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Jammeh addresses UN on global issues

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President Yahya Jammeh has told the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday evening that human civilisation is teetering on the brink of catastrophe. Below is the official summary of the Gambian leader's statement:
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A stranger in Madinah

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“Tears of joy seeped out of his eyes, knowing that mine are always full to the brim, I did not even realise how I tried to control myself, not to...” The story was quite emotional, heart-rending.
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GAYS SHOULD DIE BECAUSE THEY WANT END OF HUMANITY

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The national mobiliser for the ruling APRC has dismissed calls by international organisations urging President Jammeh not to sign into law the bill on aggravated homosexuality.
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A visit to Football House Part 2

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Followers of my work will definitely remember this title not just for its wittiness but the controversy it generated. I wrote the piece in The Point newspaper soon after the election of Mustapha Kebbeh and his executive mid last year.
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Is the demographic dividend Africa's moment?

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Africa's under-18 population will swell by two-thirds to reach almost a billion by 2050, according a UN report released on 13 August, 2014. This could have carried a big headline, but it was overshadowed by the international response to tame the Ebola virus in West Africa, US involvement in Iraq to help the Iraqi government in its fight against the Islamist group Isis and Russia's standoff with the West...
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Let's protect the environment

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When you protect the environment, you are protecting yourself because you are part of the environment.
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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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