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President Barrow meets Gambians in D.R Congo

The President H.E Adama Barrow has urged The Gambian community in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be united and be worthy ambassadors of their country. President Barrow met with the Gambian community in Kinshasha during his two day working visit. President Barrow thanked the community for the warm welcome accorded to him and urged them to be united and not forget their country of origin. Responding concerns over the difficulty in renewing Gambian documents, The Gambian leader disclosed that government will dispatch immigration officials to various embassies across the world to enable Gambians access Biometric passports.President Barrow informed them that The Gambia has made tremendous progress in the last five years particularly in the areas of infrastructure and energy. He said The Gambia is on course to meeting universal electricity access by 2025, five years ahead of the global target of 2030. He finally informed them that his visit to Congo will impact positively on relations between the two countries, and would benefit Gambians there. He also commended his host President Felix-Antoine Tshsikedi TSHILOMBO for warm hospitality, urging Gambians to be law-abiding and peaceful.The President of the Association of Gambians in the DRC Bouna Batchilly told  President Barrow that the Gambian community is engaged in diverse activities across the two Congos expressing delight in receiving him in Kinshasa. He thanked the President for opening his doors to the community. The Vice President of the association Lamin Barrow said the Gambian community has seen a marked improvement in their fortunes due to what he called the improved security situation in the Congo. The Secretary General of the Association Mustafa Jallow, appeal to government to simplify the process of renewing their passports. The President of the Women's Wing Siandi Bassi also appealed to the President to support the honorary Consul who she said was very helpful to the Gambian community despite the challenges. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Gambians abroad praised the Gambians in Congo for turning up under short notice to welcome the Gambian delegation. He assured government support to the honorary Consul who has been tireless in his responsibilities solely on voluntary basis.  

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President Adama Barrow on a two day working visit to The Democratic Republic of Congo for

President Adama Barrow arrived in Kinshasa at the start of a two-day working visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. The visit is intended to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. The Gambian community in Kinshasa gathered early afternoon at the residence of the Honorary Counsel to prepare for the arrival of the President Barrow for his first working visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. President Adama Barrow, proceeded to Ndjili International airport where he was received by the Congolese Minister of Regional Integration Didier Manzengu, the Gambia's High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria also accredited to the Congo Mustapha Njie, and the Consul General in Kinsha Ansumana Tunkara. This is the first visit by a Gambian President to the Democratic Republic of Congo and it is expected to significantly strengthen bilateral relations between Kinshasa and Banjul. President Barrow will meet President Etienne Tshsikedi at the Presidential Palace in Kinshasa where the two sides are expected to sign a number of bilateral agreements. The President will also meet the Gambian community in the evening as part of his engagements in the DRC.

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2022 GABECE and WASSCE for the grades 9 and 12 students to go ahead

The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE) says the 2022 GABECE and WASSCE for the grades 9 and 12 students will be conducted as planned. The Ministry said in a statement that the decision follows a virtual meeting with stakeholders which includes the Ministry of Finance and The West African Examination council. The meeting was said to have amicably resolved the issue of arrears. 

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Ministry of Agriculture launches of the comprehensive food security and vulnerability analysis 2021

The Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray on Monday presided over the official launch of the comprehensive food security and vulnerability analysis 2021. This is a nationwide and in-depth study of food security and vulnerability in the Gambia.The main objective of the 2021 Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) is to update the food security and vulnerability situation in The Gambia. The study provides comparative data to enable trend analysis over the past five years. The CFSVA aims to provide information on the areas and population groups, which are most food insecure and malnourished. It gives reasons for food insecurity, and how food or other assistance can make a difference in reducing hunger.The Vice President Dr. Isatou Touray, who is also the Chairperson of the National Food Security Council, said the report will help track progress made towards achieving the sustainable development goal of zero hunger. She also said that the report will serve as a baseline in the country’s articulation of the National Pathways for Food Systems Transformation in support of the 2030 agenda.Seraphine Wakana, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the Gambia, said food and nutrition insecurity leads to reduced health and wellbeing, and subsequent drop in household income.The World food program Representative, and country Director in the Gambia, Yasuhiro Tsumura, reveals that staple food prices in the Gambia have increased by 21% since 2016. She attributed food insecurity in the country to global and regional factors including the Covid-19 pandemic. She said the pandemic severely hit the tourism industry that accounts for 20% of the country’s GDP.Hassan Jallow, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, said the CFSVA 2021 report discovered that 13.4% of the population are food insecure of which under 2% are severely food insecure. Food insecurity in the country he said has increased by 2% in 2016 and 13.4% in 2021. The 2021 analysis was conducted at the height of the Covid-19, resulting in households’ vulnerability. The decline in household incomes, and loss their livelihoods was caused by government’s measures to combat the pandemic.  

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Media Advisory

President Barrow to Embark on Working Visit to DR CongoState House, Banjul, 27th February 2022The Office of the President informs the public that His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, will embark on a two-day working visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo.The visit will accord the President the opportunity to strengthen diplomatic and bilateral ties between The Gambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.President Barrow and the delegation will leave Banjul International Airport on Monday 28th February at 10:00 am.

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PRESIDENT ADAMA BARROW OFFICIALLY INAUGURATES BASSE MARKET

A hundred and twelve million Dalasi market fully funded by the government of the Gambia was officially handed over by President Adama Barrow. The towering edifice in the centre of Basse was over a sixteen month period. The market complex houses two hundred and forty-six (246) vendor shops, two (2) mini-markets, and four (4) sheds with capacity for seventy (70) women vegetable sellers.In his inaugural speech President Barrow said every Gambian should be proud of the facility especially residents of Basse. The governor of URR Samba Bah and the Alkalo of Basse Sellu Bah both expressed delight and thanked the government for building the new market.   

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Gunjur wins Kombo South District Title

Gunjur ended a thirty five year title drought after thwarting the threat of Banyaka with an emphatic 3 – 1 win in the final of the Kombo South District football Championship. Gunjur came from behind with a brace from Sheriffo Bojang and Ousman Janneh put the game beyond reach with a close range shot. Banyaka’s opener came from a beautifully curled free kick by Malick Bojang. The feat was achieved with a remarkable unbeaten run and a squad with an average of 16, all of who were playing the District Championship for the first time. Gunjur also produced the best goalkeeper of the championship and the golden boot winner. Added to the trophy is a 45,000 Dalasi prize money, and winners medals and Banyaka got a 35,000 Dalasi consolation cash prize and medals.   Until this triumph, Gunjur's title drought at the District level stretches back to 1987 when they last won the title with a 2 - 1 win over Jambanjelly in the final at the Gunjur Primary School ground.

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30 TEACHERS COMPLETE TRAINING ON REUSABLE SANITARY PAD

Thirty home economics and science teachers from region one have completed a five day training on reusable sanitary pads. These teachers are the first point of contact in schools for girls who have constraints during their monthly flow. They were taught on the production of reusable sanitary pads and were introduced to information on menstrual health and hygiene management that will aid women and girls in schools and communities.The initiative is as a result of a 2020 school research in which health educators discovered the communication gap between young girls and their parents, and the challenges relating to the affordability of pads to maintain menstrual hygiene during periods.Fatima Gassama, a trainer, said the reusable sanitary pads are eco friendly, leak proof and comfortable to use during period. The training was organised by the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre

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From Minnows To Heroes: Gambia's Fairytale AFCON Campaign

It was on January 12th 2022 that Africa welcomed a tiny country to the Africa cup of nations. This was a boast long overdue for a country that spent over half a century fighting for such a moment. Historically, Gambia's national anthem was sung for the first time in the AFCON when they stood up in the lineup in their opening group game against Mauritania.Emotional moment for the players and supporters some of whom were shedding tears as they sang along the anthem. Perhaps the Gambia's most-watched game in history, from the President of the Republic down under, many sat before television sets to watch a Scorpion maiden AFCON appearance with immense joy.The wait for such a moment is now history. Scorpions played five games, won three, drew one, lost one and exited at the quarterfinals, a truly historic achievement for a nation making its first AFCON appearance. For so long the game’s greatest underachievers at the grandest stage, could now consider themselves as overachievers. And whatever way, history will forever remember The Gambia for their achievements in the first AFCON berth.Remarkable start:Given the pre-tournament COVID cases and the poor preparations as all their preparatory test matches were all cancelled during their pre-tournament training camp, the Gambia came into the AFCON in almost total disarray and morale was at an all-time low.What better way, then, to give the team and the nation a much-needed boost than to pick up the victory. The Gambia marked their presence in the continental showpiece with an emphatic one-nil win over Mauritania as Abdoulie Jallow became the first Gambian player to score in the AFCON when he fired home an astonishing strike. This was the turning point for a once demoralised side.Boring but justified strategyAfter reaching the round of 16, Gambia's coach Tom Saintfiet may claim his boring tactical approaches to the games, a justified strategy, despite the criticisms, hence the Belgian stayed resolute on his approaches.Under Tom, gone are the days when the Gambia played dazzling football, adored by the games true romantics, only to realise that it leads to nothing but failed campaigns. For Tom, results mean everything and winning ugly is not considered a shame.For the Belgian, focus has become the new magic word in the Gambia's camp.Focus on the approach, focus on the opponents, focus on your own performance, focus on the ultimate goal (safety first), focus on the forthcoming game.Since his appointment in 2018, Tom told his disciples that they were on a mission. The journeyman was clear about what he wanted from his players. In return, he gave the players his full confidence, even when they were out of form as in the case of players without clubs but still included in the squad.Tom was not willing to sell out his defensive approach for any critic, he applied it and earned a one-all draw against Mali in the second game. Even before the final group games were played, the Gambia was already confirmed to have qualified for the Round of 16. Yet, Tom appeared as if he doesn't have it his way, he put his defensive tactics into practice against Tunisia and earned a one-nil win to finish level on points with Mali who top the group on goal difference. This was perhaps the most shocking moment for Tunisia, losing or finishing behind not only debutants but one of the 12 lowest-ranked nations. The Scorpions sails through to the Round of 16.The unthinkable unfoldsProgressing beyond the group phase was not just surprising but shocking to the continent, and beating Guinea in the round of 16 was unthinkable, but it unfolds before the sights of the footballing world and caught even the most ardent of support by surprise.That was the Gambia's sweetest victory not because it came at the Round of 16, but because it was the first time we saw the Gambia attacked with verve and precision. At halftime, the possession was 50 - 50 and in the second half, the Gambia gained 2% ahead of their opponents (52 - 48). The brilliant lone goal scored by Bologna's forward Musa Barrow was just a glimpse of the Gambia's attacking prowess, but the Belgian will never revert to playing attacking football as he had his journey ended at the next stage.End of the journeyTom and his tactics were all at sea against the host nation Cameroon in the quarterfinals, the Gambia were largely bystanders, uncharacteristically pedestrian from start to finish all as a result of poor tactical approach.Tom decided to start with two natural half-backs at either side of the defence, added to that, two centre backs and two deep-lying midfielders. This was purely a safety formation.The inexplicable tactics gave Cameroon players the space to move in a triangle in a way that had the Gambia in confusion and greatly reduced their chance of launching counterattacks. At halftime, it was all square and Tom have it his way as he said his game plan was 'not to concede in the first half.'Tom was already bewildered by Cameroon's high pressing game, he has no idea as to how to contain the host in the second half.After surviving a string of early Cameroonian incursions, the Gambia had their lines breached when Karl Toko Ekambia nodded home on the 50th minutes, before adding another one later in the game to draw an end to the Gambia's fairytale campaign.For an underachieving coach like Tom, this was the greatest achievement of his career but many criticised the Gambia for turning the beautiful game on its head.Former Nigeria captain Jay-Jay Okocha said this about the Gambia:"In terms of the level of play, the Gambia has been the worst team in AFCON, I hope they try to play than sit and defend.""It was only about Cameroon, you almost ask how did the Gambia make the quarterfinals with this performance."Senegal and Liverpool forward Sadio Mané also said to the Gambia team "have the courage to play, don't be scared in football there is no big team or small team, it is 11 men vs 11 men."For players so accustomed to beautiful football, playing ugly is always a pain in the heart. Who will blame Okocha and Mané for the comments!The Positives & NegativesSo long there's so much to brag about in this AFCON, there are equally loop holes as well. But first, the players put in so much effort to get the Gambia on the good side of history. Gambia's name has hit another height. This brought along reputation and respect for the country's players at the continental stage.A country under the heels of heated political campaign and elections were nothing but divided. Gambia's participation and performance in the AFCON create that much-needed reunion.In the business sector, it created markets. Thousands of Gambia's replica jerseys were sold out, added to, banners and flags. Recent reports revealed that the Gambia's shirts sold out during the AFCON period is as many times more than the past three decades.And how about the social media users, they used the videos and pictures of the Scorpions to increase their page likes, views and comments. Anytime a picture of the Scorpions is posted, it attracts greater attention.The players as well benefited during the campaign, as small as it may look, each player received a bonus that amounts to D700, 000 and the players are still promised ten thousand dollars each. All combined, that's a great earning for average earners like the Scorpions players within a short period.The unfortunates nearly overshadowed the Scorpions historic campaign with the whole drama starting with the 'Steve saga'. The country's most popular player going into the AFCON fall out with the coach and decided to abandon the team and returned to his club in the UAE. Even when both the federation and the player himself tried to sit on the information, sources within the camp revealed that the player left due to frustrations as he was unused in the country's first two games.As if that was not enough talking point, the team got stranded in Cameroon for a day after their exit. This triggered widespread condemnation as some players took to social media to lash at the Federation for being "selfish". "All they are saying is not true, they are only here for their pockets," one of the players said. But, the National Coordinating Committee say the delay was a result of a breach of contract by the Airline company.Some players could not stand it as they pay for their tickets to return to their various clubs.This was a major setback, as the planned 'hero's welcome' the thousands of Gambians were willing to accord the team was all cancelled. Instead of returning as heroes, the team returned as any ordinary passenger.Now that the AFCON is done and dusted, the onus lies on the Federation, the Government and the players to ensure the team qualify for the 2023 AFCON and the 2026 World Cup. Can they achieve that?.

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TRUST BANK GAMBIA LTD AWARDS 10 OUTSTANDING GRADE 9 STUDENTS

Ten best students of the recent grade 9 WAEC examinations received certificates, tablets phones and cash prizes of ten thousand Dalasis each from Trust bank Gambia Limited.The award ceremony is the Banks 17th edition of Excellence in Millennium Award programme. Methodist academy produced the most outstanding student and the majority of ten students. The school was awarded a certificate and D35, 000 as an encouragement. The most outstanding student Suwadou Jammeh received an additional eight thousand Dalasi. Njilan Senghore, the managing director of Trust Bank Gambia Ltd said awarding the students will greatly help in the promotion of quality education. Bokary S. Secka, the head of Technical Development Division at WAEC, congratulated the students and said the ceremony signifies hard work and great sacrifices.Bank officials say the ceremony is a testimony of the Bank’s desire to contribute in the field of education.  

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TRAINING ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & CHILDREN KICKS OFF

The Gambia’s Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare began a five day training on gender based violence for stakeholders in Janjangbureh, Central River Region.Participants of the week long training are expected to hear various presentations and discuss the effects of early and forceful marriages, teenage pregnancy, female genital mutilation, and related areas hampering the wellbeing of women and children. Sheriff Abba Sanyang the governor of the Central River Region in his opening speech urged participants to seriously take part in the training. Governor Sanyang said ending Gender Based Violence will help in building a peaceful society and nation.  Other speakers included Neneh Touray Bah the deputy Executive Director at the directorate of gender equality,  at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare. She said her office attaches importance to the training knowing the impact of Violence in the communities.    

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Gambia Supports Saudi Arabia's bid to host World Expo 2030

PreambleThe Gambia has pledged its full support to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its quest to host the world expo 2030. Saudi Arabia is one of five countries bidding to host the Expo 2030. The event brings together government officials and other people from around the world to interact and initiate discourse on grand transformations toward a better future. This was revealed after the Saudi minister of state for African affairs Ahmed Khattan and his delegation met the president Adama Barrow at state house. The delegation was warmly received by The Gambian leader and the two sides held talks behind closed doors.Speaking to reporters after talks with President Barrow, Mr Khattan thanked the President and his government for supporting the Saudi bid which he said testifies to the excellent relations between Saudi Arabia and The Gambia He extended greetings from H.H Saudi Salman Bin Abdal Aziz Al Saud and crown prince Muhammad Bin Salman Bin Abdal Aziz and their wishes of prosperity to the Gambia. He thanked President Barrow for supporting Saudi Arabia’s bid to host expo 2030.The Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mamadou Tangara equally praised the existing ties between the two countries, adding that The Gambia fully backs Saudi Arabia’s bid.    

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Gambia Beat Seychelles 5-1 To Register First Win Since June 2023

The Scorpions of the Gambia, who last recorded a win (3-2) against S. Sudan - in AFCON Qualifiers in Egypt on June 14, 2023, ended their six-game winless run as they registered a comprehensive 5 - 1 win over Seychelles in round three of the 2026 FIFA World Qualifiers. Muhammed Badamosi scored a brace, and Musa Barrow netted a penalty with Yankuba Minteh and debutant Adama Sidibeh, each scoring once in a tie played in Morocco due to the ban on Gambia's Stadium by both CAF and FIFA for lack of standards.Henriette scored the consolation for the struggling Seychelles, who are still without a win in the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers after three games.Coach Jonathan McKinstry started his mission with a convincing victory as he sent a strong statement of intent about his ambition of transforming Gambia's style of football (from a defensive to a more proactive approach) in what was his first game as the Scorpions coach.The Gambia will travel to Franceville to take on Gabon in round four of the World Cup Qualifiers on June 11 2024.

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PRESIDENT BARROW VISITS CRR INDUSTRIAL SITES

President Adama Barrow continues his tour of industrial sites in the Central River Region with a visit to the Hamidou Jah Farm in Baya Bah in Sami District and the Swami Gambia Banana plantation in Lower Fulladu District.The tour accorded President Barrow the opportunity to assess first-hand the impact of these investments on the agricultural sector.Central River Region is steadily becoming the breadbasket of the country as private sector investors are changing The Gambia's agriculture landscape with a renewed focus on commercializationHamidou Jah is a business tycoon known in business circles as one of the most successful oil and general merchandise dealers. After making his fortune in business, Hamidou is now trying his hand at farming.He has just acquired a 120-hectare piece of land in Baya Bah, some 15km from the main Passamas Laminkoto Highway.President Barrow has made agricultural mechanization and commercialization a key pillar of his government's policy, with its potential to lead economic growth, enhance food security and create employmentMr Jah has already put up a team of agricultural experts from the Gambia and Pakistan, who are now working to transform his piece of land into one of the most productive.The President recognized Hamidou Jah's passion and his potential to contribute to the country's national food security, which has now become more urgent, given the current global dynamics.H.E. Adama Barrow tasked all the relevant government agencies to provide the private sector with the necessary support to help them realize their goals.The President and delegation also visited the Swami Gambia banana plantation in CRR South where he was briefed on the operations by the General Manager Mansukh Bhudiya.President Barrow was taken on a conducted tour of the farm; visiting the nursery shed where the right varieties are nursed under the suitable conditions and the water treatment and supply system which sources water from the River Gambia.The innovative, cost-effective and sustainable farming system has made the Swami banana plantation a model for farmers. It currently has 450 thousand plants, also making it the largest plantation in the country.The President said he is highly impressed with this model, and thanked the Swami Gambia management and staff for the work. The farm employs over 200 workers, mostly women, from Buruko and the neighbouring villages. The farm is expected to reach full capacity with an annual production of 8000 tons.

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CDS CHAM BEGINS NATIONWIDE TOUR OF MILITARY DEPLOYMENTS

Lieutenant General Mamat O. Cham, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of The Gambia Armed Forces, along with the Defense Minister and a delegation from the military, commenced a nationwide tour of military deployments across the country. The objective of this tour is to facilitate direct interaction between the CDS and troops under his command, enabling him to assess their work environments, living conditions, and challenges firsthand. As the professional head of the Armed Forces, this visit signifies the first of its kind since Lieutenant General Cham's appointment as Chief of Defence Staff. His first stop was at Barra, where he visited the ECOMIG forces of Gancoy 7 at Fort Bullen, where he was accorded a warm welcome by the Ghanaian soldiers.  CDS Cham was briefed in detail on the tasks and duties assigned to the Ghanaian troops stationed there. Additionally, he witnessed a special presentation by the Ghanaian ECOMIG forces, showcasing their methods for handling riot control operations within the North Bank region.  CDS Cham commended the Ghanaian soldiers for their exemplary role, highlighting them as a contingent that epitomizes professionalism within the Ghanaian Armed Forces. He noted that the Ghanaian Armed Forces had successfully won the hearts and minds of the local population within the North Bank region.  The Defense Minister also addressed the gathering, emphasizing the importance of unity and professionalism among the Ghanaian soldiers in their duties.  The delegation conducted a tour of the facility before proceeding to Njongon's military post. Activity at Njongon was distinctive as CDS Cham engaged with the local community, focusing on the imperative of maintaining and fostering peace.  Villagers expressed gratitude to the Gambian troops stationed at Njongon, citing their presence as a source of safety and security.   Army troops also had the opportunity to voice their concerns during discussions with the Army Chief. Issues raised included capacity building, improvement of hygiene standards, and motivation. This aligns with CDS Cham's objective of gathering firsthand information on their working conditions.  CDS Cham assured the troops that their challenges would be ‘addressed,’ emphasizing the importance of the men in uniform as role models of discipline and commitment.

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Gambia's New Coach Hopeful Of Positive Start

Jonathan McKinstry, the new coach of the Gambia National Male Football Team, eyes starting his reign as the Scorpions coach on a positive note when the Gambia take on Seychelles. "We are looking for a good performance against Seychelles on Saturday," he said."I've got a very clear idea about how I believe the team can play. It aligns very well with my philosophy on the game.""It's very much for square pegs for square holes. We want players to play in positions they are very much comfortable with. We want them to do what they are best at. What they are doing for their clubs week in and week out," Jonny said in an interview with the GFF Media. The Gambia lost their first two games against Ivory Coast and Burundi in the World Cup Qualifiers. The Northern Irish tactician can send a positive impression if he is able to register a victory against Seychelles, who also lost their first two games in the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers.The Gambia will play against Seychelles on June 8 in Morocco before travelling to Franceville to take on Gabon in what will be Jonathan McKinstry's second game in charge of the Scorpions.

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ACHPR CONVENES 79th ORDINARY SESSION

African Commission on Human and People’s Rights convened the opening of the 79th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights. The convention in Banjul, brought dignitaries and stakeholders across the African continent to discuss thematic matters for the sustainability of human rights advocacy.The 79th session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights unveils a crucial theme anchored on ‘Educating an African fit for human rights.’The speech of Remy Ngoy Lumbu, chairperson of ACHPR, centred on the unrest and conflicts facing the African continent. He cited challenges affecting women, such as sexual violence and discrimination, as he urged the Gambia government to scale up efforts to repeal FGM laws.Addressing the convention, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, Gambia’s Foreign Affairs MinisterSaid the Gambia government is committed to promoting human rights to boost reforms that include the implementation of plans presented by the Truth Commission - TRRC.For over two decades of dictatorship, the Gambia under former President Yahya Jammeh witnessed a pervasive system of forceful disappearances and extrajudicial executions that required effective transitional justice and reforms to reshape the country’s emerging democracy.As enshrined in the Charter of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, the commission is moving to strengthen human rights structure and mechanisms alongside the promotion of friendly settlement of disputes grappling the African continent.ACHPR is a charter established by the African Union to advocate for human rights, democracy and good governance on the continent. The commission has built a robust legacy of transformative impact, empowering individuals and organizations. 

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FORMER GRTS DG MALICK JENG DIES

We regret to announce the passing of our former Director General, Malick Jeng. He passed away on Saturday morning at his residence. Mr Jeng has served with diligence and commitment as the D.G. of the State Broadcaster. He presided over the return of GRTS to satellite transmission. He equally worked to ensure GRTS covered major national and international events involving The Gambia.The late Malick Jeng was a devoted Muslim who was greatly concerned about staff welfare. A jovial and compassionate individual who treats the staff with so much respect and care. GRTS Management is saddened by the passing of Mr Jeng, who greatly contributed to the transformation of GRTS. Management extends its condolences to the family and the entire country and pray that Allah have mercy on his soul and grants him Janatul Firdausi. 

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