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Young Gambian Doctors to Study Medicine Specialties in Cuba

[The Point] Banjul, Jan 19 - Two young Gambian doctors will study in Cuba the specialties of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Intensive Therapy, after the authorities of the largest of the Antilles grant two free scholarships to this nation, as part of their historic solidarity collaboration with Africa. (AllAfrica)

Lawyers in Sherrifo Sonko, IEC Case Apologize to Court

[Foroyaa] Lawyers in the ongoing civil case involving the Chairperson of Brikama Area Council Sheriffo Sonko and the Independent Electoral Commission on Tuesday apologized to the Supreme Court for failing to file their briefs in time. (AllAfrica)

Health Ministry to Introduce Covid-19 Vaccine

[Foroyaa] Gambia's Health Ministry is on the verge of introducing the covid-19 vaccine in The Gambia, this is according to the Director of Education and Health Promotion, Modou Njia. (AllAfrica)

Gff, CAF C Licence Coaching Course Gets Underway At Nttc

[The Point] A 17-day capacity building training for thirty local coaches got underway at the National Technical Training Centre (NTTC) in Yundum on Monday 18 January 2021. (AllAfrica)

Gambia U-20 to Know Opponents for Africa U-20 Youth Championship On Monday

[The Point] The Gambia U-20 team is set to know their opponents for the 2021 Africa U-20 Youth Championship to be hosted in Mauritania on Monday. (AllAfrica)

Tax Reporters Validate Nftr Gambia Chapter Draft Action Plan 2021

[The Point] Members of the Network of Financial and Tax Reporters (NFTR) Gambia Chapter in partnership with stakeholders from The Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) and Gambia Bankers Association recently validated the NFTR 2021 draft action plan at a ceremony held at GCCI conference hall. (AllAfrica)

Concerned Gambians to Engage Govt, Stakeholders Against Deportation

[The Point] A group calling itself- Concerned Gambians Against Deportation has assured the public that it remains committed to resuming its position to engage government and relevant stakeholders in the country in addressing deportation issues and concerns surrounding it. (AllAfrica)

Upper Saloum Chief Hails NCCE for Role in Peaceful 2016 Presidential Elections

[The Point] Demba Sey, chief of Upper Saloum District in Central River Region of The Gambia has commended the National Council for Civic Education (NCCE) for their role in the peaceful conduct of the 2016 presidential elections. (AllAfrica)

Youth and Sports Minister Opens Nyd Peaceful Campaigning and Elections

[The Point] Minister of Youth and Sports, Bakary Y. Badjie over the weekend presided over the opening of the National Youth Dialogue (NYD) on peaceful campaigning and elections in the Gambia. (AllAfrica)

IMF Approves Us$28.8m for Gambia

[The Point] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board on Friday approved an immediate disbursement of about US$28.8 million to The Gambia to help meet the country's financing needs, support social spending and the post-pandemic recovery. (AllAfrica)

Gambia Intensifies Search for Suspected Cocaine Trafficker

[The Point] The Gambia government has announced it has intensified the search for Banta Keita, the suspected cocaine trafficker, with an International Bench Warrant as Interpol issues Red Notice following the seizure of large quantities of cocaine weighing almost three (3) tons, valued at more than four (4) billion dalasis at the Banjul seaport on Thursday, 7th January 2021. (AllAfrica)

Covid-19 - Gambia Registers 13 New Cases

[The Point] The Gambia has registered 13 new positive coronavirus cases, bringing the total cases ever confirmed since March 2020 to 3,910. (AllAfrica)

Musu Bakoto Sawo Emerges 2020 Daily Trust African of the Year

[Daily Trust] Musu Bakoto Sawo, a Gambian changemaker and tireless women rights advocate, has emerged winner of the 2020 Daily Trust African of the Year award. (AllAfrica)

UDP Calls for Transparency On Swiss-Gambia Deportation Agreement

[The Point] The United Democratic Participation (UDP) is calling on The Gambia government to inform the general public on the agreement it signed with the Swiss Federal Council that will see a deportation of Gambians from the central European country. (AllAfrica)

Court Convicts Herder for Chopping Famer's Finger

[The Point] Principal Magistrate Omar Jabang of the Bansang Magistrates' Court in the Central River Region, has convicted and sentenced one Abdourahman Ngim, a cattle herder to a fine of D5000 in default to serve two years imprisonment. (AllAfrica)

Diaspora Voter Registration to Commence July

[The Point] The chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Alhaji Alieu Momarr Njai has reassured the diaspora that the dates of out-of-country diaspora voter registration will commence in July 2021. (AllAfrica)

Documents Reveal Gambia Signs Switzerland Deportation Agreement

[The Point] "The operational cooperation with The Gambia over returning citizens generally works well. The agreement covers issues relating to the practical organisations of returnees, such as identifications and the issuing of replacement documents," Switzerland authorities write on their website as Gambia signed migration and civil aviation agreements. (AllAfrica)

Gambia Gets 2 UK Covid-19 Variant

[The Point] Health Minister Ahmadou Lamin Samateh on Thursday informed legislators of the National Assembly's Select Committee on Health that The Gambia has finally recorded the new variant of covid-19 originated from the UK. (AllAfrica)

Lawmakers Train On Anti-Money Laundering, Counter-Terrorism Financing

[The Point] A two-day training for Public Accounts/Public Enterprises Committees of the National Assembly on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating of Terrorism Financing (AML/CFT) on Thursday wrapped up at a hotel in Kololi. (AllAfrica)

Yankuba Jarju Signs for French Third Tier Side

[The Point] Gambian striker, Yankuba Jarju has signed for French third tier side, Cholet after mutually terminating his Pau contract on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Gam Housing CEO in Police Custody

[Foroyaa] Lamin Mboge, the Chief Executive Officer of Gam Housing Real Estate Company has been arrested by the police this evening. (AllAfrica)

Bakary Papa Gassama Selected CHAN 2021 Var Panelist

[The Point] Gambian and Africa's top referee Bakary Papa Gassama is selected to be part of the seven referees to be in charge of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) at the CHAN 2021 tournament scheduled to take place in Cameroon from 16 January to 7 February. (AllAfrica)

Trust Bank Ltd, Atlas Energy Company Receive Certificates

[The Point] The Entrepreneur Magazine, a business magazine committed to promoting corporate organisations and other institutions in The Gambia recently awarded certificates of appreciation to the Trust Bank Gambia Ltd. and the Atlas Energy Company in recognition of their outstanding patronage of its maiden edition 2020. (AllAfrica)

Nogjwca Members On Gender Reporting

[The Point] In an effort to equip journalists on gender reporting and other related issues, Women's Bureau in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, supported by UNICEF recently organised a three days training for members of Network of Gender Journalists for Women and Cultural Advancement (NoGJWCA) on how to report on FGM/ C, and Child Marriage through media campaign. (AllAfrica)

Jileng Kunda Project Presents Medical Items to Essau Health Centre

[The Point] Jileng Kunda Project, a non-profit organization founded in 2019 by Suwaidou Sonko on Wednesday presented medical items to Essau Health Centre. (AllAfrica)

NIA Employee Says 'Alagie Morr' Fled the Country After the 2016 Presidential Election

[Foroyaa] A staff of the NIA said on Wednesday Edrisa Jobe(alias Alagie Morr), who is accused of torturing several people at the country's spy agency, fled the Gambia after Yahya Jammeh lost to Adama Barrow during the 2016 presidential election. (AllAfrica)

Witness Says State Fabricated Case Against Ex-Police Boss

[Foroyaa] A staff of the National Intelligence Agency has on Monday 11th January 2021 informed the truth commission that the charges leveled against former Inspector General of Police Ensa Badjie (Jesus) were bogus because they were fabricated by investigators and the director of public prosecutions at the time. (AllAfrica)

The Spy Chief Who Knew Too Much or Not Enough

[] Banjul -- Ousman Sowe is the current director of the once feared National Intelligence Agency (NIA) in the Gambia. In the early 2000's, he was the NIA head of investigations. Before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission he claimed not to have known much about torture although it was frequently used at the NIA. So why did he contribute to allegedly destroy evidence after the fall of the dictatorship? (AllAfrica)

Fowa Congress - Workers Applaud Progress, New Executive Takes Charge

[Foroyaa] Foroyaa Workers' Association (FoWA) Friday held its congress and the financial report of the treasurer, Kebba AF Touray, revealed that the association's savings has more than triple the amount that was presented to congress two years ago. (AllAfrica)

Transport & Works Ministry Assess All Central Govt Buildings

[The Point] The Ministry of Transport, Works and Infrastructure (MoTWI), says it is undertaking an inventory, condition survey and assessment of all central government buildings and facilities throughout the country, according to a news release. (AllAfrica)

Should the ECOWAS Intervention Force Stay?

[DW] Banjul -- President Adama Barrow asked ECOWAS to extend the mandate of its military intervention. The regional bloc has obliged. It may be a sign Barrow is expecting trouble over the rejection of a new constitution. (AllAfrica)