August 28

  • Gambia: The Gambia's Democratic Space 'Constricted, Restricted and Shrinking' Ahead of 2016 Polls [analysis]

    IPS

    With the approach of the Gambia's 2016 presidential elections, which will see President Yahya Jammeh seek re-election for a fifth, five-year tenure, more than a dozen opposition... Read more »

  • Gambia: The Hajj to Mecca [editorial]

    Daily Observer

    Hajj or the journey to the Holy Land of Mecca is one of the most revered among the Islamic pillars. Tens of millions of Muslims, both within and outside the Arab world, dream of... Read more »

  • Gambia: We Welcome the New Rent Tribunal Bill [editorial]

    The Point

    We understand that the new Rent Tribunal Bill passed by the National Assembly meeting in Banjul this week was "designed to introduce a new legal regime for the regulation of rent... Read more »

  • Gambia: Senegalese Navy Vessel Visits Banjul Seaport

    The Point

    A Senegalese Navy vessel docked at Banjul port is on a mission to strengthen the bilateral relationship, through reinforcing military cooperation. The vessel was built in France,... Read more »

  • Gambia: Tostan Gambia, Senegal Vow to Curb FGC

    Daily Observer

    As the struggle to end Female Genital Cutting (FGC) gains momentum, Tostan Gambia and Senegal, an international NGO operating within the two countries have committed themselves... Read more »

  • Gambia: Assembly Adjourns Sine Die

    Daily Observer

    Lawmakers on Tuesday adjourned Sine Die the National Assembly session with a long debate that touched on various issues of national development. Read more »

  • Gambia: Former Gambian Diplomat to Vie for GFF Presidency

    Daily Observer

    Career Gambian diplomat and former minister, Lamin Kaba Bajo is one of the candidates proposed for next month's Gambia Football Federation presidential elections as nomination for... Read more »

  • Gambia: Veep Heads Gambian Delegation to Turkey Prexy's Inauguration

    Daily Observer

    The vice president and Women's Affairs minister has headed a strong delegation dispatched by the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Prof. Alh. Dr. Alhaji Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh... Read more »

  • Gambia: Farmers Trained On Field Crop Production, Others

    Daily Observer

    The Regional Agricultural Directorate in the Central River Region (CRR) north recently held an innovation training platform on field crop production and group management, in order... Read more »

  • Gambia: 'Gambian Economy Doing Well Despite Global Challenges'

    Daily Observer

    The Finance and Economic Affairs minister has asserted that the Gambian economy is doing well despite global challenges, saying it is resilient to adapt and to respond to any... Read more »

  • Gambia: Ebola Scare May Keep West African Wrestlers Out of Championships

    The Point

    West African wrestlers may be banned from championships in Uzbekistan due to the Ebola outbreak. Read more »

  • Gambia: Workshop On Child Rights and Protection Issues Held

    The Point

    UNICEF Deputy Country representative and acting head of office Rupert Leighton has said the Oslo Challenge was put in place in 1999 to seek answers on how to give children access... Read more »

  • Gambia: Innovation Platforms Trained On Field Crop Production and Group Management

    The Point

    Fifty local famers drawn from five innovation platforms - groundnut, findi, maize, rice and cowpea - in three districts, namely Nianija, Niani and Sami from CRR North, recently... Read more »

  • Gambia: NAPSA Clocks 13

    Daily Observer

    The National Patriotic Students Association (NAPSA) last Sunday celebrated its 13th anniversary at the conference hall of Region-4 Educational Directorate in Mansakonko, in Jarra... Read more »

  • Gambia: Over 5,000 Trees Planted in WCR

    Daily Observer

    Partners in the integration project for the restoration of the forest in the cross-border area of Southern Senegambia platform, in collaboration with the Community of Penyem and... Read more »

  • Gambia: GAMCOTRAP On Women's Participation in Governance

    Daily Observer

    The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (HAPPY BIRTHDAY) last Saturday held a daylong training for Journalists from different media... Read more »

  • Gambia: VP Attends Erdogan's Swearing in

    The Point

    More than 100 heads of state and or government, as well as of international organizations are expected to attend President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan's swearing in today Thursday... Read more »

  • Gambia: Lamin Kaba Bajo Joins Race for GFF Presidency Four Candidates Nominated

    The Point

    According to reliable sources, at the close of nominations on Wednesday afternoon for the elective post of president of the Gambia Football Federation, GFF, four people have been... Read more »

  • Gambia: Tendaba Camp Security Charged

    Daily Observer

    One Alkali Doganda, a 30-year-old private security at Tendaba Camp, in Kiang Central District of the Lower River Region was recently arraigned before the Mansakonko Magistrates'... Read more »

  • Gambia: Youth and Sports Ministry Ready to Support Gambia Judo Association

    The Point

    The minister of Youth and Sports, Alieu K. Jammeh, has expressed his ministry's willingness to render more support to the Gambia Judo Association after the judo team attained... Read more »

  • Gambia: Premier Games Presents Jerseys to Nawetan Teams

    The Point

    Premier Games, one of the leading sports betting companies in The Gambia, yesterday presented sets of jerseys, socks and balls to five teams in the leading zones of the country,... Read more »

  • Gambia: Mango Out Growers' Total Income Hits Over Two Million in 2014

    Daily Observer

    The total income of Gambia Mango out Growers has hit a staggering D2, 910, 440 in 2014, representing an increase of D221, 207.2 compared to the last year's total income of D698,... Read more »

  • Gambia: Who Will Help Kumba Dicko?

    Daily Observer

    Kumba Dicko, a two-year-old girl and native of Sinchu Baliya village in Kombo North is in need of assistance to go for urgent overseas treatment. Read more »

  • Gambia: Gambia Judo Association Presents Medals, Trophies to MOYS

    The Point

    The Gambia Judo Association (GJA) yesterday presented medals and trophies to the Ministry of Youth and Sports at a presentation ceremony held at the Independence Stadium Conference... Read more »

  • Gambia: Sanchaba Utd, Fajara South Draw Blanks in Manjai

    Daily Observer

    The 2014 Manjai Kunda nawettan proper gets underway this week with Sanchaba United and Fajara South settling for a draw in the opening game played at the Father Gough Sports... Read more »

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