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18yr old Gambian faces murder, trafficking charges in Italy

Bambo Jaiteh, an 18-year-old Gambian is facing trial in Italy accused of trafficking illegal non-EU citizens from Libya to the Italian coast aboard a dilapidated boat. Jaiteh together with two 19-year-old Senegalese, Yakhya Sagnang and Mamadou Sonko, are also accused of causing the death of a 24-year-old Malian migrant. He died in hospital in Dubrovnik allegedly due to the inhumane conditions of the voyage...

Religious, traditional creation accounts and evolution

Islamic mythology is the body of traditional narratives associated with Islam regarded by Muslims as sacred and believed to be true. Islam shares the creation accounts of Judaism and Christianity....

Jai-Sarr Sabally and ‘Books For Africa’ donate to Bakau Library

The Bakau Youth Association for Community Welfare and the Bakau Library on Saturday afternoon received a donation of at least 150 boxes of books. At the handing-over ceremony held at the Bakau Community Library situated at the Bakau Community Centre, Mrs Jainaba Tida Sarr-Sabally, disclosed that her organisation intends to start a library in all the communities in The Gambia through the 'Creating Readers Programme'...

World Bank gives US$600,000 to NA to boost oversight function

The National Assembly of The Gambia on Thursday received a grant amounting to US$609,000 from the World Bank to boost its oversight and scrutiny functions. The funds are meant to build the capacity of National Assembly Public Accounts and Public Enterprise members...

High interest rates impeding women’s empowerment

The executive director of the Women's Bureau, Binta Sidibeh, has identified high bank interest rates and certain cultural practices as impediments to the success of the quest for women's empowerment...

FOROYAA’S MASS KAH: SAYING PASTE THE PHOTO OF THE PRESIDENT ON THE SKY IS A PROMOTION NOT DISRESPECT

The sedition trial involving the messenger of the Foroyaa newspaper, Bai Mass Kah is now set for adoption of briefs following the prosecution's closure of his cross-examination yesterday at the Kanifing Magistrate Court...

Minor cabinet reshuffle announced

The Office of The President last evening issued a press release announcing that President Yahya Jammeh has carried out a minor cabinet reshuffle. Foreign minister Dr Aboubacar Senghore has been reassigned as Minister of Higher Education, research and Technology and replaced by Mr Mamour Alieu Jagne who until recently was the head of the Gambian embassy in Belgium...

Women round on UTG dean calling for renaming of Women’s Bureau to ‘Gender Bureau’

The dean of business and public administration at the University of The Gambia, Muhammed Jammeh, has declared that the increasing clamour for equality between men and women is “far-fetched”, noting that women's rights activists should rather aspire to what is “feasible”...

EU issues statement on political dialogue with Gambia

The European Union has issued a press release following the EU-Gambia political dialogue which took place in Banjul on 8 April.

Mambury Carnegie Minerals trial opens

The trial involving The Gambia's former foreign minister opened yesterday at the magistrates court in Banjul with the testimony of the state prime witness, geologist, Abdoulie Cham...

Tango boss asks president to confer highest order on Modou Turo Darboe

The executive director of The Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (Tango), Mr Ousman Yarbo, has said if he had the opportunity to talk to President Yahya Jammeh, he would implore him to confer the highest national order on philanthropist Mr Momodou Turo Darboe, the founder of The Gambia-based charitable organisation, Vision Development Foundation (VDF)....

Pap Saine, Kenneth Best to be honoured at IPI book launch in South Africa

The managing director and co-publisher of The Point newspaper, Pap Saine, left Banjul yesterday for South Africa to attend an IPI Book launch in honour of him and nine other African Press Freedom Heroes including the founder of Daily Observer, Kenneth Y Best....

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Tapha Manneh lifts another Cup in Liberia

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“Adama Barrow is our Holy Moses”: How much has changed in 2 Years?

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Brikama rally’s political message

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“Nobles” versus “Slaves:” Deep mistrust within Sarahulleh communities aggravates caste conflicts

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The obligation to protect and promote human rights

By Almameh S Manga Quick reminder here on the role of the state in the promotion and protection of human rights as well as safeguarding...