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Former SIC president dies
Jul 3, 2020, 10:59 AM

The founding father and the former president of the Supreme Islamic Council (SIC) Sheikh Alhagie Banding Drammeh has passed away at his home in Brikama on Thursday after suffering from a long illness.

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Dr. Ceesay says gov’t is trying to silence critics
Jul 3, 2020, 10:57 AM

Top political analyst, Dr. Ismaila Ceesay, has claimed that the current government’s target is to silence its critics.

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Over 4000 Gambian migrants face deportation from German
Jul 3, 2020, 10:48 AM

Gambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mamadou Tangara on Wednesday told lawmakers that over 4000 Gambian migrants in Germany are on the verge of being repatriated to The Gambia, Fatu Network reports.

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NHRC chairperson highlights role of police in upholding rule of law
Jul 3, 2020, 10:38 AM

Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has underscored the role of police in upholding rule of law, reminding that police plays a crucial role in the governance structure of any country.

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O.J. urges APRC to stop glorifying Jammeh
Jul 2, 2020, 11:01 AM

The former party leader of People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Omar Amadou Jallow, alias O.J. has urged the supporters of Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction APRC to stop glorifying someone who has tortured and murdered people.

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Gov’t extends state of public emergency for 7 days
Jul 2, 2020, 10:53 AM

State House, Banjul, 1st July 2020 – His Excellency, President Adama Barrow in consultation with the Ministerial Sub-Committee on COVID-19 and based on the advice given by the Health Experts’ Committee of the Ministry of Health has decided to extend the State of Public Emergency in The Gambia. 

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‘Gambia sliding towards dictatorship’
Jul 2, 2020, 10:47 AM

Madi Jobarteh, a prominent human rights activist has claimed that the country is moving towards dictatorship, arguing that the current status quo is a push towards dictatorship and not democracy.

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CDS Drammeh says Barrow is committed to the Armed Forces
Jul 2, 2020, 10:37 AM

State House, Banjul, July 1, 2020 – The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Major General Yankuba A. Drammeh has said that the Commander-in-Chief, President Adama Barrow is very much passionate and committed to the cause of The Gambia Armed Forces.

Senegalese national arraigned for allegedly attempting to commit unnatural offence
Jul 2, 2020, 10:31 AM

A Senegalese national was yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Jallow of the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court for allegedly attempting to commit unnatural offence, contrary to Section 145 of the Criminal Code.

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World Bank to Strengthen Access to Energy and Water
Jul 2, 2020, 10:27 AM

Washington, June 29, 2020 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a $43 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA)* for The Gambia’s Electricity Restoration and Modernisation Project (GERMP).

Interior minister calls for robust actions to support criminal justice processes
Jul 2, 2020, 10:21 AM

The Minister of Interior has said that the government of The Gambia through the Drug Law Enforcement Agency, The Gambia (DLEAG) will implement robust actions to strengthen the interdiction capacity and support criminal justice processes.

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Armed robbers injure PIU officer, escape with over 9m CFA
Jul 1, 2020, 12:34 PM

Armed robbers have reportedly struck at Kerr Pateh village in the North Bank Region and injured one Cpl. Mboge Bam, an officer of the Police Intervention Unit (PIU) who was posted at the PIU base of the said village, The Point has been reliably informed.

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Madi Jobarteh faces false publication & broadcasting
Jul 1, 2020, 12:26 PM

Madi Jobarteh, a strong human right advocate and the country director for West Minister Foundation has been charged on Tuesday 30 June 2020 at Kairaba Police Station after he was initially invited for questioning by the police in connection with an interview he had with local media during the black lives Matter protest. 

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Gambia confirms 2 new covid-19 cases
Jul 1, 2020, 12:21 PM

The Gambia has confirmed two more cases of covid-19, health officials told The Point yesterday.

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President Macky Sall’s address to the nation on lifting curfew and state of emergency
Jul 1, 2020, 11:57 AM

My dear compatriots,
Because of the confinement which does not allow me to accommodate the usual broadcasting system, I am addressing you this evening by video conference.

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Gov't won’t table state of emergency before deputies
Jul 1, 2020, 11:38 AM

Speaker Mariam Jack Dento on Tuesday informed lawmakers that the government will no longer proceed with its motion on the extension of the state of public emergency across the country.

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