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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)


President Barrow Attends Africa/China Summit

[Foroyaa] President Adama Barrow, will on Saturday 10:00 AM travel to the People's Republic of China to attend the Forum on China- Africa Cooperation (FOCAC 2018), a press release from state house reveals. (AllAfrica)


Barrow Attends Focac Summit in China

[The Point] President Adama Barrow will travel to the People's Republic of China to attend the Forum on China- Africa Cooperation (FOCAC 2018), on Saturday, 1st September 2018, according to media dispatch from State House. (AllAfrica)


UNFPA enhances its managers' capacity to manage change process in the wake of ongoing transformation and challenges in the West and Central Africa region.

[UNFPA in WCA] Banjul, The Gambia - August 27, 2018: The Vice President of the Republic of The Gambia, Hon. Ousainou ANM Darboe addressed the opening ceremony of the Change Management Training for UNFPA Representatives in West and Central Africa, on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9 am at the Kairaba Hotel, in Banjul, The Gambia. (AllAfrica)


UN Representative Bids Farewell to President Barrow

[Govt of the Gambia] President Adama Barrow on Friday received the UN Resident Coordinator in The Gambia, Ms. Ade Mamonyane Lekoetje at his office in Banjul. The courtesy call was to bid farewell to the President as she ends her five year term as the head of the UN System in the country. (AllAfrica)


Turo Darboe Gives 100 Blood Bags to EFSTH

[The Point] Gambian philanthropist and Chief Executive Officer of Vision Development Foundation (VDF), Modou Turo Darboe on Friday donated 100 blood bags to the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital (EFSTH) in Banjul. (AllAfrica)


Le Niveau d'Emprunt De La Gambie Réduit a 5.5 Percent

[The Point] Son Excellence le Président Adama BARROW cita que l'économie de la Gambie avait une croissance stable d'autant plus que les taux d'intérêt sur les bonds de trésor indiquent une baisse des emprunts de 17.4% a 5.5%. (AllAfrica)


TVET, Literacy Synergy Study Validated

[The Point] Synergy study between technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), literacy and non-formal education and information and communication technology was last Tuesday validated at the National Nutrition Agency (NaNa) conference hall in Bakau. UNESCO funded the validation. (AllAfrica)


In GFF Trial, Counsel Says It Will Be Suicidal Not to Challenge Affidavit in Opposition

[The Point] Counsel Sheriff Kumba Jobe, who is representing Malick Sillah and his team, the applicants, at the High Court, , told the court on 17 August, 2018 that it would be suicidal not to challenge the affidavit in opposition filed by Lawyer Lamin S. Camara on behalf of The Gambia Football Federation, the respondents. (AllAfrica)


Four Junglers Released, UMPA, Tamba Case Set for Ruling

[The Point] Four of the patrol team members alias the 'junglers' have been released due to lack of evidence, and the case of former President Jammeh's trusted men Gen. Umpa Mendy and Gen. Ansumana Tamba is set for ruling at the Court Martial after a no case submission was filed, according Lt. Gen. Masanneh Kinteh, the Chief of Defence Staff. (AllAfrica)


Court of Law Should Not Condone Commission of Constitutional Wrong - Says Justice Jaiteh

[The Point] Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the High Court in Banjul has said that a court of law should not condone the commission by a State of a constitutional wrong nor should it be an accessory after the fact to the commission of unconstitutionality. (AllAfrica)


Days of Coup d'État' Are Now Gone

[The Point] The chief of Defence Staff Lt. Gen. Masanneh Kinteh has said that gone are the days for lawlessness and coup d'états in the military, citing that the army is here to serve as per the dictates of the constitution of The Gambia. (AllAfrica)


Motie, Stakeholders Validate 2018-2022 National Trade Policy

[The Point] Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment recently held a day stakeholder validation of the National Trade Policy of 2018-2022 at the Atlantic Hotel in Banjul. The validation was held to carry out the update of the National Trade Policy 2011. (AllAfrica)


NACOFAC Conducts M&E Training for Fisheries, Livestock Farmers

[The Point] The National Coordinating Organization for Farmers Association in The Gambia (NACOFAG) in collaboration with P2RS project under the Ministry of Agriculture Saturday concluded a four-day intensive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) training for fisheries and livestock farmers and forest organisations at the Trans-Gambia Lodge in Jarra Pakalinding. (AllAfrica)


Medina FC, Jola Kunda Wins in Sesdo Nawettan

[The Point] Tallinding-based Medina FC and Bundung-based Jola Kunda FC over weekend won their respective games after beating Blue Stars and Bradford in the ongoing Serekunda East Nawettan. (AllAfrica)


Marabout Allegedly Obtains Money By False Pretence

[The Point] Amadou Jobe, a marabout, was earlier arraigned before Magistrate Mam Samba of the Kanifing Magistrates' Court for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence, an allegation he denied. (AllAfrica)


14 Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-in

[The Point] United States Ambassador to The Gambia Carolyn Patricia Alsup, last Thursday presided over the swearing-in of 14 Peace Corps Education Volunteer trainees in The Gambia held at the Ambassador's residence in Fajara. (AllAfrica)


Adama Njie Among Top Destination Managers

[The Point] One of the finest Gambian tourism market doyens, Adama Njie, has been named alongside other two top destination managers to speak at the upcoming 14th edition of Akwaaba African Travel Market slated for 9th to 11th September, 2018 in Lagos Nigeria. (AllAfrica)


Govt Pays Tribute to Late Kofi Annan

[The Point] The Government of the Republic of The Gambia learns with deep regret, grief and sorrow the demise of Mr Kofi Annan, former Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate which sad event took place on Saturday 18 August 2018. Mr Annan died at 80, his life was punctuated with a love for peace, justice and equality. (AllAfrica)


Lamin Kaba Bajo Re-Elected GFF President

[The Point] The Gambia Football Federation incumbent president, Lamin Kaba Bajo was on Saturday re-elected to steer affairs of Gambian Football for the next four years, after a convincing win over Malick N.K. Sillah by 63 votes to 2. (AllAfrica)


Good Morning Mr President

[The Point] Mr. President, as the feast of Eidul Adha (Tobaski) will be celebrated on Tuesday 21 August 2018in The Gambia, we would like to wish you, your family, members of your government and all the people residing in The Gambia a happy feast of Eidul Adha (Tobaski) in advance. May Allah answer all prayers and accept our sacrifices. It's also high time that Muslims in The Gambia always pray on the same day be it 'Tobaski' or 'Koriteh.' This year too, the Tobaski will be observed in two separate dates: 21st and 22nd (AllAfrica)


The Executive Needs Debriefing

[Foroyaa] After each press conference the executive should conduct an assessment and evaluation of its performance in order to indicate the way forward. (AllAfrica)


GACH Tomato Factory Inaugurated

[Foroyaa] First Gambian Tomato factory (GACH), has been inaugurated during the weekend at their Headquarters in Banjulunding. The factory specializes in tomato paste and mineral water production and will assist farmers by curbing the problems of post-harvest loses for tomato producers, and provide job opportunities for the citizenry. (AllAfrica)


Road Accident Leads to Five Deaths

[Foroyaa] An accident took place yesterday 19 August just after Lamin Village which led to the instant loss of five lives. (AllAfrica)


Four 'Jungulars' Released, but Eleven Soldiers Still Detained

[Foroyaa] Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of The Gambia, Lieutenant General Masanneh Kinteh has confirmed that four soldiers who are alleged to have taken part in the extra-judicial killings and torture for the ex-president Yahya Jammeh commonly called 'jungulars' were recently released from custody due to lack of evidence. Foroyaa had previously reported the release of four soldiers in its publication in June. (AllAfrica)


Bajo Re-Elected GFF President

[Foroyaa] Incumbent Lamin Kabba Bajo has been handed a renewed mandate to be Gambia's GFF president for the next four years. (AllAfrica)


Vendors and Buyers of Tobaski Rams Express Their Concerns

[Foroyaa] With Tobaski just round the corner vendors and buyers of ram have been expressing their concerns. (AllAfrica)


Native Provides Kerr Sait Maram With Borehole

[Foroyaa] Cherno Krubally, a native of Kerr Sait Maram village in the Central River Region of the Gambia, recently dug a borehole to provide portable water to the village and surrounding communities. (AllAfrica)


I Have No Penchant for Pettiness a Response to Dr. Henry Carrol

[Foroyaa] A nation needs its best minds to be engaged in serious discussion on how to move it forward and not to waste time in endless wrangling over non issues. What is the use of writing a whole book on an unknown journalist when a thousand and one important issues are waiting to be clarified? I am only giving a reply to your contention out of necessity. As a matter of fact I have no penchant for pettiness. (AllAfrica)


Sillah Faults Electoral Body, 'Withdraws' From GFF Elections

[Foroyaa] Malick Sillah has faulted Football House's election commission as he decides against challenging Lamin Kabba Bajo in the race to be the country's football boss. (AllAfrica)


Illegal Fishing Harming West Africa

[The Point] Vessels arrested for illegally fishing in West African waters are still carrying on with business as usual, according to a Greenpeace Africa report released last year in November. (AllAfrica)