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  1. Gambia: Police Prosecutor Gone Missing for 29 DaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | AllAfrica.com

    Eliman Njie, a Police Prosecutor attached to the Major Crimes Unit at Police headquarters in Banjul, has gone missing since Sunday, 31 May 2015, after leaving his house, according to his wife. Mrs. Mariama Njie, alias F.O., said on that fateful day when her husband told her that he was going out and would be back, he never returned home.

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  2. Gambia cancels expulsion of 'Hezbollah-linked' Lebanese tycoonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 28 | The Daily Star

    BANJUL, Gambia: The Gambian government has withdrawn its expulsion of a powerful business magnate accused by the United States of funding the Lebanese militant movement Hezbollah. Lebanese-Gambian multi-millionaire Hussein Tajudeen, a former close friend of President Yahya Jammeh, had been ordered to leave the country earlier this month for "unacceptable business practices that are detrimental to the Gambian economy," according to the presidency.

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  3. Gambia rescinds expulsion of businessman accused of Hezbollah tiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 27 | Channelnewsasia.com

    BANJUL: Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh has reversed a decision to deport a Lebanese businessman accused by the United States of providing financial support to the Lebanese militant movement Hezbollah. Husayn Tajideen, an importer of rice and flour who also owns the country's largest shopping centre, was accused of "unacceptable business practices" and expelled from Gambia earlier this month.

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  4. Gambia: Regime Keen to Make Capital Punishment EasierRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | AllAfrica.com

    The opposition in Gambia are fighting government plans to make more crimes punishable by death. Under Gambian law, capital punishment can only be meted out to murderers who use violence or poison.

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  5. Flourish Wellness resort redefining leisure in GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | Vanguard

    I t is not for nothing that The Gambia is known as the smiling coast of Africa because as a tourist destination it sure offers visitors all sorts of attractive and fascinating options to explore the best of the leisure world, leaving them with exciting and pleasurable memories. Flourish Wellness Resort is one of its top rated hospitality properties, a luxury boutique property, which besides its leisure appeal, is classified as Africa's number one wellness and health resort, as it offers patrons premium wellness facilities and services while basking in the euphoria of its well crafted facilities and professionally delivered services.

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  6. Gambia: Former PS for Petroleum ChargedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 25 | AllAfrica.com

    The former permanent secretary at the Ministry of Petroleum, Muntaga Sallah, was yesterday arraigned before Principal Magistrate MS Jallow of the Banjul Magistrates' Court, charged with stealing and abuse of office. The charge sheet presented in court in count one stated that Muntaga Sallah, sometime in November 2014, whist serving as permanent secretary at the Ministry of Petroleum, instructed without approval from the Minister of Petroleum at the time, the purchase of three computers marked HP to the tune of $25,400.45, which he later stole and took to his home in Senegambia.

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  7. Press Release: IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to The GambiaRead the original story

    Monday Jun 22 | International Monetary Fund

    End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board.

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  8. Gambia/Senegal: Senegal Outclass Gambia in DakarRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 21 | AllAfrica.com

    Senegal opened their 2017 African Nations Championship qualifiers with a 3-1 win over neighbours Gambia on Saturday, 20 June 2015 at Stade Demba Diop in Dakar. The fixture dubbed "Sene-Gambian derby was played in front of a respectable crowd including hundreds of Gambians, who made the short trip from Banjul to Dakar.

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  9. Vets on motorbikes raise funds for charity on UK tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 20 | Horse and Hound

    The "Vets with Horsepower" charity motorbike riders are staying on home turf for their fifth tour starting on Monday . Led by Professor Derek Knottenbelt the nine-strong team on the five-day 2015 UK and Ireland tour will be giving talks to vets and horse owners to raise funds for the Gambia Horse & Donkey Trust .

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  10. Gambia: Finance Minister Tables Three Loan Agreements Before NamsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | AllAfrica.com

    The loan agreements are between the Gambia government and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, an agreement between the Gambia government and International Development Association, and an agreement between the Gambia government and Export-Import Bank of India. For the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the Finance Minister informed deputies that a credit financing instrument was signed on 30 June 2014, for AED 36,730,000 equivalent to USD10,000,000 for the co-financing of the Laminkoto-Passimus Road Project.

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  11. EU to keep withholding aid from Gambia after expulsion-diplomatsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 17 | Reuters

    The expulsion of an EU diplomat from Gambia this month has derailed efforts to unblock aid to one of the world's poorest countries, the source of thousands of illegal migrants headed to Europe, diplomats say. The European Union had earmarked 33 million euros for development projects in the West African country for 2015-2016 but froze the funds due partly to concerns over human rights after a tough new law against homosexuality.

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  12. Gambia: Policy Makers, Regulatory Agencies Brainstorm On 'Halal' FoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | AllAfrica.com

    The Gambia Standards Bureau , in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment Monday began two-day workshop on 'Halal' food in The Gambia, held at Sheraton Resort and Spa. Funded by the standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation , the capacity building targets government policy makers, regulatory agencies, academic institutions, the private sector, trade and professional associations and consumer organisations.

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  13. Bafana firing blanks, againRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 15 | Iol.co.za

    South Africa's goalless draw in their opening Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the tiny nation of Gambia left them on the back foot and with a major scoring riddle to solve. Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim Mashaba stood by his team selection even though Saturday's stalemate extended their recent poor scoring form.

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  14. Africa: Africa Has a Long Way to Go on Human RightsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | AllAfrica.com

    Almost two decades after adoption of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, the record of adherence to its provisions across the continent is mixed. Some countries have made notable progress, but others show persistent serious violations of human rights.

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  15. Road accident kills 21 Hindu pilgrims in southern IndiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 13 | New Vision

    A van packed with Hindu pilgrims early Saturday swerved off a bridge and plunged into a river in southern India, killing 21 people including six children, officials said. The accident happened when the van was returning from a pilgrimage to the famous Tirupati-Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh state and lost control on a bridge, killing all but a 12-year-old boy.

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  16. Little girl hit by soldier saluting Britain's queenRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | New Vision

    A six-year-old British girl chosen to give a posy to Queen Elizabeth II got more than she bargained for when a soldier standing next to her knocked off her hat during a salute. Maisie Gregory had donned a traditional Welsh costume for her meeting with the royal in Cardiff on Thursday, and presented the flowers and made a curtesy without a hitch.

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  17. Gambia: GRA - VAT Total Revenue in 2013 Was D755.2 MillionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | AllAfrica.com

    Yankuba Darboe, Commissioner General of Gambia Revenue Authority , has said the total revenue from VAT in 2013 was D755,256,938.83 as compared to total sales tax collected in 2012 of D594,495,483.28, representing a normal growth of D160,761,455.55 or 27 per cent. The GRA Commissioner General was speaking Thursday before the joint session of the Public Accounts Committee and Public Enterprises Committee of the National Assembly, during the debate on GRA activity report for 2013.

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  18. Gambia: VP Inaugurates National Maritime Security CommitteeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | AllAfrica.com

    The vice president and minister of Women's Affairs who also doubles as the chairperson of the National Security Council yesterday led the inauguration of The Gambia National Maritime Security Committee in her office at State House in Banjul. The committee consisting of members from different security agencies also includes those from The Gambia Maritime Academy, The Gambia Ports Authority among others.

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  19. Gambia: GRA Warns Against Falsification of VATRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | AllAfrica.com

    The commissioner general of The Gambia Revenue Authority has stiffly warned against the falsification of the Value Added Tax , saying they would take necessary actions against dishonest business people who increases the prices of basic commodities in the name VAT thus calling on the general public to report such act. Yankaba Darboe's warning came after he was asked by the majority leader and member for Serekunda East Fabakary Tombong Jatta to clarify whether or not VAT is responsible for the inflation, as GRA faced scrutiny over its 2013 activity and financial reports before the joint session of the Public Accounts and Public Enterprises Committees of the National Assembly.

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  20. Gambia: Living Up to Its TaskRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | AllAfrica.com

    The Gambia Ports Authority has again ensured that its ferries are up and running, after one of them had a breakdown recently. Getting back both ferries operational as soon as possible to effectively cover the Banjul-Barra crossing point shows that the GPA management, particular the Ferry Department, has continued to work arduously to serve the public through the bouquet of services under its purview.

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