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Tuesday, 07-22-14, 17:5622nd July 1994 - 22nd July 2014 - 20 Years of Fear in Gambia[MFWA]On 22 July 1994, a group of military officers led by Lieutenant Yahya Jammeh overthrew President Dawda Jawara, who had been in power in Gambia since 1970. Yahya Jammeh, supported by the army, proclaimed himself President of the Republic and, over time, took direct control of the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Interior. read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 9:31Agriculture & Development - Ghana Women Farmer Organisation Visits Gambian Farmers[The Point]Ghana women Farmers Network Organization (FONG) recently paid a five-day exchange visit to the National Coordinating Organization for Women Association the Gambia NACOFAG wing women. read more...
Tuesday, 07-22-14, 7:33Will Providing an Alternative End Child Marriage?[Girls Not Brides]When I was ten years old, my mother said to me: “you are going to be a woman”. I was taken to the bush, songs were sung, I was laid down and my clitoris was cut. I was told it was my faith. I accepted. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 15:53Some Thoughts While Celebrating 20th Anniversary of July 22nd Revolution[The Point]Tomorrow Tuesday 22nd July marks the 20th anniversary of President Yahya Jammeh in power. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 12:14Gambian MPs Hailed for Role in Campaign to Release Nigerian Girls[Daily Observer]Gambian lawmakers who sit as members of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have been hailed by the speaker of the National Assembly for what he called their participation in the sub-regional advocacy for the release of more than 200 girls abducted in April 2014 from a school in Chibok Northeastern Nigeria, by the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram. Despite the chorus of global condemnation and call for their immediate release, Boko Haram remains defiant. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 12:01Ex-Chief Justice Wowo Appears in Court[Daily Observer]The jailed erstwhile Chief Justice of The Gambia, Joseph Wowo last Thursday, 17th July, 2014 appeared before The Gambia Court of Appeal, presided over by Justice Emmanuel O.Fagbenle, Justice N.Salla-Wadda and Justice Edrissa F.M'bai in a legal bid to overturn the conviction and sentenced meted on him by the Criminal Division of the High Court in Banjul, presided over by the then Justice Emmanuel Nkea, now a wanted man by the authorities. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 11:53Brusubi UBSSS Receives Support[Daily Observer]The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, through their embassy in The Gambia on Thursday donated over 240 school bags, including teaching and learning materials to the students of Brusubi Upper Basic and Senior Secondary School. The learning materials included school bags, pens, pencils, rulers, eraser, dictionaries, drawing books, colour pencils, set boxes, scientific calculators, staplers, stapling pins, pouches, chalks, markers, dusters, amongst others. According to officials of the Embas read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 10:11Student Solicits Sponsorship for Overseas Studies[The Point]Jebel Ceesay, a student of the University of The Gambia, is soliciting support from the government, the private sector, parastatals, donors, NGOs, philanthropists, and general public to support him to pursue his education overseas. read more...
Monday, 07-21-14, 2:50Mighty Joe Set to Launch Second Album[The Point]Mighty Joe, Gambia dancehall singer, is currently busy on his second album to be launched on November 8, 2014 at Alliance Francaise. read more...
Friday, 07-18-14, 13:22Towards Youth Empowerment[Daily Observer]Youths as the cream of any nation, need to be empowered in order for a nation to achieve lasting sustainable development. This explains why youths and related empowerment programmes continue to be priorities in this country under the dynamic leadership of President Yahya Jammeh. read more...

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