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Seray Ceesay
Sami Pochonki resident missing for over 7 years
May 7, 2021, 11:14 AM

Information has reached The Point that one Seray Ceesay, 40, a resident of Sami Pochonki in the Sami District of the Central River Region north (CRR) has been missing since 2013 leaving his family in constant worry.

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Dr. Jah expresses doubt over 2021 Hajj
May 7, 2021, 11:08 AM

The chairman for the National Hajj Commission of The Gambia has expressed doubt on the observance of the 2021 hajj in Makkah, considering the limited time for the universal congregation.

Mrs Fatou Jagne Senghore
Veteran human rights activist appears before TRRC
May 7, 2021, 11:00 AM

Mrs. Fatou Jagne-Senghore, of Article 19 and a seasoned human rights activist appeared before the TRRC to help the Commission in its findings from the NGO perspective.

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Mayoress Lowe named Africa Mayor of the Month
May 7, 2021, 10:55 AM

Rohey Malick Lowe, the mayoress of Banjul City Council (BCC) continues to gain more international recognition with the latest by the United Cities of Local Government (UCLG), who named her as the African Mayor of the Month (April 2021).

ECOWAS ministers
Small Holder Farmers First to Suffer in Food Crises, FAO Calls for 1M Silos for them
May 7, 2021, 10:51 AM

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in its political declaration of 4 May 2021 has described smallholder farmers as “the first line of defense in West Africa's storage system, but the first to suffer”in food crisis.

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Sotokoi residents ask gov’t to address land disputes
May 7, 2021, 10:46 AM

Residents of Kombo Sotokoi including the alkalo, kabilos, imam and other relevant personnel of the village over the weekend conveyed a press conference over the issue of multiple lands being unlawfully sold.

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Gambian ambassador to France presents letters of credence to President Macron
May 7, 2021, 10:43 AM

Banjul, 6 May, 2021: The Ambassador of the Republic of The Gambia to the Republic to France, His Excellency Ebrima Ousman Camara, on April 12 2021 presented his Letters of Credence to the President of France, His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, at a ceremony held at Élysée Palace in Paris.

Jammeh and Sheriff Kijera
‘Jammeh leaves a legacy of atrocities for Gambians’
May 6, 2021, 2:11 PM

The chairman of The Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violations in an interview with this medium revealed that former President Yahya Jammeh left a legacy of atrocities; a legacy of broken homes; a legacy of battered economy and a legacy of a very serious fragmented community and society in this country.

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MoBSE launches ilearnGambia Platform
May 6, 2021, 2:02 PM

The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) launched an online platform dubbed ilearnGambia on Wednesday 5 May 2021.

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‘Politics of sentiment, lies should be over’
May 6, 2021, 1:39 PM

Lamin Bojang, the leader of the newly registered political party, Alliance for National Re-orientation and Development (ANRD), says his party is here to solve the problems of Gambians from experiencing political deception, lies and tribal sentiment.

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Ex-magistrate narrates how Jammeh, Governor Touray interfered in court cases
May 6, 2021, 1:22 PM

Lawyer Samsedeen Conteh, yesterday testifying before the TRRC through online, stated that former President Yahya Jammeh and former Central River Region’s (CRR) Governor Ganyi Touray interfered in his court cases in Janjanburreh and Banjul.

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Religious Organisations in the US reject sanctions against Cuba
May 6, 2021, 1:00 PM

Washington, May 5 (Prensa Latina) US Religious and Faith Organizations asked in a letter to the Government of President Joe Biden, the lifting of the sanctions imposed by the administration of former President Donald Trump that are still in force.

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3 Years Jotna doesn't trust AG's withdrawal charges
May 5, 2021, 1:07 PM

The ‘3 Years Jotna’ is not convinced and does not trust the Attorney General's decision to withdraw the criminal charges against their executive members and set them free, claiming the decision is politically motivated.

Youth gambling
Rising unemployment forces youths on betting
May 5, 2021, 1:04 PM

One of the fastest ways to disintegrate a society is giving free rein to gambling and its related menaces, as it is against both Islam and Christian teachings and doctrines and as well as its norms and values.

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In Musa Yalli Batchilly’s trial, defence files motion against judgement
May 5, 2021, 12:57 PM

Defence Counsel Kijera, representing Musa Yalli Batchilly, who was charged with fraud and obtaining money by false pretence, yesterday informed the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court before Principal Magistrate Isatou Janneh-Njie that he has filed a motion against a judgment which was supposed to be delivered yesterday. He said that he has appealed at the High Court for a stay of proceedings.

Jambanjelly residents
Jambanjelly residents narrate ordeal with state security
May 5, 2021, 12:43 PM

Three residents of Jambanjelly yesterday appeared before the TRRC, narrating the incident of 14 December 2004, which occurred between the state security officers and the community of Jambanjelly that led to the detention and torture of some individuals.

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BCC Mayoress: IEC should never be funded by private institutions
May 5, 2021, 12:37 PM

During a presentation of the Election Bill 2021 at the National Assembly on Tuesday, the mayoress of Banjul, Rohey Malick Lowe, challenged the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to never receive any funding from any source other than the central government.

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