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Dead journalists and collective responsibility

About 10 years ago, I went to hear Noam Chomsky give a public lecture in central Istanbul. The room was packed. At the end of the talk there was a question-and-answer session and Chomsky was asked what he thought about the Turkish government's position on Kurdish rights. ..

Gambia affirms intent to boost ties with KSA 

The Gambia and Saudi Arabia reaffirmed their commitment to intensify relations in a strong bid to bolster bilateral ties when visiting Gambian President Yahya Abdulaziz Jammeh met Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense....

US gov’t donates medical equipment’s to GAF

The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), through its medical service on Wednesday took delivery of donated medical assortments from the government of the United States of America at a brief ceremony held at the Yundum military barracks.

Ebunjan Theatre to stage play, help students in exams

The Ebunjan Performing Arts Association is organising a two-day theatrical performance aimed at assisting senior secondary school students studying for the literature in English ahead of their exams in May....

US DIPLOMAT RAPS ON CHALLENGES IN GAMBIA-US RELATIONS

The new chargé d'affaires at the United States Embassy in Banjul has admitted challenges to fruitful Banjul- Washington ties. “Yes, we have some difficulties in our relationship, and I think we can find areas of cooperation as well,” Speaking to The Standard on the sidelines of a handing-over ceremony of medical items to the Gambia Armed Forces at Yundum Barracks yesterday, Acting Ambassador Michael Arietti said: “It is very important for the US and The Gambia to look at broader possible ways in which we can cooperate.” ....

Gambian wins gold medal for top prize from Indian university

Ebrima Jobe, an employee of First International Bank (FIB) has clinched the top award, a first class with distinction, in postgraduate diploma in French Language Studies from the University of Amity, India...

In Njogu Bah abuse of office trial (DPP and Defence lawyer clash)

Lamin Mboge, counsel for the arraigned former secretary general and head of the civil service, Njogu Bah, has asked a state prosecution witness, Lamin Ceesay, to justify to the court as to how his client had abused his office by posting one Jainaba Jobarteh to the United Nations.

Ex Ocean Bay manager to sue SSHFC

The former general manager of Ocean Bay Hotel, Mr Juergen Odenwald, has told The Standard, he is about to take legal action against his former employees Social Security and Housing Finance Corporation (SSHFC).

4 win first ‘Gambia Leadership Award’

President Yahya Jammeh, First Lady Zineb Jammeh, Professor Muhamadou Kah, and University of The Gambia secretary, Jenung Manneh, were the first recipients of the first-ever Gambia Leadership Awards conferred by the chancellor of the university, who is the president himself. The four received their awards at the 8th convocation ceremony of the university held at the July 22nd Square in Banjul on Friday evening....

Tatadinding quashes rumours of death

Tatatdinding Jobarteh, widely regarded as the leading kora player in The Gambia after Jaliba Kuyateh has dismissed the widespread rumours of his demise as diabolical...

EU to give West Africa €6.5 billion

EU Commissioners Andris Piebalgs, for Development Policy, and Karel De Gucht, for Trade Policy, have welcomed the EU Foreign Affairs Council conclusions confirming new EU support of at least €6.5 billion for the Economic Partnership Agreement Development Program (PAPED) for West Africa1 during the period 2015-2020....

Family planning programme in Senegal drawn into conflict with religious leaders

From the corner of his family's bustling courtyard, El Hadji Fally Diallo looked out approvingly at his large extended family. Several women with babies on their hips prepared the massive midday meal, and children studying the Qur'an mumbled verses to themselves...

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