Wednesday, 7 August 2013
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ICT

InSIST Global is a Gambia-based software engineering (headed by Mr Seedy O. Bensouda a computer science graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA) firm that specializes in business information management systems that fit the African context.

 
 

 

Wednesday, 7 August 2013
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Francisco Grau

Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has vowed to teach a nasty lesson to his neighbors, the government of President Macky Sall of Senegal by threatening to clampdown on Senegalese businesses and interest in the Gambia. The controversial Gambian President speaking in an exclusive interview with the state controlled media GRTS’s Aidy Fatty, in commemoration of his nineteen years military revolution, Jammeh said the relationship between Senegal and the Gambia unfortunately in Mr. Jammeh’s own views  “is a one Way street diplomacy” with Senegal becoming the main economic benefactor at the same time harboring his enemies plotting to set his country on fire. Mr. Jammeh has since ordered for the arrest of Senegalese expertrates and business owners residing in the Gambia on the basis of not paying taxes and their financial obligation to his already bankrupt regime.

Monday, 5 August 2013
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 The Gambia Family Planning Association (GFPA) in partnership with United Nations Fund for Population Affairs (UNFPA) Friday concluded a three-day training programme for 130 Community Based Distributors at the Friendship Hostel at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

 
The training was designed amongst other things, to promote and generate more grassroots support for family planning in various regions of the country. It also aims to increase the availability of family planning contraceptive services to couples and individuals within the reproductive age group.
Monday, 5 August 2013
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Agrifood

 Fisher folk at the Bakau Fishing Centre have lamented poor storage facilities and the lack of a proper ice room as the major hindrance to fish production at the fishing site. They brought this to light Wednesday during a dialogue with the Youth in Agriculture and Fishing Initiative (YAFI) at Bakau fishing landing site.

 
YAFI has been crisscrossing the length and breadth of the country for the past three weeks, discussing with young people on ways that will strengthen the Gambia's anti-poverty crusade being championed by the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya Jammeh.
Monday, 5 August 2013
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 Women's Bureau under the Office of the Vice President and Ministry of Women's Affairs, with support from the United Nation Funds for Population Affairs (UNFPA) Thursday validated the first draft of the 2nd periodic report of the African Union (AU) Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality, at the NaNA conference hall in Bakau. Making an opening remarks on behalf of the vice president and ministry of Women's Affairs, the deputy speaker of the National Assembly, Honourable Fatou Mbay, explained that the development of the second report on the status of implementation of the African Union Solemn Declaration is a requirement for all member states that have ratified and adopted the declation, as part of a wider effort to promote gender equity and equality.

Monday, 5 August 2013
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 A high-powered delegation led by the ministers of Health and Social Welfare, Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and the outgoing Cuban Ambassador to The Gambia, recently wrapped-up a three-day tour of provincial regions of the country where they assessed the Community-based Medical Programme (CBMP) currently running in some health facilities.

 
The tour availed Health Minister Balla Garba Jahumpa, Higher Education Minister, Dr. Mamadou Tangara and the outgoing Cuban ambassador, Ines Fors Fernandez, the opportunity to meet the 29 students of the CBMP. These students are based in different health facilities namely; Sulayman Junkung General Hospital in Bwiam, Bassang and Basse major health centres, as well as the AFPRC General Hospital in Farafenni.