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Gambia Scouting for New Coach

[Foroyaa] Football House are on the lookout for a new coach after Sang Ndong's two-year tenure on the Scorpions managerial helm ended. The Gambia Football Federation opted against handing Sang improved terms instead shifting him to the role of a technical director. (AllAfrica)

The Cabinet Reshuffle and the Gender Agenda

[Foroyaa] On Friday June 29th, 2018, President Adama Barrow effected a major cabinet change. The change saw two women lose their cabinet positions while two men joined the new cabinet. The purpose of this article is not to question the cabinet reshuffle as it is the President's prerogative to appoint members of his cabinet and to change them as he deems fit. What I can question however and hold President Barrow to account is his lack of adherence to commitments made by government to the gender agenda. It is worrying (AllAfrica)

Film Makers, Actors Lament On Challenges Within the Industry

[Foroyaa] Welcome to another Edition of Arts & Music, the Column that seeks to promote Arts and Music in the Gambia. In today's Column, actors, actresses and movie makers spoke to this reporter on the challenges they face in the industry. Read on. (AllAfrica)

Marreh Training With Premier League Club Watford

[Foroyaa] Midfielder Sulayman Marreh is back training with English Premier League outfit Watford. The Gambian was on a loan deal at second tier Spanish outfit Almeria UD after joining from Real Valladolid. (AllAfrica)

Gambian Arena - Manduwar Lined Up to Face Sanneh

[Foroyaa] Manduwar is being touted to square with wrestler Sanneh in what is being tipped to be a thrilling clash. (AllAfrica)

When Will Land Disputes Be Addressed???

[Foroyaa] This column is devoted to monitor and report on issues that relate to production, processing, preservation and marketing of agricultural produce, aimed at ensuring food security in the Gambia as well as the interventions of Government and Non-governmental Organizations in this regard. (AllAfrica)

CAF Investigating Referee Filmed Taking Money

[Foroyaa] Gambian referee Ebrima Jallow is being investigated by Confederation of African Football (CAF) after being captured in a footage receiving money before a WAFU game in Ghana last year. (AllAfrica)

GFF - We Will Be Exonerated By Police Investigations

[Foroyaa] In the wake of its investigation by police linked to tax fraud charges, Football House insists it will be exonerated in the end. (AllAfrica)

Swearing-in of Members of the Commission Inquiry

[Govt of the Gambia] H.E. President Adama Barrow will preside over the swearing-in ceremony for members of the Commission of Inquiry appointed earlier to investigate the circumstances that led to the Faraba Bantang incident as well as recommend measures to prevent a recurrence of the same. (AllAfrica)

Have People Not Heard What President Barrow Said in Faaraba?

[Foroyaa] People are still speculating that it is in the plans of President Barrow to hand over power after serving three years. The fact of the matter is that President Barrow did not minx his words when he addressed villagers in Faraba Banta. He said without any fear of exagerration that he was elected to serve a five year mandate. He appealed to people to accept this mandate, that those who want to contest should prepare themselves to join the ring after the end of his term. (AllAfrica)

The Structure of Executive Power in the Gambia

[Foroyaa] People have been asking about the type of structure prevailing in The Gambia. Many started to question who should assume office when the President is no longer there. (AllAfrica)

Sanyang Youths Protest Peaceful Against Fishmeal Factory

[Foroyaa] Environmental activists and concerned Youth of Sanyang village in Kombo South, held a peaceful protest on Saturday June 30th, to call for the immediate closure of Nissim Fishmeal factory, in their community. (AllAfrica)

President Talks to the Media At the Airport

[Foroyaa] Below are excerpts from the President's interview with the media at the airport upon his arrival from the African Union summit, as presented by the Office of the President. (AllAfrica)

Football House Facing Police Probe - A Trip Into How It All Started

[Foroyaa] Process of probing the Gambia Football Federation over the FIFA Goal Project has begun with investigators ready to grill more football officials. (AllAfrica)

Muhammed Magassy Calls for the Infrastructural Development of Basse

[Foroyaa] Muhammed Magassy, National Assembly Member for Basse, has express the need for Government intervention to build the country's second airport and the faculty of agriculture of the University of The Gambia, National Center for Arts and Culture and the National Library and National Museum, in Basse have; that these Offices should have regional branches in Basse, if Government wants to realise the place as the second capital and acknowledged the support and efforts of his electorate in national development. (AllAfrica)

Media to Serve As Watchdog in Assessing CRC - Chairman

[Foroyaa] Cherno Sulayman Jallow, the Chairperson of the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), underscores the importance of the media in the review process both as driver to communicate, and as watchdog to assess the conduct of the process. According to Jallow, this is why they are using the media as the first gateway to make public entry. (AllAfrica)

After Cabinet Reshuffle, Permanent Secretaries Redeployed

[Foroyaa] This medium has been informed that a Major redeployment of Permanent Secretaries took place a week after the President reshuffled cabinet. (AllAfrica)

President Barrow Is Yet to Address the National Assembly

[Foroyaa] According to section 77(1) of the Constitution, (AllAfrica)

Detained Soldier On Whatsapp Allegation Released

[Foroyaa] Private Dembo L. Jarju who was in detention for days without being brought before any Court of Law, has been granted bail by the Military Police at Yundum Barracks, Military sources confirmed to this medium on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

At the 'Janneh' Commission - Dr. Njogu Bah Said He Was Not Desk Officer for Gam Petroleum

[Foroyaa] Dr Njogu Bah, former Secretary-General and Head of Civil Services in the former regime of Yaya Jammeh, Wednesday June 27th 2018, reappeared before the 'Janneh' Commission and told Commissioners that he was not the desk officer for Gam Petroleum Company, at the Office of the former President. (AllAfrica)

NA Select Committee On Agriculture Present Report

[Foroyaa] The National Assembly (NA) Select Committee on Agriculture, presented its report before Deputies, after the former's visit to sectors under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Agriculture. The presentation of the report was done yesterday June 28th 2018 at the NA building in Banjul, for adoption. (AllAfrica)

Arrested Chinese Fishing Vessels Released

[Foroyaa] Following investigations regarding the Chinese fishing vessels that were seized by the Gambia Navy for illegally fishing in Gambia waters, has been confirmed by the Navy. (AllAfrica)

Confirmed - Pa Dibba Seals China Move

[Foroyaa] Pa Amat Dibba has swapped Sweden for Chinese football after joining Shenzhen, Foroyaa Sport can report. The striker joins the Asians on a lucrative deal believed to be around 12 million Swedish kroners. (AllAfrica)

Nedi Begins Entrepreneurship Traning for Migrant Returnees

[Foroyaa] The National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI), has started five days of entrepreneurship training for migrant returnees at the Rural Development Institute (RDI), in Mansakonko, Lower River Region. (AllAfrica)

Ministers Respond to Legislators

[Foroyaa] Ministers on Wednesday June 27th 2018, took turns to mount the podium and respond to the questions for which due notice were given by deputies, at the National Assembly building in Banjul. (AllAfrica)

Life of the Rural People Gambia @ 53 Makng Rural Gambia Conducive to Human Habitation Part Three

[Foroyaa] This Column is meant to monitor and report on issues that concern the people of the rural communities, in terms of how their development is hindered or facilitated. Rural development is a process that aims to improve the standard of living of people living in rural communities. (AllAfrica)

We Must Be Primarily Dependent On Ourselves for Survival - Sida Jatta

[Foroyaa] Memebr Wuli West, Sidia Jatta said we must be primarily depend on ourselves for survival. He made these remarks yesterday when the National Assembly Select Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development tabled its report before Deputies for adoption. (AllAfrica)

Government and Bakers to Meet Again

[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment and Sen Four Bakeries Association are yet to agree on terms, but information reaching Foroyaa is that they will meet again today. Meanwhile scarcity of bread continued for the second day yesterday as desperate buyers either queued or scrambled for it at the very few bakeries that made them available. (AllAfrica)

Top Brass of GPA Appear Before Commissioners

[Foroyaa] Top Officials of the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA), namely the Managing Director Abdoulie Tambadou, Deputy Managing Director Ousman Jobarteh and former Managing Director Lamin L. Sanyang, yesterday reappeared before the 'Janneh' Commission in connection to GPA shares and investment on Gam Petroleum Company. (AllAfrica)

At the National Assembly - Deputies Ratify International Conventions

[Foroyaa] Deputies at the National Assembly on Thursday June 28th, ratified the Maritime Labour Convention of 2006 and the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification on Watch Keeping, for shipping vessel personnel, tabled by the Minister of Works, Bai Lamin Jobe. (AllAfrica)

Journalist Brutally Assaulted and Arrested

[IFJ] A journalist was brutally assaulted by the Gambian police while covering a story on 18 June. (AllAfrica)