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PPP not worried about breakaway party

By Omar Bah Alhagie Lamin Nanko, the national president of the People's Progressive Party has said that the formation of a new party by Bakary B Dabo, will not affect the PPP, adding that there can be only one PPP...

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Amputee soldier appeals for help to replace hand

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Pap Saine calls for removal of all Jammeh anti-media laws

By Tabora Bojang The managing editor and co-publisher of The Point Newspaper, Pap Saine has said the media landscape in the Gambia is still yet...

PPP not worried about breakaway party

By Omar Bah Alhagie Lamin Nanko, the national president of the People's Progressive Party has said that the formation of a new party by Bakary...

High Court dismisses ex-soldier’s appeal

By Bruce Asemota Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul has dismissed the...

Amputee soldier appeals for help to replace hand

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Barrow sends Speaker Jack to Tanor Dieng’s funeral

State House, Banjul, - President Barrow has dispatched a delegation led by the Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly, Mrs. Mariam Jack-Denton to attend...

Annual meeting of heads of Ecowas national offices underway

By Aisha Tamba The sixth annual gathering of heads of Ecowas national offices is currently underway in The Gambia. It will discuss issues related to the...

Police investigate fake bank note

By Alagie Manneh CID officials at the Bakau Police Station have launched an investigation after a report by The Standard of the discovery of a...

IRI calls for national confab on extractive industry

By Tabora Bojang The first national stakeholder consultation on the transparent management of extractive industry of The Gambia is today. It will be staged at...

Gambia prepares to use drones for disaster management

By Aisha Tamba The government of The Gambia through the National Disaster Management Agency, (NDMA) launched a project to manage climate-related hazards. They were in collaboration...

CSOs complete training on SSR

By Maimuna Sey-Jawo West African Network for Peacebuilding (Wanep) Gambia in collaboration with the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) last Wednesday completed a...

Barrow sends Speaker Jack to Tanor Dieng’s funeral

State House, Banjul, - President Barrow has dispatched a delegation led by the Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly, Mrs. Mariam Jack-Denton to attend...

Annual meeting of heads of Ecowas national offices underway

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Police investigate fake bank note

By Alagie Manneh CID officials at the Bakau Police Station have launched an investigation after a report by The Standard of the discovery of a...

IRI calls for national confab on extractive industry

By Tabora Bojang The first national stakeholder consultation on the transparent management of extractive industry of The Gambia is today. It will be staged at...

Gambia prepares to use drones for disaster management

By Aisha Tamba The government of The Gambia through the National Disaster Management Agency, (NDMA) launched a project to manage climate-related hazards. They were in collaboration...

CSOs complete training on SSR

By Maimuna Sey-Jawo West African Network for Peacebuilding (Wanep) Gambia in collaboration with the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) last Wednesday completed a...

Barrow sends Speaker Jack to Tanor Dieng’s funeral

State House, Banjul, - President Barrow has dispatched a delegation led by the Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly, Mrs. Mariam Jack-Denton to attend...

Annual meeting of heads of Ecowas national offices underway

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Police investigate fake bank note

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IRI calls for national confab on extractive industry

By Tabora Bojang The first national stakeholder consultation on the transparent management of extractive industry...

Gambia prepares to use drones for disaster management

By Aisha Tamba The government of The Gambia through the National Disaster Management Agency, (NDMA) launched a project to manage climate-related hazards. They were in collaboration...

CSOs complete training on SSR

By Maimuna Sey-Jawo West African Network for Peacebuilding (Wanep) Gambia in collaboration with the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) last Wednesday completed a...

‘Barrow will rule for 15 years’

By Amadou Jadama Dou Sanno, a deputy political adviser to President Adama Barrow has said that Barrow will rule this country for fifteen years since...

APRC says Barrow is architect of his own problems

By Omar Bah Musa Amul Nyassi, Spokesperson of the opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) has said that President Adama Barrow is the...

Baba Jobe’s family appeals against Janneh Commission findings

Tida Jaiteh, widow of the late Jarra West MP and influential former majority leader Baba Jobe, has filed a suit before the Court of...

Supreme Court commences sittings

By Bruce Asemota The Supreme Court of The Gambia yesterday commenced sittings at the Law Complex on Independence Drive. The full 7 bench of judges headed...

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UDP Nam urges 3-Years Jotna to remove Barrow in December

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Barrow returns hands full from UAE

President Adama Barrow returned home yesterday from the United Arab Emirates, after a successful three days official visit. During the visit The Gambia government and...

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By Alagie Manneh People and business operators are being urged to be extra careful following the discovery of a fake bank note in Bakau. A local...

Gov’t launches $2bn water and sanitation project

By Jean Marie Takouleu The government of The Gambia recently kicked-off a $1.8 billion clean water and sanitation project. It is supported by several development...

Yundum Barracks gets donation to build church

By Olimatou Coker Yundum Army Barracks has received a donation from the charity Anointed Reigning Mighty Youths (Army) to construct a church in the barracks. The...

‘Tekki Fii’ launches program for 550 LRR youths

By Aisha Tamba The 'Tekki Fii' project has launched a skills training program for 550 youths of Soma in the Lower River Region, barely a...

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