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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

GPU Asks Again: Nine years and still counting: Where is Chief Manneh?

Today marks nine years since Ebrima Chief Manneh, a senior reporter with the Daily Observer newspaper disappeared.
The Ghana-based Media Foundation for West Africa has since instituted a civil action against the Gambia Government at the Ecowas Court of Justice in Abuja, Nigeria.

Spanish donors doles out lenses to GFD

Javier De La Morena and Karmen Louzao, two Spanish philanthropist friends from Vigo city in Spain, on Monday donated lenses to the Gambia Federation for Disable at the GOVI headquarters in Kanifing.
The sort of lenses donated are myopia, longsighted and shortsighted glasses, which aims to help people with minor visual problem see better using lens.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

ALERT: GPU calls for immediate release of Taranga FM Managing Director

The Gambia Press Union is calling for the immediate release of the manager of Teranga FM radio station, Mr Alagie Sisay, who was picked up on the night of Thursday July 2, 2015, at the premises of Teranga FM.
According to information gathered from staff and family members, two men suspected to be state security agents came for Mr Sisay shortly after breaking his fast.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ebola Update: Gambia free but equipped in case

Modou Njie
By Abdoulie Nget

Just a day after Liberia reconfirmed Ebola Cases, The Gambia Government through the health ministry declared the country as Ebola free, but urged citizens to be vigilant.
In a media briefing on Thursday, Modou Njie, Director of Health Promotion under the health ministry declared The Gambia as Ebola free saying, “Ebola outbreak is not yet over as it is still in sub region, which is why we as Gambians should continue observing the preventive measures”.

Sending visually impaired kids to school can reduce street begging

Gaira Lamin
The head of Govi School for the Blind has called on parents to send their visually impaired children to school to be able to realise their potentials.
Ali Sallah told The Standard that the condition of visual impairment should not reduce one into street begging. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Gambia Swimming Officials bid farewell to SG Yoro Njie

Yoro Njie
The Gambia swimming sports Association on Saturday 28th June 2015 observed farewell to its Secretary General Yoro Njie who has been recommended by the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) to officiate at the 16th FINA World Masters Championship 2015 at a press gathering held at the University of the Gambia law faculty hall in Kanifing. The championship will be held in Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, between 5 and 16 August 2015.
Yoro is the first Gambian ever to be appointed by the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA) to officiate at the world masters championship.

Gambia’s African Medalists Present Accolade to GNOC


Gambian Athletes that clinched medals at the 2nd African Youth Games in Mauritius last April, were at the Olympic House on Friday June 26, 2015 to present their medals to the Gambia National Olympic Committee (GNOC).
Edrissa Marong, 800m, Sengan Jobe, 200m and the Medley Relay comprising of Momodou Sey,  Suleyman Manneh, Sengan Jobe, and Edrissa Marong  clinched bronze medals at the African Championships held in Mauritius from 23 to 26 April 2015.