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EFANet engages stakeholders on Educa
Sep 25, 2020, 1:38 PM

In a move to ensure attainment of quality education for all in The Gambia by 2030, Education For All Campaign Network-The Gambia (EFANet), a civil society organization on Wednesday convened a two-day retreat to review the education policy documents and programs. The retreat was organised with support from Education Out Loud (EOL).

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TEDA embarks on tree planting
Sep 25, 2020, 1:34 PM

The Tujereng Estate Development Association (TEDA) recently embarked on a tree planting exercise along the coastline of the community of Tujereng.

Virus
WHO praises Africa’s response as virus cases decline
Sep 25, 2020, 1:31 PM

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday praised Africa's coronavirus response as the continent has seen a decrease in the infection rate.

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Destination Gambia still on orange list of few source markets
Sep 24, 2020, 1:16 PM

Amid the global coronavirus pandemic, Destination Gambia still remains on orange list of few source markets, as preparations intensifies ahead of the reopening of the winter tourist season in October.

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 Land issues is yet to be addressed by authorities -  Brikama South MP
Sep 24, 2020, 1:13 PM

The National Assembly Member for Brikama South has said that the issue of the land dispute in the country is yet to be addressed by the government of The Gambia.

NCCE
NCCE trains VDCs, WDCs on Local Gov’t Act
Sep 24, 2020, 1:05 PM

The National Council for Civil Education (NCCE) in partnership with United Nations Population Fund Agency (UNFPA) on Tuesday commenced training for 320 Village Development Committees (VDCs) and Ward Development Committees (WDCs) in four regions of the country.

Action Aid
ActionAid, partners distribute D3.6 M to 1,998 households as COVID-19 Relief
Sep 23, 2020, 12:43 PM

Action Aid International The Gambia (AAITG) in its continuous efforts to support the vulnerable including the young people and women in remote communities during this deadly Corona Virus pandemic, recently completed a D3.6 million cash distribution and 3,844 reusable sanitary pads to 1,998 households in the North Bank Region (Upper Nuimi District) and Central River Region  (Naimina East , West, and Dankunku) respectively.

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UN75: NCAC partners UN Gambia to promote Gambian Arts, Culture
Sep 23, 2020, 12:37 PM

As United Nations marks 75 years this year, the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) in partnership with UN- The Gambia is organizing a national competition known as UN75 Online Spoken Word Poetry & Painting Competition for writers and fine artists in The Gambia.

Madina Salam
Madina Salam youth holds beach clean-up exercise
Sep 23, 2020, 12:31 PM

As part of activities marking World Clean-up Day, which is celebrated on the 19th of September in The Gambia, scores of youths in the coastal community of Madina Salam in Gunjur last Saturday embarked on mass beach cleaning from Madina Salam to Kartong beach side.

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Dutch couple donates to needy families in Gambia
Sep 22, 2020, 12:34 PM

A Dutch couple through Foundation Hands Together, The Gambia over weekend donated over 50 25kg bags of rice, 5-litres of oil and 50-bags of onion to needy families in Latiriya, Sare Samba and Sare Wallom villages in West Coast, Central River and Upper River regions respectively.

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Future Proof Banjul plants 5000 mangroves on Banjul beach
Sep 22, 2020, 12:32 PM

As part of the European Union project, City Link Ostend-Banjul team last Saturday joined the rest of the world to celebrate International Coastal Clean-Up Day and also to witness the planting of 5000 mangrove trees along the beach in Banjul.

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ICRC, GRCS hands over PPEs to Gambia Prisons
Sep 21, 2020, 12:26 PM

The International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) in partnership with The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) last Friday handed over Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) to The Gambia Prison Services.

TRRC UPDATE: Hearings set to resume on October 12
Sep 21, 2020, 12:22 PM

The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission is set to resume its public hearings on Monday, October 12 after a long break due to the Covid-19 situation in the country.

SWI GAM
SWI-GAM ltd boost GFRS with borehole
Sep 21, 2020, 11:19 AM

SWI-GAM Limited recently donated a borehole with the capacity to refill a fire engine within 8 to 10 minutes, concrete spreader machine and other mechanical tools to The Gambia Fire and Rescue Services (GFRS).

Caritas
Caritas convey social cohesion training seminar for various groups
Sep 21, 2020, 11:16 AM

Caritas, the development agency of the Catholic Church last Friday commenced a 10-day capacity enhancement and interactive engagements for 100 participants with gender consideration, drawn from multi party groups, media, religious groups and civil society organizations at the GPI and other regions.

Ambassador Yabou
Ambassador Yabou hails India gov’t for support
Sep 18, 2020, 11:22 AM

The Gambia’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations has hailed the Indian government and its people for continuously demonstrating strong commitment to the South-South Cooperation by providing critical funding to projects for countries in the global South.

Dawda Bayo
Veteran Gambian photojournalist calls on association to set up interim committee
Sep 18, 2020, 11:21 AM

Babucarr S. Trawally, a veteran Gambian photo-journalist and co-founder of The Gambia Professional Photographer’s Association (GPPA) now referred to as The Gambia Association of Professional Photographers (GAPP), ...

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GAMCOTRAP launches 10,000 face masks for Gambian children
Sep 17, 2020, 11:47 AM

The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP) on Wednesday launched its 10,000 face masks project designed to curtail the spread of Covid-19 in The Gambia.

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