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Countdown to SJAG awards night

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With only two weeks to go before the April 10th annual awards night of the Sports Journalist Association of The Gambia SJAG, the award committee yesterday announced that the venue for this year' event is the Kairaba Beach Hotel.
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Africa and the outside World: the politics of survival and ascendancy

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As the globe moved from one 'order' to the other, so has continental Africa moved together in a parade of uncertainty, giving the valour to the outside world for competition. Since the inception of the civilised society, the state system and the realist ideology taken a centre-stage in global political discourse, three world orders emerged at different epochs all giving descriptions of inter-state interactions on the global stage and more importantly the struggle for survival.
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Swimming association goes to congress Saturday

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The Gambia Swimming & Aquatic Sports Association (GSASA) is set to hold its elective congress on Saturday at The University of The Gambia, Faculty of Law, Kanifing.
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Jollof Arts group to perform at Gambia - Mauritania match

The Gambia's return to full international football on Friday will have another addition to the spice already placed on the menu. Top Gambian artists from top label Jollof Arts will take the stage to entertain the night crowd before kickoff and at half time.
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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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Rape of children: debunking the myths and shifting the narratives

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I have heard the argument, a rather common refrain, that one cannot rape a lady or woman against her will or without her consent. This argument is, even on face value, pathetic. Certainly to be 'willing' or to 'consent' is much more than mere nodding of the head or simple uttering of a 'yes'. “Consent' requires absence of force or coercion, freedom to comfortably say 'yes' or 'no' and willingness to accept a 'no' as definitive.
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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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