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2015-07-31 More Developments
[Daily Observer] To many people, when development is mentioned what comes to mind are roads, water supply, power grids, sewers, telecommunications, schools, hospitals etc. These aforementioned features of infrastructural development, anywhere, are regarded as basic necessities for continuous survival of any society. This is to say, infrastructure refers to the basic physical and organisational structures needed for the operation of a society.

2015-07-31 Why Gambia Is Not Ideal to Host Africa's Human Rights Watchdog
[The Conversation Africa] When one thinks of human rights in Africa, The Gambia might spring to mind as an example of a country with a domestic record of grave violations. It is therefore rather surprising that the African Commission on Human and People's Rights continues to be located in the country's capital Banjul.

2015-07-31 Gambia Is Still Ebola Free
[Daily Observer] The director of health promotion and education under the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare on Wednesday disclosed that The Gambia is still an Ebola free country.

2015-07-31 Lawmakers Return Gratitude to Jammeh for General Amnesty
[Daily Observer] Deputies at the National Assembly on Wednesday considered and adopted a motion to return gratitude and appreciation to the President, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya AJJ Jammeh Babili Mansa for granting general amnesty to prisoners and Gambian dissidents.

2015-07-31 Nine More Prisoners Pardoned By President Jammeh Released
[Daily Observer] Acting within powers conferred upon him by Section 82 of the Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, the President, His Excellency, Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya Jammeh Babili Mansa has yesterday, after consultation with the Prerogative of Mercy Committee, pardoned and ordered the immediate release of nine more convicted prisoners serving sentences ranging from death to two years imprisonment.

2015-07-31 Letter From the Graves - Murdered Gambians Write to President Jammeh
[Fahamu] July 22, 2015 is President Yahya Jammeh's twenty-first anniversary in power. To mark this day, the numerous Gambians murdered under the Jammeh regime are crying out for justice in a joint letter to West Africa's King of Impunity. These victims, who are tired of waiting for justice, have expressed their suffering in the absence of accountability for The Gambia's violations of human rights, including freedom of expression and press freedom.

2015-07-31 One Step Forward One Step Backward
[Foroyaa] When justice is tempered with mercy a spirit of national rejuvenation is attained. The release of the prisoners has been having such an effect. More releases are expected on Tuesday (today). Hence there is progress in releasing convicts and detainees to decongest the prison and end the violation of the rights of detainees who are not subjected to any trial. Foroyaa will begin to publish the names of those left out like Amadou Sanneh, once the executive exhausts its list. Hope must still be kept alive.

2015-07-31 Foundation Stone Laid for Multi-Million Dalasi Sales Complex
[The Point] A multi-million dalasi state-of-the-art Marimoo Sales Complex foundation stone was yesterday laid at Cida Club (opposite Africell headquarters) by the Secretary General, Head of Civil Service and Minister for Presidential Affairs, Lamin Nyabally, on behalf of President Jammeh.

2015-07-31 West Africa On Alert for Meningitis Epidemic
[The Point] Avirulent meningitis outbreak affects four countries of West Africa. To date, a total of 22,955 cases and 1,374 deaths have been reported. Nigeria is the most affected with 17,462 cases and 950 deaths; Niger reports 3,440 cases and 139 deaths, Burkina Faso reports 1,967 cases and 275 deaths, and Mali reports 86 cases and 10 deaths.

2015-07-31 More Charged on Plastic Bag Ban Violation
[Daily Observer] The National Environment Agency (NEA), through its prosecution unit led by one M. Bojang, on Tuesday, 28th July 2015 pressed charges against many alleged violators of ban on plastic bags and Anti-littering Act, Laws of the Gambia, before the Kanifing Magistrates' Court presided over by Magistrate A.Bojang.

2015-07-31 Drivers Beware
[Daily Observer] The rains are now steadily coming. From experience, we know that road accidents are rampant during this period. This can be attributed to poor visibility, vehicles going out of control, and drivers not concentrating enough due to the rain. Careful driving during this period is very important to prevent such accidents. We therefore call on all those involved in motor vehicle traffic, in particular the drivers and the police, to exercise caution in order to safeguard lives.

2015-07-31 Govt to Increase Grant Data Gateway License to Service Providers
[Daily Observer] The government of The Gambia will increase the grant data gateway license to all service providers in the country, Lamin Nybally the secretary general, head of the Civil Service and minister for Presidential Affairs said.

2015-07-31 Ex-GRA Deputy Commissioner of Enforcement Convicted
[Daily Observer] Presiding Magistrate Fatou Darboe of Banjul Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 28th July 2015 convicted and sentenced Veronic Carayol, the former deputy commissioner of enforcement at the Gambia Revenue Authority (GRA) to pay a fine of ninety thousand dalasis (D90,000) after she was found guilty on multiple offences.

2015-07-31 Ex-Convicts Stage Solidarity March in Banjul
[Daily Observer] Thousands of Gambians and non-Gambians from all walks of life, led by presidential pardoned prisoners, yesterday held a thanksgiving and appreciation ceremony in the form of a solidarity march from the Arch 22 in Banjul to the July 22nd Square in the heart of the city.

2015-07-31 Presidential Pardon Is Unconditional - VP Tells Ex-Convicts
[Daily Observer] -VP tells ex-convicts as she announces drops of charges against Mambury Njie & 3 others

2015-07-31 Attempted Murder Suspect Appears in Court
[Daily Observer] Basse, Urr -The criminal case involving the state against one Sunkaru Sanyang has resumed before Principal Magistrate Lamin Fatty of Basse Magistrates Court in the Upper River Region.

2015-07-31 Red Cross Trains Volunteers On Screening Malnutrition in Under-Fives
[The Point] The Gambia Red Cross Society (GRCS) has recently trained young volunteers in Upper Nuimi District on hygiene, health, sanitation and nutrition at the administrative town of North Bank Region, Kerewan.

2015-07-31 Banjul Forum - Ethiopia, Russia Enter Anti-Drug Fight Pact
[The Point] The Russian government, through its Federal Drug Control Services, signed a bilateral agreement with the Ethiopian government to jointly combat drug trafficking.

2015-07-31 Immunisation Prevents About Three Million Deaths Annually, Says WHO Rep
[The Point] The World Health Organization (WHO) country representative has said immunisation prevents between 2 to 3 million deaths every year, globally.

2015-07-31 UNFPA Refurbishes Kuntaur Health Centre Operating Theatre
[The Point] The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Wednesday handed over a recently refurbished operating theatre at Kuntaur Health Centre to the community, at a handing-over ceremony held in Kuntaur.

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