Friday, 2 August 2013
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The Imam of Lamin mosque has called on Muslims to endeavour and make the most of the last 10-days of the holy month of Ramadan by praying as much as possible especially at night saying, the period is full of rewards from the Almighty Allah. He said Allah (S.W.T) will accept the invocations of those who pray and ask for his forgiveness and protect them from hell fire.
 
Imam Arfat Sulayman Susso was speaking in an interview with this reporter at his house in Lamin village. He stressed the need for people to take advantage of the last 10-days of Ramadan and perform more late night prayers in order to earn the blessings of the Almighty Allah, saying he (Allah) will answer to all prayers as well as grant the faithfuls their wishes.
Friday, 2 August 2013
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 The secretary general of the newly created Upper River Region Football Association, Modou Lamin Sanneh has described Wednesday's Gambia Football Federation (GFF) elective congress as free and one of the best he has ever seen in the history of our domestic game. Sanneh was speaking to Observer Sports in an exclusive interview at the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi on Wednesday.

 
"The first thing that I cherished was the Federation makes every Gambian inclusive in football. So that is something that the Normalisation Committee needs to be applauded for," he said, while declining to reveal who his vote went to, amid speculations amongst football stakeholders that the URR delegates voted for defeated candidate Modou Moussa.
Friday, 2 August 2013
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 The federal government will investigate Joseph Wowo, the Nigerian judge accused of corruption in Gambia, and will not defend the judge if found guilty.

 
This was disclosed on Thursday by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gbenga Ashiru, while briefing the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the party's secretariat in Abuja, on the achievement of the ministry in the last two years.
 
"We believe in the rule of law and due process and that is what we do in Nigeria. In terms of judiciary, our Chief Justice is working round the clock to clean up.
 
"The case in The Gambia is being looked into. If there is any case of highhandedness, the Nigerian government will look into it and protect its interest. Where any government takes undue advantage over any Nigerians, we will defend Nigerians all over the world, especially where it is a case of victimization and injustice.
Friday, 2 August 2013
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 A 7.6 million euro food security programme in The Gambia formally kicked off yesterday with a two-day inception workshop on MDG1c initiative project at the Ocean Bay Hotel and Resort in Cape Point Bakau.

 
The workshop, which brought together key stakeholders, seeks to discuss the MDG1c initiative on improving food security through crop production intensification and school-feeding programme in The Gambia.
 
It is being organised by FAO and funded by the European Commission (EU) to support the Government of The Gambia to accelerate progress towards achieving the MDG1c, which is to reduce by half, between 1990 and 2015, the proposition of people who suffer from hunger.
Friday, 2 August 2013
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 The economic emphasis in The Gambia seems to be increasingly directed at the informal sector as relevant institutions in the country continue to promote small-scale enterprises by making it easier for entrepreneurs to have access to finance, expand their businesses and generate domestic economic growth.

 
A week or two ago, two small-scale enterprises - Organic Food Processing and Jall's Healthy Foods - were each awarded with D50,000 after their owners emerged victorious in a biannual business plan competition (involving14 applicants in this year's edition) supported by the UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment, and the Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA).
Friday, 2 August 2013
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“Melching is a tremendous addition to the community of Skoll entrepreneurs and someone who has demonstrated those key characteristics of a successful social entrepreneur: inspiration, creativity, direct action, courage and fortitude,” said Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation. “Like all the organizations in our portfolio, Tostan is tackling a complex social problem with a sustainable, scalable solution”.