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National Assembly refers 2020 gov’t financial statement to FPAC
Nov 23, 2023, 12:05 PM

National Assembly has refered the 2020 government financial statement to The Public Finance Accounts Committee for scrutiny.

PURA begins nationwide outreach targeting 20 communities
Nov 23, 2023, 12:03 PM

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has begun its nationwide outreach, targeting twenty communities across the regions in The Gambia.

EU Court rules that blockade of Cuba violates International Law
Nov 23, 2023, 12:01 PM

Brussels, Nov 19 (Agencies), An international court, which debated at the headquarters of the European Union on the US blockade of Cuba, ruled on Friday that this policy violates International Law and universal norms for peaceful coexistence.

Sierra Leone marks UN World Day on November 18th
Nov 23, 2023, 12:00 PM

In a heartfelt response to the United Nations' declaration of November 14, 2022, designating it as a day dedicated to ending child sexual exploitation and violence, Her Excellency Dr. Fatima Maada Bio recently spearheaded a resolution that garnered unanimous approval from over 120 countries.

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Artificial Intelligence break-through in Media Industry
Nov 22, 2023, 1:02 PM

Lessons & Experiences from 2nd GMC in UAE
 At the heart of the rapid evolution of the media landscape is technological advancement. It is reshaping how we consume and interact with news. Whether is AI-generated content or immersive storytelling experiences, the media industry is indeed fully embracing the innovation.

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US Ambassador launches first-ever American Chicken Fest in Gambia
Nov 22, 2023, 11:54 AM

The United States Ambassador to The Gambia, Sharon L. Cromer on Sunday presided over the launch of the first-ever American Chicken Fest in The Gambia.

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GAF Intake 28 (A) Family Association holds maiden AGM
Nov 22, 2023, 11:51 AM

The Gambia Army Force (GAF Intake 28) (A) Family Association, under the umbrella body of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) over the weekend held its first-ever Annual General Meeting at Joint Officers Mess in Kotu.

Think Equal Project trains ECD teachers on narrative, positioning teaching
Nov 22, 2023, 11:40 AM

Think Equal Project under the purview of Future In Our Hands The Gambia (FIOHTG) recently conducted a day’s training for 50 ECD level 2 teachers in Think Equal's origins, mission, the importance of Early Childhood Education as well as the importance of narrative and positioning teaching amongst others.

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National Assembly exposes lawmakers to pre-budget retreat
Nov 21, 2023, 12:40 PM

National Assembly in partnership with International IDEA and European Union, last Saturday held a pre-budget retreat for lawmakers at Bakadaji hotel in Kololi.

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EFSTH Observes World Prematurity Day
Nov 21, 2023, 12:37 PM

The staff of the Neonatal ICU, under the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) last Friday joined commemorations marking World Prematurity Day at a ceremony held at hospital ground in Banjul.

COP28 Presidency Plans $300B worth of renewable energy projects
Nov 21, 2023, 12:32 PM

A new analysis authored by a series of leading global academics and practitioners, including a UN environment advisor, shows that the climate action plan proposed by the UAE’s presidency of this year’s COP climate summit offers the most ambitious agenda to date ever put forward by a COP presidency in 28 years.

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Gambia commemorates World Diabetes Day
Nov 21, 2023, 12:28 PM

The Gambia Diabetes Association (GDA) in partnership with Young Gambian Diabetes Association (YGDA) and Gambia Diabetic Project in Germany recently joined commemorations marking World Diabetes Day (WDD) at a ceremony held at YMCA in Kanifing South.

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Transformative Pilot Project conducts technical meeting
Nov 20, 2023, 1:52 PM

The National Project Technical Committee for the Transformative Pilot Project on Strengthening the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of Mitigation Actions - Monitoring the rapid roll out of Photovoltaic Systems in The Gambia last Thursday held a technical meeting at Senegambia Beach Hotel.

UNIDO WACOMP-GM trains NPPO staff on phytosanitary inspection
Nov 20, 2023, 1:47 PM

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in the framework of West Africa Competitiveness Programme – The Gambia (WACOMP-GM) successfully concluded a 7-day training course in Phytosanitary Inspection and Certification on Sunday at Soma, Lower River Region (LRR).

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Ex-finance director claims giving loans to BsAC
Nov 20, 2023, 1:45 PM

Ex-finance director of the Basse Area Council has claimed before the Local Government Commission of Inquiry that he gave loans to the Basse Area Council when working there.

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UTG trains GBoS on statistical data analysis
Nov 20, 2023, 11:58 AM

The University of The Gambia (UTG) through its CIFAL Banjul Centre with funding from UNDP has commenced a five-day training on Statistics and Data (STATA) and Statical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) for staff of the Gambia Bureau of Statistic (GBoS) to conduct statistical data analysis.

Larry S. Kacher Family Foundation sponsors 5 Gambian youths
Nov 17, 2023, 11:47 AM

In a bid to empower Gambian young people, Larry S. Kacher Family Foundation on Wednesday 15th November sponsored five Gambian youth at the Bakoteh Skills Centre to acquire fashion designing skills. The ceremony was held at the centre.

BAC CEO partakes in sub-regional seminar in Ghana
Nov 17, 2023, 11:46 AM

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Brikama Area Council (BAC), Modou Jonga is currently  in Kumasi, Ghana taking part in a national capacity building seminar on improving local and national government capacity for localising SDGS and Agenda 2063.

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