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Wanted - Honorary Consuls For 'Cash-Strapped' African Nations

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax filings. (AllAfrica)

Victims of Fake Aids Treatment Sue Gambia's Ex-Ruler

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"I knew that one day the real story would be told." (AllAfrica)

Barrow Government Committed to Banjul Port Development

[Foroyaa] State House, Banjul, 18 May 2018 - The Port of Antwerp, Belgium, has announced plans to set up training for the dock workers locally in The Gambia in collaboration with Antwerp Maritime Training Centre (APEC). (AllAfrica)

Recent Armed Robbers Not Jammeh Loyalists Army, Police Pros

[Foroyaa] The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) and The Gambia Police Force (GPF), have both allayed fears that the recent armed robbery incidences in the country, were not carried out by deserted security personnel loyal to former president, Yahya Jammeh. (AllAfrica)

Regions D10,000 Richer in Prep for National Wrestling Championship

[Foroyaa] The seven regions across the country have been stocked up with D10,000 each in readiness for the National Wrestling Championship. (AllAfrica)

Life of the Rural People Gambia @ 53 Numu Kunda Village Water Crisis

[Foroyaa] This Column has been dormant for some time, due to the engagement of the Columnist in the recent Local Government franchise that ended on May 12th. Now that the Columnist has resumed we want to remind the readership that the column is meant to monitor and report on issues that concerns the people of the rural communities in terms of how their development is hindered or facilitated, and that rural development is a process that aims to improve the standard of living of people living in those communities. (AllAfrica)

'The U-23 Scorpions Have a Base and Talents - Omar Sise

[Foroyaa] Source GFF News-National U-23/Olympic Team of the Gambia Omar Sise has praised his U-23 Youth category as a team of talent since their inception under his purview. He said his experience with the team stemmed back in Senegal, Ghana and now ahead to facing off with Morocco on Tuesday May 29th in the first friendly. (AllAfrica)

In the NIA 9 Case - 'Ig Sonko Ordered for Us to Be Handcuffed' PW 7

[Foroyaa] Kafu Bayo, the seventeenth prosecution witness and 14th April protester, told the Banjul High Court that IG Sonko ordered for him, Solo Sandeng, Modou Ngum, Ebrima Jabang and Nogoi Njie, to be handcuffed at the PIU headquarters. (AllAfrica)

Gambian Sparks Transfer War After Revealing Desire to Quit Club

[Foroyaa] Lamin Village-born Omar Colley has sparked a transfer tug-of-war among Europe elite clubs after making public his willingness to leave KRC Genk of Belgium. (AllAfrica)

Three Injured in Kerr Mama

[Foroyaa] Reports reaching this Foroyaa, indicate that two women and a man, names withheld, from Kerr Mama Village in NBR, have allegedly sustained injury during an alleged clash with the youth of Fass Omar Saho on Friday May 25th 2018. According to the information, the injured women were later discharged after receiving treatment at Essau Hospital. (AllAfrica)

Chinese Vessels Seized for Illegally Fishing in Gambian Waters

[Foroyaa] Three fishing vessels were arrested by the Gambia Navy on May16th 2018, for fishing in prohibited zones with the wrong fishing nets. (AllAfrica)

Former NAWEC MD Continues Testimony

[Foroyaa] Mustapha Corr, former Managing Director of NAWEC, yesterday reappeared at the 'Janneh' Commission and continued with his evidence via a video conference from his base in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Mr. Corr testified on numerous issues on contracts as well as the state of the Company, NAWEC among other related matters. (AllAfrica)

Bodies of Two Gambians Recovered in Italy

[Foroyaa] The bodies of two Gambian migrants from Niumi Kanuma, have been recovered from the sea of Catanzaro Lido in Italy on 13th May. (AllAfrica)

Who Is Removing the Chiefs and Replacing Them, President Barrow or the Minister of Lands and Regional Government?

[Foroyaa] The Minister is on leave and Foroyaa is not told who is overseeing the ministry in his absence. (AllAfrica)

Barrow Donates 10 Percent of His Salary to National Development Plan

[This is Africa] The democratic strides recently made by The Gambia can be directly attributed to its new president, Adama Barrow. This African leader is going above and beyond to restore the rule of law, deepen democracy, advance transitional justice and transform the security sector (AllAfrica)

Helping to Bring Perpetrators to Justice at Home

[allAfrica] Activists and victims of some of the worst crimes committed in West Africa sat down together in Banjul, Gambia recently to talk about how to bring to justice more people responsible for these crimes. (AllAfrica)

'Development Does Not Go Along Party Affiliation,' Said Sonko

[Foroyaa] The newly elected chairperson of Brikama Area Council Sherriffo Sonko and twenty eight Councillors were inaugurated on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at Brikama Area Council grounds. Councilor Ismaila Jallow of Soba Ward is the Vice Chairperson. (AllAfrica)

Amir Jah Dwells On High Cost of Hajj Tickets, Related Matters

[Foroyaa] The Office in charge of Gambia Pilgrims' Affairs (OGPA), convened a press conference on Friday May 25th, to deal with issues regarding the high cost of hajj tickets and different hajj packages, after Government's decision to liberalize the hajj operation in the country. (AllAfrica)

Pa Dibba Voted Sweden's Best Player

[Foroyaa] Gambian striker Pa Amat Dibba has been voted the best player in Sweden, Foroyaa Sport can report. (AllAfrica)

Be Alert Mr President!!!


Environment Activist Called for Questioning At Brikama Police

[Foroyaa] Four Environment Activists were called for questioning at the Brikama Police Station on the alleged excavation of the waste pipe of the Golden Lead Fish Meal Company in Gunjur Village. (AllAfrica)

Villagers of Faraba Banta Protest Against Sand Mining

[Foroyaa] The community of Faraba Banta village in the West coast Region, Saturday May 26th, protested against sand mining in their community, without their consent. This according to them poses a great threat to their environment and their lives. (AllAfrica)

Barrow Says Gambia Ready for Business

[Foroyaa] Gambian president Adama Barrow, has said the country is ready for business and call on international investors in Brussels, to explore the West African nation, a statement from the presidency stated. (AllAfrica)

Border Alkalos Urge Both Govts to Resolve Border Problem Urgently

[Foroyaa] Jahanka/Kerr Seny border -The Alkalos Jahanka in The Gambia and Kerr Seny in Senegal have called on the Governments of The Gambia and Senegal to take urgent measures to demarcate the border between the countries in that area so as to bring an end to the land dispute between the two villages. (AllAfrica)

Agric. Minister Receives 1,000 Tonnes of Fertilizer

[Foroyaa] The Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Omar Jallow, Friday May 25th, received 1000 tons of NPK fertilizer (6.20.10) from Senegalese Fermagro Company, in preparation for groundnut production in the upcoming season. The fertilizer which was received at the Gambia Groundnut Cooperation (GGC) Depot in Barra, North Bank Region, is funded by the Islamic Trade Finance Cooperation of IDB. (AllAfrica)

Women's Game - Interior FC Risk GFF's Wrath After Abandoning Game Against League Champs Red Scorpions

[Foroyaa] Last season title winners Interior's female outfit risk incurring the wrath of the Gambian domestic premier League organising Committee after abandoning their final league fixture. (AllAfrica)

Barrow to Lead Gambia's Olympic Team in Morocco Friendly

[Foroyaa] Musa Barrow, one of Africa's newest talents, will be the man to lead Gambia's attack in a test game against Morocco tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

Gamtel Crowned Gambia League Champions

[CAF] Gamtel were crowned champions of the Gambia Football Federation 2017/18 Division One after a 2-1 victory away to Brikama United on the final day of season (22 May 2018). (AllAfrica)

Demba Savage's Pk Earns Club Promotion, to Become First Gambian to Star in Turkish Super Lig

[Foroyaa] Winger Demba Savage is on the cusp of becoming the first Gambian to play in the Turkish premier league ranked highly in European football. BB Erzurumspor won promotion to the Turkish Super Lig after a nerve-wracking post-match spot-kicks in a second division final play-off. (AllAfrica)

Basse Regional Chairperson Vows to Transform Council

[Foroyaa] The newly elected Chairperson for Basse Area Council Foday Danjo, has pledged to transform the Regional Council and uplift the livelihood of the people of URR. Danjo made this renewed mission during his swearing in ceremony held at Basse on Thursday May 15th. The event has also witnessed the swearing in of fourteen elected Councillors, who are charged with the responsibility of developing the region in the interest of the people. (AllAfrica)

Major Boost for Digital Rights in the Gambia

[MFWA] The enjoyment of digital rights has received a major boost in The Gambia with a ruling by the country's Supreme Court declaring as unconstitutional the law on False Publication on the Internet, among other repressive pieces of legislation, namely defamation and aspects of Sedition. (AllAfrica)