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Gambia’s economic growth dwindles with more than 50,000 job losses
Sep 18, 2020, 11:07 AM

President Adama Barrow says The Gambia could see a 4 per cent decline in economic growth this year while more than 50,000 Gambians have already lost their jobs due to Covid-19.

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2 ECOMIG soldiers, dozen others arrested over birthday party
Sep 18, 2020, 11:05 AM

ECOMIG soldiers are reportedly found dining and wining with dozens of women at the Senegambia/Bijilo area in the early hours of Thursday morning, thus violating the regulation governing the curfew in The Gambia.

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Gov’t relaxes nightly curfew, market restrictions
Sep 18, 2020, 10:59 AM

At the expiration of the State of Public Emergency by last midnight tonight, His Excellency, President Adama Barrow, through the Office of The Gambia Government Spokesperson has decided to relax the night curfew throughout The Gambia. However, Public Health Regulations remain. 

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GRA confirms burglary, theft cases
Sep 18, 2020, 10:57 AM

The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) has finally settled down the rumour making rounds on social media regarding burglary and theft cases, confirming them as true but denies any money being stolen.

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Barrow assures 2021 Presidential Election will hold
Sep 18, 2020, 10:49 AM

President of The Republic of The Gambia Adama Barrow has assured deputies that the 2021 general elections will go ahead as planned.

The Gambian leader gave this assurance in his State of the Nation Address speech on Thursday at the National Assembly Chambers in Banjul.

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Covid-19: Gambia registers 33 new cases
Sep 18, 2020, 10:48 AM

The Gambia’s Ministry of Health announced the registration of 33 new positive coronavirus cases in the country, taking the total COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country to 3,473.

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GPU slams parliament for unilateral decision
Sep 17, 2020, 11:34 AM

Mustapha Mbye, head of Ethics Committee of the Gambia Press Union (GPU) has made it clear that the decision from the parliament on Monday to choose only three media houses to cover the assembly sittings and bar others was “unilateral”, arguing that parliament should not take any decisions that divide people.

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Covid-19: Gambia registers 12 new cases
Sep 17, 2020, 11:23 AM

The Ministry of Health’s 145th national situation report has unveiled the registration of 12 new positive coronavirus cases; taking the number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country to 3,440.

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Barrow expresses condolences on the passing away of Grand Marabout of Gambissara
Sep 17, 2020, 11:18 AM

State House, Banjul, 16th September 2020: President Adama Barrow joins the Muslim Community in The Gambia and abroad to mourn the demise of Grand Marabout, Alhajie Mpakary Conteh, who passed away on Wednesday, 16th September 2020, in his hometown of Gambissara village, in the Upper River Region.

Korea helps FAO to curb potential Desert Locust invasion in the Sahel, East & West Africa countries
Sep 17, 2020, 11:13 AM

16 September 2020, Dakar – A USD 1 million contribution from the Republic of Korea will support efforts undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on a “no regret” basis to help five member countries of its Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust (CLCPRO) in West Africa and the Sahel – Chad , Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso – prepare themselves and anticipate for a potential invasion of the Desert Locust from East Africa.

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Nelly Mukazariye to speak at Akwaaba African Travel Market
Sep 17, 2020, 11:10 AM

Nelly Mukazariye, the Rwanda Convention Bureau Boss is confirmed as one of the speakers at the 16th edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market MICE Recovery Virtual Conference

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Foni Kansala NAM prefers 1997 Constitution
Sep 16, 2020, 11:59 AM

The National Assembly Member (NAM) for Foni Kansala, Musa Amul Nyassi, on Tuesday says he would rather go for the 1997 Constitution than the Draft Constitution.

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U.S. sanctions former Gambian 1st lady for being husband’s enabler
Sep 16, 2020, 11:47 AM

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Zineb Souma Yahya Jammeh (Zineb) and Nabah LTD (Nabah) for their roles in providing support to persons previously designated for their own corrupt behavior.

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‘IEC, gov’t not fair to the people of Niamina West’
Sep 16, 2020, 11:42 AM

The lawmaker for Serekunda Central, Madi K. Ceesay, said the government of The Gambia and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) are not fair to the people of Niamana West by failing to conduct by-elections for the constituency after the death of their representative.

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CRC translates draft constitution into local languages
Sep 16, 2020, 11:33 AM

The Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) has announced it has successfully completed a nation-wide distribution of audio-visual format of the Draft Constitution to regional authorities and community radios. The four-day exercise lasted from Monday 31st August to Thursday 3rd September, 2020.

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Covid-19: Gambia registers 23 new cases
Sep 16, 2020, 11:26 AM

The Gambia has registered 23 new coronavirus cases; taking the total number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in the country to 3,428.

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Draft constitution tabled before deputies
Sep 15, 2020, 11:38 AM

The Draft Constitution of The Gambia was tabled before Members of the National Assembly (NAMs) by the minister of Justice Dawda Jallow for the first reading at the chambers in Banjul on Monday.

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