Friday, July 19, 2024

Imam Baba Leigh opens doors for dialogue with pro-FGM advocates

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By Mama A. Touray Following the lawmakers' decision to uphold the ban on female genital mutilation, Gambian imam and commissioner at the National Human Rights Commission, Baba Leigh,...

Lifeblood for Life: Ghana’s ECOMIG Troops Roll Up Their Sleeves in Barra

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By Dawda Baldeh The Ghanaian troops serving the ECOWAS mission in The Gambia in partnership with their sister forces have conducted a blood donation at Essau District Hospital. The...

West Coast International Institute Students’ Union Hails Bai Saine for Generous Support

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By: Dawda Baldeh The Students' Union of West Coast International Institute in Old Yundum has expressed gratitude to Bai Saine, a resident of Jokadou, for his generous support. Saine,...

Celebrating Swadou’s Remarkable Leadership and Aspirations!

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WiSTEM proudly congratulates Swadou, the outgoing President of the Methodist Academy Girls in STEM Club. As Head Girl, Swadou has led the STEM club with exceptional determination,...

Gambia gov’t bans cross-border sale of subsidised fertiliser

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By Hadram Hydara BREAKING: The Gambian government has announced a ban on the cross-border sale of subsidised fertiliser and has directed authorities to arrest anyone found in violation...

Westminster Foundation’s Country Representative Believes The Gambia Has More Pressing Issues to Address than...

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By: Alieu Jallow Tabou Sarr, the country representative for the Westminster Foundation, believes that The Gambia has more pertinent issues to tackle than FGM/C, which has received significant...

Kiang West NAM Expresses Disappointment as Parliament Upholds FGM/C Ban

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By Alieu Jallow The National Assembly Member for Kiang West, Lamin Ceesay, has expressed his disappointment with his fellow parliamentarians for their decision to maintain the ban on...

GAP Urges Government Action on Soaring Rent Prices

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By Dawda Baldeh Musa Ousainou Yali Batchilly, the leader of the opposition Gambia Action Party (GAP), has urged the government to tackle the issue of rental costs in...

Concerned Citizens Urge National Assembly to Engage in Dialogue with Attorney General to Withdraw...

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By Mama A. Touray During a dialogue at the National Assembly on Monday, Concerned Citizens urged the National Assembly to engage with the Attorney General and Minister...

‘No concessions’ with NA members: July 8th protesters say

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By Mama A. Touray After the July 8th protest led by Concerned Citizens against proposed bills, a seven-member delegation met with the National Assembly Members and informed the...

Confronting Tradition: The Ongoing Battle Against FGM/C in The Gambia

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By: Michaella Faith Wright Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a deeply entrenched cultural practice that has significant physical, psychological, and social implications for women and girls in The...

Raising the Shield: Parliamentarians Unanimously Support the Ban on FGM/C

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By: Alieu Jallow The dust has settled and the birds chirp as Parliament took their stance to vote against the Women Amendment Bill 2024. The debate on the much-anticipated...

Dr. Fuambai Sia Ahmadu insists on accountability for any National Assembly Member supporting the...

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By Alieu Jallow Dr. Fuambai Sia Ahmadu, founder of Gambian Women Are Free to Choose (GWAFC), urged Gambian women to hold National Assembly Members accountable for their votes...

Reaffirming the Ban on FGM: A Response to Dr. Fuambai Ahmadu

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OPINION By Fatou Janneh I believe that embracing diverse perspectives is essential not only for raising awareness and educating our communities but also for empowering individuals, particularly women and...

Former Female Circumciser (Nyansimba) Urges Parliamentarians to Uphold FGM/C Ban

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By: Alieu Jallow Hulay Damba, from Simoto Touba in the Toumana district of the Upper River Region, was a circumciser, known locally as a "Nyansimba." Engaged in the...

GAP Supports Junta’s Decision to Exit Regional Bloc, Citing Economic Independence and Other Factors

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By: Dawda Baldeh The opposition Gambia Action Party (GAP) leader, Musa Ousainou Yali Batchilly, has supported the Junta’s decision to exit their countries as members of the West...

Turkish Ambassador Hails Gambia & Albayrak Group Port Concession Agreement

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By: Dawda Baldeh The Turkish Ambassador in The Gambia, F. Turker Oba, has hailed the Gambia and Albayrak Group port concession agreement, which was officially signed on July...

MC Cham Calls on President Barrow to Sell OIC SUVs to Address Pressing Issues

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By: Dawda Baldeh Momodou MC Cham Junior, the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) nominated councilor for business and tailoring at the Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC), has called on...

A Response to Opinion Letter by “Fatou Janneh”

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OPINION By Dr. Fuambai Sia Ahmadu Founder, Gambian Women are Free to Choose (GWAFC) Why I support the Women’s Amendment Act 2024 to Repeal the Female Circumcision Ban “Fatou, I...

New Evidence in Court Sheds Light on More Stolen Items of Slain British Woman

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By Michaella Faith Wright The Banjul High Court has seen significant progress in the case of the British woman tragically killed in Sinchang Village on February 14, 2024,...