Gambia

Sat, 04 Dec 2021 09:18:41 GMT
Exiled Strongman Looms Large Over Elections
[VOA] Gambian voters will head to the polls on Saturday in the first presidential election in 27 years that does not have exiled former strongman Yahya Jammeh's name on the ballot.

Sat, 04 Dec 2021 08:15:37 GMT
Nation Faces Key Test for Democracy in Decisive Presidential Election
[DW] Gambian voters will cast their votes on December 4 in a hotly contested presidential election. Observers view the polls as a crucial litmus test for Gambia's democracy.

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 11:51:45 GMT
Citizens Keep Their Marbles As They Head to the Polls for Crucial Elections
[RFI] When voters cast their ballots in The Gambia on Saturday, they'll be using marbles, a technique put in place in 1947 that is used only in this West African country. However the tech-savvy Gambians will be also be following the vote count with a...

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 10:21:05 GMT
African Union to Observe the 4th December 2021 Presidential Election in the Republic of the Gambia
[African Union] The African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) is in the Republic of The Gambia to observe the 4th December 2021 Presidential Election at the request of the Government of the Republic of The Gambia. The AUEOM comprises nine (9...

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:20:25 GMT
High Stakes in Polls As Six Candidates Vie for Presidency
[RFI] The Gambia's presidency is up for grabs, with the youth vote playing a pivotal role in the 4 December vote - where former dictator Yahya Jammeh still has support, despite living in exile in Equatorial Guinea, accused of rights abuses.

Thu, 02 Dec 2021 08:26:30 GMT
Private Remittances - A Cushion for Survival
[Foroyaa] A lot of families in The Gambia rely on private remittances to meet their needs. In other words, they rely on what their children or other relatives send them to buy food, clothes, foot medical bills and so many other needs. In short, priva...

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 05:01:01 GMT
What's in Store for Gambians As They Gear Up for Hotly Contested Poll
[The Conversation Africa] Gambians will shortly go to the polls to elect a new president in the country's ninth direct presidential election, of which only one has seen an opposition candidate defeat the incumbent. That was in December 2016 when Adam...

Tue, 30 Nov 2021 05:04:00 GMT
President Barrow's Candidacy in December 4 Election Splits Youth Vote
[DW] As Gambians prepare to head to the polls, the youth are bitterly divided on whether President Adama Barrow should be running in the first place.

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:34:54 GMT
Truth Commission Report Hangs On Election Result
[JusticeInfo.net] After months of procrastination, Gambian President Adama Barrow received, on Thursday November 25, the final report of the Gambian Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC). It is yet to be made public, and its recomme...

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 09:54:38 GMT
Falcons to Host Hawks in 1st Division Today
[The Point] Falcons will host Hawks in their week-two fixture of the 2021-2022 Gambia Football Federation (GFF) division one league today, Friday at the Independence stadium in Bakau at 8 pm.

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 09:54:33 GMT
Nyancho Family Sannehmanneh On Reunite Move
[The Point] In a move to further expose the culture and history of the Nyancho descendants beyond Africa, the Nyancho Family SannehManneh of The Gambia has established a relationship with the Nyancho descendants of Kabou in Guinea Bissau to reunite a...

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 09:54:29 GMT
Brikama Utd Sign Prolific Striker Mustapha Drammeh
[The Point] Brikama United Football Club has signed Bombada prolific striker Mustapha Drammeh on a two-year contract.

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 09:54:25 GMT
Money Land
[The Point] In our era of oligarchs and gangsters, murdered journalists and outgunned tax inspectors, Putin and Trump, how do you write a critical book about money and power in the world that doesn't feel utterly futile? It's a question Oliver Bullou...

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 09:07:33 GMT
Electoral System Needs Review
[Foroyaa] The current Elections Act does not make provision for candidates to challenge decisions made by the Commission, particularly nomination of a candidate for public election.

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:05:27 GMT
NYC Launches Youth Peace Security Situation Room and Online Radio
[The Point] The National Youth Council (NYC) on Tuesday launched its Youth Peace Security Situation Room and Online Radio at its office in Kanifing.

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:05:23 GMT
At the Conclusion of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26
[The Point] As COP26 ends, the 1.5-degree Celsius goal is alive, yet barely.

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:05:20 GMT
TRRC Recommends Prosecution of Worst Right Violators
[The Point] The Truth Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC) yesterday submitted its much awaited-report to government and recommended the persecution of people who committed heinous crimes under the 22-year rule of former President Yahya Ja...

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:05:04 GMT
UDP Cancels Bwiam Meeting As NPP Over Stayed
[The Point] The United Democratic Party (UDP), following the December 4th elections political campaign, on Wednesday 24th November 2021, cancelled its meeting in Bwiam as scheduled by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:04:59 GMT
Int'l Trade Centre, Trade Ministry Launch Shetrades Gambia Hub
[The Point] Press release: (Banjul, 24 November 2021)-The Governmentof The Gambia through the Ministry of Trade, Industry Regional Integration and Employment (MOTIE) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) launched the SheTrades Gambia Hub to suppor...

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:04:54 GMT
FAO, Fisheries Hold Validation Meeting On Baseline Report of FDH Project
[The Point] The validation meeting on the baseline report for the Fouta Djallon Highlands (FDH) project was held at the Department of Fisheries recently. It was organised by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:04:52 GMT
Barrow Receives TRRC With Promise to Ensure Justice
[The Point] President Adama Barrow yesterday received and accepted the completed TRRC report of 17 volumes, and promised his government's commitment to ensure justice prevails. However, he asked for patience from citizens.

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:04:49 GMT
Except of Constitutional Provision On Civil or Criminal Proceedings of Gambian President
[The Point] 1) Except as provided in subsection (2), no civil or criminal proceedings shall be instituted or continued against any person while holding or performing the functions of office of President in respect of anything done or omitted to be do...

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:04:47 GMT
Gambia Secures U.S.$40 Million for Inclusive, Resilient And Competitive Agriculture
[The Point] WASHINGTON, November 24, 2021- The World Bank Board today approved $40 million from the International Development Association (IDA)* to promote the development of inclusive, resilient, and competitive agricultural value chains, with speci...

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:04:45 GMT
IEC to Appeal Rulings At Court of Appeal
[The Point] "The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has announced that following the filing of petitions at the High Court by Ismaila Ceesay of Citizens Alliance and Mai Ahmad Fatty of Gambia Moral Congress, the Court delivered ruling with respec...

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:04:42 GMT
Caritas-Gambia Engages Religious Leaders, Youth On Peace Building Ahead of Presidential Election
[The Point] Caritas-Gambia through its Electoral Violence MonitoringAnalysis and Mitigation (EMAM) Project recently ended a 4 day forum for religious leaders and youth on peace building ahead of December 4th presidential election.The training was hel...

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 12:04:34 GMT
Ambassador Ma Jianchun Briefs Media On 6th Plenary Session of the 19th CPC Central Committee
[The Point] H.E Ma Jianchun, the ambassador of the People's Republic of China to The Gambia yesterday (Thursday) briefed members of the media on the recently held sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee. He also provided information o...

Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:36:31 GMT
Truth Commission Calls for Prosecution of Ex-Officials
[HRW] Banjul -- Government Should Initiate Procedures to Investigate Yahya Jammeh, Associates

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 08:16:47 GMT
Sock, Oley Make Case for Change As UDP Gains Momentum in LRR
[The Point] Marie Sock-Jobarteh, an independent candidate who recently threw her weight on the United Democratic Party (UDP), and Amie Oley Dibba, a prominent figure of UDP, at recent rallies in Kiang have made their case for change as campaigns near...

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 08:16:44 GMT
NHRC Urges Barrow to Implement All TRRC Recommendations
[The Point] The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged President Adama Barrow in press statement on Wednesday to consider and share the Report of TRCC with all relevant stakeholders as provided for in the TRRC ACT, issues a White Paper rep...

Fri, 26 Nov 2021 08:16:40 GMT
Foundation Gives Haemophilia Medical Aid to Health Ministry
[The Point] In a bid to complement government's effort in ensuring quality health care delivery, Save Motherhood Haemophilia Foundation, based in The Gambia recently handed over a consignment of Haemophilia items to the Ministry of Health.

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