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2012-02-27 11:35:59 GAA Categorically Deny Salim Drammeh's Snub Claims [Foroyaa] The uncapped sprinter claimed in our 25th Foroyaa edition that he had been purposely left out for national duty by the GAA despite repeated effort to draw its attention to his wish to serve the Gambia. Drammeh also alleged writing to the Gambia National Olympic Committee body over a possible call-in to the country's runners' team without response.

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Tuesday, 07-07-15, 16:39New Attack on Zaria, Says Kaduna Governor[Deutsche Welle] Many people have died in an explosion that tore across a government office in a northern Nigerian city. The attack has been blamed on Boko Haram militants.
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Tuesday, 07-07-15, 16:20Gambia Host Senegal in Chan Qualifiers Tomorrow[The Point] The Gambia will welcome Senegal in the second leg tie of the 2016 African Nations Championship tomorrow, Saturday 4 July 2015, at the Independence Stadium in Bakau at 4pm.
Tuesday, 07-07-15, 16:19The Point Correspondent in Italy Attacked for 'Negative Reports'[The Point] Alagie Jinkang, The Point newspaper correspondent in Italy, was on Saturday verbally attacked and threatened by a Gambian who identified himself as Ja Alex.

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