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Ghana deploys new troops to The Gambia
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Ghana deploys new troops to The Gambia

A number of 18 soldiers have arrived from Ghana to join the regional forces after the West African country withdrew the same amount last week. Ghana is withdrawing the 50 soldiers who were part ECOWAS contingent during the “Operation Restore Democracy” and bringing in new faces. The intervention of the […]

Gambia’s Barrow vows to cut state expenditure
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Gambia’s Barrow vows to cut state expenditure

Gambian President Adama Barrow has announced his government is downsizing the fleet of state vehicles in an attempt to save cost, in his first independence address since his inauguration last year. The move is expected to help the government save about US$7 million (300 million dalasis) a year, reducing cost […]

Gambia readies to host Muslim world leaders
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Gambia readies to host Muslim world leaders

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) announced that an OIC delegation had a fruitful visit to the Gambia to discuss preparations for the next Islamic Summit in 2019. The OIC delegation was headed by Director General for Political Affairs Tariq Bakheet and met Gambian officials including Vice President Fatoumata Tambajang, […]

Gambia: One year on, Barrow’s transition in doubt
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Gambia: One year on, Barrow’s transition in doubt

After inheriting country hobbled by decades of autocratic rule, Adama Barrow gets mixed marks in bringing The Gambia forward Gambians are celebrating 53 years of independence from Britain on Sunday, Feb. 18, the same day they are remembering President Adama Barrow’s taking the oath of office on home soil since […]

Gambian man faces murder charges in New Zealand
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Gambian man faces murder charges in New Zealand

A jury has been impaneled in New Zealand in the trial of a Gambian man accused of murdering Christchurch sex worker Renee Larissa Duckmanton. Sainey Marong, a 33-year-old butcher from the Christchurch suburb of Ilam who is originally from The Gambia, denies murdering Duckmanton whose burned body was found on […]

Neymar not unsettled by Real speculation
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Neymar not unsettled by Real speculation

Neymar has not been affected by the rumors linking him with a move to Real Madrid, his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Marquinhos insisted ahead of the sides’ Champions League showdown. “I don’t see him as being destabilized. He knows very well how to control his emotions. He handles the pressure and […]

Former British coach found guilty of multiple sex
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Former British coach found guilty of multiple sex

Former soccer coach Barry Bennell was found guilty of multiple sexual offenses against boys in the 1980s, British media reported on Tuesday. The 64-year-old, who was once a talent spotter at Crewe Alexandra and a coach at Manchester City, was convicted of 36 charges including rape and indecent assault by […]