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MOU Between Political Parties

[Foroyaa] Nine registered political parties in the country signed a memorandum of understanding between them which states how the parties would relate with one another, as well as ensure the ruling party refrains from the practice of abuse of state resources. (AllAfrica)

Euro Africa Group Proprietor, Wants to Be Heard in Camera

[Foroyaa] Mr. Muhammed Bazzi, the largest shareholder of EURO Africa Group, yesterday through his attorney, Loubna Farage, applied to be heard in Camera, based on his personal safety and security including staff working under him. This according to his lawyer, will also give him the opportunity to tender documents showing payments from Euro Africa Group, to the personal account of former President Yahya Jammeh. (AllAfrica)

Inter-Party Committee Selects Chairpersons

[Foroyaa] Nine political parties that are registered with the Independent Electoral Commission on Saturday, September 30th 2017, announced Mr. Halifa Sallah and Mr. Fabakry Tombong Jatta as unanimously selected to serve as Co-Chairpersons to steer the leadership affairs of the Inter-Party Committee, in the next twelve months. (AllAfrica)

Frontline Surveillance Officers Graduate

[Foroyaa] The ministry of Health and Social Welfare in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Africa Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) and the Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP), on Thursday 28th September 2017 held its graduation ceremony of cohort three and four, on the Gambia Frontline Field Epidemiological Training Programme, at a local hotel in Senegambia. The one hundred and two trainees comprising fifty-six surveillance officers drawn from different public institutions, but mostl (AllAfrica)

EU Election Observation Mission Report Part 1

[Foroyaa] The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to The Gambia has released its Final Report, in which it states that Extensive Legal Reforms and Continued Civic Education will be critical for the Gambia's Democratic Development. (AllAfrica)

Former Circumcizer Explains Reasons for Chucking Up Circumcision

[Foroyaa] Former circumciser and FGM practitioner, Aja Babung Sidibeh Diab, asserted that she has stopped the inhumane practice of FGM, because she observed it caused more harm than good to women and girls. (AllAfrica)

'The Gambia Operates a Free Market Economy,' Trade Minister

[Foroyaa] The Minister of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment Dr. Isatou Touray has asserted that the Gambia operates a free market economy and a liberal trading environment, where prices of goods and services are determined by forces of demand and supply. (AllAfrica)

Civil Society Organizations Present Statement to Information Minister

[Foroyaa] As the 28th of September marks the International Right to Know Day, the undersigned Civil Society Organizations presented a statement on the Commemoration of International Right to Know Day to the Minister of Information, Communication and Infrastructure, Mr. Demba Ali Jawo. (AllAfrica)

Spain-Based Gambian Attacker Hoping for Scoring Run

[Foroyaa] Spain-based Gambian forward Nuha Marong is hoping for a continuation of a fine run that has seen him score thrice in seven starts. (AllAfrica)

President Tours Kotu Power Plant

[Foroyaa] The President of the Republic, Mr. Adama Barrow, on Friday 29th September 2017, visited Kotu Power Station to acquaint himself with ongoing projects that the national Utility Company has embarked upon to stabilise the country's perennial electricity crisis. It was just on the 22nd September 2017, that the Deputy Managing Director of NAWEC, Mr. Nani Juwara, admitted in a press briefing with journalist, the dire situation the Utility Company is going through. (AllAfrica)

Kuntaur Major Health Center Theatre Dysfunctional

[Foroyaa] Mr. Ensa Jarju, a registered Nurse stationed at the Kuntaur Major health Center, in the Central River Region (CRR North), has told journalists that the health Center's theatre, is not functional because there is no Medical Doctor to use the facility. (AllAfrica)

The Chieftaincy Dilemma

[Foroyaa] Chiefs are heads of district tribunals. They have judicial powers. This is why the drafters of the 1997 Constitution provided for the Elections of Chiefs by the people and gave them a tenure of office that would last until they reach 70 years. In this way, they would not have been subjected to appointment and removal by the Executive. (AllAfrica)

How Free Is Free Education?

[Foroyaa] The orphan came to the Foroyaa office with a widow to request for support for a child moving from grade four to grade five. The mother was asked to go to the school for a bill. She came back empty handed. When the headmaster was called, he said that apart from the 100 dalasi paid by Government, parents are to shoulder the cost of exercise books, uniform and the rest which adds up to almost 1000 dalasi. He said that he could not put that in writing since it is not expenditure coming directly to the school. (AllAfrica)

Biri Given Rousing Applause By Sevilla Fans

[Foroyaa] Former Gambian footballer Biri Biri Njie was treated to heroic applauds recently by fans of Spanish top tier side Seville FC where he's a legend. (AllAfrica)

SK West Nawettan - League Cup Reaches Semis

[Foroyaa] The Serrekunda West league nawettan has reached its semis after four clubs walked their way past the quarter-finals. Jantabai are through after trouncing Kaw Talli 2-0. They are joined in the semis by Jirinton who beat Tigers 3-2 in a five-goal-thriller duel earlier on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Drug Addiction and Health, Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Brain

[The Point] Drug addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the drug addict and those around them. Drug addiction is a brain disease because the abuse of drugs leads to changes in the structure and function of the brainbox 15, 2016 (AllAfrica)

Liscr FC Coach Certificated in Gambia

[Observer] LISCR FC Coach Tapha Manneh (L) receives a certificate of appreciation from CAF coach instructor and former chairman of GFF normalization committee, Alhaji Sillah (AllAfrica)

Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday

[The Point] Ma Alice Lance (Nee Johnson) celebrated her 100 years birthday, on 1 October 2017, at a ceremony held at hotel school ground, in Kanifing South. (AllAfrica)

Childfund Boosts Gambia Police Force

[The Point] The Child Welfare and Gender Unit of the Gambia Police Force Monday took delivery of a cheque for D60, 000 from ChildFund The Gambia, at a ceremony held at ChildFund offices in Kanifing. (AllAfrica)

Good Morning Mr President !!! - Media, Government Partnership

[The Point] Mr. President, we want to thank you and your government for closely working with the press in a friendly atmosphere since you assumed office in January. (AllAfrica)

Regional FAs React Against Allegations

[The Point] Regional Football Associations have reacted bitterly against concerned football Stakeholders' allegation regarding the regional football association elections. (AllAfrica)

Yahya Jammeh Sold Kairaba Hotel to Ma Kharafi, Coordinator Tells Commission

[The Point] Momodou Lamin Sonko, a coordinator at MA Kharafi Company, yesterday told the commission that looks into the assets and financial transactions of the former President Yahya Jammeh that the former president has sold Kairaba Beach Hotel to MA Kharafi to the tune of $10, 000,000. (AllAfrica)

Gambian Charitable Foundation Donates Surgical Equipment to Brikama District Hospital

[The Point] Brikama District Hospital has received a donation of surgical equipment from Baba Jerreh's Foundation, a Gambian registered charitable foundation. (AllAfrica)

Naccug Embarks On Strategic Planning Retreat

[The Point] National Association of Co-operative Credit Unions of The Gambia (NACCUG) was established in August 1992 as the apex organisation focusing on institutional development of co-operative credit unions in The Gambia. (AllAfrica)

€4.4 M Food Fortification Project Launched

[Foroyaa] The Gambia Government through the office of the Vice President and the Ministry of Women's Affairs, in close partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, has launched a 4.4 million Euro project entitled, "Improving Food Security and Nutrition in the Gambia, Through Food Fortification. The event was held on Tuesday 26th September 2017, at a local hotel in Senegambia. (AllAfrica)

Water Crisis Hits Kuntuar Fulla Kunda

[Foroyaa] Residents of Kuntuar Fulla Kunda have bemoaned the extreme hardship they encounter daily in getting water for domestic consumption. (AllAfrica)

Residents of Brufut Sensitized On Community Policing

[Foroyaa] The Gambia Police Force on Thursday 21st September 2017, sensitized the community of Brufut on Community Policing. (AllAfrica)

Ali Sowe Eyeing Chievo Return At Elapse of Loan Deal

[Foroyaa] Returning to Italy at elapse of his Albania loan deal tops Ali Sowe's priorities. The 23-year-old is on a season-long loan at Albanian giants Skenderbeu to earn regular playing time. (AllAfrica)

Construction Continues As Security Intensifies At Reserved Land

[Foroyaa] Construction at the Kololi/Bakoteh reserved land continues as reinforcement of security personnel on the site increases. (AllAfrica)

SK East Nawettan - Dubai FC Making Waves

[Foroyaa] League nawettan at Serrekunda East is intensifying with Dubai FC making the rounds in a championship that has seen 16 clubs qualifying into the next stage. (AllAfrica)

Kombo East District Final Rescheduled

[Foroyaa] The Kombo East district tourney is put off on a later date after the first final meeting failed to produce a winner. The sides settled on a one-all score on last Sunday but the organisers opted to reschedule the clash. (AllAfrica)