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Rohey Lowe Promises Youth, Women Empowerment

Rohey Lowe Promises Youth, Women Empowerment

Rohey Malick Lowe, the Mayoral Candidate vying for the Mayoral seat of Banjul City Council under UDP ticket, promised to empower Youth and Women of Banjul. Rohey made these remarks during her rally held at Dobson Street in the Banjul South Constituency on Sunday May 6. Rohey indicated that it is among her priorities to […]

Gabon Court Orders Prime Minister To Resign, Parliament Dissolved

Gabon Court Orders Prime Minister To Resign, Parliament Dissolved

Gabon’s Constitutional Court on Monday ordered the prime minister to resign and the lower house of parliament dissolved after legislative elections scheduled for the weekend were delayed. The court ruled that Prime Minister Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet and the National Assembly were no longer legitimate because the government failed to hold the election on time. “The decisions […]

Gambia Rejoins Commonwealth As It Seeks To Rebuild World Standing

Gambia Rejoins Commonwealth As It Seeks To Rebuild World Standing

Gambia has rejoined the Commonwealth, the tiny West African former British colony’s foreign ministry said on Thursday, five years after its now exiled former authoritarian leader withdrew his country, calling it a “neo-colonial institution”. During his 23-year rule, Yahya Jammeh, who fled Gambia a year ago after regional militaries launched an operation to remove him, […]

Crisis, Agric Minister Vows To Resolve Issue With Pirang Women Gardeners

Crisis, Agric Minister Vows To Resolve Issue With Pirang Women Gardeners

Pirang women gardeners have expressed their dissatisfaction on crop losses and other damages caused by stray animals into their gardens, destroying their fields. During a visit of the area by this reporter, women gardeners lamented that the problems they face are as a result of the negligence of goats and cattle by their owners, for […]

Consult Women In Reform Process – DP Gassama

Consult Women In Reform Process – DP Gassama

The Deputy Permanent Secretary Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Binta Gassama, has said that it is absolutely necessary for Gambian women to be actively engaged and consulted in the reform process of the new Gambia. This, she went on will ensure that the needs of women and girls are understood and the structural inequalities affecting women […]

Face of Zambia’s Child Activism Takes Kids Molesters Head-On

Face of Zambia’s Child Activism Takes Kids Molesters Head-On

The way Margaret Musonda captures the imagination of her audience the moment she opens her mouth, coupled with her infectious demeanour and composure, it is inconceivable she is only a teenager. With maturity, humility, wisdom and zeal that belie her age (17), such is her impact in a region burdened by rampant abuse of children, […]

Gambia: Brikama Women Vendors Decry Lack Of Space

Gambia: Brikama Women Vendors Decry Lack Of Space

Brikama Market vendors on Monday 15 August 2017, decried lack of space for selling their commodities forcing them to sell on the highway. Foday Sisaho a member of the Reconciliation Team said the women face difficulties in terms of selling their commodities. He said it is unfair on the side of women, for the Area […]

Gambians In Diaspora Support Disaster Victims At Home

Gambians In Diaspora Support Disaster Victims At Home

As part of their contribution and support to their native communities’ back home, the Jarra UK and Bureng USA Associations have responded to the disaster affected communities in Jarra West District, with building materials and cash amounts of D120, 000 and D80,000 respectively. Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at Mansakonko Area Council in Soma, […]

Gambia: Nacofag President Urges Women Farmers To Gain Access To Land

Gambia: Nacofag President Urges Women Farmers To Gain Access To Land

The president of NACOFAG, Musa Sowe, has urged civil society organisation to embark on a massive campaign for women farmers to gain access to land. Land issue was a major challenge for women farmers in The Gambia, he noted. Mr Sowe made the remarks at a recent appropriation and evaluation meeting on the situation of […]

Gambia: Activist Wants Govt Assurance On FGM, Child Marriage Laws

Gambia: Activist Wants Govt Assurance On FGM, Child Marriage Laws

FGM activist and founder of Safe Hands for Girls, Jaha Dukureh, has called on the new government to affirm publicly that Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage laws passed by the former regime are here to stay. Jaha was briefing journalists on the upcoming FGM Media Award held at the GPU secretariat. “We are even […]