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SALIF SADIO SAYS HE HAS NO CHILD, ADVISES GAMBIA GOV’T

Salif Sadio, the leader of the separatist fighters in the Casamance has said he never sired any child from a marriage or outside wedlock. “I have no child in the Casamance or anywhere else within the four corners of the earth. I have vowed never to get married until Casamance is free because I will...

Subpoena Yankuba Sonko and Jesus – 2005 massacre survivor tells TRRC

By Omar Bah The lone survivor of the 44 Ghanaians massacred in The Gambia in 2005 yesterday asked TRRC to subpoena Interior Minister Yankuba Sonko,...

Sheriffo Sonko vs IEC case sent back to HC

By Bruce Asemota The Supreme Court of The Gambia yesterday referred the case Sheriffo Sonko, chairman of the Brikama Area Council and the Independent Electoral...

Man arrested for attacking NAM in parliament

By Tabora Bojang Drama unfolded in parliament yesterday morning when a man allegedly entered and assaulted the National Assembly Member for Brikama North Alhagie S...

SALIF SADIO SAYS HE HAS NO CHILD, ADVISES GAMBIA GOV’T

Salif Sadio, the leader of the separatist fighters in the Casamance has said he never sired any child from a marriage or outside wedlock....

Subpoena Yankuba Sonko and Jesus – 2005 massacre survivor tells TRRC

By Omar Bah The lone survivor of the 44 Ghanaians massacred in The Gambia in...

Sheriffo Sonko vs IEC case sent back to HC

By Bruce Asemota The Supreme Court of The Gambia yesterday referred the case Sheriffo Sonko,...

Man arrested for attacking NAM in parliament

By Tabora Bojang Drama unfolded in parliament yesterday morning when a man allegedly entered and...

Justice Minister says gov’t committed to implement SSR

By Omar Bah, Aisha Tamba & Awa Macalo The Minister of Justice and chair of the SSR, Dawda Jallow has said government is committed more...

GMC LOSES 3 SENIOR MEMBERS TO NPP, APRC Mai downplays exit as insignificant

By Omar Bah At least three senior members of the Gambia Moral Congress have cross-carpeted to tNPP and APRC over the weekend. The GMC deputy women's...

Darboe weeps at Dibba’s funeral

By Omar Bah United Democratic Party leader shed tears as he addressed a funeral crowd in Salikenni, which gathered to bury his long-term political ally,...

Gov’t introduces national health insurance bill

By Tabora Bojang The minister of health, Dr Ahmadou Lamin Samateh yesterday introduced the National Health Insurance bill 2020 in the National Assembly for consideration...

Boy, 5, reportedly killed by Tourism minister’s convoy

By Saidou S Baldeh A little boy aged 5 was reportedly knocked down by a vehicle eye witnesses said was part of Tourism Minister  Hamat...

NPP appoints diaspora chairmen

By Omar Bah The National People's Party has appointed Lamin F Demba, based in the United Kingdom, as overall diaspora chairman while Alhaji Safiong Touray...

Justice Minister says gov’t committed to implement SSR

By Omar Bah, Aisha Tamba & Awa Macalo The Minister of Justice and chair of the SSR, Dawda Jallow has said government is committed more...

GMC LOSES 3 SENIOR MEMBERS TO NPP, APRC Mai downplays exit as insignificant

By Omar Bah At least three senior members of the Gambia Moral Congress have cross-carpeted to tNPP and APRC over the weekend. The GMC deputy women's...

Darboe weeps at Dibba’s funeral

By Omar Bah United Democratic Party leader shed tears as he addressed a funeral crowd in Salikenni, which gathered to bury his long-term political ally,...

Gov’t introduces national health insurance bill

By Tabora Bojang The minister of health, Dr Ahmadou Lamin Samateh yesterday introduced the National Health Insurance bill 2020 in the National Assembly for consideration...

Boy, 5, reportedly killed by Tourism minister’s convoy

By Saidou S Baldeh A little boy aged 5 was reportedly knocked down by a vehicle eye witnesses said was part of Tourism Minister  Hamat...

NPP appoints diaspora chairmen

By Omar Bah The National People's Party has appointed Lamin F Demba, based in the United Kingdom, as overall diaspora chairman while Alhaji Safiong Touray...

Justice Minister says gov’t committed to implement SSR

By Omar Bah, Aisha Tamba & Awa Macalo The Minister of Justice and chair of the SSR, Dawda Jallow has said government is committed more than ever to fully implement security reforms. “I wish to take...

GMC LOSES 3 SENIOR MEMBERS TO NPP, APRC...

By Omar Bah At least three senior members of the Gambia Moral Congress have cross-carpeted...

Darboe weeps at Dibba’s funeral

By Omar Bah United Democratic Party leader shed tears as he addressed a funeral crowd...

Gov’t introduces national health insurance bill

By Tabora Bojang The minister of health, Dr Ahmadou Lamin Samateh yesterday introduced the National...

Boy, 5, reportedly killed by Tourism minister’s convoy

By Saidou S Baldeh A little boy aged 5 was reportedly knocked down by a vehicle eye witnesses said was part of Tourism Minister  Hamat...

NPP appoints diaspora chairmen

By Omar Bah The National People's Party has appointed Lamin F Demba, based in the United Kingdom, as overall diaspora chairman while Alhaji Safiong Touray...

Kafuta ‘concerned citizens’ seek removal of VDC

By Alagie Manneh A group calling itself concerned citizens of Kafuta, opposed to the current VDC, announced Monday it will file a legal action against...

Kunta Kinteh’s home embarrassing – Tourism minister

By Momodou Darboe The Minister of Tourism, Hamat Bah, has described as embarrassing the state of disrepair the family home of Kunta Kinteh is in,...

Universal children’s day commemorated

By Aisha Tamba Celebrations marking the 31st anniversary of the UN convention on the rights of the child were staged at the Sir Dawda Kairaba...

Kairaba principal clarifies non-enrolment of Bakau students

 By Tabora Bojang The principal of Kairaba Senior and Junior Secondary School has clarified allegations made by parents of several students from Bakau who are...

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Child Fund hands over medical supplies to health ministry

By Awa Macalo Child Fund the Gambia has handed over a 20-foot container of medical supplies to the Ministry of Health through the national pharmaceutical...

INTER-PARTY COMMITTEE DELAYS VALIDATION OF ELECTIONS BILL

By Omar Bah The Inter-party committee has delayed the validation of the Elections Bill after political parties expressed dissatisfaction that the bill doesn't contain their...

Man stabbed to death at Brikama Jokor

By Omar Bah Police on Saturday ordered the temporarily closure of Jokor Night Club in Brikama following a fatal stabbing incident. According to police sources, one...

Rawdatul Majaalis urges gov’t to investigate death threats against Ba-Kawsu

By Amadou Jadama Rawdatul Majaalis has raised concern over an audio doing the rounds on social media calling for the death of famous preacher and...

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Canada, Netherlands join Gambia’s fight for Rohingyas

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This evening, in Franceville, Gabon, The Gambia will continue on the journey to seek qualification to the next African Cup of Nations tournament to...

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By Tabora Bojang The Minister of Youth and Sports, Bakary Badjie over the weekend laid...

GNOC SPLIT OVER DECISION TO DELAY ELECTION

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GAMBIA DEBUNKS GABON

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