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2016-02-12 The President and His Noble Stance Against Extremism
[Daily Observer] President Jammeh and his Government have always stood firm against the menace of violence in the name of religion. The beauty of this stance is not only in its honesty and nobility but also in the consistency that has characterised our President's insistence on the fact that Islam is a religion of peace and anyone who embraces violence cannot be a genuine Muslim.

2016-02-12 Is the Government Not Constantly Creating a Crisis Situation for Itself?
[Foroyaa] No one could understand why an Election Act would be amended to restrict more political participation by a government which has been in office for two decades and needed to introduce term limit instead of promoting self perpetuating rule. Few could understand why a Government which organises root festivals, musical jamborees with famous Senegalese musicians and subscribe to the hosting of beauty contests would declare Gambia an Islamic Republic. Few could understand why detention without trial still persis

2016-02-12 Ex Airport Staff's False Info Trial Stalls Again
[Foroyaa] The trial of Borry J. Saidy, the former Air Traffic Services Manager at the Banjul International Airports, failed to proceed at the lower court in Brikama on Tuesday, February 09, 2016 due to the absence of the defence counsel.

2016-02-12 Questions Still Linger As Sand Mining At Sambuya Village Continues
[Foroyaa] Heavy mining of the pristine sands at Sambuya Village in Kombo South district continues unabated as questions regarding how much is derived from the venture and by whom and the environmental impact remain unanswered by the government after repeated unsuccessful attempts to get an explanation from concern officials.

2016-02-12 Household Behaviour Campaign Launched in Crr
[Daily Observer] The Directorate of Health Promotions under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare recently launched the four plus two key household behaviours campaign for child illnesses in the Central River Region (CRR).

2016-02-12 Music Education in the Gambia
[Daily Observer] Hello and warm welcome to another edition of legendary column. It is another weekend and we bring to you on spotlight an overview of music education in the Gambia, beginning briefly with its origins.

2016-02-12 Vypa to Release 'Amadou Vypa'
[Daily Observer] Afro-rap artiste, Vypa commonly referred to as 'Skinny Boy Fly' will on Monday, February 15th 2016 release his much anticipated first release of 2016 dubbed 'AmadouVypa'. This is a soundtrack he used as a snippet entry on stage during his performance at the last 2015 Open Mic Festival at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

2016-02-12 Goodwill Messages for President Jammeh
[Daily Observer] The President of The Islamic Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh, Babili Mansa has received goodwill messages for the occasion of the Christmas and the New Year.

2016-02-12 Lawmaker Recommends Closure of AMRC
[Daily Observer] A member of the Public Accounts and Public Enterprises Committee of the National Assembly on Thursday recommended the closure of the Assets Management and Recovery Corporation (AMRC).

2016-02-12 Banned GNTCA Executive Members Charged, Remanded
[Daily Observer] Executive members of the proscribed Gambia National Transport Control Association have been arraigned before Principal Magistrate Momodou SM Jallow of the Banjul Magistrates' Court charged with a single count of economic crime (Specified offences ) Act yesterday. This charge contravenes Section 5 (f) of the Economic Crime Act Cap 13:07 Volume III of the 2009 laws of The Gambia. The court also ordered for them to be remanded in police custody.

2016-02-12 Waa Juwara, Co Trial Set for Judgement
[Daily Observer] Principal Magistrate Momodou SM Jallow of the Banjul Magistrate's Court has adopted the addresses of brief filed by both prosecution and defence counsel in the criminal trial involving the state against the former Minister of Regional Administrations, Lands and Traditional Rulerss Lamin Waa Juwara; Hamidou Jallow, former Principal Land Evaluation Officer at the Department of Lands and Survey; and Tamsir Onasis Conteh and set the matter for judgement on March 14th.

2016-02-12 Court Strikes Out Charges Against Haddijatou Kodou Touray, Sainabou Ngum
[Daily Observer] A Banjul Magistrates' Court has accordingly struck out the fresh amendment charges leveled against the former principal scientific officer of the Food Safety and Quality Authority and the executive director of Masanneh Ceesay Fish and vegetable Enterprise on Wednesday.

2016-02-12 Man Charged for Converting $20,000 Fund Into His Personal Use
[Daily Observer] The police prosecution team, led by Sergeant Jaiteh has filed a single count charge of unlawful conversion of $20,000 (approximately D860, 000) against one Morigo Dukureh at the Kanifing Magistrates' Court yesterday.

2016-02-12 French President - Jammeh's Message Precious in Fight Against Hatred
[Daily Observer] The President of France, His Excellency Francois Hollande has acknowledged receipt of the Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh

2016-02-12 Court Urges 2nd Accused to Seek Legal Representative in Gt Bank Two Trial
[Daily Observer] Magistrates Mbendeh Faal of the Banjul Magistrates' Court has urged Fatou Kinteh, the second accused person in the fraud trial against her and Omar Jessey, both staff of Guaranty Trust Bank to seek for the representation of a defense counsel to stand in defence for her in the trial.

2016-02-12 Education Is the Only Way Out for Me and My Family Says Fatou Kineh Ndow
[Daily Observer] Coming from a very humble background and being the first child of my disabled parents, I had no choice but to be hardworking because I

2016-02-12 Defence Calls for Sheikh Cham's Acquittal
[Foroyaa] While replying on points of law in Kanifing Magistrates' court on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, the defence attorney for Sheikh Cham, Banjugu Nyangado, said his client should be acquitted because he has no case to answer after having undergone searching, detention and torture by the officers of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency-The Gambia (DLEA-G).

2016-02-12 What Should Be the Relation Between the IEC and the Political Parties?

2016-02-12 Gambians Are Enthusiastic About the U.S. Primaries
[Foroyaa] Reports reaching Foroyaa indicate that the US primaries are leaving lasting impression on the Gambian voter. A man visited the Foroyaa office and asked why we are not giving full coverage to the US primaries of the major political parties. He explained that he is impressed by the fact that the aspirants to the Presidency have to fight it out before any of them could receive the endorsement of their parties.

2016-02-12 Pdois' Letter to IEC On Voter Registration Exercise
[Foroyaa] Chairman

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