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Jammeh ‘Angry’ At Kanilai Shooting, Urges Calm

By Omar Bah Former President Yahya Jammeh has called for calm in the aftermath of the shooting of Ismaila Tamba in Kanilai. In an audio shared on the WhatsApp platform, Jammeh said he “knows the problem in Kanilai” and he is...

General warns against politicisation of military

By Tabora Bojang The deputy chief of defence staff of the Gambia Armed Forces, Major General Yankuba Drammeh, has warned against the politicisation of the...

Gov’t explains OIC summit deferral

The Gambia Government yesterday issued a statement explaining why it “has decided to defer the hosting of the 2019 OIC Summit in The Gambia...

Prosecution closes case in trial of NIA 9

By Mafugi Ceesay The state prosecution in the criminal trial involving the NIA 9 yesterday closed their case and the defence has been given a...

Jammeh ‘Angry’ At Kanilai Shooting, Urges Calm

By Omar Bah Former President Yahya Jammeh has called for calm in the aftermath of the shooting of Ismaila Tamba in Kanilai. In an audio shared...

General warns against politicisation of military

By Tabora Bojang The deputy chief of defence staff of the Gambia Armed Forces, Major...

Gov’t explains OIC summit deferral

The Gambia Government yesterday issued a statement explaining why it “has decided to defer...

Prosecution closes case in trial of NIA 9

By Mafugi Ceesay The state prosecution in the criminal trial involving the NIA 9 yesterday...

Somali convicted for destroying Nawec properties

By Amadou Jadama The magistrate's court in Brikama yesterday sentenced Eighty Bafuneh, a Somali national after finding him guilty of damaging Nawec electric cables and...

‘Tekki Fii’ to train 80 inmates on skills acquisition

By Aisha Tamba & Zainab Sesay GIZ International Services, a German development agency and partners recently launched a skills development programme for 80 inmates of Mile...

GPU, German NGO begin investigative training programme for journalists

By Omar Bah A training programme for 20 Gambian journalists on investigative journalism began Monday in Senegambia. It is being conducted by the Gambia Press Union,...

MDI, PMO complete induction training for 26 civil servants

By Olimatou Coker Management Development Institute (MDI) in collaboration with Personnel Management Office (PMO) last week completed a four-day induction training for 26 newly recruited...

Letters: Conflict of interest at KMC?

  Dear editor The Talib Bensouda-led KMC needs to be extra cautious on how it deals with businesses owned by Talib's mother or his family. I'm...

‘FJC And Yanks Never Told Me To Mislead TRRC’ – Kanyi

By Mafugi Ceesay Alagie Kanyi, the first prosecution witness in the criminal trial involving the former AFPRC junta member Yankuba Touray and Speaker Fatoumata Jahumpa-Ceesay...

Somali convicted for destroying Nawec properties

By Amadou Jadama The magistrate's court in Brikama yesterday sentenced Eighty Bafuneh, a Somali national after finding him guilty of damaging Nawec electric cables and...

‘Tekki Fii’ to train 80 inmates on skills acquisition

By Aisha Tamba & Zainab Sesay GIZ International Services, a German development agency and partners recently launched a skills development programme for 80 inmates of Mile...

GPU, German NGO begin investigative training programme for journalists

By Omar Bah A training programme for 20 Gambian journalists on investigative journalism began Monday in Senegambia. It is being conducted by the Gambia Press Union,...

MDI, PMO complete induction training for 26 civil servants

By Olimatou Coker Management Development Institute (MDI) in collaboration with Personnel Management Office (PMO) last week completed a four-day induction training for 26 newly recruited...

Letters: Conflict of interest at KMC?

  Dear editor The Talib Bensouda-led KMC needs to be extra cautious on how it deals with businesses owned by Talib's mother or his family. I'm...

‘FJC And Yanks Never Told Me To Mislead TRRC’ – Kanyi

By Mafugi Ceesay Alagie Kanyi, the first prosecution witness in the criminal trial involving the former AFPRC junta member Yankuba Touray and Speaker Fatoumata Jahumpa-Ceesay...

Somali convicted for destroying Nawec properties

By Amadou Jadama The magistrate's court in Brikama yesterday sentenced Eighty Bafuneh, a Somali national after finding him guilty of damaging Nawec electric cables and...

‘Tekki Fii’ to train 80 inmates on skills acquisition

By Aisha Tamba & Zainab Sesay GIZ International Services, a German development agency and partners recently...

GPU, German NGO begin investigative training programme for journalists

By Omar Bah A training programme for 20 Gambian journalists on investigative journalism began Monday...

MDI, PMO complete induction training for 26 civil servants

By Olimatou Coker Management Development Institute (MDI) in collaboration with Personnel Management Office (PMO) last...

Letters: Conflict of interest at KMC?

  Dear editor The Talib Bensouda-led KMC needs to be extra cautious on how it deals with businesses owned by Talib's mother or his family. I'm...

‘FJC And Yanks Never Told Me To Mislead TRRC’ – Kanyi

By Mafugi Ceesay Alagie Kanyi, the first prosecution witness in the criminal trial involving the former AFPRC junta member Yankuba Touray and Speaker Fatoumata Jahumpa-Ceesay...

Brewery staff air frustration

By Tabora Bojang At least 200 staff of Banjul Breweries Limited yesterday gathered at the outskirts of the brewery in Kanifing to show opposition to...

Army investigating Kanilai shooting

By Omar Bah The military police are investigating a soldier who was reported to have shot one Ismaila Tamba, a native of Kanilai on Sunday,...

‘With 10 Turo Darboes, Gambia will be like heaven’

By Amadou Jadama Ousman Yabo, the executive director of Tango, said if The Gambia has ten people like Momodou Turo Darboe, this country will be...

UN hails Gambia’s effort in promoting global peace

By Omar Bah The United Nations resident coordinator in The Gambia, Seraphine Wakana has complimented The Gambia Government for its strong commitment toward promoting global...

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‘FJC And Yanks Never Told Me To Mislead TRRC’ – Kanyi

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Prosecution closes case in trial of NIA 9

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Somali convicted for destroying Nawec properties

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‘With 10 Turo Darboes, Gambia will be like heaven’

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Gov’t explains OIC summit deferral

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Army investigating Kanilai shooting

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Charity donates school to promote ‘smooth learning’

By Maimuna Sey-Jawo Saamasang Technical Upper Basic and Senior Secondary School in Brikama, last Friday received sixty-five computers including printers and books from Mission Gambia...

Dembo ‘By-Force’ Has Not Resigned Or Sacked

By Omar Bah Karamo Jadama, a close associate of the UDP national president, Dembo 'By Force' Bojang, has debunked information making the rounds that Mr...

Parties make more recommendations to CRC

By Mafugi Ceesay Following last week's forum at the Ocean Bay Hotel, members of the Constitutional Review Commission met with representatives of political parties for...

GTB to prosecute wayward estate agencies

By Tabora Bojang The head of the Gambia Tourism Board (GTBoard) has told journalists at a media briefing that estate agencies encroaching on the Tourism...

Lawyer Martin urges Gambians to back Barrow

By Amadou Jadama Human rights lawyer Assan Martin, has called on Gambians to rally behind the national development agenda of President Adama Barrow, and allow...

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With Aicha This is Latin, an ancient language, and it means ”By God's grace”. It...

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