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AfDB seeks global support for Africa’s young farmers

The African Development Bank has called for global support for Africa’s young farmers and “agripreneurs”, highlighting how agribusiness is the answer to the continent’s youth employment. In collaboration with the Initiative for Global Development, the Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora (AAAPD), Michigan State University, Iowa State University, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, the AfDB brought …

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URR Governor: Wicked practice of FGM must end

By Momodou Jawo Fatou Jammeh-Touray, the governor of the Upper River Region (URR) said her local government authority will not sit and allow the future generation of the country to undergo “the wicked practice” of female genital mutilation (FGM) and that it must end. “There are lots of women in our societies who underwent the practise who are now suffering …

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IMF forecast 3% growth as economy recovers

The Gambian economy is expected to recover from its 2016 slowdown as tourism and agriculture register a modest growth from the year earlier, Ruby Randall, the International Monetary Fund country representative told journalists. Randall, who is the new IMF country rep, said the economic outlook of the country appears favourable.“The economic outlook looks favourable. The tourism sector is rebounding and …

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Jealous first wife arrested for chemical attack on husband

By Omar Wally One Binta Bojang, a 45-year-old woman is currently in police custody for allegedly rubbing a toxic chemical, suspected to be an acid or ‘soda’ on her husband’s private part. In an interview with The Fatu Network, police spokesman ASP Foday Conta, said the incident happened on Tuesday, 17 October at Brusubi, when the husband returned home after …

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UN report warns 60 million children could die before 5th birthday

A latest report by UN agencies warned yesterday that at current trends of child mortality, nearly 60 million children could die before their fifth birthday between 2017 and 2030, half being newborns.The report, Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017, was jointly released by the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef), the World Health Organisation, the World Bank, and the Population Division …

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By Momodou Jawo Mamma Kandeh, leader of opposition Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) has called on President Adama Barrow to resign and accused the current administration of “woefully failing the Gambian people”.“Nothing is working in The Gambia. This is a government without a sense of direction. The country is struggling with electricity outages and water shortage among others,” Kandeh said while …

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