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Activists Call for Gambian Government to Improve Human Rights Record

Activists across West Africa held protests Tuesday on the 20th anniversary of President Yahya Jammeh's seizure of power to raise awareness about what they call Gambia's "dire" human rights situation.

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Related Topix: Activism, Yahya Jammeh, Prison, World News, Africa

Mon Jul 21, 2014

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Gambia: 'Bissau Ready to Open Corridors for Gambian Investors'

Diplomatic representatives of the Republic of Guinea Bissau to The Gambia have declared that the Portuguese-speaking nation is ready to open its doors to Gambian investors, especially those interested in large-scale ventures, as normalcy returned to the major cashew producing nation.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Guinea-Bissau, Travel, Gambia Travel, Africa Travel,

In-depth Africa

Brusubi UBSSS receives support

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.

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Related Topix: South America, Venezuela, World News, Africa

Sun Jul 20, 2014

CPJ Press Freedom Online

ECOWAS court rules Gambia failed to investigate journalist murder

The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's ruling by a West African regional court, which found that the Gambian government failed to conduct a meaningful investigation into the murder of journalist Deyda Hydara.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

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Sunergy Appoints Local Civil Engineer to Head Housing Initiative

She is a builder, developer and administrator. She is an Alumni of the US Department of State Exchange Program and has enjoyed employment at an architectural firm where she was a project engineer working on several World Bank relocation, renovation and security projects.

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Bajan Reporter

"Why join the Commonwealth?" By Sir Ronald Sanders

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies at London University held a colloquium on Thursday July 10 on the subject of " Why join the Commonwealth? ".

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Related Topix: World News, Zimbabwe, Africa, Mandela, Drama Movies, Robert Mugabe, Yahya Jammeh, Europe, United Kingdom

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Gambia: Gambia Claims 'Considerable Progress' in Report to UN On MDGs

Gambia's minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, KebbaTouray, on July 9 presented Gambia's MDGs progress report 2014 to UNECOSOC, the United Nations Economic and Social Council, in New York.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Inter Press Service

Time to "Drop the Knife" for FMG in The Gambia

The practice remains widespread in this tiny West African country of 1.8 million people, but rights activists believe that their campaign has now reached the tipping point.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News,

Fri Jul 11, 2014

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Gambia: Former Immigration Boss' Orderly Trial Stalls

Principal Magistrate Hilary Abeke of the Banjul magistrates' Court on Wednesday adjourned the criminal trial of Fatoumatta Keita, ex-orderly of the former Immigration boss.

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Related Topix: World News, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Africa

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Gambia: Mauritanian Envoy Meets Jammeh

A special envoy of the president of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania Thursday afternoon met with the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh at State House in Banjul.

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Related Topix: Africa, Mauritania, World News, Yahya Jammeh,

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Gambia: 'I Will Not Appoint Anyone to Trample On Others'

The president of the Republic has decried the attitude of people using their power or position to terrorise other's, vowing that he will not appoint anyone to trample on colleagues.

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Related Topix: Yahya Jammeh, Africa, World News

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Gambia: Observer Editor Jobe and Co Trial Set for Judgment

Justice Emmanuel Ahmadi of the special criminal court in Banjul yesterday adjourned the trial of the deputy editor-in-chief of the Daily Observer newspaper, Alhagie Jobe, and one Mbye Bittaye, for judgment.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Huntington News

Caribbean View: Why Join the Commonwealth?

The Institute of Commonwealth Studies at London University held a colloquium on Thursday July 10, 2014 on the subject of "Why join the Commonwealth?".

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Related Topix: World News, Zimbabwe, Africa, Mandela, Drama Movies, Robert Mugabe, Yahya Jammeh, Europe, United Kingdom

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Gambia: Training of Trainers On Renewable Energy Expert Underway

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation on Tuesday began a five-day training on trainers on renewable energy expert in The Gambia, at the Gambia Technical Training Institute .

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, World News, Africa, Centre College, Ghana

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Metro UK News

'A 16,000 terror cash found stuffed in student's knickers at Heathrow airport'

A student was caught at an airport with cash in her underwear to fund jihadists fighting in Syria, a court heard.

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Gambia: New Project Seeks Public-Private Partnership for Increased Electricity Generation

A new United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and the Global Environment Facility 5 Project has called for public-private partnership for increased electricity generation in The Gambia.

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Yahya Jammeh

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The China Post

Lessons must be learned from Gambia-Taiwan rift

The government watchdog Control Yuan issued a report this June that pointed fingers at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs , saying that it is partially responsible for the cutting of ties with Taiwan's former African ally last November.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Yahya Jammeh

Fri Jul 04, 2014

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Gambia: Police Detain Journalist for Human Trafficking Story

Police in Banjul on June 27, 2014, detained Sanna Camara, a journalist with privately-owned The Standard newspaper at the Bundung police station, about 13 kilometers from the capital Banjul.

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Primary school's pledge to help support Gambia's deaf children

Alex Rigg with some of the Townfield Primary School pupils who have raised money for St John's School for the Deaf.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

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Gambia: New SG Receives Saudi Investors

High-profile Saudi investors on Wednesday called on the newly appointed secretary general, minister for Presidential Affairs and head of the Civil Service, Abdoulie Sallah, at his office in State House.

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Related Topix: Travel, Gambia Travel, Africa Travel, World News, Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Yahya Jammeh, Africa,

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