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President Bio arrives in The Gambia to strengthen bilateral relations

President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone and his wife Mrs Fatima Bio have today arrived in Banjul for the start of a three day state visit to the Gambia, hosted by the Gambia leader – president Adama Barrow and his wife Mrs Fatoumatta Bah Barrow.


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Remember when you were growing up and you needed permission to do any and everything? If you wanted to go to a friend’s house, you know you needed to ask your parents. If you wanted to go on a field trip, permission slips had to be signed. Everything had to be supervised and accounted for, and most


The Gambia's National Day

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people of The Gambia as you celebrate the 54th anniversary of your independence on February 18. We remain committed to a strong partnership with The Gambia and look forward to continued cooperation on efforts to promote democracy, good governance, a


There is hope for politics in Africa – president Bio assures Gambians

President Julius Maada Bio who is on a state visit to The Gambia, yesterday told journalists at a joint press conference held in Banjul by the Sierra Leone president and his host – President Adama Barrow, that he is hopeful of politics in Africa because African leaders are fulfilling their promises.


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West Africa refers to the westernmost part of the continent of Africa. The region has a total area of approximately 1,974,103 squares miles and had an estimated population of 362 million in 2016. Politically, West Africa includes 16 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, The Gambia


When political correctness legislates for intolerance – it only organises hatred

Abdulai Mansaray: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 February 2019:. There has been a flood of condemnation following the visit of President Bio and his entourage to The Gambia last week. It is obvious that his visit, among other issues was firmly centred on the bilateral relationship between these two coun


Senegal’s President Tightens Grip on Power Ahead of Elections

DAKAR, Senegal — Hotels, a stadium and a conference center are rising in the capital, Dakar. A train line will soon zip commuters from downtown to the new $575 million airport. A bridge that spans the Gambia River is drastically cutting travel time across Senegal and its neighbor Gambia.


Gambian Federation lose appeal over Olufade eligibility

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) dismissed the Gambia Football Federation's (GFF) appeal over the eligibility of Togo defender Adewale Oloufade and upheld the original decision of its disciplinary board.


Mom pleads guilty in Bronx fire that killed her 2 toddlers

NEW YORK — A mother whose two toddlers died in a fire while home alone has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and says her daughters’ deaths are “a feeling I can’t forget.” Haya Konte made her first public remarks about the events to The New York Times for a story Sunday. Court records


‘Journalism A Key Tool for Consolidating Democracy’

Officials Implore West African economic journalists. Although other Social Science courses that teach Politics are available for learning, two top officials including Ruby E. M. Randall, Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Mambury Njie, Minister of Finance of The Gam


'Young people hold the power': the movement against FGM – in pictures

More than 200 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation and about 3 million more are at risk every year. Africa has the highest numbers, but its young people are fighting back.


Sponsor spotlight: Edmonds Rotary Club begins major literacy project in The Gambia

Edmonds Rotary is excited to be embarking on a major literacy project in The Gambia —this is our most recent exciting Rotary International service project. What is the need we’re addressing? Currently, in the Central River Valley high school students are not able to complete their high school math a


King Salman, Saudi Crown Prince Congratulate Gambia's President on Independence Day

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has sent a cable of congratulations to President Adama Barrow of Republic of Gambia on the anniversary of his country's Independence Day.


‘Barrow is Gambia’s Mandela, Will Rule for 20 Years’

Njie Manneh has said that President Adama Barrow is The Gambia’s Nelson Mandela and will rule for 20 years. “Adama Barrow is the Nelson Mandela of The Gambia. Any other person who calls himself Nelson Mandela is fooling himself,” Manneh a staunch President Barrow apologist said in a WhatsApp audio m


Gambia's Penda Bah joins Nigerian side Dream Stars from Interior FC

Penda Bah has joined newly promoted Nigeria Women Premier League side Dream Stars on a season-long loan deal from Interior FC, with an option to purchase. The 20-year-old featured at the 2012 Fifa U17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan, where she scored her country's only goal.


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Multicultural Night at Petrova Elementary in Saranac Lake

A second Multicultural Night has been set for February 21, 2019, 6 to 7 pm, at the Petrova Elementary School in Saranac Lake. Countries that will be represented include China, Japan, Bosnia, Wales, Gambia, Italy, Australia, Philippines, Ethiopia and more.


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Caf to consider appeal from The Gambia over Olufade eligibility

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football (Caf) will consider an appeal over the eligibility of Togo's Adewale Oloufade. Caf dismissed the GFF's first protest which claimed the player, also known as James, is Nigerian and does not meet the necessar


Bubacarr Trawally: Gambian forward moves to Saudi's Al Shabab

Saudi side Al Shabab have signed Gambia international forward Bubacarr Trawally on a three-and-a-half-year deal. Trawally joins the Riyadh-based club from Danish side Vejle Boldklub, having played extensively in China.