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FIOHTG Sensitises Communities On Role of Women, Youths In Politics

FIOHTG Sensitises Communities On Role of Women, Youths In Politics

At least 70 stakeholders drawn from 8 communities in Jarra West and Central Districts of the Lower River Region recently attended a day’s sensitization forum on the role of women and youths in the political transformation in New Gambia. Held at Felekoto village in Jarra West, the event saw presentations on Women’s Act, among a […]

Gambia: IRI Trains Youth, Women On CSO Reform Agenda

Gambia: IRI Trains Youth, Women On CSO Reform Agenda

The International Republican Institute (IRI) recently convened a three-day training for youths and women on civil-society organizations reforms agenda in The Gambia. The interface was aimed at sensitizing women and youths on their rights and information to help them in strengthening civil-education and democratic culture. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Patricia Alsup, the United States […]

Gambian Authorities Seize Ex-President Jammeh’s Bank Accounts

Gambian Authorities Seize Ex-President Jammeh’s Bank Accounts

  Gambian authorities have seized assets including 86 bank accounts and 131 properties linked to former president Yahya Jammeh, an official said on Monday, as an investigation into the veteran ruler’s wealth gathers pace. The new government has accused Jammeh of massive fraud including siphoning off public money during his 22-year rule that ended in […]

Gambia: YPM Board Vice-Chair Inspires Girls

Gambia: YPM Board Vice-Chair Inspires Girls

Mrs Fatim Badjie, Vice Chairperson Board of Directors Young People in the Media (YPM) has inspired young girls throughout the country at the recently held all girls conference convened by her organization in collaboration with The Girls Generation (TGG). The objective of the All Girls Conference was to bring duty bearers within communities from all […]

Gambia Gets First Female Visually Challenged Parliamentarian

Gambia Gets First Female Visually Challenged Parliamentarian

Hon. Ndey Yassin Secka is the first female visually challenged National Assembly Member. She is among the five members nominated by President Adama Barrow at a ceremony held on Tuesday at the National Assembly building in Banjul. Hon. Ndey Yassin Secka, who has been working as a broadcaster at the Gambia Radio for many years, […]

Gambia Chooses Lawmakers as New Leader Seeks Backing for Reforms

Gambia Chooses Lawmakers as New Leader Seeks Backing for Reforms

    Gambians are going to the polls today in a parliamentary vote that will be crucial for the new government’s ability to implement reforms after two decades of rule by Yahya Jammeh, the former dictator ousted by West African neighbors in January. President Adama Barrow defeated Jammeh in presidential elections in December with the […]

Government Should Assist Women To Contest Election – Dr Fatounatta Jahumpa-Ceesay

Government Should Assist Women To Contest Election – Dr Fatounatta Jahumpa-Ceesay

Dr Fatoumatta Jahumpa-Ceesay (FJC), a former Speaker of the National Assembly, has called on the Gambia government to assist capable women to contest in the upcoming National Assembly election, slated for 6 April 2017. “The government should assist women to contest the National Assembly elections, and the political parties should put up women candidates. And […]

Gambia And Nigeria Takes Lead In Banning Female Genital Mutilation

Gambia And Nigeria Takes Lead In Banning Female Genital Mutilation

The UN Fund for Population Activities, UNFPA, says Nigeria and The Gambia are among the countries that have outlawed the harmful practice of female genital mutilation. The UNFPA, in a report on the of 2017 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, commemorated on February 6, stressed the urgent need to abandon the […]

Gambia’s Barrow Asks Regional Force To Stay For Six Months -U.N

Gambia’s Barrow Asks Regional Force To Stay For Six Months -U.N

Gambia’s new president Adama Barrow has asked a West African military operation, which pressured his predecessor to go into exile after he refused to accept his election defeat, to remain in the country for six months, a U.N. official said on Thursday. “The president of Gambia asked for the mission to remain for six months, […]

Gambia: New President Names Female VP Who Vowed To Prosecute Jammeh

Gambia: New President Names Female VP Who Vowed To Prosecute Jammeh

Gambian President Adama Barrow’s newly appointed vice president, Fatoumata Tambajang, is a former United Nations Development Program staffer who was instrumental in uniting Gambia’s opposition parties against Jammeh. Tambajang became a controversial figure after telling “The Guardian” newspaper late last year that Jammeh, who took power in a coup 22 years ago, would be prosecuted […]