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Agric officials released on D1 million bail

Two officials of the Brikama-ba based Microfinance Promotions Centre were yesterday each granted a D1 million bail by the Kanifing Magistrates Court. Sureties for the two deposited title deeds with the court..

World Bank partners to support 10,000 new PhDs in Africa

A high-level forum hosted by the Senegalese government in collaboration with the World Bank has recommended training 10,000 new PhD holders in applied sciences, engineering and technology in the next 10 years, in a bid to boost Africa's capacity for socio-economic transformation and development...

Ecowas drums support on security, others

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) including The Gambia has stated the need for member states to support modest ways of tackling the growing security threat and Ebola outbreak in West Africa...

PS Barry: Greener pastures don’t exist in Europe

The permanent secretary at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Employment, Naffie Barry, has called for a halt to the ongoing illegal exodus of young Gambians to Europe in search of better lives, saying “greener pastures exist here in The Gambia”.

750,000 people stateless in West Africa

(IRIN) At least 750,000 people are stateless in West Africa, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), which is calling for governments to do more to give or restore the nationality of stateless individuals, and improve national laws to prevent statelessness....

Gunjur Marlborough Link wins £16, 500 award

Gunjur Marlborough Link has been awarded a grant from Arkleton Trust Award to support their efforts aimed at improving the precarious lives of youths locked in the clutches of unemployment in the Kombo South Community of Gunjur...

GYIN’s efforts to support rural poor lauded

Development workers, civil society members and participants in the two-day Global Youth Innovation Network, (GYIN) orientation have applauded its project Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth (CORY).

25-year-old in need of “urgent” overseas treatment

Cherno Jallow, a 25 year old is in need of financial succour to undergo overseas medical treatment, medical reports from Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital have recommended...

Misconceptions fuel Ebola outbreak – Unicef director

As the Ebola-related death toll rises above 500 in West Africa, Unicef and its partners are expanding their activities across the region to halt the spread of the disease by combating rumours, fears and misconceptions....

SURETIES FOR ESCAPED LAWYER ORDERED TO PAY D700,000

The two men who provided sureties for Ebrima Jah, an arraigned lawyer who has reportedly jumped bail, have been ordered by a high court judge to forfeit D350, 000 each to the state...

Young Gambian stars at Dubai Int’l Qur’anic memorisation awards

A Gambian, Abubacarr Ceesay was one of eight people to star in the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (Dihqa) last evening. The others are Mohammed Arif (USA), Ahamat Mahamat-Zene-Attahir (Central Africa), Ibrahima Oumar Saydou Ba (Senegal), Wai Yan Soe (Myanmar), Malam Fati (Guinea Bissau), Mohamed Bahazzou (Belgium) and Abdurakhmon Akhmedov (Kyrgyzstan).”..

Gambian brothers get 50 years in UK jail for raping prostitutes

Two Gambian brothers, Ali Deen 24 and Basiru Deen 21, were Monday jailed for a total of 50 years after being convicted of violently raping two prostitutes in the London area of Lewisham, The London Evening Standard has reported...

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Janneh Commission indicts dozens

Scores of institutions and former public officials including senior government officials and close associates of former president Yahya Jammeh have been indicted by the...

Veep launches 3 million euro women’s fund

By Amadou Jadama Vice president Isatou Touray yesterday launched the 3 million Euros Women Enterprise Fund at the Kairaba Beach Hotel. The project is under the...

Killa Ace & co granted bail

A high court judge in Banjul yesterday granted bail to rapper, Ali Cham alias Killa Ace and six other suspects, accused of arson, rioting...

IEC warns against voter’s card collection

The Independent Electoral Commission has urged people or organisations involved in collecting voter's cards from members of the general public to immediately desist from...

Janneh Commission report to be released today

The Gambia Government will formally release the much-awaited Janneh Commission report on the financial activities of former President Yahya Jammeh at a news conference...