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‘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 there is nobody among the politicians who can challenge him. Addressing a group of women from...

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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

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‘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...

Baba Jobe’s family appeals against Janneh Commission findings

Tida Jaiteh, widow of the late Jarra West MP and influential former majority leader...

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Barrow returns hands full from UAE

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Fake bank note found in Bakau

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...

The GPU Awards: Matters arising

By Musa Bah On the recently celebrated GPU Awards Night (to which I wasn't invited by the way; and for that, I blame Sheriff Bojang...

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...

Fake bank note found in Bakau

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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...

The GPU Awards: Matters arising

By Musa Bah On the recently celebrated GPU Awards Night (to which I wasn't invited by the way; and for that, I blame Sheriff Bojang...

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By Alagie Manneh People and business operators are being urged to be extra careful following...

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...

Yundum Barracks gets donation to build church

By Olimatou Coker Yundum Army Barracks has received a donation from the charity Anointed Reigning...

‘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...

The GPU Awards: Matters arising

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Gamjobs launches Restart project for Gambian youth

By Momodou Torp Gamjobs has launched a program it hopes will further help in curbing illegal migration and address the plight of Gambian returnees. The Restart...

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

By Omar Bah The United Democratic Party's national assembly member for Serekunda West, Madi Ceesay has called on the 3-years Jotna activist group to rise...

Surety Foday Lang Sarr summoned after accused disappears

By Bruce Asemota A former APRC National Assembly Member for Jarra Central Hon Foday Lang Sarr has come under intense fire after State filed summons...

GPU accused of influencing journalism award

By Omar Bah The Gambia Press Union has been criticised by a section of the Gambian media for “interfering” in the selection of awardees in...

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NCCE officer says knowledge deficiency retarding Gambians’ progress

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VUB students on Banjul exchange visit

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Regional forum on sovereign borrowing starts

By Maimuna Sey-Jawo The Central Bank of The Gambia is currently hosting a five-day regional forum on sovereign borrowing. It is being organised by the West...

CBG man launches another Book

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