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Children’s minister tests positive for covid-19

Aug 6, 2020, 9:52 AM

The minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Fatou Kinteh, has tested positive for covid-19, the state broadcaster, GRTS posted on its Facebook account yesterday.

She is the fourth Cabinet minister to have tested positive for covid-19 in The Gambia. Three other ministers plus the vice president have all been initially tested positive for the virus, while Health Minister Ahmadou Lamin Samateh is under quarantine.

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Taranga FM boss escaped due to bribery
Jun 25, 2020, 11:41 AM

Ebrima B. Njie,former prison officer, said in his testimony yesterday before TRRC that prison’s chief officer, Kalilu Sanneh, was bribed to help the escape of former Taranga FM boss, Ablie Ceesay from Mile 2 (the state central prison).

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Furious transport union president questions Gambia’s democracy
Aug 19, 2020, 12:56 PM

The president of The Gambia National Transport Union, Omar Ceesay, has questioned the type of democracy being practised in The Gambia, as fury mounts over the way the Senegalese forces mount checkpoints in Bwaim and Kanilai, saying it disturbs Gambia’s transport system.

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David Colley denies barrels of allegation
Jun 26, 2020, 12:24 PM

The former Prisons Director David Colley yesterday testified before the TRRC, denying every allegation leveled against him, ranging from prisoners’ torture, serving poor diet,  taking bribes, stealing prisoners' foods, authorising soldiers to take detainees from the prison, tribalism and many more at the state central prison (Mile 2).

People still move freely despite border closure
Jun 23, 2020, 12:58 PM

Despite the closure of all Gambian border entry points, people still move freely between The Gambia and Senegal.