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2016-10-18 Mixed Fortunes for Gambians in Europe
[CAF] Gambian footballers Modou Barrow and Ousman Manneh experienced mixed fortunes in Europe at the weekend.

2016-10-19 Indian Company to Construct UTG Campus for U.S.$53 Million
[The Point] The Indian construction company that built the new National Assembly complex in Banjul has been awarded the contract for the construction of the University of The Gambia (UTG) Faraba campus.

2016-10-18 GDC Explains Reasons for Opting Out of Coalition Talks
[The Point] The Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) has released a statement explaining the rationale behind its refusal to sign the opposition coalition document for selecting a standard bearer for the coalition that will contest the presidential election on December 1 this year.

2016-10-19 What Is Holding the Interparty Committee From Functioning?
[Foroyaa] The IEC frequently tells journalists that it aims to work very closely with the inter-party committee comprising all political parties in the country. One would expect the interparty committee to be working with the IEC to explain issues like replacement of voters' cards, nomination of candidates and the whole election process, especially voter education.

2016-10-19 Is the IEC Still Replacing Voters' Cards? the Answer Is No
[Foroyaa] It has been brought to the notice of Foroyaa that people are still going to the IEC to request for replacement of their voters' cards. They requested for Foroyaa to conduct investigation on the matter. Before the investigation commenced the IEC issued a press release indicating that there are 886,578 registered voters. They indicate no other voter could be added to this number.

2016-10-19 No Issuing / Replacement of Voters' Cards - IEC Chairman
[Foroyaa] The Independent Electoral Commission has said in a press release yesterday that no new voters' cards have been issued after the end of the Supplementary Registration of Voters on 12th march 2016 and that no replacement of cards will be carried out also after the closure of the window on 29th September 2016.The press release issued by the Chairman added that total number of registered voters is 886,578 and there are 1,422 polling stations. It gave the following breakdown per Administrative Area:

2016-10-19 'No Fiat, No Case' Says Magistrate in Case Involving 30 Civil Servants
[Foroyaa] Magistrate Kebba Baldeh, in the case involving 30 civil servants, ruled that the prosecution cannot rely on section 169 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CPC) to continue with proceedings without obtaining a fiat from the Attorney General. He further urged the prosecution to obtain the fiat from the Attorney General, adding that proceedings cannot continue without the presence of the other accused persons.

2016-10-19 Detention of Imams Sawaneh, Colley Clocks One Year
[Foroyaa] Alhagi Ousman Sawaneh, the Imam of Kanifing South and Sheikh Omar Colley, the Imam of a mosque in Jabang Borehole, have now clocked one year in detention without trial or access to family members as both of them were arrested by unidentified men in civilian clothes and held incommunicado since October last year.

2016-10-19 ICC Prosecutor On Violence in Congo
[Foroyaa] The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda has expressed concern over the critical situation and recent incidents of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ("DRC"). She focused particular attention on the events and certain alleged acts that took place in Kinshasa in September 2016, which could constitute crimes within the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court ("Court" or "ICC").

2016-10-19 Landmark Development in Gambian Political History
[Foroyaa] The Gambia is a country which has never changed through the ballot box and no one has empirical evidence to indicate how that change could be effected. Many efforts have been made on Coalition Building but the change is yet to come into being.

2016-10-19 GDC On Refusal to Sign Coalition Agreement
[Foroyaa] Following the refusal of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) to sign the landmark agreement reached by seven opposition parties and the independent aspirant to hold a national convention to select one flag bearer for the 1 December 2016 presidential election, the party issued a press release to further explain its reasons for doing so.

2016-10-19 Creating a Citadel of Education
[The Point] Education is not necessarily the panacea for solving our myriad of challenges as a nation or for bringing about complete national development, but it is the key to opening the doors to the development of an individual and society.

2016-10-19 Concern Expressed On Students Driving Cars
[The Point] It is with pleasure that I write to seek for space in your widely read Newspaper in order to draw attention of certain authorities to the dangers that the public is exposed to. My message is as follows;

2016-10-19 Gambia Govt Signs Loan, Grant Agreement With IDA
[The Point] The Honorable Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Abdou Kolley, signed a loan and a grant finance agreement with the International Development Association (IDA ) on 18 October 2016 in Washington D.C , United States of America.

2016-10-19 Yekini Retires From Wrestling
[The Point] Former Senegalese wrestling champion, Yahya Diop 'Yekini' on Monday announced his retirement from wrestling after a-24-year career.

2016-10-19 Brikama Utd to Host Jaraaf in Int'l Friendly
[The Point] The 2016 Gambia Football Federation FF Cup champions Brikama United are set to clash with Senegalese premier league side Jaraaf in an international friendly match set for Friday 21 October 2016, at the Brikama Box Bar Mini Stadium at 4.30pm.

2016-10-19 2016 World Food Day Commemorated in Crr
[The Point] The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in collaboration with the Gambia government, farmer organisations, civil society organisations and UN System in The Gambia Saturday 16 October 2016 joined the rest of the world to celebrate World Food Day in Janjangbureh, in the Central River Region.

2016-10-19 Vessels of Honour
[The Point] "You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy." (Hebrews 1:9)

2016-10-19 'There Is No Competent Charge Before the Court,' Says Defence in Govt Officials Case
[The Point] Defence counsel E. Sanneh yesterday told the Banjul Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Kebba Baldeh that there is no competent charge before the court, in the case involving 30 government officials.

2016-10-19 Gambian Selected Belgium Student Ambassador for Cop22
[The Point] Jimmy Hendry Nzally, a Gambian student doing his second master's in Linguistics and Literary Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium, has been accepted into the 'Belgium Student Ambassador' programme.

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