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2017-09-25 President Barrow's Maiden Speech At the UN General Assembly
[Foroyaa] The recent political crisis that took place in my country created a new democratic beginning and the experience thought us useful lessons that Gambians will not easily forget. We learned that will power and national unity, decisive regional intervention as well undivided and clear support of the International Community, could produce positive outcomes. Also of importance was the coordinated International action inspired by our common values of solidarity, democracy respect for human rights and the rule of

2017-09-25 Truck Drivers Decry Poor Garage Conditions
[Foroyaa] Drivers and the management of the Abuko truck garage, have complained to this medium on the way and manner that Omar Ceesay, the former Transport Union PRO and his union, have been handling them. According to the drivers, they have been tasked to pay dues to the coffers of the union for better services in return, and this is not happening. All those who spoke to this medium decried lack of toilet facilities, the muddy condition of the garage when it rains and the unfair treatment meted on them when it come

2017-09-25 CBG Officials, 2 Former Military Commanders Appear at Janneh Commission
[Foroyaa] Mrs. Njoba Sankareh Sarr, former Principal Currency Officer and Ousainou Corr, former Director of Finance, all former workers of the Central Bank of the Gambia; Lieutenant Colonel Momodou Lamin Mendy, former Operational Commander at State House and Second in Command (2IC) of the State Guard Battalion and Nuha Willaims Jammeh, former Commander of the Military Police, all testified yesterday before the Janneh Commission of enquiry, in respect of monetary transactions in Dollars and Euro, at the bankers bank.

2017-09-25 Former President's Brother Transferred Second Time As His Unlawful Detention Continues
[Foroyaa] Captain Beray Jammeh, a former Aide de Camp (ADC) and brother to ex-President Jammeh, has been moved yet again to another detention centre since Thursday 14 September 2017, around 9am, military sources confirmed to Foroyaa.

2017-09-25 'Rice Is the Life of Our Country', Agriculture Minister
[Foroyaa] The Minister of Agriculture Omar A. Jallow, has remarked that rice is life for our country and has one of the highest per capital consumption rates of 117 kg in the world.

2017-09-25 Agent - Modou Lo Not Ruling Out Ama Balde Combat
[Foroyaa] Modou Lo could possibly be facing Ama Balde as his next opponent according to the wrestler's agent.

2017-09-25 Scorpion-Eligible Moussa Njie Back From Injury
[Foroyaa] Uncapped Gambian winger Moussa Njie has returned to Norwegian premier league club Stabeak's starting lineup after a two-month injury lay-off.

2017-09-25 4 Teams Exit, Dropped to Play-Offs
[Foroyaa] Four teams will have to put up with playing in next year's play-offs following their failure to breeze to the next round of the ongoing Serrekunda West Sports Organisation (SESO) Newettan.

2017-09-22 Kombo East District Final Rescheduled
[Foroyaa] The Kombo East district tourney is put off on a later date after the first final meeting failed to produce a winner. The sides settled on a one-all score on last Sunday but the organisers opted to reschedule the clash.

2017-09-22 Brefet - Amsterdam - Late Tumani Slug Out Draw in District Tourney
[Foroyaa] The fixture between Amsterdam's and Late Tumani could only end goalless in the on-going Foni Brefet district tournament. Amsterdam's Salif Badjie fluffed a begging chance before getting booked by the referee for unsporting behavior in the 56th minute.

2017-09-22 2-Year Ban for Gunjur Club for Beating Referee
[Foroyaa] Photo: Commit FC has been given a 2-year suspension A club in Gunjur has been slapped with a two-year ban for beating up a referee. The incident happened last Sunday in the first round of the ongoing Gunjur league nawettan.

2017-09-21 Senegalese MPs Receive Over D245, 000 Monthly Salary
[The Point] Members of Parliament (MP) in Senegal receive monthly salary of CFA3 million, equivalent to D246, 000, per month, according to reports by the Senegalese media.

2017-09-21 Full Text of President Adama Barrow's Address to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, America, 19 September 2017.
[The Point] Mr. President,

2017-09-21 40 Million Slaves in the World - Report
[The Point] More than 40 million people were estimated to be victims of modern slavery in 2016 -- and one in four of those were children.

2017-09-21 Ex-Ministers, Governors Appear At Janneh Commission
[Foroyaa] Two former Ministers in the former administration of former President Yaya Jammeh, Sira Wally Ndow -Njie and Fatou Mass Jobe -Njie, together with three Regional Governors in the names of Omar Khan, Omar Sompo Ceesay and Amienata Siffae Hydra, yesterday testified before the Janneh Commission of enquiry set up to probe into the financial dealings and assets of the former president, on wide range of issues particularly financial transactions.

2017-09-21 Kanyiba's Disappearance Marks 11 Years
[Foroyaa] Yesterday, 18 September marked 11 years since the abduction of Mr. Lamin Kanyi alias Kanyiba, now presumed dead.

2017-09-21 Green-Up 1 Million Launched
[Foroyaa] Having successfully planted more than 10,000 trees across the country during the past year, Green-Up has launched its 1 Million trees initiative, a commitment to plant 1,000,000 trees within a year.

2017-09-21 WANEP, GPU Train Journalists On Transitional Justice Reporting
[Foroyaa] The West African Network for Peace Building (WANEP), in collaboration with the Gambia Press Union (GPU), on Monday September 18th opened a 10 -day training of trainers meeting for 40 journalists on transitional justice and conflict reporting. The event was held at a local hotel in Senegambia.

2017-09-21 New Parliament of Gambia Works With UK MPs in an Induction Programme
[Foroyaa] UK MPs and officials will be inducting the new parliament of Gambia in Banjul this week, where 90% of the National Assembly Members (NAM) are newly elected.

2017-09-21 Media Briefs On Access to Green Climate Fund
[The Point] The Director of Budget at the Ministry of Finance who doubles as the National Designated Authority for the Green Fund Climate for the Gambia recently briefed the media about the Green Climate Fund (GCF) activities and how to get access to the fund.

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