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Political parties renew commitment to peaceful elections
Mar 22, 2021, 11:00 AM

As a forum for dialogue among political party leaders to promote a level ground for multi party contest and peaceful co-existence among members, the Inter- Party Committee (IPC), over the weekend held an Inaugural Quarterly Breakfast Meeting under the theme: ‘Commitment to Peaceful Elections’ through collective implementation of the MoU and Code of Conduct signed by registered political parties at the Sir Dawda Kairaba International Conference Centre.

Covid 19
Covid-19: Gambia registers 39 new positive cases
Mar 22, 2021, 10:54 AM

The Gambia has registered 39 new positive cases, bringing the total number of cases ever registered in the country since March 2020 to 5, 255.

Rana Adib
Ren-21 executive director calls on countries to accelerate efforts towards energy transition
Mar 22, 2021, 10:47 AM

Rana Adib, executive director of the renewable energy 21 has called on countries around the world to accelerate their efforts towards energy transition without delay.

CSOS and Govt
Strengthening access to quality comprehensive health education forum wraps-up with CSOs, gov’t
Mar 22, 2021, 10:42 AM

 The Curriculum Research, Evaluation and Development Directorate (CREDD), a unit under Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) on Wednesday wrapped up its Strengthening Access to Quality Comprehensive Health Education in The Gambia dissemination forums.

sheriff Kijira
Justice catching up with Yahya Jammeh
Mar 19, 2021, 12:10 PM

The chairperson of the Gambia Center for Victims of Human Rights Violations said this week that the long arm of justice is catching up with ex-president Yahya Jammeh for crimes he committed while in office.

Mambury Njie
Gambia to harness diplomacy to resolve transit trade barriers   
Mar 19, 2021, 12:05 PM

The Gambia’s Finance Minister Mamburry Njie and the Commissioner General of The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA), Yankuba Darboe, have reassured the Malian delegation in the country of firm commitment to use diplomacy to resolve the obstacle on transit trade barriers via Senegal to Mali.

Sherriff Sonko
Sonko wins against UDP
Mar 19, 2021, 12:01 PM

The Supreme of The Gambia Thursday ruled that Sheriffo Sonko, the chairman of the Brikama Area Council should keep his job following his sacking by the United Democratic Party (UDP).

Adji Sarr
Ousmane Sonko’s accuser Adji Sarr speaks
Mar 19, 2021, 11:57 AM

The woman who accused Senegalese opposition leader of rape has spoken with fresh allegations.

Hajji Jawara
Consul General urges Gambians to unite, respect leadership
Mar 19, 2021, 11:50 AM

The Gambia Consul General to Angola, Haggi Jawara has called on Gambians particularly young people to unite, stop insulting political leaders as well as respect those in power.

Preserving Gambia’s recent gains & reviving economy after covid-19 will depend on strengthening resilience
Mar 19, 2021, 11:47 AM

BANJUL, The Gambia, March 18, 2021— Following two years of strong growth, at 6.1% in 2019 and 7.2% in 2018, The Gambia’s economy has been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic and is expected to stagnate in 2020 due to trade disruption and the fall in tourism, according to the first World Bank Economic Update for The Gambia released today. Declining incomes, rising food prices, and school closures resulting from the health crisis took a toll on the livelihoods of many households. The economy is expected to gradually rebound in 2021 if the pandemic recedes and the global economy starts to recover.

Elected women politicians
Elected women politicians decry little solidarity from society
Mar 19, 2021, 11:46 AM

Speaking at an event hosted by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (The Gambia), elected women National Assembly Members and Lady Councilors decried as little, the level of solidarity that exists amongst Gambian women in politics.

Sainey Touray
I’ll be proud even if I am as black as Ebony: Says Hon. Touray
Mar 19, 2021, 11:42 AM

The National Assembly Member for Jarra East Sainey Touray, on Tuesday said he would be very proud even if he is as black as ebony because he is African, adding that one is proud when referred to as fair in complexion and one is also not happy when referred to as black or dark in colour.

Senegalese seeking refugee
30 Senegalese vessels set ablaze
Mar 18, 2021, 2:30 PM

Over 30 Senegalese fishing boats were on Monday set on fire by a mob at Sanyang, forcing hundreds of its nationals to flee the community. The incident followed the alleged killing of a 32-year-old native Gibriel Ceesay, by a Senegalese citizen.

Access Bank v2
Access Bank customers threaten to close accounts as staffs strike
Mar 18, 2021, 2:25 PM

Furious customers at Access Bank Ltd. have threatened to close their accounts, as staffs of the bank yesterday protested, demanding better pay.

Sanyang
UDP urges investigation into Sanyang incident
Mar 18, 2021, 2:17 PM

The United Democratic Party (UDP) has urged government to investigate the incident that gripped Sanyang village on Monday, while extending condolences to the family of the deceased.

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GAF welcomes Gamcoy 23 back home
Mar 18, 2021, 2:14 PM

As the UNAMID mission in the Sudanese region of Darfur has finally ended, The Gambia Armed Forces on Tuesday received the first batch of Gamcoy 23 troops comprising 59 soldiers and 7 officers.

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