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Africa: Over a million at risk of adolescent pregnancy in 2020 alone
Jan 22, 2021, 11:18 AM

In their efforts to improve the wellbeing and protection of children from harmful traditional practices; child marriage and to ensure the enforcement of the policy banning child marriage, Child Fund The Gambia, on Wednesday validated the Child Marriage policy document at their head office in Kanifing.

‘Women court members, women alkalolu key in fighting FGC/M, GBV’
Jan 22, 2021, 11:16 AM

Neneh Touray, assistant director of Information, Education and Communication for Women’s Bureau has affirmed that the involvement of women court members, women leaders as well as women alkalolu will play a pivotal role in ending the deeply-rooted cultural traditional practice dubbed Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation (FGM) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) among other negative issues affecting women and girls in the country.

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Fisheries Dept receives fisheries protective gears
Jan 22, 2021, 11:11 AM

The Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters (MoFWR-NAMs) through the Department of Fisheries on Tuesday, 19 January 2021, received fisheries protective gears from the PESCAO project through the Sub Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC).

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‘Prosecution on human right violations awaits Jammeh’s return’
Jan 21, 2021, 11:48 AM

Sheriff Kijera, the chairman of Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Right Violations has said that if former President Yahya Jammeh returns to the country, he would face prosecutions on series of human rights allegations during his 22 years “brutal dictatorship.”

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Niumi Dynasty: 12 females ruled for 122 years
Jan 21, 2021, 11:45 AM

Many researchers who have come to The Gambia especially those interested in knowing more about culture, tradition and Gambians’ way of governance in the pre colonial era had found exploring the kingship in Gambia interesting, especially the pre-colonial ruling villages of Lower Niumi, its three major ruling families and the seven villages they hailed from.

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Info minister claims it’s unfair to blame Barrow for Coalition 2016 mess
Jan 21, 2021, 11:42 AM

The minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure, Ebrahim Sillah, says it will be unfair to blame President Adama Barrow for how messy the Coalition 2016 turned out.

Gov't claims Switzerland agreement seeks to protect rights of Gambians
Jan 21, 2021, 11:41 AM

The government of the Republic of The Gambia says it has on Tuesday 12 January 2021 signed a Cooperation Agreement on migration matters with the Government of Switzerland in the city of Berne, designed to curb irregular migration and ensure effective protection of the rights of Gambian citizens who are migrants in Switzerland.

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Fire burns 8 rooms to ashes in Lamin Koto 
Jan 21, 2021, 11:31 AM

Eight rooms were burnt to ashes in Lamin Koto Jabbi Kunda when fire engulfed the compound in Sami District, Central River Region (CRR) North of The Gambia. It was reported that the fire was caused by an electric spark.

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Gambians urged to be tolerant, continue to dialogue
Jan 21, 2021, 11:29 AM

Yusupha Bojang, programmes manager National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) has encouraged Gambians to be tolerant, continue to dialogue and talk to defuse some of the tensions among them.

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‘Gambia faces high risk of ecological catastrophe’
Jan 20, 2021, 1:34 PM

The minister of Petroleum and Energy, Fafa Sanyang, has warned that the Gambia faces high risk of ecological catastrophe if the necessary countermeasures are not taken soon.

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Hon. Jatta accuses Barrow, Darboe for killing 2016 Coalition
Jan 20, 2021, 1:31 PM

Sidia Jatta, chairperson of the People's Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) party and also the NAM for Wuli West has stated that President Adama Barrow caused the sudden death of the Coalition 2016 and its burial administered by UDP leader, Ousainou Darboe.

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Activist condemns indiscriminate dumping at Tanji Beach
Jan 20, 2021, 12:45 PM

The country coordinator of the Gambia Ocean Heroes has expressed dismay at recent indiscriminate dumping of waste at Tanjai Fish Landing Site, saying it poses a threat to aquatic sea lives.

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GRA faults gov’t over German mass deportation
Jan 20, 2021, 12:41 PM

The spokesperson of the Gambia Refugee Association has accused Gambia government of neglecting another intended win-win deportation joint framework with German authorities following last year’s engagement by Austrian migration expert and co-founder of think tank European Stability Initiative (ESI) on mass deportation of Gambians.  

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Young Gambian doctors to study medicine specialties in Cuba
Jan 20, 2021, 12:37 PM

Banjul, Jan 19 - Two young Gambian doctors will study in Cuba the specialties of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Intensive Therapy, after the authorities of the largest of the Antilles grant two free scholarships to this nation, as part of their historic solidarity collaboration with Africa.

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Covid-19: Gambia registers 23 new cases
Jan 20, 2021, 12:34 PM

The Gambia has registered 23 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total cases since March 2020 to 3,933.

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MOICI to introduce Google Plus Code System in Banjul
Jan 20, 2021, 12:30 PM

The Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure in partnership with Google is introducing the Google+code through the Banjul City Council.

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UNESCO, MoBSE hold consultation meeting with policy makers
Jan 20, 2021, 12:27 PM

Boosting the efforts of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in enrolment and eliminating school dropouts in The Gambia, the National Commission for UNESCO in collaboration with EFANet and MoBSE Thursday held a daylong forum with policy makers and education partners.

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