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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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Sports Commentary: The Gambia, the topnotch priorities

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Hip! Hip! The Gambia is rejoicing to the news of the lifting of the universal ban on our national teams as if a spot have been secured in the 2015 African Cup of Nations. This is because with the ban hopes were so minimal that some chose other national teams because our game, already in tatters, will further sink into the Atlantic Ocean.
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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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Meet me in Addis Ababa: African politicians and the ICC

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Even the most vicious critics of the strongmen and women of Africa would, for a moment, understand their growing frustrations with the International Criminal Court (ICC). While we agree that heinous international crimes that fall within the jurisdiction of the ICC have been and are being committed in Africa, the court can stave off criticisms from African states and their supporters by investigating and prosecuting those suspected of committing international crimes in other parts of the world.
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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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