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Madi Jobarteh v2
Madi Jobarteh signals imminent dictatorship era
Jul 13, 2020, 11:46 AM

A prominent human rights advocate, Madi Jobarteh, says he was extremely infuriated by the withdrawal of charges against him by the police.

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Gov’t extends largess to non- government-funded Gambian students
Jul 13, 2020, 11:43 AM

In the wake of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Gambia government has come up with a stimulus package to support non- government-funded Gambian students studying abroad. This package is to support students’ feeding and sustenance during this period.

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Gambia allocated US$66m to improve electricity
Jul 13, 2020, 11:37 AM

The ECOWAS Regional Electricity Access Project (ECOWAS-REAP), in partnership with World Bank has allocated US$66 million to The Gambia to improve access to electricity for its people.

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2 fish feed mills, aquaculture facility in Jahally, Kuloro inaugurated
Jul 13, 2020, 11:35 AM

The government of The Gambia, through the Ministry of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters, with funding from United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) on Tuesday, 7 July and Wednesday 8 July inaugurated fish feed mills and aquaculture facility in Jahally, Central River Region (CRR); and at Kuloro, Kombo East.

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LRR records highest number of bushfires for the past years says Environment Minister
Jul 13, 2020, 11:31 AM

The Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources has informed lawmakers that for the past years Lower River Region (LRR) recorded the highest bushfire outbreaks in the country.

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Senegal confirms 121 new covid-19 cases
Jul 13, 2020, 11:23 AM

The Senegalese Ministry of Health of yesterday reported 121 new positive cases, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 8,135 positive cases with 5,446 recovered, 148 deaths and 2, 540 under treatment.

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Assembly summons VP over motion withdrawal
Jul 10, 2020, 11:57 AM

Legislators at the National Assembly on Thursday summoned the Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray to offer explanation on the withdrawal of the Motion for extension of the state of public emergency for a period of 45 days.

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Gambia receives D9.4bn NDP pledges
Jul 10, 2020, 11:55 AM

The Gambia has so far received 199,570,000 million dollars, an equivalent of 9,455,207,500 dalasis of the pledges made to the National Development Plan, the Finance and Economic Affairs Minister told Members of the National Assembly on Wednesday.

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Covid-19 frontline health workers put forward demands
Jul 10, 2020, 11:52 AM

Fatou Jah, the spokesperson of the COVID-19 Rapid Response Team under the Ministry of Health has strongly urged the government to help them with allowances among others amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Salieu Taal
‘State of emergency declarations not in line with constitution’
Jul 10, 2020, 11:46 AM

The Gambia Bar Association (GBA) has said that it is their view that the declaration of the State of Public Emergency (SOPE) pursuant to section 34(6) of the Constitution of The Gambia on the 10 June, 1 July and 7 July, 2020 without recourse to the National Assembly is  inconsistent with the dictates of the constitution.

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ARTICLE 19 urges gov’t to drop false information & broadcasting charges against Madi Jobarteh
Jul 10, 2020, 11:34 AM

ARTICLE 19 today urged The Gambia to immediately drop the charges of false information and broadcasting against human rights activist Madi Jobarteh and commit to repeal all laws that restrict the rights to freedom of expression.``

NAMs refer SAP to FPAC for scrutiny 
Jul 10, 2020, 11:31 AM

Lawmakers at the National Assembly on Wednesday referred the submission of a Supplementary Appropriation Proposed Bill for the fiscal year 2020 to the Public Finance Committee (FPAC) for further scrutiny before approval.

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WFP supports NDMA Covid-19 coordination with 2 vehicles
Jul 10, 2020, 11:01 AM

World Food Programme (WFP), Thursday delivered a Toyota Prado and double cabin Toyota Hilux to the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) to facilitate the Agency’s Covid-19 coordination in The Gambia.

Mambury Njie
Gov’t, institutions owe SSHFC more than D1.6bn Finance Minister reveals
Jul 9, 2020, 12:05 PM

The Gambia government and six of its parastatals owe the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC) more than 1.6 billion dalasis, Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Mamburay Njie revealed on Wednesday at the National Assembly.

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50,000 rural dwellers to benefit from solar-powered water supply
Jul 9, 2020, 11:59 AM

James F. Gomez, minister of Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters, while answering questions in a recent face-off in parliament, disclosed that it has been estimated that 50,000 of the rural population will benefit directly from 20 solar-powered water supply systems.

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Fisheries minister rubbishes illegal fishing claims
Jul 9, 2020, 11:56 AM

Fisheries, Water Resources and National Assembly Matters Minister James F.P. Gomez has debunked claims that certain fishing vessels entered the creeks of The Gambia and were engaged in indiscriminate fishing.

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Foreign Minister Tangara assures Cuban ambassador of Gambia’s support
Jul 9, 2020, 11:49 AM

The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Monday 6th July 2020 received the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba, H.E. Sr. Ruben Abelenda, at his office in Banjul.

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