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Gambia immigrant to be reunited with Bronx family after Gov. Cuomo pardon

A hardworking Gambian immigrant pardoned by Gov. Cuomo for past minor crimes is expected to be released from lockup Friday evening after federal officials agreed to drop their deportation effort.


Zinchenko shows why he may be key to solving Man City problem

Oleksandr Zinchenko shone in a new role on Friday night as he helped Ukraine to a 0-0 draw in their European Championship qualifying opener against Portugal. The 22-year-old was deployed in defensive midfield in Lisbon and continued the good form he has been showing for City with a stirring display


IMF reaches staff level agreement on The Gambia’s staff monitored program

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team, led by Jaroslaw Wieczorek, visited Banjul from February 25–March 8, 2019. The team discussed economic and financial policy commitments under a new Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) for 2019.


Omar Colley returns to boost The Gambia's Afcon bid

Former captain Omar Colley has been recalled to The Gambia squad for their crucial Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Algeria on 22 March. The 26-year-old has not been selected for the last two qualifiers after pulling out of the squad to face Algeria in September's reverse fixture due to family rea


The Fall of a Third-Rate Stalin

His Excellency the President, Sheikh Prof. Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh Babili Mansa, ruled the Gambia for 22 years. During those decades, he did everything to transform himself from an undistinguished army officer into a bona fide eccentric dictator, complete with an elaborate personal mythology


Rising concern about knife attacks prompts Asda to remove single kitchen knives for sale

Leeds-based supermarket chain Asda has confirmed it will be removing single kitchen knives from sale in all of its stores by the end of next month. The decision follows the deaths of 41 people in stabbing incidents in the UK this year.


Chinese fishmeal plants leave fishermen in the Gambia all at sea

Before the arrival of fishmeal factories in the Gambia, Musa Duboe would catch red snapper and barracuda to be sold at the local market. But his income had begun to dwindle due to depleted stocks.


The Culture Of The Gambia

The Gambia is a West African country with a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the smallest nation in mainland Africa. Despite its size, the Gambia has a diverse culture that is an amalgamation of the cultures of the many ethnic groups residing in the country.


The Gambia lodge fresh appeal in row over player eligibility

The Gambia Football Federation (Gff) has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) over the eligibility of Togo defender Adewale Olufade, who played in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the two countries.


The Gambia: European Investment Bank backs €142m clean power initiative

The Gambia is set to be transformed under a new €142 million initiative to harness solar power and supply clean energy across the country, backed by the European Investment Bank (EIB), World Bank and European Union.


Let's Eat: At Kingdom, stews and curries bring West African flavors north

Every day at Kingdom Restaurant, Mahamadou Tunkara serves up dishes from his native West Africa, calling on childhood recipes and familiar spices to cook heaping portions of warm, savory stews and sauces.


At BAPA+40, UNESCO and the India-UN Fund launch projects benefiting The Gambia and Togo

As world leaders meet in Buenos Aires to provide impetus for South-South cooperation and shape its complementary role within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the India-UN Fund launched new projects with the governments of The Gambia and Togo. In a signing ceremony held during a side-even


Edmonds Rotary raising funds for science lab in Gambia

Four members of the Edmonds Rotary’s International Service Committee – Lamin Manneh, Maggie Peterson, Randy Hutchins and Beth W. Kealy – recently returned from Gambia. The purpose was to identify a suitable site for a science lab in the Central River Valley, a region that is one of the poorest in Ga


New global report calls for urgent measures to close justice gap for women

The High-level Group on Justice for Women (HLG), comprising of justice, human rights and gender experts from different parts of the world, launched a pathbreaking global report on Justice for Women on 13 March, at a side event on the margins of the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of


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.


Small Babies, Big Data

Researchers prepare blood samples at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research. Image: Kerry McEnaney/Boston Children’s. The first week of a newborn’s life is a time of rapid biological change as the baby adapts to living outside the womb, suddenly exposed to new bacteria and viruses. Yet s


Exclusive: Tom Saintfiet and The Gambia aim to end 36-year wait vs. Algeria

Tom Saintfiet has already made history with The Gambia since being appointed head coach in July 2018, but the Belgian tactician faces arguably his biggest challenge yet when the Scorpions conclude their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign against Algeria on Friday.


Angola clinches African Cup place as final qualifiers begin

Angola has qualified for the African Cup of Nations and denied Burkina Faso a place after former Portugal youth international Wilson Eduardo’s winning goal against Botswana. Eduardo sealed a 1-0 win for Angola in its final qualifying game in Botswana on Friday. With it, the Angolans clinched one of


5 Earth Conscious Women to Honor on International Women's Day

Today women and their allies celebrate International Women's Day. This year, the theme for the day—and the campaign that will run all year—is promoting a gender balanced world. "A balanced world is a better world," the day's organizers write. They are asking people around the world to take a picture