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2017-04-21 Forestry, FAO Intensify Efforts to Restore Country's Dry Lands
[Daily Observer] The Department of Forestry and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), recently conducted a training for 10 government personnel on the use of an innovative tool to effectively and efficiently assess and monitor the country's land cover and land use.

2017-04-21 Justice for Jammeh-Era Abuses Crucial
[HRW] Nairobi -Gambia's government should act to prosecute those responsible for grave crimes committed during the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh. Fair trials are crucial for victims and their families and for building respect for the rule of law in the country.

2017-04-21 Manding Empire Set to Mark 4th Anniversary
[Daily Observer] Manding Empire, one of the music fan groups in the country is set to celebrate its 4th year anniversary on the 22nd of April at the Independence Stadium, in Bakau. The event is expected to attract a number of stars including Uganda's music superstar- Eddy Kenzo.

2017-04-21 Letter to Minister of Justice - Accountability for Past Serious Crimes
[HRW] Abubacarr M. Tambadou

2017-04-21 Kangfore Set for Solo Mixtape
[Daily Observer] A young promising Gambian Hip-Hop sensation and a member of the Join Hands-Bamba Marong alias Kangfore is set to launch his new solo mixtape.

2017-04-21 Deep Jahi Inks Deal With TJ Records, Release New Music
[Daily Observer] Deep Jahi became a household name after he won the 2012 staging of the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall talent show. His fan base began growing rapidly after the release of his break-out single Life Goes On.

2017-04-20 Will the Term of Office of President Barrow Be Three Years or Five Years?

2017-04-20 Three Months After President Barrow Has Taken Over the Helm of Affairs
[Foroyaa] President Barrow took over the helm of affairs of this country on 19 January 2017. Today is 19 April 2017 three months and running. He was elected based on a manifesto he campaigned on.

2017-04-20 Ndangaan Receive Support From Banjul North NAM
[Foroyaa] The quiet settlement of Ndangaan, in the outskirts of Banjul, yesterday, 18 April 2017, received a bicycle and wheelbarrow from the newly elected National Assembly Member (NAM) for Banjul North, Ousman Sillah.

2017-04-20 Halifa Sallah Writes to the Speaker
[Foroyaa] Upholding the Supremacy of the Law over Whims and Caprices

2017-04-20 Two Nominated NAMs Promise to Serve Effectively
[Foroyaa] Two nominated members of the National Assembly promised to execute their functions effectively in accordance with the laws of the nation. The two are the Speaker Madam Mariam Denton and Hon. Ndey Yassin Secka Sallah who spoke to our reporter in interviews in their respective residences.

2017-04-20 Former NPFL Fighter Arrested
[Foroyaa] A reliable source has informed this medium that Musa Njie, a former fighter of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) is being detained at Yundum Barracks since on 13 March, 2016. Musa Njie had served as Major under the regime of Yahya Jammeh.

2017-04-20 Foroyaa Launches 3 Months Certificate Course for Reporters
[Foroyaa] The three month certificate course for seventeen reporters of Foroyaa Newspaper, conducted by Gambia Press Union-School of Journalism was officially launched on Friday, 14 April. The official opening of the programme was held at the Press Union headquarters in Bakau. The course is part of the European Union's media houses' capacity building project through UNESCO.

2017-04-20 Motion On the Proceedings of 11 April National Assembly Moved
[Foroyaa] Law Makers on Thursday, 13 April, 2017 moved a motion with amendments on the record of votes and proceedings of the National Assembly sitting of 11 April, 2017.

2017-04-19 BAC, Dresden-Banjul Sign MOU On Waste Composing Project
[Foroyaa] Brikama Area Council on Thursday 13 April 2017, Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Dresden-Banjul Organisation for the operationalization of pilot waste composing project at Tabana dumpsite. The signing ceremony was held at the Brikama Area Council.

2017-04-20 Halifa Sallah Honoured As 'Gentleman of the Day'
[Foroyaa] The Christian community on Monday, 17 April, honoured Hon. Halifa Sallah as the 'Gentleman of the Day' at their annual 'kite flying' event held at the old Radio Syd grounds in the outskirts of Banjul.

2017-04-20 No More President's Campaign for Candidates - NYP
[Foroyaa] National Youth Parliament (NYP) on Tuesday, April 18, released its preliminary report on the recent National Assembly election highlighting challenges and recommending for presidents to no longer campaign for National Assembly candidates.

2017-04-20 What Is the Role of a Speaker in a National Assembly?

2017-04-20 Why is the Bar Association Silent? Should a Proclamation Be Published or Not to Become Law?
[Foroyaa] Associations like the Bar Association are the civil society segments that should hold state institutions accountable to the public. A debate has unfolded in the National Assembly as to whether a proclamation by the president should be published in The Gambia Gazette or not to become law.

2017-04-18 Women Adjudicators Sit At the District Tribunal
[Foroyaa] The shackle of patriarchy is breaking gradually in their stronghold of Niamina as women make joint decisions with their male counterparts at the district tribunals in the three districts of the Niamina Dankunku, Niamina East and Niamina West, in Central River Region. One of the adjudicators Mrs. Musukebba Kanteh a native of Pinia, Niamina, is among the first ever Gambian women to sit at a district tribunal to adjudicate on issues brought before it.

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