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2014-09-02 Setting the Record Straight
[Daily Observer]The Daily Observer has been monitoring the reactions from stakeholders and fans alike after its publication announcing the proposal for nomination of Lamin Kaba Bajo, ahead of the Gambia Football Federation presidential elections on September 20.

2014-09-01 Ministry Intensifies Surveillance On Ebola
[Daily Observer]The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has intensified its efforts to strengthen community-based surveillance on Ebola Virus disease, which involves empowering communities with the required knowledge and skills to identify and report suspected cases.

2014-09-01 Adaption to Disaster Preparedness
[Daily Observer]Disaster preparedness is one critical thing that people have to adapt to in mitigating the impact of disasters when they strike. We are now in the middle of the rains and the country has already experienced torrential rains, which often puts flooding of urban communities in the news. This is of course nothing new, as it has become a yearly phenomenon. The effect is destruction of buildings, loss of property and in some cases loss of lives.

2014-09-02 Consultative Meeting On Page Mid-Term Evaluation Held in CRR
[Daily Observer]Crr -The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs(MoFEA) on Friday held a daylong consultation meeting for the people of Central River Region (CRR) on the Programme for Accelerated Growth and Employment (PAGE) mid-term evaluation in Janjangbureh, CRR.

2014-09-02 Gambia Suspends Sub-Regional Convergence Amidst Ebola Fears
[Daily Observer]Reliable sources have disclosed to Daily Observer that relevant Gambian authorities have suspended a planned sub-regional convergence, "SAFRA", in the country amidst fears that it could be a potential source to spread the deadly Ebola virus over.

2014-09-02 FAO Boss Links Sustainable Agriculture to Healthy Forest
[Daily Observer]The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) representative in The Gambia has underscored the link between sustainable agricultural developments to healthy forest, arguing that the former cannot take place without the latter.

2014-09-02 ARC Capacity-Building On Contingency Planning Organised
[Daily Observer]The African Risk Capacity (ARC), a specialised agency of the African Union, in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) recently held a two-day capacity- building programme on contingency planning for The Gambia at Red Croc Hotel, in Cape Point, Bakau.

2014-09-02 Gambian Farmers Cry Over Cost of Fertilizer
[Foroyaa]Farmers have lamented the cost of fertilizer which they said is beyond their means.

2014-09-01 Ceesay Says Prevalence of IDDs Has Tendency to Diseases
[Daily Observer]The principal programme officer of the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) has said that the prevalence of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDDs) has a tendency to diseases.

2014-09-01 GAMFINET Discusses On Improvement of Microfinance Services
[Daily Observer]The Gambia Microfinance Network (GAMFINET) Wednesday held a daylong discussion on the need for the improvement of the Policy and Regulatory Framework of Microfinance Services in The Gambia.

2014-09-01 Bondali Chief Drums Up More Support for Food Security Agenda
[Daily Observer]The chief of Foni Bondali District has once again reiterated the call for Gambians to actively partake in the national drive to achieve food self-sufficiency in the next two years under the banner, "Vision 2016 Agenda".

2014-09-02 More Trees Planted Along Marakisa, Darsilmi Highway
[Daily Observer]The 'Yirolu' initiative of Musa Tabally Bojang, the Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC) chairperson of Kombo Central constituency over the weekend planted more trees, along the Marakisa- Sarsilami Highway, in Kombo Central District.

2014-09-02 Wild Animals for Abuko Nature Reserve Soon
[Daily Observer]If everything goes as planned, the Abuko Nature Reserve will boast of an additional attraction this coming tourism season as part of efforts to restore its past glory, the Daily Observer has been informed.

2014-09-02 'Fewer Disasters in Gambia So Far'
[Daily Observer]The executive director of the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) has stated that The Gambia so far has registered fewer disasters such as floods and windstorms in the 2014 rainy season in contrast to last year.

2014-09-02 Ex-UDP Chair, Lawmaker Assure Jammeh of Kiang West's 'Undivided' Allegiance
[Daily Observer]The first female National Assembly member for Kiang West and a one-time United Democratic Party (UDP) regional chairman in LRR have renewed the former opposition stronghold's undivided allegiance to the president of the Republic and his ruling party. The duo pledged that the constituency will reciprocate all the gestures of the Gambian leader and will stand with him in his ambitious push for a more modernised Gambia.

2014-09-02 Gambian Journalists Trained On Tobacco Control
[Daily Observer]Over 20 journalists drawn from print and electronic media across the country on Monday held a two-day training on tobacco control at the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA), along Bertil Harding Highway.

2014-09-02 'Environment Protection, Not the Business of Gov't Alone'
[Daily Observer]The executive director of the National Environmental Agency (NEA) has stressed the need for all to play their quota in environmental protection, arguing that it is not the business of the government alone.

2014-09-02 The University and the Student From Humble Background Accessibility Is Determined and Limited By Affordability
[Foroyaa]Many students who are already enrolled in the University of The Gambia (UTG) are finding it difficult to pay the sum required. Hence they are busy appealing to individuals and institutions for support. This problem is growing and the latitude which used to be given to students to continue and have their records kept until they pay has dissipated. Now payment must be done before being entertained in any class.

2014-09-02 Gambian Makes the Cut in UEFA Champions League
[Foroyaa]A Gambian player would be playing in Europe's biggest club competition after safely qualifying to the Champions League.

2014-09-02 Lt. Col. Solo Bojang Clocks 108 Days in Detention
[Foroyaa]Lieutenant Colonel Solo Bojang, who was acquitted and discharged by a subordinate court in Brikama in the West Coast region, has so far spent one hundred and eight days in detention.

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