Jan 20, 2021, 12:20 PM
Fabakary Tombong Jatta, the interim party leader of the opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), has stated that there is no law, power or idea that can hold former President Yahya Jammeh from returning to the country.
As news of an outbreak of high influenza (bird flu) of the type H5N1 is reported in the Republic of Senegal, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health, the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) and Department of Parks and Wildlife on Friday held a press conference at the NDMA office to inform the general public about what they are doing to keep the disease out of The Gambia.
The Republic of The Gambia has named former vice president Fatoumata C.M. Jallow Tambajang as the nation’s candidate for the Deputy Chairperson seat of the African Union (AU) Commission, according to the Gambia presidency. Next month, leaders of AU member countries will meet at the ordinary summit to elect a new Commission, the body’s secretariat, to run the organisation for the next four years.
The minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Monday 18th January 2021 received the new European Union Ambassador to The Gambia, H.E. Corrado Pampaloni who presented his Letters of Credence to Foreign Minister Tangara.
Demba Sey, chief of Upper Saloum District in Central River Region of The Gambia has commended the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) for their role in the peaceful conduct of the 2016 presidential elections.
Alh. Sering Fye, chairman of the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) has said that while fundamental reforms are much needed and highly contested, having critical mass of women and youth in decision-making has an enormous impact on the issues we are confronting as a nation transitioning.
Westminster Foundation for Democracy in partnership with Communities for Democracy has delivered training on effective communication for 20 female leaders in The Gambia.
With renewed calls for youths’ involvement in politics, the United Democratic Party (UDP) over the weekend held its national youth wing congress in Farafenni, North Bank Region (NBR) where thousands of militants gathered to grace the party’s second ever youth congress.
The Gambia government has announced it has intensified the search for Banta Keita, the suspected cocaine trafficker, with an International Bench Warrant as Interpol issues Red Notice following the seizure of large quantities of cocaine weighing almost three (3) tons, valued at more than four (4) billion dalasis at the Banjul seaport on Thursday, 7th January 2021.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board on Friday approved an immediate disbursement of about US$28.8 million to The Gambia to help meet the country’s financing needs, support social spending and the post-pandemic recovery.
The interim party leader and the secretary general of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Kebba Jallow, on Saturday confirmed to this medium that the PPP will not compete in this year’s presidential elections, instead will support President Adama Barrow’s agenda and there is high rate of possibility to ally with the National People’s Party (NPP).
Musu Bakoto Sawo, a Gambian change maker and tireless women rights advocate, has emerged winner of the 2020 Daily Trust African of the Year award.
Principal Magistrate Omar Jabang of the Bansang Magistrates’ Court in the Central River Region, has convicted and sentenced one Abdourahman Ngim, a cattle herder to a fine of D5000 in default to serve two years imprisonment.
The Inspector General of Police and the country’s Attorney General have been sued by a man for being illegally detained by the police, stretching beyond the constitutional limits.