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SOLDIER DISMISSED FOR BEING NON-GAMBIAN SPEAKS denies being son of Casamance rebel leader

By Omar Bah  A soldier, Omar Sarjo, who was dismissed from the Gambia Armed Forces for being a non-Gambian, has spoken for the first time since his dismissal in 2017. On Friday, Government Spokesperson Ebrima Sankareh told journalists that several non-Gambians enlisted in GAF were removed, using Omar Sarjo as a specific case. Sankareh alleged that according to...

UDP spokesman condemns ministers’ presence in Niamina West campaign

By Momodou Darboe The UDP Spokesman has contended that the presence of state ministers on the Niamina West by-election campaign trail is an affront to...

Gambian association in Morocco queries removal of deputy chief of mission

By Tabora Bojang  The Gambia's deputy chief of mission in Morocco, Ebrima Jobe has been recalled with immediate effect. Impeccable sources close to the mission said...

GPU findings reveal 15 media personnel sexually harassed at workplaces

By Aisha Tamba A recent survey conducted by the Gambia Press Union has revealed that 15 media personnel have experienced sexual harassment at workplaces. The research...

SOLDIER DISMISSED FOR BEING NON-GAMBIAN SPEAKS denies being son of Casamance rebel leader

By Omar Bah  A soldier, Omar Sarjo, who was dismissed from the Gambia Armed Forces for being a non-Gambian, has spoken for the first time...

UDP spokesman condemns ministers’ presence in Niamina West campaign

By Momodou Darboe The UDP Spokesman has contended that the presence of state ministers on...

Gambian association in Morocco queries removal of deputy chief of mission

By Tabora Bojang  The Gambia's deputy chief of mission in Morocco, Ebrima Jobe has been...

GPU findings reveal 15 media personnel sexually harassed at workplaces

By Aisha Tamba A recent survey conducted by the Gambia Press Union has revealed that...

Court interpreter sentenced to death for murder

By Bruce Asemota One Sheikh Hydara, a staff of the Gambia Judiciary who works as an interpreter at the Cadi Appeals Court, was recently sentenced...

KMC gives 3 weeks’ ultimatum in Latrikunda alkaloship crisis

By Omar Bah The Kanifing Municipal Council yesterday gave three weeks' ultimatum to the two parties involved in the highly explosive Latrikunda Yeringanya alkaloship crisis...

Police arrest violators of plastic bag ban

By Alagie Manneh Police have arrested individuals and business operators who deal in the selling and buying of plastic bags. Despite a legislation banning its use...

Ecomig head of mission advises soldiers to abide by Gambian laws

By Mafugi Ceesay  Her Excellency Vabah Gayflor, the Permanent Representative of the President of the ECOWAS Commission in The Gambia and head of Ecomig mission,...

Slain coupist Ndure Cham’s nephew recalls torture at NIA

By Tabora Bojang Alieu Lowe, a nephew of former army chief and slain 2006 failed coup leader Ndure Cham, yesterday gave a vivid flashback of...

NAATIP trains CSO, tourism security on trafficking in persons

By Olimatou Coker National Agency Against Trafficking (NAATIP) under the purview of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) continues to build the capacity of Civil Society...

Court interpreter sentenced to death for murder

By Bruce Asemota One Sheikh Hydara, a staff of the Gambia Judiciary who works as an interpreter at the Cadi Appeals Court, was recently sentenced...

KMC gives 3 weeks’ ultimatum in Latrikunda alkaloship crisis

By Omar Bah The Kanifing Municipal Council yesterday gave three weeks' ultimatum to the two parties involved in the highly explosive Latrikunda Yeringanya alkaloship crisis...

Police arrest violators of plastic bag ban

By Alagie Manneh Police have arrested individuals and business operators who deal in the selling and buying of plastic bags. Despite a legislation banning its use...

Ecomig head of mission advises soldiers to abide by Gambian laws

By Mafugi Ceesay  Her Excellency Vabah Gayflor, the Permanent Representative of the President of the ECOWAS Commission in The Gambia and head of Ecomig mission,...

Slain coupist Ndure Cham’s nephew recalls torture at NIA

By Tabora Bojang Alieu Lowe, a nephew of former army chief and slain 2006 failed coup leader Ndure Cham, yesterday gave a vivid flashback of...

NAATIP trains CSO, tourism security on trafficking in persons

By Olimatou Coker National Agency Against Trafficking (NAATIP) under the purview of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) continues to build the capacity of Civil Society...

Court interpreter sentenced to death for murder

By Bruce Asemota One Sheikh Hydara, a staff of the Gambia Judiciary who works as an interpreter at the Cadi Appeals Court, was recently sentenced to death by Justice Zainab Jawara Alami of the High...

KMC gives 3 weeks’ ultimatum in Latrikunda alkaloship...

By Omar Bah The Kanifing Municipal Council yesterday gave three weeks' ultimatum to the two...

Police arrest violators of plastic bag ban

By Alagie Manneh Police have arrested individuals and business operators who deal in the selling...

Ecomig head of mission advises soldiers to abide...

By Mafugi Ceesay  Her Excellency Vabah Gayflor, the Permanent Representative of the President of the...

Slain coupist Ndure Cham’s nephew recalls torture at...

By Tabora Bojang Alieu Lowe, a nephew of former army chief and slain 2006 failed coup leader Ndure Cham, yesterday gave a vivid flashback of...

NAATIP trains CSO, tourism security on trafficking in...

By Olimatou Coker National Agency Against Trafficking (NAATIP) under the purview of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) continues to build the capacity of Civil Society...

MOFA receives offices equipment from IOM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad (MOFA) on Friday received office equipment from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) at...

ActionAid International The Gambia PRRP kicks of at...

By Saidina Alieu Jarju On Monday 26th October 2020 a cross section of Staff of ActionAid International The Gambia (AAITG) converged at Sindola in Kanilai...

GPPA WARNS IEC AGAINST AWARDING CONTRACT WITHOUT...

By Omar Bah The Gambia Public Procurement Authority (GPPA) has warned that the Independent Electoral Commission's plan to go against its advice to contract a...

Narcotics officer testifies in Ya-Kumba’s trial

By Amadou Jadama The trial of nominated National Member Ya-Kumba Jaiteh, who is charged with assault and obstruction, yesterday proceeded at the Kanifing court before...

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Journalist Ebou Waggeh dies

Veteran journalist Ebou Waggeh has died. He was 63. The late Waggeh worked for national broadcaster GRTS where he was among the pioneer staff from...

Sukuta man implicates NIA in illegal land grabbing

By Tabora Bojang A witness, Oustass Musa Cham yesterday revealed before the truth commission an alleged dubious syndicate run by the NIA and other security...

Over 100 missing as Senegalese boat catches fire

According to Senegalese daily  L'Observateur, a canoe carrying 200 passengers exploded Friday night off the coast of Mbour leaving 59 survivors, 6 of whom...

Court to rule on Yanks’ immunity

By Bruce Asemota Justice Ebrima Ba Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul yesterday adjourned the criminal matter involving the state against Yankuba Touray on...

Gov’t information officers don’t have any information – journalist Darboe

By Alagie Manneh Award-winning editor of investigative media, Malagen has disagreed with comments by Information minister Ebrima Sillah that the appointment of press officers has...

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MINISTER BADJIE OUTLINES PLANS FOR YOUTH AND SPORTS IN WAHTAN-BI SHOW

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The regional bureau of the West African Football Union, WAFU Zone A, will remain...

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Football veterans and fraternity are mourning the passing of a founding member and first captain of legendary school-boy team Roots FC. Gabriel James Ndow,...

ARE BACK TO SPORT PROTOCOLS READY?…..wrestling and football fans yearn return of action….

There is an increasing demand now among the sports family for the restrictions on sports activities to be lifted now that most public places...

GAMBIA NAMES SQUAD FOR WAFU U-20 TOURNEY

Gambia Under-20 coach Mattar M'Boge has picked a list of 32 players he wants to train and select for the West African Football Union,...

GAMBIA VS GABON TO BE PLAYED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS?

For the first time in recent history, Gambian football fans may not be able to cheer the national team from the stands in the...

Gambian club in Sweden promoted to Fourth Division

Sweden-based Gambian team Banjul FC over the weekend earned its third successive promotion to the Swedish fourth tier. The team, which was established by Gambians...

SCORPIONS STEP OVER CONGO EN ROUTE TO GET GUINEA… match in doubt as Covid and bonus row hit Guinea

Gambia Coach Tom Saintfiet and his Scorpions have once again set the bar high in terms of expectations and will tomorrow Tuesday prove that...

MINISTER BADJIE OUTLINES PLANS FOR YOUTH AND SPORTS IN WAHTAN-BI SHOW

New Youth and Sports Minister, Bakary Badjie has revealed that his priorities include finalising the youth policy as soon as possible and take it...

GAMBIA PICKS PROVISIONAL SQUAD FOR GABON…. concern over player availability due to covid-19 restrictions

Gambia Coach Tom Saintfiet has picked about 40 players, which he would trim to...

Brufut Multi-Purpose Center Plan unveiled

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WAFU SECRETARIAT TO REMAIN IN GAMBIA

The regional bureau of the West African Football Union, WAFU Zone A, will remain...

ROOTS FC VETERAN GABBY NDOW DIES

Football veterans and fraternity are mourning the passing of a founding member and first captain of legendary school-boy team Roots FC. Gabriel James Ndow,...

ARE BACK TO SPORT PROTOCOLS READY?…..wrestling and football fans yearn return of action….

There is an increasing demand now among the sports family for the restrictions on sports activities to be lifted now that most public places...

GAMBIA NAMES SQUAD FOR WAFU U-20 TOURNEY

Gambia Under-20 coach Mattar M'Boge has picked a list of 32 players he wants to train and select for the West African Football Union,...

GAMBIA VS GABON TO BE PLAYED BEHIND CLOSED DOORS?

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Gambian club in Sweden promoted to Fourth Division

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Two decades of a shared journey toward new heights in the new era

By Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi This year marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). On 12 October, President Xi Jinping and President Macky Sall...

The political dribbling of tribe

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New Youth and Sports Minister, Bakary Badjie has revealed that his priorities include finalising the youth policy as soon as possible and take it...

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Gambia Coach Tom Saintfiet has picked about 40 players, which he would trim to...

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WAFU SECRETARIAT TO REMAIN IN GAMBIA

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ROOTS FC VETERAN GABBY NDOW DIES

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ARE BACK TO SPORT PROTOCOLS READY?…..wrestling and football fans yearn return of action….

There is an increasing demand now among the sports family for the restrictions on sports activities to be lifted now that most public places...

GAMBIA NAMES SQUAD FOR WAFU U-20 TOURNEY

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