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Ebola update: Gambia free but equipped

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Just a day after Liberia reconfirmed Ebola Cases, The Gambia Government through the health ministry declared the country Ebola free, but urged citizens to be vigilant.
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Kalifa Jammeh (National Assembly Member for Bakau)

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Kalifa Jammeh is the National Assembly Member for Bakau Constituency. He is one of the big beasts on the ruling Alliance Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) bench at the National Assembly. In this edition of Bantaba, he spoke to The Standard's Amadou Camara on his experience, challenges lawmakers face and the IEC amendments.
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Damaa Salibo

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I can vividly remember a time when our streets were filled with young boys with sore shaven heads and tomato tins in hand begging for a living. These boys who were sent to Islamic scholars to learn the Quran were abused by their guardians and spent an eternity which was supposed to be used seeking knowledge, roaming the streets hassling people for change.
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On that day

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As the estuary runs out so too is my imaginative mind In this desolate place I keep wandering where to?
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As CHAN Scorpions seek salvation tomorrow

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Coach Bonu Johnson may not be facing the axe come what may in Saturday's do or die CHAN return leg but he certainly knows that he would not be spared in the court of public opinion should his Scorpions fail to deliver.
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Up and coming children stars:- Mighty Wise Duo

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Mighty Wise are a young, child friendly, hip hop group from Gambia, West Africa consisting of the sibling duo Mighty (Maryam Drammeh) and Wise (Hakeem Drammeh) aged 9 and 8 respectively. Having recently released their hit single 'Give up the Loot', a fun and catchy song based on their unique personalities and peoples' reaction to them, the duo are now seeking greater opportunities in the entertainment industry as they expand their brand.
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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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What are the SDGs?

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years. The SDGs follow, and expand on, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which were agreed by governments in 2000, and are due to expire at the end of this year.
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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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