GYIN Gambia launches first ever Rural Youth Award

The Gambia chapter of Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) on Thursday launched the first ever Rural Youth Award meant to recognize the efforts of enterprising youth in...

Kombo South NAM is new Majority leader; Samba Jallow back as Minority leader

Kebba K Barrow, National Assembly member for Kombo South who contested under the United Democratic Party (UDP) has been elected as the new Majority leader of the...

Momodou Lamin Sanneh is new deputy speaker

Momodou Lamin Sanneh, a one-time minority leader of the National Assembly and Member for Kiang West has been duly elected as Deputy Speaker of the Gambia’s National...

Mariam Denton is new Speaker of the National Assembly

Mariama Diack Denton, a nominated National Assembly member and lawyer by profession has been elected as the new speaker of the Gambia’s National Assembly. She was nominated by...

GDC leader worried over country’s lack of VP

The leader of opposition Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) has expressed concern over the country’s lack of Vice President since the assumption into office of the new President...

Mama Kandeh disappointed with President Barrow’s post election statement

The leader of the Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) party has expressed total disappointment with the post Parliamentary election statement by President Adama Barrow saying he has indicated...

GDC says NO to Parliamentary election results, discredits Int’l observers’ reports

Opposition Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) party leader says ‘no’ to results from many constituencies where he said irregularities happened during the recent parliamentary elections, adding they will...

UDP wins majority in the National Assembly

The United Democratic Party (UDP) became victorious in Gambia’s Thursday Parliamentary elections, winning 31 seats out of the total 53 seats contested.   Alhaji Alieu Momarr Njai, the Chairman...

Polls closed in Gambia’s Parliamentary elections, counting underway

Polls have closed in Gambia’s Parliamentary elections and counting is underway throughout the country.   Voting officially began as early as 07:00am GMT and closed at 17hrs GMT throughout...

EU Chief Election Observer witnesses opening of Polls in Bakau

The European Union Chief election Observer to Gambia’s Parliamentary elections, Miroslav Poche on Thursday witnessed the opening of the polls at Bakau New Town Lower Basic School...

Polls open in Gambia’s first post-Jammeh Parliamentary elections

Voting is underway in Gambia’s Parliamentary elections, the first polls since long time ruler Yahya Jammeh was defeated in December 2016. Polls opened as early as 07:00AM GMT...

AU Election Observation Mission arrives in Banjul

The African Union Election Observation Mission to The Gambia’s April 6th Parliamentary elections arrived in the country ahead of voting day. At the invitation of the government of...

Gambians to vote in first post-Jammeh Parliamentary elections on Thursday

Gambians are heading to the polls on Thursday, April 6th, 2017, in first elections since the downfall of the long time ruler Yahya Jammeh in December 2016. A...

Gambia to host Int’l Seminar on Resilience and Waste Management

The Gambia is hosting an international seminar on rural resilience and community waste management from 25th – 30th April 2017. Organised jointly by the Arkleton Trust and WasteAid...

The hypocrisy of party politics

By Solomon Demba Democracy can be seen as the only political system compatible with liberal democracies. In a proper functioning democracy, political parties tend to embrace both internal...

GYIN Gambia to stage first ever Rural Youth Awards

The Gambia chapter of Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN Gambia) is to stage its first ever award meant to recognise the efforts of enterprising youth in rural...

14 EU Short Term Election Observers deployed ahead of Thursday polls

A total of 14 short-term election observers (STOs) from the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) on Monday departed to their respective areas of observation across...

Gambia Press Union unveils US$220, 000 UNDEF funding

The Gambia Press Union (GPU) on Saturday, April 1st, launched a two-year United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) sponsored project titled ‘Enhancing Government-Media Relations to Improve the Legal...

Charges Dropped Against Single Mother Accused Of ‘Insulting’ President Barrow

Magistrate AR Bah of the Brikama Magistrate Court today, Monday, April 3, struck out the case of one Fatou Badjie who was charged with insulting President Adama...

EU Short Term Election Observers depart on Monday

A total of 14 European Union Short Term Observers for next week’s Parliamentary elections will depart on Monday, April 3rd, to their respective areas of observation. The European...

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