Gambia News

Gambia: Communities to Protect Forest Cover, Destroyers to Pay High Price

By Sheikh Alkinky Sanyang The Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources Hon. Lamin Dibba has reiterated that it is the responsibility of communities to protect and preserve their surrounding forest covers against negative vibes including excessive charcoal burning that destroys the most important component of our livelihood food chain, thus threatening our survival. On an equal footing, he …

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Business plan for girls’ forum begins

By Aisha Tamba Safe Hands for Girls on Monday began a four-day workshop on business planning for girls in the country.The workshop, which is taking place at a local hotel in Senegambia, hopes to enhance social asset building, based on evidence that can cultivate social support, positive relationships, skills and other protective assets that can improve health and behavior outcomes …

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‘Women entrepreneurs are drivers of economic growth’

By Olimatou Coker Emily Sarr, UNDP programe analysis gender human rights, said women entrepreneurs are drivers of the country’s economic growth.She made this statement during a business forum for women in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) recently held at Paradise Suites Hotel. According to her, women’s economic empowerment helps to overcome poverty and it has a multiple effect on education, …

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Gambia: ‘New Advocates to Intensify End of FGM and GBV in a Generation’

By Fatou Dem The Executive Coordinator of Young People in the Media, Abdou Jatta, who doubles as UNESCO Global Youth Ambassador on MIL has called on new advocates to intensify efforts towards the end of FGM and GBV. Jatta was speaking at a day’s intensive workshop on Building New Generation of Advocates towards ending FGM &GVB on the theme: “Building …

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International Human Rights Day observed

Beakanyang and Youth for Human Rights The Gambia over the weekend celebrated the international human rights day at Talinding Annex Lower Basic School.The celebration also witnessed the launch of a human rights club in the school courtesy of US Embassy in Banjul. The celebration began with a march-past led by Scout band from Gas Station in Churchill’s Town to Talinding …

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Ambassador Jammeh presents credentials to President Erdogan

Press release His Excellency Mr Kemeseng S.M. Jammeh, Gambia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary on 29 November presented his Letters of Credence to His Excellency Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Turkey at a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey.On the occasion, Ambassador Jammeh conveyed the greetings and best wishes from His Excellency President Adama …

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