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  • [The Point] Following the sad news of the demise of the late Vice President, H.E Badara Alieu Joof, and the opening of a Condolence book on 19th January 2023, hundreds of mourners signed the Condolence Book for the Late Vice President at the State House in Banjul.
  • [The Point] Mighty Ajax FC will strive to end their trophy drought in the annual Gunjur 'nawetan' competition when they rub shoulders with Red Star FC in the 2023 Kombo South Coastal town knockout final on Saturday 28th January 2023 at the Gunjur Upper Basic School Football Field at 4.30pm.
  • [The Point] The Gambia U-20 team will hold a one week training camp in Morocco ahead of the 2023 Total Energies Africa U-20 Youth Championship to be held in Egypt.
  • [The Point] From the 1930s onwards, education specialists were invited to review the education system and submit reports, with recommendations, on the state of education in The Gambia. Despite the problematic political policies of the colonial offices, some of these recommendations served to transform education.
  • [The Point] The Gambia National Women's team, Queen Scorpions, yesterday crushed Guinea to reach the semi-final of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) zone A Women's Football Championship in Cape Verde.
  • [The Point] Developing countries are losing billions of dollars due to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, which siphons off revenue through illicit financial flows, according to a new study by the Financial Transparency Coalition (FTC).
  • [Foroyaa] A press release seen by this medium on Tuesday January 24th 2023, indicates that The Gambia College 'shall' draft proposals to incorporate and include police-related courses as part of its programmes and curriculum for police officers.
  • [Foroyaa] Investigators of the Gambia Police Force (GPF) are now waiting for preliminary autopsy results in the death of a 22-year-old Brikama girl, the deputy spokesperson of the police told Foroyaa.
  • [Foroyaa] Continuing his industrial tour of manufacturing houses across the country, Baboucarr Ousmaila Joof, the Minister of Trade, Industry, Regional Integration and Employment (MoTIE), called on members of the Diaspora and potential investors out there, to come to The Gambia and invest in industrialization in order to stimulate economic growth of the country through trade. […]
  • [Foroyaa] The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD), has commenced a two day capacity building training mainly journalists reporting from the National Assembly. The training seeks to introduce journalists to parliamentary language and procedures, tools and systems in general, and how to better report and analyze parliamentary issues and activities. It also intends to enhance public […]

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The US military says its special forces have killed senior Islamic State group commander Bilal al-Sudani and 10 associates in a raid in Somalia. The Biden administration has redeployed hundreds of US troops to Somalia, after his predecessor Donald Trump pulled them out. IS is a relatively small group in Somalia, with the al-Qaeda linked al-Shabab far more prominent. Plus, M23 rebels say they've taken over the key strategic town of Kitshanga in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, after three days of intense clashes. And there's concern for the fate of animals at a farm popular with tourists in The Gambia, after its owner was detained over allegedly planning a coup.
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