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US Finally Grants Gambian Students Visas for Robotics Contest

US Finally Grants Gambian Students Visas for Robotics Contest

There is a happy ending for a team of Gambian students who planned to compete in a major global robotics contest in Washington later this month. The five-members were granted visas Thursday to come to the United States after being turned down earlier this week. They say they are still disappointed that their mentor, education […]

52 Migrants From Gambia, Nigeria, Others Dead As IOM Rescues 600 in Sahara Desert

52 Migrants From Gambia, Nigeria, Others Dead As IOM Rescues 600 in Sahara Desert

The United Nations migration agency in Niger has saved more than 600 lives since April 2017 through a new search and rescue operation that targets migrants stranded in Sahara Desert, but 52 did not survive. “We are enhancing our capacity to assist vulnerable migrants stranded in Northern Agadez, towards the Niger-Libya border,” said Giuseppe Loprete, […]

Rearrested Former Yahya Jammeh Captains Released On Bail

Rearrested Former Yahya Jammeh Captains Released On Bail

Rearrested former members of the Gambia Armed Forces, GAF, Captains Swandi Camara and Baboucarr Jarju, have been released on bail yesterday, 22 June 2017, around 2pm, at the police headquarters in Banjul. According to sources at Police headquarters, the duo was granted bail and asked to report to Police headquarters from today. Sources said that […]

Gambian President Adama Barrow Thanks Akon for Lighting Project

Gambian President Adama Barrow Thanks Akon for Lighting Project

The popular singer’s initiative, Akon Light Africa, has provided solar energy to Sarreh Pateh, a village in the west coast region with a population of 4,000. The project aims to bring clean, renewable and affordable energy solutions primarily to rural and off-grid areas in Africa.

Gambian Farmers Call for Fertiliser As the Minister Tours the Country

Gambian Farmers Call for Fertiliser As the Minister Tours the Country

Foroyaa went on tour to find out what the farmers needed and called on the government to address the problem of fertilizer and seeds. We are not surprised as the Minister of Agriculture proceeds with his tour the farmers are making it abundantly clear that without seeds and fertiliser being provided the next farming season […]

Talking Human Rights in the New Gambia

Talking Human Rights in the New Gambia

“This is the new Gambia,” Jobe, a Gambian taxi driver told me, as I arrived in the country for the first time since the inauguration of President Adama Barrow. Three months after erstwhile strongman Yahya Jammeh left Gambian soil, the capital, Banjul, is buzzing and Gambia, known as the “smiling coast of Africa,” is still […]

Gambia ‘Freezes’ Assets of Former President Yahya Jammeh

Gambia ‘Freezes’ Assets of Former President Yahya Jammeh

Hon. Abubacarr Tambedou, the attorney general and minister of Justice has revealed to journalists that they have obtained a court order freezing or placing a temporary hold on the locally known assets and companies directly associated with former President Yahya Jammeh. He made this revelation and more at a press conference held at his office […]

Gambia’s Former President Yahya Jammeh Stole $50 Million Before Leaving For Exile

Gambia’s Former President Yahya Jammeh Stole $50 Million Before Leaving For Exile

The Gambia’s former ruler Yahya Jammeh stole at least $50m from the state, the country’s justice minister said on Monday, in the first major anti-corruption move by the country’s new president. It’s the first time the new government of the west African country has put a figure on the amount it believes Jammeh plundered from […]

‘Importer of Plastic Rice’ in Gambia Dismisses Claims

‘Importer of Plastic Rice’ in Gambia Dismisses Claims

Rumours are rifle on Social Media that a particular rice believed to be “Plastic” was purportedly imported into The Gambia but the importer of the rice, Gam Food Trading has described the allegation as false. According to a source close to the Company, the said rice was imported from The Republic of China to The […]

Yahya Jammeh reign of terror: Gambian wife’s anguish over missing husband

Yahya Jammeh reign of terror: Gambian wife’s anguish over missing husband

There were high expectations when The Gambia’s President Adama Barrow took over from long-time leader Yahya Jammeh. But three months since his inauguration, the BBC’s Umaru Fofana found that despair is already setting in. Just days after Yahya Jammeh lost the election to Adama Barrow, the prisons started emptying. Families were reunited, signifying an end […]

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