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3 Years Jotna Allays Fears

By Lamin Cham The much talked-about 3 Years Jotna Movement, a group which vowed to demonstrate against any attempt by President Barrow to cling on to power after the 3 years agreed by the Coalition, has stated that Gambians need not fear the group or its planned activities. Gambians at home and abroad have expressed anxiety over...

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3 Years Jotna Allays Fears

By Lamin Cham The much talked-about 3 Years Jotna Movement, a group which vowed to demonstrate against any attempt by President Barrow to cling on...

Barrow: Forming a party is up to Gambians

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‘Forcing Barrow out in December will be premature’

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GAP writes to Gov’t, IEC to facilitate dialogue over 3-years

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Gambia observes Remembrance Day

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ECREEE empowering local companies to take lead in renewable energy sector

Press release Six selected projects in Ecowas member states have emerged as winners of the third Ecowas Rural Electrification Facility (EREF 3) and received cheques...

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Unique Solutions & Unique Energy getsD30.6m Ecowas energy project

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African Economic Congress closes in Abuja

By Awa Ceesay A three-day forum of the African Economic Congress, AEC, ended in Abuja, Nigeria last week. he AEC convened brain boxes of the African...

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By Omar Bah The Gambia Government has categorically stated in its submission to the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group...

Gambia observes Remembrance Day

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ECREEE empowering local companies to take lead in renewable energy sector

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Unique Solutions & Unique Energy getsD30.6m Ecowas energy project

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AG Says Gambia Will Not Decriminalise Homosexuality

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Seasonal tourism contributing factor to poverty in Gambia-EU

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UN body recommends for national dialogue in Gambia

By Omar Bah The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) has stressed the importance of national dialogue and the involvement...

Basse NAM calls 3 Years Jotna activists ‘coup plotters’

By Mafugi Ceesay Muhammed Magassy, the National Assembly Member for Basse, has told a press conference last evening that those advocating for President Adama Barrow...

Wife sentenced for stealing husband’s vehicles, documents

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