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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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Police intervened to solve Manjai sports impasse

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Police in Manjai Kunda on Friday intervened to break an impasse after a stand- off between rival youths over the right to access the Father Gough Manjai sports complex threatened to get out of control.
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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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Let girls learn

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Schools have the potential to transform girls' lives, unlocking the door to future opportunities, better health and greater autonomy. But in many places, schooling falls short of that aspiration.
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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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