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Crisis, Agric Minister Vows to Resolve Issue Pirang Women Gardeners in

[Foroyaa] Pirang women gardeners have expressed their dissatisfaction on crop losses and other damages caused by stray animals into their gardens, destroying their fields. (AllAfrica)

Former CBG Financial Controller Explains How Funds Were Looted

[Foroyaa] Mr. Abdoulie Cham, retired Financial Controller at the Central Bank of The Gambia, yesterday explained to the 'Janneh' Commission, the way and manner monies were taken from the bank including a transfer of $3,000,000.00 by Captain Ebou Jallow, to a private bank. The former Banker testified that he worked at the Central Bank from March 1997 to November 2003 and among his responsibilities was to ensure that the books of the bank were kept adequately enough. (AllAfrica)

We Won't Be Investigated - Says GFF Boss

[Foroyaa] Football boss Lamin Kabba Bajo has told Foroyaa Sport that the federation won't be investigated. Bajo's comment comes in the wake of a statement by the National Sports Council chairman Borri Darboe. (AllAfrica)

The Count Down Will Soon Begin

[Foroyaa] Gambians are about to take stock of the dramatic succession of events which gave birth to the change of 2nd December 2017. The impasse which eventually followed, placed the country into a state of uncertainty, leading to flights of people from the country and the displacement of many who anticipated the breakout of war. (AllAfrica)

President Ernest Bai Koroma Visits the Gambia

[Foroyaa] The Office of the President informs the general public that His Excellency, Mr. Adama Barrow President of the Republic of The Gambia will receive His Excellency, Mr Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone, tomorrow, Thursday, 30 November 2017. President Koroma is expected to arrive at the Banjul International Airport at 12 noon. (AllAfrica)

Students Sensitized On Illicit Drugs, Trafficking

[Foroyaa] Students of Abuko Upper Basic School were yesterday sensitized on Illicit Drugs and Drug Trafficking, at a seminar held at the school hall in Abuko. The seminar was organized by the Junior Education Service in partnership with the Maths and Science Club of Abuko Upper Basic School. (AllAfrica)

Market Chairperson Speaks On Eviction of Vendors

[Foroyaa] Mr. Modou Lamin Colley the community Chairperson of the Latrikunda Sabaji market along the Brikama Westfield Highway, has pointed out that the market belongs to the residents of Latrikunda Sabaji and not the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC); that therefore the shops and canteens should be given back to their owners after the rebuilding of the market. The Market Chairperson made this and other remarks on Tuesday 28th November 2017, at the Foroyaa office in Churchill's town. (AllAfrica)

'Engage, Consult Women in Reform Process' - DPs Gassama

[Foroyaa] The Deputy Permanent Secretary Ministry of Women's Affairs, Binta Gassama, has said that it is absolutely necessary for Gambian women to be actively engaged and consulted in the reform process of the new Gambia. This, she went on will ensure that the needs of women and girls are understood and the structural inequalities affecting women and girls is addressed; that most importantly it will ensure that the ongoing and planned mechanisms, will lead to a transformative change for women and the societies they (AllAfrica)

Ali Sowe Voted Albania Player of the Month

[Foroyaa] Striker Ali Sowe has been voted Albania top flight best player of the month. (AllAfrica)

Captain Ebou Jallow Transferred U.S.$3,000,000 to a Private Bank Says Former Central Bank Official

[The Point] Mr. Abdoulie Cham, retired Financial Controller at the Central Bank of The Gambia, yesterday told the Janneh Commission that Captain Ebou Jallow transferred $3,000,000 to a private bank. (AllAfrica)

Water Crisis Hits Njaley Samba Village

[Foroyaa] Information reaching this medium has it that the residents of Njaley Samba, a village in Niani District Central River Region North, have been hit with a serious water shortage as their only open well became muddy and unfit for human consumption. (AllAfrica)

Court Martial - Military Officers Testify

[Foroyaa] Three military officers have yesterday testified before a General Court-Martial at Yundum barracks in the ongoing criminal trial of 12 soldiers. (AllAfrica)

The Alarm Bell Is Ringing - Gambians and Other Migrants in Libya

[Foroyaa] The alarm bell has been ringing. Governments in Africa are told that crimes against humanity are being committed in Libya. Murder, rape, torture and slavery are being alleged. The AU has to take the situation of migrants in Libya as an emergency, requiring extraordinary measures. Maximum effort should be made to restore the viability of the Libyan state so that civil rights would be respected. The AU should be seen to give support to aggrieved migrants, who have returned to provide evidence so that those w (AllAfrica)

GAF Gaffer Eyes League Double

[Foroyaa] Armed Forces Football Club are looking to go a step further than they've achieved last season by doing the double this term. The soldiers stole hearts and minds the previous season beating Real de Banjul to the gong -their first in seven years. (AllAfrica)

Drop in Crop Production Will Increase If Threat Posed By Migratory Birds Is Not Addressed

[Foroyaa] Assessment done by the Ministry of Agriculture has revealed that the country's total agricultural production for the 2017 cropping season, will drop from 284, 532 metric tons registered in 2016, to 184, 913 metric tons in 2017 (35%). (AllAfrica)

Former Accountant Furnishes Commission With Accounting Records

[Foroyaa] Mrs. Adama Njie, former accountant at the office of the former president, yesterday furnished the 'Janneh' Commission with accounting records showing payments relating to per diems paid to the former president and others and their air tickets respectively. According to her, the payments she made were from 2011-2016 respectively, from the Special Security Account at the Central Bank. She said in 2013, she made a payment of D69, 639,778.00 further stating that in 2014, she made a payment of D81,413, 827.39 a (AllAfrica)

Woman's Body Found Dumped On Road, Suspect Arrested

[Foroyaa] The body of a lady, has been found dumped along the streets in Manjai-Kunda, on Saturday, 26th November 2017, at about 07:00hrs, Deputy Police spokesperson can confirm. (AllAfrica)

Brikama's Coach - My Charges Did Wonders

[Foroyaa] Brikama's tactician Lamin Nyassi believes his charges were in top-notch form in the derby against town rivals Bombada Football Club. It was the league's first West Coast Region derby and Brikama were leading two goals up before the game was aborted owing to approach of darkness. (AllAfrica)

Denmark-Based Gambian to War for Starting Spot

[Foroyaa] Scorpions' defender Simon Richter says he's not giving up his starting place without a fight. Second tier Danish club Roskilde signed Mark Gundelach to provide competition for the 32-year-old Richter. (AllAfrica)

Naval Chief Appears Before the 'Janneh' Commission

[Foroyaa] Commodore Madani Senghore of the Gambia Armed Forces and Commander of the Gambia Navy, has told the "Janneh Commission" that fishing was never part of their mandate but were supposed to regulate Marine resources and the activities of the fishermen, but not to compete with them at sea. (AllAfrica)

Relocated Vendors Decry Poor Sales, Security At Buffer Zone

[Foroyaa] Vendors who were forcefully evicted from the Latrikunda Sabaji Market along the Brikama Westfield highway, have finally been settled at the Buffer Zone to continue with their business temporarily. (AllAfrica)

Court Martial - Soldiers Take Not Guilty Plea

[Foroyaa] In the ongoing Court Martial involving soldiers at the Yundum Military Camp, all twelve pleaded not guilty to all nine counts. (AllAfrica)

China's Development in the New Era - Opportunities for Africa and the Gambia

[The Point] The recent 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China attracted worldwide attention as it has huge influence on China and the world at large. The most significant outcome of the Congress is the formation and establishment of Xi Jinping's thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era. The most important message is that socialism with Chinese characteristics enters a new era, in other words, a new era for China's development has been ushered in. (AllAfrica)

Gambia Will Not Allow Religious Extremism

[The Point] Gambia's Information minister has said that the government will never allow religious extremists to come and sow seeds of divisions among the population through their propagations. (AllAfrica)

President Ernest Bai Koroma Arrives in Banjul Today

[The Point] His Excellency, Mr Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone, is expected to arrive in Banjul today, at 12 midday, a media dispatch from presidency confirms. (AllAfrica)

Gambia Expects Big Oil Companies to Discuss New Deals

[The Point] The Gambia's oil and gas exploration potentials conveyed at a recent investor forum in London has seduced a spectrum of international oil companies who are expected to visit Banjul soon to begin discussions on next steps. (AllAfrica)

Catholic Diocese of Banjul Gets a New Bishop Today

[The Point] Reliable sources have informed The Point that the Catholic Diocese of Banjul will today get a new bishop. (AllAfrica)

Lotto Gaming Supports Goitre Patient for Overseas Treatment

[The Point] Lotto Gaming Gambia Ltd on 28 November 2017, presented cash to the mother of a 19-year-old girl, who is suffering from Goitre disease and needs urgent overseas treatment. (AllAfrica)

Rotary Club of Banjul Inducts Seven Members

[The Point] At least seven people were recently inducted into the Rotary Club of Banjul as fully fledged Rotarians commencing last Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Gambian Excels in British Academic Spectrum

[The Point] Mam Kumba Touray, a Gambian student at Alexander College, University of West England has made a name for herself in the British academic system after having graduated - Masters of Science (MSc) in Business Management with distinction, reports from her university confirms. (AllAfrica)

61st Ordinary Session of the African Commission Wraps Up

[Foroyaa] The 61st Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights came to a climax yesterday, 15th November 2017. The fifteen -day session, which marks the 61st edition coinciding with the 30th Anniversary of the Commission, availed member states and stakeholders to discuss, share opinions and put forward mechanism to combat the challenges facing the Commission. (AllAfrica)