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Anti-corruption judges to rule on Karim Wade today

Judges in Senegal were deliberating yesterday on the fate of former president Abdoulaye Wade's son Karim, detained for a year on corruption charges after accumulating a fortune worth more than US$1 billion. ..

Ukraine: The frontline between East and West

Twelve months ago, no one would have thought that Russia and the West would be engaged in such a major confrontation as to warrant a return to Cold War-era rhetoric and threats of war. For many people the Cold War was past and gone, consigned to the dustbin of history where it rightly belongs. In a multi polar world (some might argue that the world is now unipolar with the United States as the sole super power) where nation-states are so intertwined in a nexus of trade relations and economic interests, Russia and the West were looking more like partners than adversaries. Russia was slowly but surely integrating into the Western capitalist economy having joined the World Trade Organisation and the G7 of industrialised nations....

Guinea-Bissau: Vaz is frontrunner Int’l observers hail poll

Jose Mario Vaz, a former finance minister running for the dominant African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), is expected to be declared president by Friday when the results of the Guinea Bissau elections are announced. ..

Work starts on Tanji Labour ward project

Wings for People in Development, a developmental organization in Tanji village, has embarked on a self help project to build a labour ward at the village's health post...

Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

Staff at Banjul International Airport said on condition of anonymity that The Gambia had ordered airlines to cancel all flights from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in a bid to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

EX LT COL SOLO BOJANG SENTENCED

The magistrates court in Brikama has sentenced a former top army officer, Lieutenant Colonel Solo Bojang, to pay a fine of D50,000 or serve one year in jail.

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'...

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...

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...

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