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2017-11-23 Is Illegal Migration Stoppable?
[The Point] Some six years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi and the wave of arrival of migrants crossing the country that followed, never the African and international opinion had been so shocked by what is happening in Libya. The Point newspaper offers you a thorough analysis to understand the ins and outs of this unprecedented migration crisis.

2017-11-22 'Nearly U.S.$10 Million Spent On Maintenance of Aircrafts, Over D72 M On Hajj Packages'-Lamin Cham
[Foroyaa] The Managing Director of the Gambia International Airline (GIA), Lamin Cham, yesterday revealed to the 'Janneh' Commission that about ten Million US Dollars was spent on the maintenance of some of the States Aircraft's, within a period of three years and over D72, 000,000 was spent by the office of the former president on Hajj packages, from the year 2011.

2017-11-22 Will Gambia Reach Out to the Authorities in Libya to Protect Its Citizens?
[Foroyaa] A former Libyan Ambassador had earlier volunteered to look after the affairs of Gambians stranded in Libya. The Government should explore the possibility of having a Libyan citizen serving as Honourary Counsel, in order to protect the interest of Gambians stranded in Libya. It is reported that they are given information that monies are to be given to them by IOM upon their return. Their expectations are being frustrated which has led to some disquiet. Their plight should be handled with greater sensitivity

2017-11-23 Bills On TRRC, CRC, HRC Approved By Cabinet
[Foroyaa] The cabinet meeting presided over by President Adama Barrow has approved the bills on the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission (TRRC), Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) and Human Rights Commission (HRC), on 21st November 2017, at his Fajara office.

2017-11-23 Farato Case - Court Denies State Remand Appeal
[Foroyaa] The High Court Presided over by Justice Buba Jawo on November 21st 2017, denied State prosecutor A.N. Yusuf's application to remand the alleged Farato rioters at Mile II. Counsel Yusuf appealed on behalf of the state, for the court to remand the accused persons because they failed to meet their bail condition as ordered by the former Judge, Justice Basiru Mahoney; that the court gave the accused persons 4 weeks to fulfill their bail bonds which has now elapsed.

2017-11-23 Muslim Religious Leaders Tasked to Tackle Continent's Problems
[Foroyaa] The UNFPA regional director has tasked the Muslim religious leaders and scholars to contribute in tackling Africa's problems including the challenge of rights of women and girls.

2017-11-23 Gambia Eyes ECOWAS Presidency
[Foroyaa] The Gambia has shown interest in the presidential seat of the regional bloc ECOWAS, a statement from the Presidency stated on Tuesday.

2017-11-23 IHRDA Denounces Sale of Humans As Slaves in Libya
[Foroyaa] The Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA), has decried the sale of migrants as slaves in Libya, a statement issued on Tuesday evening said.

2017-11-23 NA Health Committee Resumes Visit
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly Health Committee as part of its ongoing tour of health facilities, visited Farafenni General Hospital. The CEO of the hospital, Wandifa Samateh, highlighted the inadequate human resources, bio medical equipment, drugs and medical supplies, health specialists and subventions inter alia, as his facility's major constraint.

2017-11-23 Seven-Goal Jallow Wowing in Italy
[Foroyaa] Gambian winger Lamin Jallow is making the headlines for all the right reasons in the Italian second tier.

2017-11-23 Winning Start for Gaffer Kuyateh's Gamtel
[Foroyaa] Sulayman Kuyateh picked up his first points of the season as Gamtel FC's coach, beating FF Cup holders' Hawks 1-0.

2017-11-23 Revealed - German Coach Thought Amando's Gambia Call-Up Was a Hoax
[Foroyaa] German club coach Alexander Knull took player Amandos Joseph Aust's invitation from the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) for a hoax, Foroyaa Sport can report.

2017-11-23 Portuguese Star Could Scupper Gambian's EPL Dream
[Foroyaa] Hamza Barry is this week making the rounds amid rife reports of interest from a club in the English Premier League.

2017-11-23 Muhammed Joins Brother's Club Midtjylland On Trial
[Foroyaa] RDB News-Real de Banjul defender Muhammed Sanneh will tonight travel to Denmark for a two-week trial with Superliga table toppers FC Midtjylland.

2017-11-23 Goal-Hero Ousman Joof Saved the Day With His Free-Kick
[Foroyaa] Goal-hero Ousman Joof saved the day with his free-kick proving enough to condemn former league champions Real de Banjul to their first defeat of the season at the Independence Stadium.

2017-11-22 Agriculture and Tourism Watch
[Foroyaa] The Ministry of Finance must be getting ready to give his budget speech to inform the Gambian people, how the economy of the country is faring and what benefits it would give to the people in terms of employment, salary increases and improved services.

2017-11-22 Rebuilding After the Dictator - New Gambia's Slow Road to Reform
[African Arguments] President Jammeh spent over two decades centralising power and sowing distrust. How do you rebuild a nation after that?

2017-11-22 Govt Condemns Migrant Slavery in Libya
[The Point] The Gambia government through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad (MoFA) is dismayed by the ongoing horrific and indignant reports on the sale of African migrants as slaves in Libya.

2017-11-22 Will the Barrow Administration Have Political Prisoners?
[Foroyaa] Political prisoners are those who are accused and detained or convicted for acts against or allegedly against the state. It ranges from crime against public order, sedition and treason. It may stop with a plot or failed attempt to overthrow a government.

2017-11-22 Nigerian Air Force Personnel Visit GAF
[Foroyaa] Thirteen members of the Nigerian Air Force War College Course, visited the Gambia Armed Forces on 19th November 2017, marking their first visit to the country since the establishment of the new democracy.

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