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NDMA, UNDP, UNDAC hold joint press conference to mark end of mission
Sep 9, 2022, 12:47 PM

The National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) held a joint press conference on Monday to mark the official conclusion of a 3-week mission by UNDAC in collaboration with NDMA.

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WFP rolls out emergency food aid to families affected by floods, food insecurity
Sep 9, 2022, 12:44 PM

The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) recently rolled out an emergency food assistance programme targeting 51,200 Gambian women, men and children affected by the worst flash floods the country experienced in nearly half a century. The assistance is in the form of cash transfer.

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ASFA donates 300 chairs and tables to Gunjur Lower Basic School
Sep 9, 2022, 12:42 PM

African Solidarity For Action (ASFA), a charitable organisation with their members based in Germany and The Gambia has donated furniture to Gunjur Lower Basic School through the community of Gunjur. The furniture includes tables, chairs, cupboards and blackboards.

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Sare Gubu Basirou youth donates 10,000 worth of medical drugs to Diabugu Health Centre
Sep 9, 2022, 12:39 PM

The Sare Gubu Basirou Student Association (SGSA), Sare Gubu Basirou Diaspora and Sare Gubu Basirou Youth for Development (SAGYDA) recently donated medical drugs valued at ten thousand dalasis (D10, 000) to Diabugu Batapa Health Centre.

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Serrekunda Health Centre inaugurates new sanitary facility
Sep 8, 2022, 12:48 PM

Serrekunda Health Centre last Monday inaugurated a new toilet facility at a ceremony held at the facility in Serrekunda.

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US Ambassador visits 'The Fire Within' exhibition
Sep 8, 2022, 12:46 PM

Ambassador of the United States of America to The Gambia, Mrs. Sharon L. Croma recently presided over a two-day art exhibition held at Key Art Gallery situated at Alhagie Kebba Conteh Plaza, Kanifing Layout.

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Alhagie EF Conteh reacts to his election as GCCI Vice President
Sep 8, 2022, 12:32 PM

The Managing Director, Dabanani Electrical Company Limited (DEC), has expressed appreciation in his recent election to serve as the vice president of The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI).

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Women’s Bureau discusses NAPs on UNSCR 1325
Sep 8, 2022, 12:30 PM

Women’s Bureau in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare recently convened a day’s forum to discuss the National Action Plans (NAP) on United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325.

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USAID, UNICEF present lifesaving supplies to MOH
Sep 7, 2022, 11:36 AM

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) alongside UNICEF last Tuesday presented lifesaving medical supplies to the Ministry of Health at a ceremony held at central medical stores, Kotu.

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NYP speaker defends selection of committee members
Sep 7, 2022, 11:34 AM

The Speaker of the National Youth Parliament (NYP) has defended the selection process of members of the National Youth Parliament amid rising concerns of the selection procedure on social media.

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Gambia Clubfoot Foundation trains 8 medical staff on advanced treatment
Sep 7, 2022, 11:31 AM

The Gambia Clubfoot Foundation recently trained medical personnel on advanced clubfoot treatment at a ceremony held at Brikama District Hospital.

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GPU exposes GAF intake 37 to constitutional roles, functions of media 
Sep 6, 2022, 11:45 AM

The vice president and treasurer of The Gambia Press Union (GPU), Isatou Keita and Sally Jeng respectively, last Friday engaged recruit intake 37 of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) on the constitutional roles and functions of the media.

Lack of positive protection hurts girls, communities
Sep 6, 2022, 11:40 AM

Human Rights Watch, an international human rights organisation has revealed that lack of adequate protection hurts girls and their communities, thereby hindering progress in achieving national and African Union goals.

'Sickle cell is not a curse, rather it’s a blessing'
Sep 6, 2022, 11:39 AM

The president of The Gambia Sickle Cell Association (GSCA) has said that destiny choose them to be sickle cell patients, further reminding that the ailment is not a curse, rather it is a blessing.

‘Societal pressure forces youth to use hard substances’
Sep 6, 2022, 11:36 AM

Member for Tallinding Kunjang at the National Youth Parliament has said that pressure from parents and society sometimes forces youth to the use and abuse of illicit drugs and substances.

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Peace Hub Gambia launches She Champion Peace Project 
Sep 5, 2022, 12:09 PM

Peace Hub - The Gambia on Thursday launched a project titled: “She Champion Peace” to bring together influential women making progress in the country.

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Human Rights Watch: ‘AU states have duty to protect girls from exclusion in education’
Sep 5, 2022, 12:08 PM

Human Rights Watch, International human rights organisation has stated that African Union states have a duty to protect girls from exclusion in education.

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Students participate in CHE ToT workshop
Sep 5, 2022, 12:03 PM

As the summer holiday continues, a large number of students participated in the just concluded two-day Comprehensive Health and Sexuality Education (CHE) training workshop organised by the Curriculum Research Evaluation and Development Directorate (CREDD) unit of the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) It was funded by the International Development Research Center (IDRC).

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