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Striking Teachers Given Ultimatum to Return to Work or Else

[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education has given striking teachers twenty-four hours ultimatum to return to teaching duties or face disciplinary action accordingly and immediately. (AllAfrica)

In the NIA 9 Trial - 'Solo Was Tied With a Rope',Witness

[Foroyaa] Pa Serign Mboob, the tenth prosecution witness (PW10) has told the Banjul High Court that Solo Sandeng was tied with a rope when they finished interviewing him at the conference hall. (AllAfrica)

Gambia's Award of Excellence in Malaria Control

[Foroyaa] Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance on Thursday 1st February 2018, in an interview with Foroyaa, said the African Leaders Malaria Alliance has given awards to six African countries including the Gambia for the sharp decline registered in malaria cases. (AllAfrica)

IEC Trains Security Officers On Forthcoming Local Govt. Election

[Foroyaa] As part of their stakeholder training on the electoral process, the country's electoral body, IEC, yesterday trained the members of the Gambia Police Force, with a view to widen their understanding on the election process. (AllAfrica)

Gen. Tamba Clocks 19 Days in Detention Family Demands for His Release

[Foroyaa] Former commander of the State Guards Battalion, Brigadier General Ansumana Tamba, has clocked 19 days in detention without seeing a judge, family sources told this medium. (AllAfrica)

Gambia Rejoins Commonwealth After 5 Years

[Premium Times] The Gambia will on Thursday at 11 a.m., rejoin the Commonwealth family, almost five years after leaving the 53-member organisation. (AllAfrica)

'I Was Not Privy to Incentive Requested By Former President' - Baboucarr Sanyang

[Foroyaa] The former Managing Director of Gamtel, Baboucarr Sanyang, yesterday while continuing with his testimony on the Gamtel-Gateway contracts, told the 'Janneh' Commission that he was not aware that the former president solicited the sum of $10,000,000 from MGI. (AllAfrica)

New Leaders Revive Process to Improve Governance, But More Work Needed

[SAIIA] In the Americas, when a young Latina girl turns 15, she celebrates her fiesta de quinceaņera , a coming of age ceremony. Across the Atlantic Ocean, Africa's most important governance self-evaluation and promotion instrument -- the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) -- will also officially turn 15 on 9 March 2018. (AllAfrica)

IEC, Stakeholders' Training Begins

[Foroyaa] The Independent Electoral Commission, yesterday 6th February 2018, started the training of key actors in the political limelight of the country, at the NaNA Conference Hall. (AllAfrica)

2nd International Forum On FGM/C Begins

[Foroyaa] The Wassu Foundation and its research center Wassu Gambia Kafo (WGK), have organized the II International Forum on FGM/C in The Gambia under the theme: Exploring Strategies and Good Practices - From Local to Global - Evidence Into Action. (AllAfrica)

Teachers On Sit Down Strike

[Foroyaa] It has been brought to the notice of Foroyaa that teachers in many schools in the entire regions of the country have on Monday the 5th day of February 2018, commenced an indefinite sit down strike, until their demands are met. (AllAfrica)

At the Court Martial - Lawyers Battle On Adjournment

[Foroyaa] Lawyer Sheriff Kumba Jobe, Counsel for the twelve soldiers facing treason and 8 other counts, battled it out with Lawyer Mohammed Abubakar Counsel for the State, on the adjournment sought by the State. (AllAfrica)

Armed Forces Eyeing Zanaco As Team Looks to Fly Out

[Foroyaa] Gambian league champions Armed Forces are due to fly out for the first of a double-legged tie against Zambia's Zanaco. (AllAfrica)

Have the Two Generals Been Charged?

[Foroyaa] The nation is told that the two generals were wanted but the nation is yet to witness charges and trials for breaking the law of the land. Are they in detention for alleged desertion by going with the ex-president instead of staying after the new president was sworn in or are wanted for other alleged activities? (AllAfrica)

In the NIA 9 Case - Defence Lawyer Quizzes NIA Director of Investigation

[Foroyaa] Lawyer Christopher Mene, attorney for Yankuba Badjie, the embattled erstwhile Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), yesterday 5th February 2018, quizzed Mr. Kebba Secka, the Director of investigation at the NIA, before Justice Kumba Sillah Camara. (AllAfrica)

National Assembly Receives D14 Million Worth of Office Equipment

[Foroyaa] The Ambassador of the People's Republic of China in the Gambia His Excellency Zhang Jiming, Monday officially presented and handed over office hardware and equipment to the speaker of the national assembly, Mariam Jack Denton, at the National Assembly building in Banjul. (AllAfrica)

'I Wanted to Generate Income for Gamtel,' Former MD

[Foroyaa] Mr. Babucarr Sanyang, former Managing Director of GAMTEL, yesterday told the 'Janneh' Commission that the purpose of Gamtel awarding a contract to Mobicell for the commissioning of IT equipment at the new National Assembly Building, was because he wanted to earn income for the Company. (AllAfrica)

Bajana International Marathon Switches to 42Km

[Foroyaa] Bajana International Marathon has switched from 21km to 42km beginning with this year's edition. (AllAfrica)

Senegalese Technician Wrap-Up 3-Day Volleyball Coaching Course in Banjul

[Foroyaa] A three-day volleyball coaching refresher course conducted by a Senegalese technician Mbye Deme for local coaches has ended in Banjul. (AllAfrica)

Former High Court Interpreter Charged With Murder

[Foroyaa] Sheikh Tijan Hydara, a former High Court interpreter who was arrested in connection with the alleged murder of one Vanessa Faal an Ivorian-Senegalese woman, was yesterday 24thJanuary 2018, charged with murder at the Banjul High court before Zeinab Jawara-Alami. (AllAfrica)

'Arrest, Detention of Dr. Ceesay Unlawful'-CSOs

[Foroyaa] Civil Society Organizations of The Gambia unanimously condemn the arrest and detention of Dr. Ismaila Ceesay calling it unlawful. (AllAfrica)

President Congratulates First Gambian Catholic Bishop

[Foroyaa] State House, Banjul, 3 February 2018 - President Adama Barrow on behalf of the government and people of The Gambia congratulates the Catholic community in The Gambia on the occasion of the ordination of the first Gambian Bishop, His Lordship, Bishop Gabriel Mendy. President Barrow prays that the ordination of Bishop Mendy will further strengthen the relations amongst Gambians of all denominations and religions. He urges the Bishop to continue to promote peaceful co-existence amongst Gambians. (AllAfrica)

'No Room for Error in the New Gambia' - CSOs

[Foroyaa] Civil Society Organisations have resolved that there is no room for error and mistakes for any government including that of President Adama Barrow, in the new Gambia. (AllAfrica)

'Security Situation Relatively Calm but Political Atmosphere Remains a Concern'-Cds Kinteh

[Foroyaa] The Chief of Defence Staff of the Gambia Armed Forces Masaneh Kinteh, has indicated that the general security situation of the country is relatively calm. He however said the political atmosphere remains a concern. (AllAfrica)

Gambian-Born Keita Axed, Seeking New Club

[Foroyaa] Muhamed Keita has been axed by Major League Soccer outfit New York Red Bulls six months after signing for them. (AllAfrica)

Threat to Food Security Spotted in Gambia FAO, Partners Mount Sensitiasation

[Foroyaa] The Fall Army Worm (FAW), a destructive and dreadful crop pest which poses a great threat to food security, was spotted in the Gambia some months ago. (AllAfrica)

UNFPA Rep Present Letter of Credence to Foreign Affairs Minister

[Foroyaa] Kunle Adeniyi, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative on Friday 2nd February 2018 presented his letter of credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. (AllAfrica)

Rev. Gabriel Mendy Ordained Bishop of Banjul

[Foroyaa] Rev. Fr. Dr. Gabriel Mendy C.S.S.P, on Saturday took his oath to occupy the highest office of the Catholic Diocese of Banjul. (AllAfrica)

Barcelona Gambian Star Moves to Bulgaria

[Foroyaa] Spanish giants FC Barcelona's Gambian youngster Alasana Manneh has finalised a transfer to Bulgaria. Seeking playing time is reason for his move to the Bulgarian Super League having seen that difficult to attain in Spain. (AllAfrica)

Champions Armed Forces Survive Brikama Scare

[Foroyaa] League champions Armed Forces had their stars to thank after nicking in a goal to force for a share of the spoils against Brikama United over the weekend. (AllAfrica)

Ageing Gambians Race for Justice Over Ex-Leader's Fake Aids Cure

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Banjul -The president had found a cure for AIDS. That was the news that reached Ousman Sowe, the head of a Gambian AIDS support network, one day in 2007. He was overjoyed. (AllAfrica)