Gambia Prison Services Graduates 43 Inmates On Life Skills

By Ndey Sowe The Gambia Prison Services (GPS) on Wednesday November 14th 2018, graduated prison inmates in electrical installation, plumbing, tailoring, and information technology. In his opening remarks, the Director General of Prisons Ansumana Manneh, said it is another mile stone in the history of Gambia Prisons to witness another graduation of 43 inmates in various disciplines. Manneh said this could not have been possible without the assistance of institutions and partners in this reformation process, to help inmates become assets in their community, after their release. Manneh said the…

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Vendors at Buffer Zone Market Call on KMC To come To Their Aid

By Louise Jobe Saihou Touray, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Buffer Zone Market, said they will refrain from paying tax or market duty if the KMC refuses to come to their aid, and secure their properties. Touray explained that they have been going to Council on several occasions to lay their complaints on the security situation of the Buffer Zone market to no avail; that this is why they also want to refrain from paying market duties in protest until their demands for Council to provide them with…

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Team ‘Geum Sa Bopp’ Holds Press Briefing

By Nelson Manneh Team ‘Geum Sa Bopp’, yesterday November 15th 2018, held a press briefing in Westfield, beside the main entrance of the Kanifing Magistrates Court, on the slogan ‘No to Police Brutality’. This press briefing according to the organizers, was meant to remind Government of the promises made to put an end to the rampant Police brutality in the country. Tijan Jaw, Spokesperson of the organization, told the press they have a lot of information to send out to the public, but were advice to lessen their voices. “We…

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Prosecutor Applies For Amendment Of Charges In Killa Ace Case

By Nelson Manneh Police Prosecutor sub-Inspector Boob who appeared for the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in the ongoing criminal suit involving Ali Cham, prominent Gambian Artist, applied for changes in the amendment of charges against him. Sub-Inspector Mboob made this application yesterday November 15th 2018, at the Kanifing Magistrates Court. Ali Cham known as Killa Ace, was previously charged with two Counts. On Count One, the accused person was charged with prohibition of conduct conducive to the breach of peace contrary to section 9 of the public Order Act cap 22:01,…

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Saayii Tolof Part 495 EPISODE 34 (Difficult Marriages – Two Great Friends ‘Yaafuse’ and ‘Faagaru’)

Yaafuse He went to his mother and protested about his father; “Mom it is dad he seized the keys from me and said he forbade me to use any of his cars again and I was embarrassed in front of the security is that fair? What have I done to dad?” Maama Eliza“Are you asking me? What is my business in this? I want my peace don’t bother me get out of my room.” She scolded. Yaafuse“Is this a conspiracy? You people have ganged up against me! We shall see!”…

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Death Row Prisoner Solemnly Appeals For Presidential Pardon

By Ndey Sowe Terrick Bright, a Sierra Leone national who is currently on death row at the Central Prisons in Mile two, on Tuesday November 13th, appealed for a Presidential pardon, to be with his loved ones. Bright revealed this at a graduation ceremony of prisoners at Mile Two, while speaking on behalf of his fellow graduating prisoners. This is the second batch of prisoners who have graduated from training on electrical installation, plumbing, tailoring and information technology. “We want to use this medium to please beg the president Adama…

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German Top Club Worried over Gambian Starlet’s Latest Injury

By Sulayman Bah Ousman Manneh’s injury has left German Bundesliga’s Werder Bremen sweating over latest serious injury rocking their Gambian forward. The 21-year-old, with a contract running until 2020, picked up the latest abrasion recently during a U-23 league clash where he’s confined to play having watched his efforts to force a loan move elsewhere hit the buffers. Considered a serious wound, the injury is result of a knock he reportedly sustained as club doctors struggle to determine how long he will stay out. Manneh was beset by injury months…

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Papa Gassama to Oversee South Africa-Nigeria Qualifier

By Sulayman Bah Gambia’s Papa Gassama will take charge of proceedings in the qualifier featuring South Africa up against Nigeria. To be staged at the FNB Stadium, Nigeria are but looking to snatch a point off the Bafana Bafana to be assured of automatic qualification to Cameroon where the continent’s biggest football event is to be held. Group G topping Super Eagles are yet to taste defeat since their abysmal exit from the World Cup, making it a straight nine points in three outings with the last being a 3-2…

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Morocco inaugurates Africa’s fastest train

Morocco inaugurated Africa’s fastest train today – which will halve travelling time between the commercial and industrial hubs of Casablanca and Tangier. King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron boarded the train for the inaugural trip from Tangier to the capital Rabat. Reuters Copyright: Reuters Reuters Copyright: Reuters Here are the top stats for the train spotters among you: The train is planned to run at 320km (198 miles) per hour It will more than halve the 200km (124 miles) Casablanca-Tangier journey to around two hours It is about twice as…

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Gabon amends constitution for ill president

Gabon’s constitutional court has intervened to avert a political crisis brought about by the ill health of President Ali Bongo. There have been no government meetings since he was taken to hospital in Saudi Arabia last month. The court has amended the constitution to allow the vice-president or prime minister to run cabinet meetings if the president is temporarily unavailable – a move the opposition says is illegal. Amid speculation that the president had suffered a stroke and some even questioning whether he was still alive, Mr Bongo’s office finally…

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