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British High Commissioner applauds Gunjur Marlborough link

The British High Commissioner to The Gambia, David Morley, has described the relationship between Gunjur and Marlborough in the UK as a “fine example of a true partnership”. He made these comments after a recent visit to Marlborough where he also stated that the British Government has always welcomed and supported these types of links with The Gambia, especially because …

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President Obama announces the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

In front of an audience of more than 600 dynamic young leaders from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda, President Obama announced the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the new flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).Beginning in 2014, the program will bring more than 500 young African leaders to the United States each year for …

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Gambia: The truth behind parliament’s rejection of the Gambia-US maritime agreement?

By D.A Jawo Gambians and indeed other close observers of the Gambian political scene were no doubt quite surprised by the unanimous rejection by the National Assembly last Wednesday of a cooperation agreement to ‘suppress illicit transnational maritime activity’ between the Gambia and the United States because the deal was “one-sided and does not favor” the Gambia. Are we seeing …

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Gambia News:Ex-Minister Jobarteh, Pa Harry Jammeh arraigned, remanded

(The Point) – Former Attorney General and Minister of Justice and the ex-solicitor general and legal secretary were yesterday arraigned before the Banjul Magistrates’ Court charged with ten counts, including conspiracy to defeat justice, official corruption, negligence of official duties, abuse of office and destroying evidence. Lamin Jobarteh and Pa Harry Jammeh respectively, were arraigned before acting Principal Magistrate Dawda …

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Gambia: The Raleigh Conference: A step in the right direction

By D. A. Jawo The Raleigh conference on democracy and good governance which brought together some political leaders from the Gambia and several other political and civil society activists in the Diaspora has been labeled as a success by most of those who attended it. While its success no doubt can only be measured by its outcome both in the …

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Amnesty International Annual Report 2013 – The Gambia

          Gambia Head of state and government Yahya Jammeh   For the first time in nearly 30 years the death penalty was carried out, as nine death row inmates were executed without prior notification. The inmates had not exhausted all of their appeals. The authorities also repressed dissent through harassment and intimidation. Security forces routinely made …

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