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Albinos call for special protection

The president of the Association of Gambian Albinos (AGA), Gibairu Janneh, has called upon government and other stakeholders to provide special protection for albinos “because people living with albinism face social stigma and discrimination”.

Pierre Minteh posted to Gambian Embassy in Dakar (WCR governor denies appointment as ambassador)

The former national youth mobiliser of the ruling APRC, Pierre Minteh, has been appointed as protocol officer at the Gambia Embassy in Senegal...

Turkish navy to boost Gambia’s naval capacities

The captain of The Babaros Maritime Task group from Turkey, Ihsan Bakar,has declared his country would help The Gambia shore up its naval capabilities through the conduct of bilateral training, while supporting efforts to combat the menace of piracy and ensuring maritime security...

Angry judge slams state counsel for stalling

Justice Emmanuel Amadi of the Special Criminal Court in Banjul Thursday queried the way the state is handling the case of Sheikh Tijan Sosseh, former coordinator of West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP). Mr Sosseh is facing criminal charges of abuse of office and economic crimes.

Lady Zineb Jammeh: ‘We made a real difference’

The first lady of The Gambia Zineb Yayha Jammeh on Thursday shone light on the work of African first ladies in the fight against the HIV/Aids epidemic in Africa....

Gambia beefs up machineries to fight money laundering

The Gambia has made significant efforts at beefing up its machineries to combat the twin crimes of money laundering and terrorism financing (ML and TF), the minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Kebba Touray, has said.

Prices, localisation and food security

A nation is going to be forever underdeveloped as long as the basic rights of its people are not secured and guaranteed. Rights are what make the human being function to his fullest faculties, so whenever they become violated the basic sense of being human is threatened. Food is one of those rights and must be secured and guaranteed for all without reservation. However recently we have seen the rise of prices in the everyday food stuff that Gambians consume. This is a cause for concern and should be addressed immediately.....

STATE OFFERS D.5 MILLION FOR RUNAWAY PA BOJANG

The secretary general and minister of presidential affairs has issued a press release informing the general public that Pa Ousman Bojang, formerly head of the Kanilai Group International, is on the run and a bounty has been placed on him....

Ex Bissau president dies

Kumba Yala, 61, who served as president of Guinea-Bissau from 2000 until 2003, died late Thursday night. A statement from the country's military hospital said Mr Yala suffered a "sudden cardiopulmonary arrest" and died on the night of 3 April...

Sengalese girl, 10, raped, now pregnant with twins, denied abortion

A 10-year-old girl who is pregnant with twins after she was raped by a neighbour has been forced to continue with her pregnancy after human rights campaigners lost their fight to secure a legal route to abortion. The plight of the girl, who is five months pregnant and lives in Ziguinchor in the south, highlights the heavy cost women and children are paying for a Napoleonic law on abortion that is still in force in the former French colony....

Youssou N’dour to run for mayor of Dakar?

Senegalese musician Youssou N'dour returned to the political world recently to support President Macky Sall's re-election in 2017 and consider his own intention to become Dakar's mayor in municipal elections on June 29...

UK charity ships 500 artificial limbs to Gambia

A cargo of 500 artificial limbs has left the English town of Leicester for The Gambia. A UK charity, Legs4Africa, is donating the prosthetic legs to amputees in The Gambia, through the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, The Standard has learnt...

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