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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.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Gambia handed tough task in intriguing AAG draw

The Gambia men volleyball team are handed a tough task in their first ever appearance in the men indoor All Africa Games. The Gambia are up against five-time champions Egypt, while they are also up against 2011 host Mozambique and the 2015 hosts Congo Brazzaville, the other opponents will be Botswana and Nigeria  in pool A of the 11th edition of All Africa Games 2015 in Congo Brazzaville. The Gambia claimed silver in Zone 2 qualifiers in Cape Verde from a pool that comprises of Senegal, Mali, Mauritania and Sierra Leone.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bai Babou aiming for the top

 Just after two years, a footballer turned Rap Mbalax artist, Bai Babou has incredibly hit the top spot of Gambian music after failing to make the starting eleven on the football pitch.
In an interview, he said it was hard for him to make the starting IV but in music he is already among the top ten Gambian artistes, with his unique music style Rap Mbalax, and he hopes to be the greatest sensation in the industry shortly.

Below is the interview:

GAMWORKS, GFD pen D5M plus agreement

The Gambia Agency for the Management of Public Works and the Gambia Federation for the Disabled have signed a 5.6 million dalasis landmark agreement to assist in the delivery of agriculture, infrastructure and other livelihood support projects across the country.