meant for COVID-19 vaccination and establishment of an electronic civil registration system within The Gambia health system.

NAATIP says Gambia remains at tier 2 watchlist on TIP
Jul 28, 2021, 11:52 AM

Press release :The National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons (NAATIP) wishes to inform the general public that The Gambia still remains on TIER 2 WATCHLIST from its tier 2 WATCHLIST ranking in the 2020 Trafficking in Persons and in the recently released US Department of State 2021 Trafficking In Persons report.

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