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Brigadier Gen. Mamat Cham Says His Arrest Was a Betrayal

[The Point] Brigadier Gen. Mamat Cham of The Gambia National Army Wednesday 16 Jan. 2019, testified as the 6th witness before the Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission's (TRRC) at Dunes Hotel in Kololi, saying his arrest was a betrayal. (AllAfrica)

Barrow Pledges to Reduce Unemployment By 12%

[The Point] President Adama Barrow yesterday pledged his government's commitment to reduce youth unemployment from 38% to 25% by 2021 (medium term). (AllAfrica)

Adequate Policies and Programs Are Required to Address Strategic Needs of Children

[The Point] National executive coordinator of Young People in the Media (YPM) has appealed to authorities to establish national policies and programs that would adequately address strategic needs of children, particularly those on streets, disabled, in prisons and female children who are forced into marriages. (AllAfrica)

PDOIS Leadership, Lawyer Darboe Refused Cabinet Offer in 1994 - General Cham Explains

[Foroyaa] General Mamat O. Cham, an erstwhile member of the 1994 military has told the TRRC that Honourable Halifa Sallah and Samuel Sarr of the PDOIS as well as Lawyer Ousainou Darboe and Swaebou Conteh, a veteran journalist all refused offer by the military junta to hold ministerial positions. (AllAfrica)

Campaign Against Child Marriage, Teenage Pregnancy in Urr

[Foroyaa] The Regional Youth Committee of the Upper River Region on Friday January 11th 2019, organized a forum against child and teenage pregnancy targeting school going children from various schools within the region. (AllAfrica)

Truth Is the Basis of Transparency and Accountability

[Foroyaa] The old saying goes, "Speak the truth and speak it ever, cause it what it will, for he or she who hides the wrong, he or she does the wrong thing still." (AllAfrica)

Statement in Rebuttal of Fabricated Evidence By Ex - Captain Momat Cham

[Foroyaa] Having more facts to testify than most Gambians regarding the injustices perpetrated against the people; having languished in Mile Two Prisons at the Maximum Security Wing in both the First and Second Republic, in those very cells which petrified those men in uniform but not one like me who dared to continue to speak truth to power, over and over again, risking being taken to the same dungeon, I still chose not to appear before the Commission because I have no pain in my heart to heal. Duty compelled me to (AllAfrica)

Dw4 Testifies in Isaac Ague's Criminal Suit

[Foroyaa] Mamadi Lamin Kuyateh, the fourth defense witness (DW4) in the ongoing criminal trial involving one Isaac Ague and the Minister of Basic and Secondary Education Claudiana Cole, told the Brikama Magistrates Court on the 15th of January 2019 that the School in contention which is located in Busumbala, belongs to Isaac Ague the accused person. Kuyateh said this when he appeared before the said Court. (AllAfrica)

NEA Explains Their Failure to Attend Sanyang Meeting

[Foroyaa] Buba Sey the Programme Officer at the National Environmental Agency said their absence at a meeting slated to take place in Sanyang was not deliberate. (AllAfrica)

NEA Meeting With Sanyang Villagers, Nessim Factory Postponed

[Foroyaa] The people of Sanyang expressed disappointment on why officers of the National Environment Agency (NEA) did not turn up for the third time to a meeting on Tuesday January 15 2019, set up by the Agency between villagers and Nessim Fishmeal Factory. (AllAfrica)

Second Jangjanbureh Kunkurang Festival to Start Tomorrow

[The Point] National Center for Arts Culture (NCAC), Gambia Tourism Board (GTB) and the community of Jangjanbureh will commence the second edition of the annual Jangjanbureh Kankurag festival this Friday in Jangjanbureh. (AllAfrica)

SIS DG Embarks On National Security Belt Initiative Tour

[The Point] As part of the ongoing efforts, coupled with continuous security assessment of the country, the director general of the State Intelligence Service (SIS), Ousman Sowe, Wednesday began a country-wide tour. This tour is to assess and consolidate the SIS National Security Belt Initiative (NSBI).The tour in collaboration with other security services and other key stakeholders forms part of consolidating the national gains being witnessed across the country. (AllAfrica)

51 Superior Officers Promoted At Gambia Police

[The Point] The Gambia Police, on Wednesday 16 January, decorated and promoted 51 superior officers to different ranks. (AllAfrica)

Ex-Secretary to Junta Explains Cabinet Selection Process

[Foroyaa] An ex-senior member of Gambia Police Force, who served briefly as secretary to the junta after the military takeover in 1994, has delved into the processes that characterized the manner cabinet was formed. (AllAfrica)

Turkish Embassy Donates to Gambia Armed Forces

[Foroyaa] The Republic of Turkey through its Embassy, yesterday January 15th, donated some military outfits and accessories to the Gambia Armed Forces at Defense Headquarters in Banjul. (AllAfrica)

Transcribed Whatsapp Audios Admitted in Evidence

[Foroyaa] The General Court-martial in Yundum on Tuesday 15th January, admitted in evidence the transcribed audios and text messages downloaded from the WhatsApp Group called True Friends. (AllAfrica)

Balla Gaye 2 - 'I Was Never Under Pressure Facing Modou Lo'

[Foroyaa] The Lion of Guediawaye Balla Gaye II insists he has never been under pressure facing arch rival Modou Lo. (AllAfrica)

In the NIA 9 Case - UDP's Nogoi Njie Commences Testimony

[Foroyaa] Nogoi Njie, a member of the Women's Wing of the United Democratic Party (UDP), yesterday testified before Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara of the Banjul High Court. (AllAfrica)

'NCCE Needs Vehicles, Funds to Educate Gambians' Sering Faye

[Foroyaa] Alhagie Sering Faye, the Chairperson of the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE), on Monday called on Government to urgently address their challenges such as the provision of enough vehicles and the state of their institution, and funds to ensure that citizens are well informed on their civic rights. (AllAfrica)

Gambia Football Boss Kaba - We've Not Formally Heard From Senegalese FA

[Foroyaa] Gambia football president Lamin Kabba Bajo says he is yet to be formally approached by the Senegalese FA over possibility of co-hosting the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations. (AllAfrica)

Domestic League - Real Rally to Hold Off Samger

[Foroyaa] Samger Football Club on Monday let what could have been a lead slip off following Real de Banjul's rally to force a draw. (AllAfrica)

'What Will Become of Bakoteh Dumpsite in 2019?' Residents Ask

[Foroyaa] Resident closed to and around the Bakoteh dumpsite, told this reporter that the smoldering and bellowing smoke that used to come from the dumpsite to pollute their environment, has reduced but not stopped completely. (AllAfrica)

Agric. Minister Says Cash Purchases of Nuts Has Resumed

[Foroyaa] The Minister of Agriculture Lamin N. Dibba, has informed this medium that the purchase of nuts on cash basis has resumed in 'Seccos' across the country. (AllAfrica)

On the CRC Tour - More Calls for Citizenship By Birth

[Foroyaa] There have been more calls for citizenship by birth at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) meeting held yesterday, 15th January 2018 at Latrikunda Sabaji in the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC). (AllAfrica)

Government Is Biggest Partner to Youths - President Barrow

[Govt of the Gambia] His Excellency, President Adama Barrow has said that government remains the biggest partner to youths. He also pledged his government's commitment to reduce youth unemployment from 38% to 25% in by 2021 9medium term). (AllAfrica)

Former Army Instructor Detained

[Foroyaa] Captain Modou M-S Jallow, a former Chief Instructor at the Gambia National Army Training School (GNATS), has been arrested and detained at Yundum Barracks, a military source disclosed to this medium on Wednesday January 16th 2019. (AllAfrica)

We Must Remember Them

[Foroyaa] Societies are characterised by two types of people; those who live at the expense of others and those who live to serve others. (AllAfrica)

'GPDP Never Received Funds From Barrow to Finance Candidates' Spokesperson Mendy

[Foroyaa] GPDP'S Spokesperson Abdoulahi Mendy on Thursday 10th January, 2019 said President Barrow never gave his party any fund to finance candidates during the National Assembly and Councillorship elections. (AllAfrica)

On the CRC Tour - Constitution Should Protect People From Statelessness

[Foroyaa] A woman at a Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) meeting held yesterday at the Brikama garage in Serrekunda told Commissioners that the Constitution should protect people from statelessness. (AllAfrica)

Caliph General of Medina Serigne Mass Pays Courtesy Call On President Barrow

[Govt of the Gambia] His Excellency, President Adama Barrow on Tuesday received in audience the Caliph General and senior eminent members of the Mass Kah brotherhood at the State House in Banjul. (AllAfrica)

Banjul-North Nam Asks Government to Improve Livelihood of Young People

[The Point] The stark reality of some of the inhumane treatment some Gambian migrants are facing in some European countries have been brought home by the National Assembly member of Banjul-North Ebrima Sillah, who just ended a 26 days tour of seven European countries to see the conditions of Gambians there. (AllAfrica)