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Westfield
Police urged to tackle rising pick-pocketing at Westfield
Sep 28, 2022, 12:49 PM

Amid spate of pick-pocketing and robbery incidents around the Westfield Cooperative especially during the night, vendors have called on the Inspector General of Police to address the issue with urgency.

chinese robbery
Police reveal suspected robbery involving Chinese was planned
Sep 28, 2022, 12:48 PM

The Gambia Police Force (GPF) preliminary investigation revealed plans for last week's suspected robbery incident involving two Chinese nationals, who claimed to be allegedly assaulted and robbed.

Bundung highway
Bundung Highway: Hon Jammeh calls calls for immediate intervention
Sep 28, 2022, 12:46 PM

Sulayman Jammeh, the National Assembly Member (NAM) for Bundunka Kunda Constituency has called for immediate intervention for the reconstruction of the Bundung Highway amid public outcry about the state of the road.

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KMC to construct 7 parks worth D21M
Sep 28, 2022, 12:44 PM

The mayor of Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC), Talib Ahmed Bensouda, has disclosed that his council would be constructing seven news parks within the municipality through a project dubbed ‘KM Transformation Programme.’

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ECOWAS gives assessment of e-commerce readiness
Sep 28, 2022, 12:42 PM

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Monday gave an assessment of Member States' readiness for e-commerce in a report that lists the preconditions for the growth and development of e-commerce within and among the Member States.

Cuba and Gambia
Cuba expresses deep gratitude to Gambia for its solidarity
Sep 28, 2022, 12:40 PM

Banjul, Sep 27 - Cuba expressed deep gratitude to Gambia for the solidarity of this African nation with the Caribbean island, reiterated by President Adama Barrow in his speech at the high-level session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). -77).

Gambia and Japan
Gambia & Japan hold talks to boost bilateral ties
Sep 28, 2022, 12:37 PM

NEW YORK, 27 September 2022:  The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Tuesday, 27 September 2022 held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Japan H.E. YAMADA KENJI.

Katong
Kartong says mining makes it lose rice fields, gardens
Sep 27, 2022, 10:44 AM

“Mining has made us lose rice fields and vegetable gardens which we depend on for our livelihood without any meaningful compensation from both the miners and government authorities concerned,” the people of Kartong have said, while accusing the government of encouraging mining companies to destroy tourism development areas on the coastlines.

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Gov’t asks Justice Ministry to lead review of Securiport contract agreement
Sep 27, 2022, 10:41 AM

The Gambia government has asked the country’s Attorney General and Ministry of Justice to lead the review of the much talked about contract agreement signed between The Gambia government and the Securiport LLC – which is the collection of $20 dollars for passengers coming in and out of the country.

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Aminata Touré to run for 2024 Senegal presidency
Sep 27, 2022, 10:40 AM

Aminata Touré has officially announced her candidacy for the 2024 Senegalese presidential election.

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U.S. Dept of agriculture awards US$28.5M Gambia
Sep 27, 2022, 10:38 AM

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $28.5 million to The Gambia to assist the country’s food security program.

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‘Knife crime criminals must be caught, punished’
Sep 27, 2022, 10:36 AM

Seedy Sheriff Ceesay, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Coastal Security and Coastal Enterprise has called on the ministry of Interior together with The Gambia Police Force to take action against the scourge of violent crime in the country.

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‘Tribalism delays Gambia’s development’
Sep 27, 2022, 10:32 AM

Karamo Njie, the United Democratic Party’s (UDP) North Bank Region (NBR) public relations officer has said tribalism is serving as an impediment to Gambia’s development strides.

Agric ministry
Agric. minister Launches the African Emergency Food Production Facility
Sep 27, 2022, 10:30 AM

The Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Dr. Demba Sabally, on Friday 23 September 2022 launched the African Emergency Food Production Facility (AEFPF) supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB) to The Gambia through the Rice Value Chain Transformation Project (RVCTP).

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Sabach Sanjal NAM suggests allowance increment for low income earners
Sep 26, 2022, 11:25 AM

Hon. Alagie B. Ceesay, the National Assembly Member (NAM) for Sabach Sanjal Constituency has suggested that allowances for civil servants be increased, citing that the 30% salary increment did not favour the low income earners.

Director General immigration
GID concerns with allegation of ID card issuance at Majum
Sep 26, 2022, 11:24 AM

Press release

The office of the Director General of Immigration have notice (sic) with concern, a speculation making rounds in the social media alleging that personnel of Gambia Immigration Department are engaged in issuing national ID cards to people at Majum Real Estate premises in Churchill’s town. The said social media report alleged certain individuals to be discreetly working with the GID officers to accomplish the alleged ID card issuing exercise. 

Obiango and Jammeh
Yahya Jammeh’s host to run for sixth term, abolish death penalty 
Sep 26, 2022, 11:20 AM

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea, who is also the host of former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh, has expressed an “objectionable intention” to contest the coming Presidential election, thus paving the way for the 80-year-old leader’s sixth term in office.

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FactSpace launches crowdsourced content for promotion of unity, development
Sep 26, 2022, 11:18 AM

FactSpace West Africa with support from UNESCO, on Friday, launched several multimedia content created by young leaders in The Gambia to promote tolerance, call for good governance, and end hate speech and disinformation.

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