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Monday, November 30, 2015

UN Rep commends Jammeh for banning FGM

By Abdoulie Nget

The top official of the United Nations in The Gambia, Ms Ade Mamonyane Lekoeje, has commended President Yahya Jammeh for the decision to ban female genital mutilation in the country.
Lekoeje, who is the UN resident representative, spoke during the launch and signing of two anti-Ebola projects at the Sanatorium on Friday.

Gambia, Japan partner on Ebola prevention

By Abdoulie Nget

The governments of Japan and The Gambia on Friday signed and launched two anti-Ebola projects to support the country's preparedness against the hugely dreaded killer disease.
The projects are, 'The Project for the Reinforcement of Prevention and Control of Febrile Illness' and 'Support to National Ebola Prevention and Preparedness in The Gambia.'

Gambia receives 118 Cuban doctors

By Abdoulie Nget

Relations between The Gambia and the Republic of Cuba might have strengthened further after the official unveiling of no fewer than 118 Cuban doctors who were recently dispatched to The Gambia.
At a brief ceremony held at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul on Friday, the Minister of Health, Omar Sey while welcoming the doctors said quality health service delivery was of top priority to the Gambia government.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Gambian Swimmers Shine in Dakar Swimming

By Omar Jarju Press Officer, in Dakar

Amadou Ndoye Diop of Yoff emerged as champion for the first time as three Gambian swimmers shined at the 28th edition of the Dakar-Goree Open Water Swimming competition held in Senegal on the 27th September 2015.
 Pap D. Jonga and Jegan Y. Jobe of Barra, and Momodou Lamin Saine of Bakau competed in the 4.5Km and successfully completed the race.

Barrow goes crystally clear

Swansea City winger Modou Barrow has refuted claims that he asked not to be included in Gambia’s World Cup qualifiers against Namibia because of Omar Jagne’s exclusion.

Rumours have been going that he refused to show up for Gambia-Namibia game for the simple reason that his close friend Omar Jange is not invited, which to Barrow is all false and fake. He was quick to react by saying that “I must say I am 100% disappointed with the claims that I rejected the call-ups because of my asking of the coach to include Omar Jagne or I will not come, it’s vital to note that all those stuffs are nothing but false and meant to tarnish my image.”

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

UN training for journalists on elections opens in Dakar

30 journalists selected across various media in West Africa are being taken through an intensive training class for two days to broaden their knowledge on the role of the media in the promotion of peaceful elections in West Africa.
The training workshop, organised by the United Nations Office for West Africa Dakar in partnership with the High Commissioner for Human-Bureau West Africa Rights (OHCHR-BAO), UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), and the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF), is taking place in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. It is entitled, “The Role of Media in the Promotion and Conduct of Peaceful Electoral Processes in West Africa.”

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

91, 000 Gambians Suffer From Mental Illness – Report

Bakary Sonko
A new policy document on mental health under review by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has revealed that 91, 000 or 10 percent of The Gambia's population aged 15 years and more had one form of mental illness or the other.
The 2016-2025 Mental Health Policy of The Gambia draft document is being reviewed by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in collaboration with partners.