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2017-05-30 Communities Protest Against Estate Developer
[Foroyaa] The ownership of a vast area of land is being disputed by the communities of Bakoteh, Kolili and Sanchaba, against Swami India Company. The land measures over 300 metres square and protestors say it is reserved by the three communities for a recreation center, a community garden and other public amenities like a market.

2017-05-30 Recommendations Emanating From the National Stakeholders' Conference
[Foroyaa] As key and central pillars in every society, the just concluded stakeholders conference dilated, considered and discussed ways and means of addressing past violations, stampedes and infringements on the rights of Women, Youths, Children and Persons with disability. Since they have the potential and energy to make sure that transitional justice and truth and reconciliation succeed, the following recommendations were made at the conference to address the past violations on their rights to feel a sense of own

2017-05-30 Farmers Demand for Seeds, Agric Minister Responds
[Foroyaa] Farmers in the North Bank, Central River, Upper River and Lower River Regions have demanded that the Government speed up with the provision of seeds and fertilizer to the farming communities as the rains are fast approaching.

2017-05-30 Family Demands Release of Warrant Officer Jammeh
[Foroyaa] A deeply worried family demands from the authorities, the release of their loved one, who is a member of the Gambia Armed Force and is still unlawfully detained beyond the 72 hours time limit stated in the constitution of the land. Warrant officer Jammeh has been detained at the Yundum Barracks since, Friday, 17 March 2017.

2017-05-29 Farato Represents Challenges of Democracy - Interior Minister
[The Point] The minister of the interior, Mai Ahmad Fatty, has described the recent protests in Farato as "a realistic portrayal of the challenges Gambia faces as a nation in terms of educating people on what democracy is all about".

2017-05-29 Boy Kills Father's Adopted Child in Crr
[Daily Observer] An eight-year-old boy in one of the villages in the Naimina District of the Central River Region (CRR) has reportedly shot a twelve-year-old girl to death.

2017-05-29 APRC Militants Celebrate Ex-President Jammeh's Birthday
[Daily Observer] APRC militants on Thursday converged in Tallinding to celebrate the 52nd birthday of the former Gambian president His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh.

2017-05-29 Turo Darboe Gives Over D500,000 to Needy Gambians
[The Point] A prominent Gambian businessman and philanthropist, Momodou Turo Darboe, has presented various cheques amounting to D537,000 to various organizations and institutions in support of needy people.

2017-05-29 MRC Holds Open Day in Bundung
[The Point] MRC Unit-The Gambia organised an open day to provide feedback to the Bundung community on the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine PCV10 and the pregnANX1-2 trials over the weekend.

2017-05-29 Brusubi Upper Basic, Dutch School Launch Business Club
[The Point] Brusubi Upper and Senior Secondary School has launched a business club in partnership with CSG Wessel Gansfort, Groningen Town School of Business in The Netherlands.

2017-05-29 Agriculture Minister Assures Farmers of Timely Provision of Seeds, Fertilizers
[The Point] Hon. Omar A. Jallow, The Gambia's Agriculture Minister, has assured farmers of the timely provision of affordable seeds and fertilizer.

2017-05-29 Watford Chase Omar Colley
[The Point] English premier league side Watford are seeking to make Genk defender Omar Colley their first summer addition after a fine season for the Gambian international.

2017-05-29 Stakeholders Discuss Reform of Gambia's Prison Sector As Deteriorating Prison Condition Resurfaces
[Daily Observer] Stakeholders at the recently concluded National Convergence on Justice and Human Right have discussed The Gambia's deteriorating prison condition existing for the past 22years, thereby calling for the total reform of the sector.

2017-05-29 First Witness Testifies in Alleged House Breaking Trial
[Daily Observer] Ma Fanta Hydara, resident of Brusubi and the complainant in an alleged house breaking trial involving Modou Gaye, Ebrima Mbowe and Omar Sowe, last Monday testified as first prosecution witness before Magistrate Pa Modou Njie at the Bundung Magistrates' Court. The three men are charged on offences of house breaking and stealing.

2017-05-29 Narcotics Officer Testifies in 400 MG Suspected Cocaine Case
[Daily Observer] Ebrima Gassama, a narcotics officer attached at the Senegambia Drug Law Enforcement Office last Tuesday testified as the second prosecution witness in an ongoing drug trial involving Mansour Jallow before Magistrate Pa Modou Njie at the Bundung Magistrates' Court.

2017-05-29 Minister Fatty - We Will Wage War Against Indiscipline, Lawlessness
[Daily Observer] Mai Ahmed Fatty, the minister of the Interior has described the violent act of the recent protest at Farato village in Kombo South District of the West Coast Region as an act of mindless violent meted out to the members of Gambia Police Force in the exercise of their duties.

2017-05-29 Fdnf Holds 7th Motivational Lecture for Science Students
[Daily Observer] The Francis DeGaulle Njie Foundation (FDNF) recently held its 7th annual interactive motivational lecture for professionals in science-related disciplines. The event, which attracted twenty secondary schools, accords various panelists the opportunity to guide students in their intended fields of study, especially science students.

2017-05-30 Why Is the Land Commission Still Dormant?
[Foroyaa] The land question is still a key question in The Gambia. Everyday people hear about land disputes all over the country. Many people with land ownership grievances come to Foroyaa to report on their rights.

2017-05-29 Agricultural Cooperatives Should Be Revived - Agriculture Minister
[The Point] The Minister of Agriculture has said that the agricultural sector needs to be reformed to bring back the cooperative societies which had helped the tremendous development of the sector in the 1960's.

2017-05-29 Steve Too Good for China
[The Point] Yanbian Fude's impressive winger Babucarr Trawally has delivered yet another man of the match performance in his side's 1-1 draw in the Chinese Super league over the weekend.

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