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Tuesday, 07-28-15, 16:22Gambia, Russia Sign Anti-Drug Trafficking Pact[Daily Observer] The Gambia and the Russian Federation have signed a historic agreement meant to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the fight against drug trafficking. read more...
Tuesday, 07-28-15, 10:11'West, North African Countries Extremely Vulnerable to Drug Trafficking'[Daily Observer] West and North African countries are extremely vulnerable to transit drug trafficking into western countries, the director of the Federal Drug Control Services of the Russian Federation has said. read more...
Tuesday, 07-28-15, 6:20Forward With the Gambia[Daily Observer] With the euphoria surrounding the generosity of President Jammeh in the mass forgiveness of prisoners, we wish to call on all the pardoned convicts, families and all Gambians both at home and abroad to look within, burry the past and focus on issues that will move this our great country forward. read more...
Monday, 07-27-15, 12:02NRP, APRC Candidates Nominated for Lower Saloum By-Election[The Point] The opposition National Reconciliation Party (NRP) has thrown in their hat in the ring to challenge the ruling APRC party nominated candidate for the Lower Saloum by-election, slated to take place on 6 August 2015. read more...
Sunday, 07-26-15, 19:56Detainees Flee Gambia to Avoid Re-Arrest[RFI] Many of the reported 200 detainees released from Gambia's notorious Mile 2 prison in Banjul are trying to get out of the country as soon as possible in order to avoid being picked up by police again, according to a former Gambian high-ranking official who has had contact with those released. read more...
Sunday, 07-26-15, 7:37President Jammeh Releases Detainees[Foroyaa] President Jammeh, yesterday evening, Thursday, 23 July released a number of detainees which include 12 family members of insurgents of the December 30 incident. Foroyaa also learnt of the release of former minister of finance, Mr Mambury Njie who has been detained since October 9 2014 and was hospitalised on 28 November 2014. read more...
Sunday, 07-26-15, 7:37Worries Over Avian Flu Outbreaks in West Africa FAO Calls for $20 Million to Prevent Spread Across Region of 330 Million[Foroyaa] Fears are growing that without timely intervention to stem outbreaks of the highly virulent avian flu virus H5N1 across West Africa, further spread across the region and beyond is inevitable, FAO said today. read more...
Friday, 07-24-15, 19:07Jammeh Frees 200 Prisoners[AI London] The release of at least 200 prisoners is a welcome step forward for human rights in Gambia, but should go further to release other prisoners of conscience still detained in the country, Amnesty International said today. read more...
Friday, 07-24-15, 16:23Wanep Gambia Holds Peace Education Training for Students[The Point] West Africa Network for Peace-Building (WANEP) -Gambia on Thursday held a two-day peace education training of trainers for peer mediators for school children within region one and region two. read more...
Friday, 07-24-15, 15:57Amat Bah Says President's Prisoner Pardon 'A Welcomed Surprise'[The Point] The leader of the National Reconciliation Party (NRP) has expressed his "surprise" about President Yahya Jammeh's pardoning of prisoners en mass, saying it was "a surprise that is welcomed as it was never thought of." read more...

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