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Kombo North alkalolu debunk Rongo’s land ownership claim
May 31, 2023, 12:07 PM

Eight Alkalolu representing eight villages within Kombo North have strongly denied and condemned the claim by Mamodou Lamin Jarju alias Rongo that his grandfather is the indigenous owner of the land these communities are currently settled on.

SSNP holds national social protection steering committee meeting
May 31, 2023, 12:05 PM

The Social Safety Net Project (SSNP) last Sunday convened a two-day meeting for members of the National Social Protection Steering Committee (NSPSC).

IRI trains NA staff on non-partisan research
May 31, 2023, 12:04 PM

The International Republican Institute (IRI), in partnership with the office of the Clerk of the National Assembly and American Embassy in Banjul last Friday convened capacity building forum for Research Department of the National Assembly on non-partisan research.

WALSA commemorates Children's Day
May 31, 2023, 12:02 PM

West African Law Students Association (WALSA) female forum recently donated school stationeries to St John's School for the Deaf. The gesture was part of activities commemorating Children's Day.

MoHERST inaugurates committee to transform MDI into a Civil Service College
May 30, 2023, 12:32 PM

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research Science and Technology (MoHERST) on Wednesday officially inaugurated a committee tasked with the responsibility of transforming the Management Development Institute - The Gambia (MDI) into a Civil Service College.

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FAO presents lab equipment to Livestock Services
May 30, 2023, 12:28 PM

Following the recent outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI), widely known as bird flu which led to the death of wild birds, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has presented laboratory and field equipment to the Department of Livestock Services to detect and curb fatalities related to the flu.

Student at Yundum Barracks win TAKE-M ‘African Nations Quiz competition’
May 30, 2023, 12:26 PM

Saikou Bojang, a seventh grader at Yundum Barracks School, who represented the country Malawi in the just ended TAKE-M organised African Nations Quiz competitions held in The Gambia, has been crowned the winner.

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Njie Charakh supports OSDIVI
May 30, 2023, 12:24 PM

Njie Charakh World Market, dealers in all kinds of men and women wears last Saturday donated a sum of ten thousand dalasis (D10,000) to the Organization for Social Development and Inclusion for Visually Impaired (OSDIVI) at a presentation ceremony held at OSDIVI office in Kanifing.

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AfriCAN celebrates Africa Day, launches Strategic Initiatives
May 29, 2023, 12:18 PM

The National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) in partnership with Africa Catalyzing Action for Nutrition (AfriCAN) on Thursday launched the Strategic Initiatives and Strategic Plan for AfriCAN during a meeting held at Bakadaji Hotel. The organisation developed the Strategic Plan to guide its operations.

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NCAC embarks on inventory of Banjul’s Historic Built Heritage
May 29, 2023, 12:17 PM

The National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) in collaboration with UNESCO-NATCOM - The Gambia and key stakeholders recently in Banjul embarked on phase one of the inventory of Banjul’s historic buildings and sites valued for informed policy drive towards urban heritage conservation.

75th Ordinary Session of African Commission on Human and People’s Rights concludes meeting
May 29, 2023, 12:16 PM

The premier human rights body of Africa Union established under Article 30 of the African Charter on Human Rights for the promotion of human rights in Africa, African Commission on Human and People’s Right recently concluded its 75th Ordinary Session at the Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara Conference Centre.

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YMCA trains youth on peace building 
May 29, 2023, 12:15 PM

Young Men Christian Association on Wednesday wrapped up a two-day training for 30 advocate groups on peace building.

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Gambians raise hearts to legacy of Sir Dawda Jawara
May 26, 2023, 11:38 AM

Gambians recently unveiled an association named after the late former President of the Republic of The Gambia, Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara.

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‘Skills training an effective strategy for employment’
May 26, 2023, 11:35 AM

Tolga Bermek, the ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to The Gambia has said that after the inauguration of CITVEC in November 2021, vocational training has had a significant impact on the economy of countries.

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FAO, DWR brief partners ahead of 2023 climate forecast rainy season
May 26, 2023, 11:33 AM

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in collaboration with the Department of Water Resources recently held a day-long synergy on the 2023 seasonal forecast.

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Yundum alkalo seeks gov’t intervention in land ownership claim
May 26, 2023, 11:27 AM

The alkalo of New Yundum village, Ousman Bojnag, has urged The Gambia government to effectively intervene in the long and ongoing false claims uttered by Momodou Lamin Jarju alias Rongo that his grandfather is the indigenous owner of villages, namely: Lamin, New Yundum, Busumballa, Mandinary, Daranka, Kubariko, Kerewan and Makumbaya villages.

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FAO ready to address overfishing on SOFIA
May 24, 2023, 12:17 PM

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations revealed that fish resources contribute 12% to The Gambia’s economy and that over 300,000 Gambians depend on fishing as a means of livelihood.

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Crab Island TVET centre graduates 153 trainees
May 24, 2023, 12:10 PM

Crab Island Technical and Vocational Training Centre in Banjul recently graduated 153 trainees, who successfully completed intensive training in their respective fields.

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