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2018-02-19 'Country's Generated Income Exceeded Targeted Value'finance Minister
[Foroyaa] The Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Mr. Amadou Sanneh, said the revenue that the country generated, exceeded the targeted value because they have generated about two hundred million dalasi.

2018-02-19 'Workers At Badari Mining Site Unpaid By Former President'abdoulie Cham
[Foroyaa] Mr. Abdoulie Cham, Director at the Geology Department on15thFebruary 2018, before the 'Janneh' Commission. Mr Cham disclosed that their Department knew that the excavation being carried out at the said site would stop, because the former president was not paying the workers.

2018-02-19 The Oil and Mineral Potential of the Gambia
[Foroyaa] During the Carnegie mineral fiasco, the Gambian nation woke up to the realisation that the minerals were being mined from Kartong, Batakunku and Sanyang. However, the nation is yet to be told how much has been earned or could be earned from the mineral deposits.

2018-02-19 GPU Welcomes ECOWAS Court Ruling On Anti-Free Speech Laws
[Foroyaa] Banjul, February 15: The Gambia Press Union (GPU) welcomes the ruling made by the Abuja-based Ecowas Court of Justice on Wednesday February 14, on the legality of the laws of sedition, criminal defamation, false publication on the internet and false publication and broadcasting.

2018-02-19 Bye Malleh Wadda Steps Out of the Race for Banjul Mayorship
[Foroyaa] Mr Bye Malleh Wadda who had declared his interest to contest the mayor ship for Banjul has announced his withdrawal from the race, blaming the system of registration which he said has disenfranchised him. The announcement was made in the following press release:

2018-02-19 Akwa Tells Hawks - We Can Win in Gambia
[Foroyaa] Nigerian Premier League leaders Akwa United say they won't be throwing in the towel insisting pulling off a victory in Gambia remains possible.

2018-02-19 KMC Disburses Cash to Alkalos
[Foroyaa] The Kanifing Municipal Council on the 14th February 2018 disbursed over 500.000 dalasi to be shared among the "Alkalos" of the Municipality at Council's chamber.

2018-02-19 Justice Minister Holds Press Briefing
[Foroyaa] Justice Minister Aboubacarr Tambedou on Wednesday 14thFebruary 2018, held his monthly press briefing at the Victims' Center.

2018-02-19 Another CSO, 'Barrow Meter', Launched -
[Foroyaa] 'BarrowMeter' a newly formed civil society organisation aimed at raising citizen's awareness and holding the government accountable, was launched on Wednesday, 14th February 2018, at a local hotel in Senegambia.

2018-02-19 Eligible Nuha to Miss Games Over Disciplinary Issue
[Foroyaa] Spain-based striker Nuha Krubally Marong will be sitting out games beginning this weekend over disciplinary issues. The 23-year-old former Spain U-17 goal-poacher accumulated two bookings in his team's 4-1savaging to Valencia's reserves side in Spain's third tier.

2018-02-19 Ama Balde to War With Papa Sow Tomorrow
[Foroyaa] Ama Balde will slug it out with Papa Sow in a must-watch wrestling battle tomorrow.

2018-02-16 ECOWAS Court Rules Media Laws in Gambia Violate Human Rights
[Foroyaa] According to Amnesty International, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Court of Justice yesterday ruled that media laws on sedition, false news and criminal defamation violate the right to freedom of expression in Gambia.

2018-02-16 The Teeth and the Tongue Must Co-Exist
[Foroyaa] The exchanges between President Barrow and civil society operators are reflections of how different people conceive what the new Gambia should be. The Coalition campaigned for a new Gambia.

2018-02-16 Saul Badjie's Wife Remanded in Custody
[Foroyaa] Isha Jallow, wife of General Saul Badjie, former commander of the Republican Guards during the former regime of Yaya Jammeh, was on Thursday 14th February 2018, arraigned, charged and remanded in custody at the Mile Two Prisons.

2018-02-16 In the NIA 9 Case - Court Denies Accused Persons Plea As Sis Deputy Director Testifies
[Foroyaa] The Banjul High Court presided over by Justice Kumba Sillah-Camara, on Wednesday 14th February 2018, turned down the plea of the accused persons, concerning their welfare in the prison.

2018-02-16 Government Restores Semlex Contract for ID Card Production
[Foroyaa] The Attorney General and Minister of Justice Aboubacarr Tambadou, said Government has agreed to restore the 2016 contract of Semlex, to produce National Identity Cards.

2018-02-16 Secco Managers Lament Lack of Cash
[Foroyaa] "Secco" Managers within the Barra, Kerewan, Kaur and Kuntuar GGC Depot circles have informed this medium that the last time they received cash from the Gambia Groundnut Corporation was 11th January 2018.

2018-02-16 Halifa Sallah Signs MOU With Serre-Kunda School
[Foroyaa] Halifa Sallah, the National Assembly member for Serrekunda Constituency yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with Serrekunda Lower Basic School which reads as follows:

2018-02-16 Sharab Medical Center Receives Grant
[Foroyaa] Mr. Daisuke Enomoto, Second Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in The Gambia, on Tuesday 13th February 2018, presided over a signing ceremony dedicated for a grant for the execution of a project to supplying medical equipment to Sharab Medical Center .

2018-02-16 Justice Minister Visits Victims' Center
[Foroyaa] The Minister of Justice Abubacarr Tambedou, yesterday visited the Victims' Center, where he held his monthly press conference with journalists. The visit was meant to show solidarity, commitment and partnership with the victims in their strive to providing justice to them and avert the reoccurrence of the gross human rights violations that happened in the past.

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