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Senegal registers 94 new cases of covid-19

Jun 2, 2020, 11:53 AM

The Senegalese Ministry of Health yesterday reported 94 positive cases of covid-19, which brings the country’s total infection to 3,739 positive cases, 1,858 recovered, 42 deaths and 1,838 under treatment.

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Macky Sall gives D120.4 million to media chiefs
May 6, 2020, 12:29 PM

President Macky Sall’s government has come to the aid of the media in these trying times of covid-19 by doling out 1.4 billion CFA, an equivalent of D120.4 million to media chiefs to meet the challenges and effects of covid-19 pandemic.

2 soldiers nabbed for allegedly selling Barrow’s covid-19 food aid
May 11, 2020, 12:58 PM

Two serving members of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) have been arrested for reportedly selling 27 bags of covid-19 food aid to a Mauritanian businessman who is currently residing in Barra in the North Bank Region; The Point has been reliably informed.

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Senegal outlines response to covid-19
Jul 6, 2020, 11:56 AM

Faced with the rise in positive cases and deaths, the director of the Center for Health Emergency Operations (Cous), Senegal, Doctor Abdoulaye Bousso, on Tuesday July 2, four months after the appearance of the first infected case, unveiled the new coronavirus control plan.

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Amir Trawally calls for unity and support for needy
May 21, 2020, 12:23 PM

Baba F. Trawally, the amir of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in The Gambia has called for national unity amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying “we must unite as a nation and work together in fighting the invisible coronavirus pandemic.”

Amie Fabureh
‘French US$50m grant is not yet in’
Jun 18, 2020, 12:04 PM

Amie Fabureh, the minister for Agriculture has declared that the US$50 million grant from the government of France for rice production is not yet in the country.

Momodou Sabally
Sabally hits at Madi Jobarteh
Jun 18, 2020, 11:55 AM

Momodou Sabally, onetime secretary general and head of the Civil Service in the past government, has hit at Madi Jobarteh, one of the most vocal human right defenders in the country, for not showing up during the planned protest on Saturday against the killings of George Floyd and Modou Lamin Sisay, who both died last month at the hands of U.S. police.

Cheikh Yerim Seck
Senegalese journalist faces criminal charges
Jun 18, 2020, 12:08 PM

Journalist Cheikh Yerim Seck will be charged and placed under judicial supervision, local media in Senegal announced. According to Iradio, it will be after his face-to-face meeting with a judge.