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Senegal confirms 79 fresh cases of covid-19

Jun 8, 2020, 11:06 AM

The Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 79 positive cases which brings the country’s total infection total to 4,328. The capital Dakar registered the highest number – 73% of the total registered infections.

Out of the total number of cases, 15 teachers and 138 health workers got the virus, 2,588 have recovered; 49 deaths and 1,690 under treatment.

Africa has registered 146,794 positive cases of covid-19; 4,223 deaths and 61,773 recovered.

In the world 6,982,96 people are infected with the disease with 402,273  deaths.

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Commuters continue diverting Darsilami Checkpoint to enter Gambia
Jun 19, 2020, 12:20 PM

Information has reached to The Point that commuters continue diverting the security checkpoint at Darsilami village in Kombo Central, West Coast Region to get in and out of The Gambia.

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Outgoing Justice minister calls for peace and reconciliation
Jun 30, 2020, 11:04 AM

Outgoing Attorney General and Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou says peace and reconciliation must be at the core of what is to be done in societies like The Gambia.

EU celebrates 70th anniversary of Schuman Declaration which led its establishment United in diversity, in solidarity and in adversity
May 14, 2020, 12:16 PM

On Saturday 9 May, Europe day, the start of economic and political cooperation among European countries was celebrated across the European continent.

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APRC brands Appeal Court decision disgrace to gov’t
Jun 11, 2020, 12:50 PM

Fabakary Tombong Jatta, the interim leader of the opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) has stated that the judgement delivered by The Gambia Court of Appeal is the biggest disgrace to the President Adama Barrow government.

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Scores arrested over gov’t food distribution in NBR
May 11, 2020, 1:07 PM

After President Adama Barrow launched his government’s ambitious covid-19 food aid initiative worth D734,25, 864 to help (84% of needy Gambian households), many anticipated transparency and probity in the manner the items would be distributed.

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Prosecution challenges witness in Yankuba’s trial
Jun 19, 2020, 12:06 PM

State Counsel A.M. Yusuf yesterday challenged the first defence witness, Awa Minteh, under cross-examination before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul. This followed the end of her testimony to throw her weight behind the defence in Yankuba’s murder trial.

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The impact of covid-19 on Gambian newspapers
Jun 16, 2020, 11:37 AM

Chief editors of print media houses in the country have expressed dismay over the impact of covid-19 on newspapers across the country since the pandemic hit the country in March resulting in the closure of some organisations after the declaration of State of Public Emergency by the government to control the spread of the virus.

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Musa Molloh’s tomb to be updated
Jul 1, 2020, 11:32 AM

The National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) is working on plans to upgrade the Musa Molloh tomb.
The upgrading of the tomb will further help to interpret and promote the heritage of Musa Molloh, the Gambian anti colonial fighter and warrior.