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UTG RESUMES ONLINE LECTURES AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The University of The Gambia has reopened for the first semester of the 2020/2021 academic year with lectures beginning online. This is because the coronavirus pandemic has so far made it impossible to hold face-to-face lectures in various campuses of the university. Some of the general and divisional requirement courses at the University of The […]

CITIZENS RAISE CONCERNS OVER DEPRECIATION OF LOCAL CURRENCY

South Sudan’s citizens have expressed their concerns over the depreciation of the local currency, and rising food commodity prices. Authorities have eased almost all covid-19 restrictions, but that has not improved the economic challenges by the global pandemic. Long years of civil war and the impact of the coronavirus has depleted the country’s reserves, according […]

WESTERN “INTERFERENCE” IN PROMULGATION OF DRAFT CONSTITUTION

WESTERN “INTERFERENCE” IN PROMULGATION OF DRAFT CONSTITUTION

On Thursday, the National Executive Committee of the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC), issued a Press Release condemning what it called “the interference of Western Powers” on the National Assembly’s decision on the draft constitution. The Western powers, specifically the EU, United States, Britain, and Germany, had on Monday, urged Parliamentarians to vote […]

CITIZENS RECYCLE TRASH INTO CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES

CITIZENS RECYCLE TRASH INTO CHARCOAL BRIQUETTES

In an effort to preserve the environment, Tanzanians are transforming food and paper waste into charcoal briquettes. The new trade is being championed by women who lost their husbands, and it is helping them to generate income to upkeep their families. Tanzania has one of the highest deforestation rates in the world, but the newly […]

PRISONERS IN MILE 2 INFECTED WITH VIRUS

PRISONERS IN MILE 2 INFECTED WITH VIRUS

The coronavirus pandemic has entered the Gambia’s Mile II Central Prison, a maximum-security jail situated a few kilometers outside the capital, Banjul.    More than fifty prisoners are reported to have been infected with the virus, according to the Point Newspaper, a local daily. The government confirms 20 covid cases on Friday. Details in this […]

GMC PARTY LEADER BLAMES GOVERNMENT FOR ‘DEATH’ OF NEW CONSTITUTION

GMC PARTY LEADER BLAMES GOVERNMENT FOR ‘DEATH’ OF NEW CONSTITUTION

The rejection of the Draft Constitution bill on Tuesday by members of the National Assembly does not go down well with opposition political parties who have been breaking their silence on the matter.   Speaking at a Press Conference on Thursday evening, Mai Ahmad Fatty, the Leader of the Gambia Moral Congress accused President Barrow […]

LAWMAKER RAISES CONCERN ON LAND CONFLICTS IN THE GAMBIA

LAWMAKER RAISES CONCERN ON LAND CONFLICTS IN THE GAMBIA

National Assembly Members debating on President Adama Barrow’s state of the nation address, which was delivered last week, have raised concerns over issues of land conflicts.    On Wednesday, lawmakers called on the government to address the land conflicts in local communities, which have in some cases led to the loss of lives. More in […]

HEALTH MINISTER APPEARS IN PARLIAMENT OVER MATERNAL DEATHS

Following Wednesday’s protests over women dying in childbirth under the slogan: “Gambian Women Lives Matter”, National Assembly members took turns to address the issue on Thursday.      The Minister of Health was also in parliament to answer questions from lawmakers on the subject after a member requested his presence.   More in this video  

RT COL BA N’DAOU SWORN IN AS INTERIM PRESIDENT

RT COL BA N’DAOU SWORN IN AS INTERIM PRESIDENT

After massive pressure from the regional bloc for Mali to return to civilian rule following last month’s coup, the Junta has finally sworn-in Bah Ndaw, a retired army colonel as President.   The National Committee for the Salvation of the People of Mali overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta last month following mass protests against his […]

FINAL CHALK OF GAMCOY 22 RETURNS FROM DARFUR, GAMCOY 23 DEPARTS

FINAL CHALK OF GAMCOY 22 RETURNS FROM DARFUR, GAMCOY 23 DEPARTS

On Tuesday, the second chalk of Gamcoy 22 arrived at the Banjul International Airport at 5:40 pm. These military officers totaling to 66 spent 1 year 6 months in the troubled region of Darfur. However, Gamcoy 23 with the same number of soldiers departed to Darfur for the continuation of the peace keeping operations. Details […]

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