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Monday, May 25, 2015

International Education Summit Brings Global Education to Gambia

For the first stop on its 2015 TARGET trip, EDGE Institute is traveling to Banjul, The Gambia to conduct a six-day International Education Summit in partnership with Side-by-Side Organization The Gambia. The summit will feature three days of academic and practical skills training with secondary school students followed by three days of intensive teacher training.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

GNOC to stage awards night, sports jamboree

On June 23, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Movement will be celebrating its 66th Olympics Day.  According to statement from Olympic House, the celebration in The Gambia has now developed into much more than just a Day of Running.

Carayol ready to play international football for the Gambia

Middlesbrough winger Mustapha Carayol says it is the "right time" in his career to commit his international future to the Gambia.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Article 19 : Banjul, the capital of human rights violations

During its statement Statement at  56th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights  on the situation of human rights and freedom of expression in the Gambia, ARTICLE 19’ discribed Banjul  as the capital of human rights violations.
Despite the resolutions and recommendations of your Commission, the Gambian government continues to systematically violate the most basic human rights of its citizens.

Commission urges Gambia to adopt information act

Pansy Tlakula
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has called on The Gambia to join the group of nations that have adopted the commission’s Freedom of Information Act which guarantees citizens absolute access to information.
The AU’s special rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Commissioner Pansy Tlakula gave the call yesterday at the Kairaba Beach Hotel where journalists, activists, and rights leaders converged to celebrate World Press Freedom Day.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Gov't, others eye malaria elimination

The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, the National Malaria Control Programme and partners such as the World Health Organisation have called for more robust efforts to help eliminate the deadly malaria disease.
The call, which is line with this year's World Malaria Day theme “Invest in the future, Defeat Malaria,” was made during the commemoration at Jarra Soma Town, in Lower River Region on Saturday.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Gambia: Information Minister meets GPU executive

The newly elected executive of the Gambia Press Union, led by the president, Mr Bai Emil Touray, today – April 22, 2015, paid a courtesy visit to the Minister for Information and Communication Infrastructure, Hon Sheriff Bojang.
Hon Bojang welcomed the GPU executive and congratulated them on their election. He assured that the government is both ready and willing to engage the media in talks with a view to smoothening relations.