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EFSTH announces outbreak of rare illness in Children

The Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital has announced the emergence of a rare condition currently under observation in the Paediatric Outpatient. A statement from the hospital said the condition is severe and already causing mortality in children. It says samples were collected from affected children and awaiting results from the lab. They present with diarrhea, vomiting, and reduced urination output. Doctors are said to be working hard to establish the cause of the condition. Meanwhile, the public is urged to be vigilant and report to the nearest health facility if their child has the above symptoms mentioned earlier.

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President Barrow visit flood affected areas in banjul

President Adama Barrow on Monday took time from his holiday and toured flood-affected areas in Banjul to assess the extent of the damage. This is the second time the president went round meeting victims of the floods in Banjul and other parts of the greater Banjul area. “Despite being on holiday, if my people are in such situations I must be part of it. The safety and security of the people of Banjul and all Gambians is my responsibility. We will work until the problem is solved''. President Barrow said.  

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African central bank governors meet in Banjul

The 44th ordinary session of the assembly of African central bank governors opened at the Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara conference centre. The objectives of the Association of African Central Bank Governors are to promote cooperation on monetary, banking, and financial matters in Africa. They conform to the principles of the African Union Free Trade Area established to integrate African economies. The meeting brings together central Bank governors from across Africa for deliberations on the economic and financial situation on the continent with a particular focus on digital innovation and the future of the financial sector, opportunities, and challenges for central bank digital Currencies. The theme for the conference is digital innovations and the future of the financial sector: Opportunities and challenges for central bank digital currencies. The meeting comes at a time of great uncertainty for the global economy, particularly in Africa caused by rising food and energy prices driven by, climate change, outbreaks of Pandemics, and the conflict in Eastern Europe. President Adama Barrow said the meeting marks another important step toward the adoption of a single currency and a common central Bank in Africa.  He said digital innovations have the potential to transform the global financial landscape. President Barrow also tasked the central bank governors to come up with practical suggestions that could help countries overcome the current food and energy challenges that threaten socio-political and economic stability. The governor of the central bank of the Gambia Buah Saidy expressed hope that the meeting will chart a new course for Africa. Governor Saidy said the continent can build strong and resilient economies.The IMF country representative Mamadou Juldeh Barry acknowledges the important role of digital currencies in the modern financial system, as more people in both the formal and informal sectors embrace the technologies. He warned against any wholesale unplanned adoption of such systems as they can be riskyThe central Bank governors will continue discussing the agenda items to come up with a harmonized approach to the issues confronting the continent

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Gambia's Bebe Kharangne Promise Fans of Victory Against Yamou Sarr

Gambian international wrestler Bebe Kharangne assured his fans of victory over Yamou Sarr 2. Kharangne made the promise as the duo face-off for the final time on Monday on Walf TV, ahead of their much-anticipated bout. The encounter is slated for Sunday 14 August 2022, at Arena National in Dakar, Senegal organized by Jam Promotion.In what was a heated exchange of words, Bebe Kharangne promised to beat his Senegalese challenger in Sunday's bout."I am ready in all aspects both physically and mentally. I'm more powerful and skillful than you" Kharangne told Sarr. The Senegalese described the Gambian as 'talkative' and vowed to deal with him on Sunday.Meanwhile, the Daru Bussumbala-based wrestler appealed for help for his young Gambian fans to travel to support him in Dakar. Elsewhere, members of his fan club have since embarked on an intensive Media campaign to raise funds to facilitate their journey to support their wrestler but the club stated that it is to meet its target.

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Gambia ends long wait for silverware at CWG

Judoka Faye Njie has ended The Gambia’s 52-year-long medal drought at the commonwealth games. Njie picked up silver, an improvement on Sheikh Tijan Faye’s bronze at the Glasgow games in 1970.Meanwhile, the Gambia beach volleyball came close to winning silverware when they reached the quarter-final stage. Gambia’s top pair Sainey Jawo and Mbye Babou Jarra finished 5th at the commonwealth games after losing 2-1 to hosts England.Sprint sensation Gina Bass improved on her previous appearance at the games by getting to the finals of the women’s 200m. Bass finished 5th despite disruptions to her preparations for the games. The athlete missed the women’s 100m race after a delay in securing a visa.The Gambia’s men's relay team also made it to the finals of the 4x100m relay for the first time. Para sport Modou Gamo, had the best lifetime achievement in his career, as he finished fourth in Para powerlifting. The Gambia failed at the first hurdle in both swimming and boxing. 

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Judoka Alex Faye Njie going for gold

Gambian judoka Alex Faye Njie is into the final of the men’s 73kg Judo at the commonwealth games in Birmingham. This makes him the first Gambian to win a medal greater than bronze at the Commonwealth games.

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