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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.

Mansankonko
MKAC distributes food items to disaster victims in LRR
Sep 17, 2020, 11:43 AM

Mansankonko Area Council (MKAC) on Tuesday distributed food items to disaster victims within the Lower River Region.

Norga Charity
Norwegian charity donates to Brufut Orphanage
Sep 17, 2020, 11:39 AM

Norga Charity, a Norwegian non-profit organization that seeks to support grassroots development recently donated 10 boxes of clothes and 40 toys to Darul Alkam Orphanage based in Brufut.

Halifa Sallah
Hon. Sallah frowns as Assembly impedes journalists
Sep 15, 2020, 12:11 PM

The National Assembly Member (NAM) for Serekunda, Hon. Halifa Sallah has expressed his dissatisfaction over the National Assembly’s action of not allowing access to some journalists to cover the tabling of the Draft Constitution, saying the act could put the integrity of the parliament at stake.

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Nfansu Yaya Touray supports Sambuyang New Town ward with taps
Sep 15, 2020, 12:07 PM

Former alkalo of Gunjur Sambuyang, Alhagie Nfansu Yaya Touray on Sunday patronized Sambuyang New Town ‘Kabilo’ ward with new taps after drilling a borehole in his compound.

Veteran horticulturist
‘Gov’t should give top priority to horticulture development’
Sep 15, 2020, 11:45 AM

Habibou Jallow, a veteran horticulturist at Nema Kunku organic garden has underscored the importance of horticulture, arguing that the government should give more priority to the sector, as it can increase farmers’ income, thereby creating job opportunities for women and youths.

Gambia Red Cross
Support Our Own presents D200,000 to Gambia Red Cross
Sep 14, 2020, 12:07 PM

Support Our Own, a group of professionals from Marina International School Alumni, based both in the Gambia and abroad last Friday presented a cheque of two hundred thousand dalasis (D200,000) to The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) to support their covid-19 fight efforts.

Livestock Dealers
Livestock dealers call on gov’t to re-open lumos
Sep 14, 2020, 12:02 PM

Members of the National Livestock Owners Association (NALOA) and dealers over the weekend converged at a press conference at their main office in Brikama where they appealed to government to consider the plight of farmers and re-open the 29 “lumos” within the country.

Hon. Fafa Sanyang
Gambia 100% dependent on fossil fuel, biomass -Energy Minister
Sep 11, 2020, 12:32 PM

The minister of Energy and Petroleum says that The Gambia is 100 percent dependent on fossil fuel and biomass in meeting its energy demands.

NCAC partners with UN Gambia to promote Gambian arts and culture
Sep 11, 2020, 12:20 PM

The United Nations (UN) is 75 years this year. To mark this milestone, the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) in partnership with UN Gambia is organizing a national competition for writers and fine artists.

PS Secka
PS Secka to launch new book today
Sep 11, 2020, 12:17 PM

After over five-months halt of activities in the creative society in The Gambia due to coronavirus pandemic, a new book authored by Mod A K Secka is finally set for launch today, 11th September, 2020.

Berending
Berending embarks on road rehabilitation exercise
Sep 10, 2020, 1:20 PM

The community of Berending in the Lower Niumi district recently embarked on a community road rehabilitation exercise on the village feeder road connecting the main highway.

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Dozens of migrants rescued in Sahara Desert
Sep 10, 2020, 12:39 PM

Dakar, Senegal: More than 80 migrants have been rescued after being found in a remote stretch of the Sahara Desert where hundreds of others have died attempting a perilous journey in recent years, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said.

CCPC
CCPC holds outreach on Covid-19 prevention
Sep 9, 2020, 1:06 PM

Kombo Central District Community Child Protection Committee (CCPC) with support from Saama Kairo Federation, a local partner to ChildFund-The Gambia recently embarked on a weeklong outreach caravan on issues surrounding COVID-19 prevention and protection in fourteen communities within the district.

Facemasks
BAC hands over 3000 facemasks to 9 ward councilors
Sep 9, 2020, 1:00 PM

Brikama Area Council recently distributed over 3000 facemasks to nine ward councilors for onward distribution to market vendors within their respective jurisdictions.

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