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2018-01-15 ITFC Chief to Sign Crucial Agreement With Gambia
[The Point] The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation's (ITFC) chief executive officer will side with Gambia's vice president and Women Affairs minister to sign a crucial bilateral agreement between his corporation and the government of The Gambia as part of his working visit to the country scheduled for tomorrow.

2018-01-12 Smoldering Continues At Bakoteh Dumpsite
[Foroyaa] Communities surrounding the Bakoteh / Manjai dumpsite, continue to complain of the continuous smouldering taking place at the dumpsite.

2018-01-12 Welcome to Another Edition of the Arts and Music Column
[Foroyaa] This Is the Column That Seeks to Promote Culture, Performing and Fine Arts. in Today's Edition, We Will Deal With Humanity Starz Who Have Returned From the VFM Festival.

2018-01-12 FIFA Rankings - Gambia Ends Year On a Low
[Foroyaa] The year 2017 has ended leaving Gambia's Scorpions on a low ebb after plummeting further by one place in the latest rankings, revealed by FIFA.

2018-01-12 Gambia Lauds U.S. for Re-Entry to MCC
[Foroyaa] The Gambia's Attorney General and Minister of Justice has hailed the United States Government for re-admitting the Gambia into Millennium Challenge Corporation, following an 11 year suspension amid excessive human rights abuses.

2018-01-12 'Gambia Could Be Like China'-President Barrow
[Foroyaa] Gambian President Adama Barrow, has expressed optimism that The Gambia could learn from China by opening up to investment, create jobs for rapid economic and infrastructural development and for rapid growth. President Barrow was quoted in a State House statement on Wednesday saying the country's land, river and youthful population has given it an advantage for rapid development; that with the right investment, knowledgeable and skilled people, the Gambia could be transformed at a rapid pace. "China was abl

2018-01-12 Allege Scuffle in Mankamang Kunda - APRC Supporters Allegedly Wounded
[Foroyaa] At the time of going to press, reports have emerged from the Upper River Region indicating that three supporters of the APRC party who are currently on a nation-wide tour, were allegedly injured by natives of Mankamang kunda village, the home settlement of President Adama Barrow, as the convoy passes through the community. Foroyaa decided to contact Police Spokesperson David Kujabi, to confirm the report but he did not respond to the call.

2018-01-12 How Much Will Gambia Pay to Senegal for Electricity Supply?
[Foroyaa] It has been revealed by the Minister of Petroleum and Energy and the NAWEC Management, that the North Bank Region of The Gambia receives supply from Senegal. They did not say at what cost.

2018-01-12 3rd Taf Annual Conference and Networking Event Held
[Foroyaa] The 3rd TAF Annual Conference and Networking event, was held from the 27th to 28th December 2017, and the event brought together stakeholders and groups including Government, Civil society and the Private Sector.

2018-01-12 'National Assembly Members Are the Right Consultants'-Majority Leader
[Foroyaa] Hon. Kebba K Barrow, Majority leader and Member for Kombo South at Parliament has told Members of the Assembly that they are the right consultants for any Ministry that needs consultancy work in the country.

2018-01-12 Provincial Civil Servants Take Exception to the Transport Allowance Increase
[Foroyaa] In a bid to augment the poor salaries of low income earners, the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs told the National Assembly that transport allowance will increase from D1,000 to D1,500 a month.

2018-01-12 Could a Convict Be Elected to Public Office?
[Foroyaa] The first elected office is that of the President. The Constitution came into force on 16 January 1997. Section 62 subsection (3) of the Constitution states:

2018-01-12 Scorpions' Striker Njie Quits Bulgarian Football for Spain
[Foroyaa] Bakary Njie has said his goodbyes to Bulgarian football after spending four years there, Foroyaa Sport can report.

2018-01-12 'We Should Not Be Looking At Cosmetic Name Changes'-Justice Minister
[Foroyaa] Justice Minister, Abubacarr Tambedou has told Lawmakers that the NIA is a Constitutional creation and that any change of name given, should conform to the Constitutional procedure for amendment and urged that we should not look at cosmetic name changes only. Mr Tambadou made this remark during the adjournment debate of Friday 29th December 2017, at the National Assembly.

2018-01-12 Those Who Are Confident of the People's Support Will Not Resort to Inducement or Intimidation
[Foroyaa] Inducement and intimidation are the instruments of those who do not respect or uphold democratic principles and values.

2018-01-12 Armed Men Attack Bread Supplier
[Foroyaa] Amadou Jallow a bread supplier residing in Tallinding, on Monday the 1st January 2018 said he was attacked by two men on his way to supply bread to his costumers.

2018-01-12 At the Court Martial - 'We Were Tortured' 2nd, 3rd Accused Persons
[Foroyaa] Lieutenant Abdoulie Jarju and Lieutenant Yaya Jammeh have told the general Court-Martial that they were severely tortured whilst in custody pending investigation.

2018-01-12 A Political Transition or the Start of a Multi Party Contest?
[Foroyaa] What is a political transition and what is normal political contest? These questions are being asked by the Gambian people from Kartong to Koina.

2018-01-12 Gambia's Marreh Evaluating Bids for a Transfer
[Foroyaa] Gambia's Sulayman Marreh is listening to bids lodged for him after being told he can talk to suitors by Real Valladolid, Foroyaa Sport can report.

2018-01-12 After Shunning German Offer, Kekuta Goes to Play in Mexico
[Foroyaa] Kekuta Manneh has said his goodbyes to U.S football after inking a deal with Mexican top tier side CF Pachuca.

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