Gambia

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[Foroyaa] In a normal situation the law enforcement officers have the upper hand to receive information, conduct investigation, effect arrest on the basis of evidence, prefer charges and take accused persons for prosecution. If all these processes are done without fear or favour, affection or ill will, in line with due process, the law would take its course for the common good.

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[Foroyaa] Binta Minteh told the Truth Commission that she was raped when she was 15 by a man who identified himself as a security agent in the year 2000 at the Independence Stadium.

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[Foroyaa] Serrekunda, 14th August 2019 - Alagie Cham a respected sports journalist has departed earth after a brief illness.

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[The Point] Youth and sports Minister Hadrammeh Sidibeh has said in his 2019 International Youth Day (IYD) statement that his ministry is working with satellite institutions and strategic partners to operationalise the National Youth Development Fund to provide access to finance to youth-led initiatives.

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[The Point] This day I have perfected your deen for you, completed my favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your deen." (Quran, 5:3). Yes! The favour of Allah upon us are many and cannot be counted. The greatest among them is that He has guided us to Islam. If He had not guided us to Islam, we would not have been guided.

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[The Point] Director General of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) Alhagi Ousman Sowe, on August 10, visited Minna, Saudi Arabia, where he met Gambian pilgrims, Amir Hajj Alh. Ousman Jah, officials of the Hajj Commission including Imam Baba Leigh, Imam Cham, Permanent Secretary at the ministry of Local government and Religious Affairs, Gambia Consular General Sheikh Omar Faye and all 7 Gambia Airline Agencies.

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[The Point] Attorney General and Minister of Justice has told victims of human rights violation during former president Yahya Jammeh's regime that he has always put the plight of victims first in all the decisions he took during Gambia's current transitional justice.

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[The Point] The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced Pap Saine, co-publisher and managing editor of The Point newspaper in The Gambia, West Africa, as the recipient of the 2019 Percy Qoboza Foreign Journalist of the Year Award.

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[The Point] Army spokesperson Major Lamin K Sanyang have confirmed to The Point of the release of four members of Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh's hit squad "junglers" on Saturday, just less than 24 hours after Justice Minister Abubacarr had a meeting with victims of the former regime who rejected the decision.

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[Foroyaa] Mr. Pap Saine, Proprietor and Editor-in-Chief of The Point Newspaper (The Gambia) made the following statement at the Annual Convention of The National Association of Black Journalists Of America FOR THE Percy Qoboza Award in Miami, Florida , USA from 7TH TO 11TH August 2019.

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[Foroyaa] Gambian authorities have released four military personnel who were referred to as 'Junglers', on the 10th of August 2019, following their long-term detention in military camps.

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[Foroyaa] Foroyaa has been monitoring the effect of the long dry spell and the news is not in favour of a bumper harvest. Many farmers in the CRR claim that their crops are withering away. The government needs to set up a monitoring team to assess the situation on the ground. Are we facing the impact of global warming or simply an unseasonal dry spell? Will abundant rain come after the dry spell? Could the withering crops be replaced? These are all questions of fundamental importance that the agriculture ministry sh

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[Foroyaa] People's Democratic Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) has reiterated its call for system change in The Gambia.