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Gambia Bankers Association donates D800, 000K to local councils to fight covid-19
Apr 16, 2020, 2:33 PM

As global health-threatening disease; coronavirus pandemic continues to pose threat to life and food security, Gambia Bankers Association (GBA), Wednesday donated eight hundred thousand dalasis to the eight local councils in the country through Gambia Association of Local Government Authorities (GALGA).

ECOWAS/WAHO donate medical items to MOH
Apr 15, 2020, 3:46 PM

Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) through West Africa Health Organization (WAHO), last Thursday donated consignment of medical items to the ministry of health to help in fight against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

DOKU Group
COVID19: DOKU Group Supports Honorable Alieu K. Darboe Foundation to Support Residents
Apr 15, 2020, 3:44 PM

As the fight against COVID-19 intensifies, Chief Executive Officer of Doku Group, Galo Saidy recently presented a cheque amounting to D5000 and 24 T-Shirts to Honorable Alieu K. Darboe through his foundation to support his community.

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Fass Against Covid-19 supports community with sanitary materials
Apr 15, 2020, 3:43 PM

Fass Against Covid-19, a social movement of people in Fass Njaga Choi village on Monday donated 46 buckets with taps, 8 cartons of bleach,  4 cartons of Dettol, a box of detergent and 20 liters of disinfectant to their community.

Karmic Angels
Karmic Angels, Sir Farimang Singhateh Foundation help feed the poor and needy
Apr 15, 2020, 3:41 PM

United Kingdom-based Charitable Organisation; Karmic Angels and Sir Farimang Mamadi Singhateh Foundation are continuing their humanitarian assistance by providing food aid to needy families. The funds are raised through their 20 push-ups initiative that was launched in March.

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IMF Grants Debt Relief To Gambia, Others
Apr 15, 2020, 3:40 PM

As campaign mounts on the high debt scene on African states, the International Monetary Fund has this week approved immediate debt service relief for The Gambia, among eighteen (18) other African countries. While the measures announced offer breathing space for an initial period of six months, it forms wide-enough a gap allowing financial resources to be channelled towards other pressing sectors.

British High Commission
UK leads global fight to prevent second wave of coronavirus
Apr 15, 2020, 3:39 PM

PRESS RELEASE

UK aid will protect the British public and help prevent a second wave of coronavirus coming to the UK by slowing its spread in the most vulnerable countries, International Development Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan announced today.

Business, civil society and youth ask the Gambia to prioritize poor and vulnerable in its Covid-19 response plan
Apr 15, 2020, 3:37 PM

Banjul- April 8, 2020- A four-page proposal entitled: “Draft Concept Paper for a Stimulus Plan: ‘Addressing the Socio-economic Impact of the Coronavirus on lives and livelihoods’” calling on the government of President Adama Barrow to prioritize its resource allocation to the poor, vulnerable and struggling SMEs and strategic businesses, was released today. It details modes of financial assistance to the poor and vulnerable to provide cash transfers/payments using Government – to – person (G2P) and other mechanisms to cover three months of lost income to those who have lost their jobs and/or their incomes due to Covid – 19.

Without parades Cuba will celebrate a May Day of solidarity reaffirmation and against the blockade
Apr 15, 2020, 3:34 PM

Havana, April 13 (ACN) Although this year the traditional parade for May Day will not take place, the Cuban Workers Central (CTC) and its national unions called their members today to celebrate the date with initiatives that reaffirm the solidarity of the Revolution and demand an end to the unjust US blockade of the Island.

Cuba is working on a vaccine to combat COVID-19
Apr 15, 2020, 3:33 PM

Havana, Apr 15 (RHC) Cuba is conducting a clinical trial for a vaccine developed with its own technology and aimed at activating the innate immune system to combat the new coronavirus SARS Cov-2, which causes COVID-19.

THE VICTTORY, BLESSINGS AND PROMISE OF THE FEAST OF THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST
Apr 14, 2020, 3:35 PM

Easter message: the victory, blessings, and promise of the feast of the resurrection of christ

EASTER MESSAGE 2020 by The Rt. Rev. James Allen Yaw Odico BISHOP OF GAMBIA
Apr 14, 2020, 3:28 PM

My dear viewers, listeners, and readers, “Peace be with you!” as we celebrate the Feast of Easter, the celebration of the supreme sacrifice that brought hope to a world of sin and woe. By His death and resurrection, Jesus destroyed the sting of death, and brought hope to humanity.

Fafa Ceesay
Businessman gives 260 bags of rice to CRR communities
Apr 14, 2020, 3:06 PM

Fafa Ceesay, a Gambian businessman in Old Yundum has donated 260 bags of 25kg of rice to the three districts in Naimina in the Central River Region.

The Rural Child is concerned over the welfare of Children during State of Public Emergency in The Gambia
Apr 14, 2020, 3:04 PM

Press Release

Mandinaba- 12 April, 2020: The Rural Child (RC) is gravely concerned about the welfare of children in the wake of the National Assembly’s extension of state of public emergency in the country to forty-five days.

LETTER: On the Macroeconomic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Letter to my President (Part 2)
Apr 14, 2020, 3:02 PM

Mr President,

It’s Sunday morning and I have just stepped out to the bakery close to your newly inaugurated (though incomplete) International Conference Centre around the Senegambia Hotel area to buy some croissants. So early this morning, a group of women have congregated at the entrance of the bakery with their children, begging. I know that we have always had beggars in this country but I have recently noticed an upsurge in their numbers and the frequency at which they appear in the streets.

Easter Message 2020 by The Most Reverend Hannah Caroline Faal-Heim Presiding Bishop of The Gambia The Methodist Church The Gambia
Apr 15, 2020, 10:55 AM

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me shall never die”. John 11:25

Coronavirus: AGA Global supports Gambians with rice, sanitary materials
Apr 8, 2020, 3:49 PM

AGA Global Ambassadors UK/Gambia, over the weekend donated 12 bags of 25kg rice to families in various Gambian communities who are currently not able to earn funds to provide food to feed their families during the isolation period of covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Brikama North NAM, councilors intensify support to communities
Apr 8, 2020, 3:45 PM

As the spread of COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the world, National Assembly Member for Brikama North, Honorable Alhagie S. Darbo in collaboration with his two Ward Councilors, over the weekend kicked-off a community outreach and presentation of items to their electorates under the patronage of the NAM.

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