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Gambia High Commission issues security alert to citizens in Sierra Leone
Aug 12, 2022, 12:09 PM

The Gambia High Commission in Sierra Leone has advised all Gambians in the country to stay at home and avoid non-emergency travels, until further notice, amid violent protests in some parts of the country, earlier Wednesday.

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NDMA: Flash floods affect 40,501 people
Aug 12, 2022, 12:04 PM

The National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) has released its situational report which indicates The Gambia's latest flooding as the worst in nearly half a century.

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Lack of resources may hamper investigation of rare medical condition
Aug 12, 2022, 11:58 AM

A retired Gambian public health specialist, Philip Saine, has lamented that the investigation of a rare medical condition among children is being hampered by lack of resources, as health officials complained of lack of adequate petrol and allowances, amongst others.

High Court strikes out Lawyer Sagarr’s claim of “inhumane, degrading” treatment at Mile 2
Aug 12, 2022, 11:46 AM

Justice Sidi K. Jobarteh, the vacation judge who is presiding over the ongoing manslaughter charge against Sainabou Mbye, Cherno Mbye and Kibili Dembelly has disregarded the averments in the affidavits of the applicants relating to alleged “inhumane and degrading” treatment at the country’s central prison, Mile Two.

IMF chief says use of stable coins rose to US$158.6B in 2021
Aug 12, 2022, 11:45 AM

Mamadou D. Barry, the IMF Resident Representative for The Gambia has recently stated that the use of stable-coins, albeit very limited before the pandemic, more than quintupled in value in 2021 from US$28.5 billion to US$158.6 billion, while crypto-assets tripled from US$763.3 billion to US$2.3 trillion across the globe.

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Mayor Bensouda lays foundation stone of D7M Talinding Market
Aug 11, 2022, 11:46 AM

Talib Ahmed Bensouda, the mayor of the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC) on Monday laid the foundation stone of Ya Fatou Njie Market at Talinding north ward in the Kanifing Municipality.

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Protests over rising cost of living turn deadly in Sierra Leone
Aug 11, 2022, 11:40 AM

(ABC News), Sierra Leone -- Anti-government protesters in Sierra Leone clashed with police in the streets of the capital on Wednesday, as tensions over the rising cost of living turned deadly in the west African nation.

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Chinese deputy head of mission pays courtesy call on VP Joof
Aug 11, 2022, 11:38 AM

Banjul, The Gambia - His Excellency the Vice President (VP), Badara Alieu Joof on Wednesday, 10th August 2022 received in audience the Chinese Deputy Head of Mission to The Gambia, His Excellency Zhou Ningyu at State House in Banjul. The visit was normal diplomatic engagement on issues of mutual interests to both countries.

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Health ministry to embark on nationwide covid-19 vaccination
Aug 11, 2022, 11:29 AM

Press release

The Ministry of Health in collaboration with partners hereby informs the general public that it will embark on another round of a countrywide COVID-19 vaccination campaign from the 11th to 20th August 2022. The campaign is part of the Gambia government’s strategy to scale up COVID-19 vaccination coverage to 70% of the population by end of the year.

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Mam Jallow re-appointed Sami District chief
Aug 11, 2022, 11:24 AM

Mam Jallow has been re-appointed as chief of Sami District in Central River Region. He served as chief of the district from 2014 to 2018 before being dismissed.

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New Pension Act to repeal 1950Pensions Act
Aug 11, 2022, 11:20 AM

Director, Pension Directorate Division at the Personnel Management Office (PMO) has revealed that the new Pensions Act shall repeal the Pensions Act 1950 and shall introduce a contributory pension scheme as opposed to the current non-contributory scheme, thus addressing a number of limitations of the Pensions Act, 1950.

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‘CBG says low-income countries bear sharp increase in cost of living, others’
Aug 11, 2022, 11:17 AM

The governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia, Buah Saidy, has stated that considering the latest forecast by the IMF on the prospects of the global economy which downgraded its growth forecast to 3.2 percent for this year compared to 6.1 percent last year, it is evident that low-income countries are bearing the brunt of the economic consequences through sharp increase in the cost of living, debt sustainability challenges and rising external vulnerabilities.

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Transport minister presents 172 road safety equipment to stakeholders
Aug 11, 2022, 11:14 AM

Honorable Ebrima Sillah, the minister for Transport, Works and Infrastructure recently presented over 172 road traffic signs to the road safety working group, which comprises stakeholders from the National Roads Authority, Ministry of Interior,  Gambia Police Force, University of The Gambia, Transport Union and Kanifing Municipal Council among institutions.

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Lawyer Sagarr brands Mile 2 prison “champion of human rights violation”
Aug 10, 2022, 11:57 AM

Lawyer Sagarr Jahateh, the defence counsel representing Sainabou Mbye, Cherno Mbye, and Kibili Dembele, in the on-going alleged manslaughter case, has urged Justice Sidi K. Jobarteh, the vacation judge presiding over the case to either “conditionally or unconditionally” release the applicants.

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Study reveals prevalent of acute kidney diseases among children
Aug 10, 2022, 11:54 AM

A research conducted by the Epidemiology and Disease Control Unit under the Ministry of Health (MoH), has revealed series of cases Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) among under 5 children in The Gambia

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Mayoress Lowe extends magnanimity to Banjul flood victims as cases of diarrhoea reported
Aug 10, 2022, 11:43 AM

Rohey Malick Lowe, the mayoress of Banjul over the weekend embarked on a series of visits to flood victims in Banjul amid the heavy downpour.

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Governor Buah Saidy elected president of African Central Banks
Aug 10, 2022, 11:38 AM

Banjul, 5th August 2022 - The 44th Ordinary Session of the Association of African Central Banks (AACB), which concluded on Friday, 5th August in Banjul, unanimously elected Mr. Buah Saidy, Governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia as the new president of the association.

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EFSTH reports rare medical condition already causing death among children
Aug 10, 2022, 11:35 AM

The Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul yesterday reported the detection of a rare medical condition among children that is already causing deaths. This is currently being studied and observed at the hospital’s Paediatric Outpatient.

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