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Weathering the Uncertainties of Climate Change in the Gambia

[UNEP] When Bundauda Samasa was a boy, everyone knew to the day when the rains would start and stop sprinkling the fields in The Gambia's Upper River Region, and what harvest of groundnuts, vegetables, rice and pulses to expect. (AllAfrica)

Goodwill Message from Her Majesty the Queen to President Barrow

[Govt of the Gambia] President Adama Barrow acknowledged receipt of a message of best wishes from Her Majesty, the Queen expressing warm greetings and best wishes for good fortune and happiness for the people of The Gambia. (AllAfrica)

Wife Hunts for Husband's Killers

[Foroyaa] Isatou Fatty, wife of late Mahawa Cham, continues to hunt for those who killed her husband, during the former regime. (AllAfrica)

'Rongo' Appeals Against High Court Decision

[Foroyaa] Momodou Lamin Jarju (alias Rongo) and his brother Lamin Jarju, have instituted an appeal before the Gambia Court of Appeal against the decision of the Banjul High Court. (AllAfrica)

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From Earning a Million in Football to a Fisherman - the Moving Inside Story of Gambia's Alasana Camara

[Foroyaa] It's nine years since Alasana Camara plundered in a decisive winning goal to win Gambia the African U-17 title in Algeria. The mammoth striker ran deep into the box then outmuscled his marker before letting fly a screamer with his favoured left foot that beat the Desert Foxes' net-minder into the net. It was Gambia's second Caf youth title in four years after the first in 2005. (AllAfrica)

In the NIA 9 Trial - 'No Interpreter, No Proceedings' Prosecution

[Foroyaa] The head of prosecution in the trial involving former intelligence chief of the NIA, Lawyer Antouman AB Gaye, has told the Banjul High Court that without an interpreter, there will be no proceedings. (AllAfrica)

More Gamtel/Gamcel Officials Face 'Janneh' Commission

[Foroyaa] Several officials of the National Telecom Company Gamtel and its subsidiary Company Gamcel, yesterday appeared before the 'Janneh' Commission in connection to the management of Gamtel International Gateway Project. (AllAfrica)

Gambia Surpasses Global Target On TB Treatment

[Foroyaa] The Information Minister Mr. Demba Ali Jawo, has confirmed that The Gambia has already surpassed the globally set target of 85% treatment success of tuberculosis (TB). Jawo made these responses on the 7th of March 2018, as he faced members of the media at his office in Kanifing. (AllAfrica)

Wrestler Manduwar's Appeal Against Leket Rejected

[Foroyaa] Wrestler Manduwar's appeal against Leket Bu Barra has been rejected, Foroyaa Sport understands. Manduwar of Club Jeff Jell months ago filed an appeal contesting his defeat to Leket claiming unfairness against the referee. (AllAfrica)

Concern Universal Sued for Breach of Contract

[Foroyaa] Mr. Bernard M. Mendy, a former Management Accountant of the United Purpose popularly called Concern Universal, has sued the aforesaid Organisation for unlawfully terminating his contract. (AllAfrica)

Transport Fares in North Bank Remain the Same

[Foroyaa] Commuters plying the Barra Farafenni route have informed this medium that transport fares are still the same as they have been during the former regime in the North Bank Region, despite recent instructions and new tariff, given by the Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure to reduce the fares. (AllAfrica)

Gard Calls for Health Minister's Resignation

[Foroyaa] The Gambia Association of Resident Doctors (GARD) have reacted to the statements made by the Minister of Health and Social Welfare Mrs. Saffie Lowe Ceesay and published on Standard Newspaper. (AllAfrica)

GRA Embarks On Capacity Building of Staff

[Foroyaa] The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) through support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has embarked on training to build the capacity of Revenue Collectors and other members of staff. (AllAfrica)

Leaders Should Always Guard Their Words

[Foroyaa] Leaders occupy position of power and/or influence and what they say may carry a lot of weight. A leader, unlike an ordinary person, cannot just utter any word in public but would have to weigh any public statement to be uttered against its consequences. (AllAfrica)

'Saul Badjie Was More Powerful Than Former VP' Momodou Sabally

[Foroyaa] The former Secretary General in the regime of Yaya Jammeh Mr. Momodou Sabally, yesterday told the 'Janneh' Commission that the former Commander of the Republican Guards Battalion, General Saul Badjie, was more powerful than the former Vice President, Dr. Isatou Njie Saidy. (AllAfrica)

In the NIA 9 Trial - Prosecution to Apply for 'Locus' Visit

[Foroyaa] Lawyer Antuman Gaye, the lead Prosecutor in the ongoing trial involving Mr. Yankuba Badjie, former Director General of NIA and eight other officials of the said agency, has intimated to the court of their intention to apply for a "Locus" visit. (AllAfrica)

WANEP, Partners, Train Aspiring Female Candidates

[Foroyaa] The West African Network for Peace Building (WANEP) in collaboration with partners, on Monday started a two day training activity for female candidates, for the upcoming Local Government Election. The training aims to enhance women's active participation in the political process of the country. (AllAfrica)

Lamin Jallow, Ali Sowe On Goal Rebirth

[Foroyaa] Making noises for the right reasons are Gambian pair Lamin Jallow and Ali Sowe. (AllAfrica)

PDOIS Public Notice Primary in Kanifing Municipality

[Foroyaa] The Central Committee of the People's Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) pursues the policy of mandating its ward and regional Committees to select their candidates and hold consensus building initiatives or primaries where more than one person applies for candidature. (AllAfrica)

Gyin, Citizens United Join Hands to Tackle Irregular Migration

[Foroyaa] The Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) Gambia, and Citizens United in Switzerland, have signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deliver programmes with the goal of reducing the incidence of irregular migration in The Gambia. It is understood that the MoU will provide awareness raising and entrepreneurial training programmes for returnees and their families. (AllAfrica)

Capt. Malick Boye Arrested

[Foroyaa] Captain Malick Boye, a former member of the Gambia Armed Force was on Friday 2 March 2018, arrested at the Basse military camp and subsequently transported to Yundum Barracks, where he is currently detained, military sources can confirm to this medium. (AllAfrica)

Choice By Tradition or By the People?

[Foroyaa] Section 1 subsection (2) of the Constitution states: (AllAfrica)

Gambia Captain Voted Game's Star Man After Decisive Goal

[Foroyaa] Omar Colley, Gambia national skipper, was over the weekend unanimously voted man-of-the-match after dinking in the game's only goal. The 25-year-old was a level ahead of his usual game against Waasland-Beveren in a top tier clash in Belgium in what was his twenty-seventh full start in twenty-seven games. (AllAfrica)

Pa Sallah Jeng Withdraws From Banjul Mayoral Race and Speaks Out

[Foroyaa] The former Mayor of Banjul who stood and won on an independent ticket, has declared his withdrawal from the race for the Banjul Mayoral election, scheduled for May 2018. Jeng expressed his displeasure with the system of registration which he believes, should be continuous and should be done once and for all. While he was Mayor, Mr. Jeng was forced out of office by the manipulation of the former executive. Below is an abridged form of a statement he issued to that effect: (AllAfrica)

'Increase in Cement Price Temporal' - Governor Jammeh

[Foroyaa] The Governor of the Central Bank of The Gambia Bakary Jammeh, has revealed that the increase in the price of cement is temporal and that this will be sorted out. Jammeh made these remarks during the question and answer session of the Monetary Policy Committee meeting with journalists on Wednesday, 28 February, 2018, at the Central Bank of The Gambia (CBG). (AllAfrica)

Ex-Gambia Football Boss Laid to Rest

[Foroyaa] Former Gambia football boss Omar Sey has passed away and was laid to rest last Friday. (AllAfrica)

Exposure to Lead Paint Harmful to Health YVE Executive Director

[Foroyaa] Joe Bongay, Executive Director of Young Volunteers for the Environment (YVE), said lead in paint, poses a significant and damaging health effect on humans, especially the young and most vulnerable ones of society; that due to the harmful effects of Lead, this affects brain formation and the nervous system at a tender age of their growth, and the health effects can generally have a lifelong impact on these children. Mr. Bongay made these and other statements in a press conference held at the YVE main office (AllAfrica)

Senegambia Commemorates First Free Movement Day

[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment in collaboration with the Ministry of African Integration, NEPAD and Francophone in Senegal, commemorated first ever Senegambia Free Movement Day on Thursday, 1st March 2018, at the Amdalaye Karang border. (AllAfrica)

GPDP Holds Press Conference

[Foroyaa] Gambia Party for Democracy and Progress, on Friday 2nd March 2018, held a press conference at their main political Bureau in Church-hills, town on the selection of the party's candidates for the upcoming local Government elections, coupled with discussions on the affairs of the party. (AllAfrica)

City Girls Bossing Women's Second Tier League

[Foroyaa] City Girls are the team to beat in the Gambia Football Federation second tier women's division. City boss the standings on eight points ahead of Kintehs who've garnered fifteen points in a possible thirty. (AllAfrica)