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Mam Jallow
Mam Jallow re-appointed Sami District chief
Aug 11, 2022, 11:24 AM

Mam Jallow has been re-appointed as chief of Sami District in Central River Region. He served as chief of the district from 2014 to 2018 before being dismissed.

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New Pension Act to repeal 1950Pensions Act
Aug 11, 2022, 11:20 AM

Director, Pension Directorate Division at the Personnel Management Office (PMO) has revealed that the new Pensions Act shall repeal the Pensions Act 1950 and shall introduce a contributory pension scheme as opposed to the current non-contributory scheme, thus addressing a number of limitations of the Pensions Act, 1950.

PS Buah Saidy
‘CBG says low-income countries bear sharp increase in cost of living, others’
Aug 11, 2022, 11:17 AM

The governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia, Buah Saidy, has stated that considering the latest forecast by the IMF on the prospects of the global economy which downgraded its growth forecast to 3.2 percent for this year compared to 6.1 percent last year, it is evident that low-income countries are bearing the brunt of the economic consequences through sharp increase in the cost of living, debt sustainability challenges and rising external vulnerabilities.

Ebrima Sillah and Momodou Senghore
Transport minister presents 172 road safety equipment to stakeholders
Aug 11, 2022, 11:14 AM

Honorable Ebrima Sillah, the minister for Transport, Works and Infrastructure recently presented over 172 road traffic signs to the road safety working group, which comprises stakeholders from the National Roads Authority, Ministry of Interior,  Gambia Police Force, University of The Gambia, Transport Union and Kanifing Municipal Council among institutions.

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Lawyer Sagarr brands Mile 2 prison “champion of human rights violation”
Aug 10, 2022, 11:57 AM

Lawyer Sagarr Jahateh, the defence counsel representing Sainabou Mbye, Cherno Mbye, and Kibili Dembele, in the on-going alleged manslaughter case, has urged Justice Sidi K. Jobarteh, the vacation judge presiding over the case to either “conditionally or unconditionally” release the applicants.

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Study reveals prevalent of acute kidney diseases among children
Aug 10, 2022, 11:54 AM

A research conducted by the Epidemiology and Disease Control Unit under the Ministry of Health (MoH), has revealed series of cases Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) among under 5 children in The Gambia

FLOODING
Mayoress Lowe extends magnanimity to Banjul flood victims as cases of diarrhoea reported
Aug 10, 2022, 11:43 AM

Rohey Malick Lowe, the mayoress of Banjul over the weekend embarked on a series of visits to flood victims in Banjul amid the heavy downpour.

Buah Saidy
Governor Buah Saidy elected president of African Central Banks
Aug 10, 2022, 11:38 AM

Banjul, 5th August 2022 - The 44th Ordinary Session of the Association of African Central Banks (AACB), which concluded on Friday, 5th August in Banjul, unanimously elected Mr. Buah Saidy, Governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia as the new president of the association.

EFSTH
EFSTH reports rare medical condition already causing death among children
Aug 10, 2022, 11:35 AM

The Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul yesterday reported the detection of a rare medical condition among children that is already causing deaths. This is currently being studied and observed at the hospital’s Paediatric Outpatient.

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FaFa M’Bai’s family clarifies no family relation Sainabou Mbye amid social media rumour
Aug 10, 2022, 11:33 AM

Events surrounding the criminal case involving Mr Bubacarr “Bob” Keita and his former wife Ms Sainabou Mbye have shocked the nation and deeply heightened our concerns.

SSHFC assures immediate action to mitigate flood calamity in Jabang Estate
Aug 10, 2022, 11:29 AM

Top officials of the Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC) on Friday visited flood victims at the Jabang Housing Estate amid severe flooding that affected about 30 households.

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KMC deploys 300 personnel to serve communities with food items, others
Aug 10, 2022, 11:26 AM

As efforts intensify to respond adequately to the flooding this past week,

PHO confirms reduction of malaria cases in URR
Aug 10, 2022, 11:23 AM

As part of their quest and efforts to eliminate malaria, the malaria control unit has embarked on a campaign of house spraying and distributing bed nets and in the Upper River Region (URR). 

Sainabou and others
Vacation judge to hear Sainabou and co bail application today
Aug 9, 2022, 10:35 AM

Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul has returned the bail application to the Chief Justice of The Gambia for him to assign the case to a vacation judge.

Banjul Floods
Banjul floods victims express disappointment with Barrow
Aug 9, 2022, 10:34 AM

Flood victims in Banjul North have expressed disappointment with President Adam Barrow, claiming he did not pay attention to them amid severe flooding that affected many parts of the country.

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Secret negotiations between the Senegalese state &MFDC could lead to lasting peace
Aug 9, 2022, 10:32 AM

Negotiations between Senegal and the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC), which began in 2014, remained secret until the end of the discussions on Thursday in Bissau. 

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World Bank's Christabel appreciates Gambia's $31M project implementation
Aug 9, 2022, 10:30 AM

The senior social protection specialist from the World Bank and the Task Team Leader of The Gambia Social Safety Net Project (SSNP), Christabel Dadzie, was impressed with how Gambia is implementing the US$31 million project – a support designed for vulnerable poor households.

Justice Dawda Jallow
Justice minister reaffirms gov’t commitment to improving legal, institutional framework
Aug 9, 2022, 10:26 AM

Dawda A. Jallow, Minister for Justice and Attorney General of The Gambia has reaffirmed the government's commitment to improving the country’s legal and institutional framework to enhance human right standards.

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