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Should we legislate illegal migration?

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We hear and see many success stories about people who reach Europe through the back way. They send money home and build beautiful houses and, or send their parents to perform the fifth pillar of Islam – hajj.
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The Gift: Merr Sally's story (or 'The Anj as a Theory of Democracy') Part 2

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The anj belongs to no one, because the anj belongs to everyone. Each party plays their part in the ritual, but the ritual is greater than all involved in it. There will be an anj as long as there are people to provide and prepare and consume, as long as people walk these lands of Jollof and drink of her waters.
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Tobacco smoking - The facts

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The use of tobacco in all its various forms is escalating without boundaries. Smoking-related deaths are mainly due to cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart disease.
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Manding Morry's 'Dokuwolom' set for December

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Manding Morry, the Afro-Manding superstar best known for his spectacular singles and artistic stage performances is busy putting up with the final feelings of his eagerly-awaited 10-track masterpiece. The cultural album is expected to be released and launched on December 20 at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.
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Selfies: The overly digitised narcissist norm in modern communication

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Nowadays, the use of 'self-portrait' photographs better known as 'selfies' to communicate is gaining increased popularity among Internet users, who almost on a daily basis, catch up with friends, relatives and families on various social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
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Biometric passports and our security

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On a visit to the National Assembly on May 19, Ousman Sonko, Minister of Interior disclosed that plans were underway to introduce biometric passports to replace the machine readable passports for Gambians. Since then, much was made of the plan but now that the new system is finally officially introduced, it will deal the nation a new reality in upgrading and modernising our security situation.
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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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