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Shwen Shwen-cracy

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For my younger readers, I must say that there was a time before this one. The world wasn't always like this. I might not qualify to talk of the past long forgotten for I myself have yet to experience the thrills of a time machine but where a machine has been absent, I have found my head buried in the books of time.
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Friend in Pen

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“my friend in the pen” such phrase from a friend oh dear, my fren in pen would that you knew for men there are such joys in the pen that would your mind bend
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(Gossip) DMB goes on stage with dusty shoes

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The Gambia's music scene is undoubtedly getting more exciting. The rap machine of the Kerr Gi Family Ababacar Cham alias DMB had all eyes on him when he went on stage with his dusty shoes.
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Diabetes and healthy eating

Friday, November 14, was World Diabetes Day. The WDD campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation and its member associations. The Day is used to engage millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. It was created in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organisation in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses.
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As the election rhetoric commences

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Election is about choice. To come up with a compelling choice, politicians should be able to define the challenges the country face. After identifying the challenges, that is the time that they can come with their solutions in the form of practical, pragmatic policies and programmes to rally their base. For such base to be solidified, politicians should be able to persuade voters that their policies are achievable, deliverable and attainable.
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The Rice Story: The need for a planned and programmed production approach part 4

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A review must be made of experiences gained in rice production across the country and an analysis of factors contributing to or constraining success...
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