HelpMeSee Launches Campaign in The Gambia to Celebrate World Sight Day 2015 October 9th, 2015 – New York, New York – In 1986, with only one ophthalmologist to deal with a cataract burden of 5,500 blind persons, the West African country of The Gambia established a National Eye CareProgramme and embarked on the training of […]
Amended Gambian media law restricts Internet freedom NEW YORK, July 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns an amendment to a media law adopted by the Gambian parliament that imposes lengthy prison sentences and heavy fines on individuals who use the Internet in any capacity to criticize government officials. […]
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, June 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Justice George Gelaga King of Sierra Leone has been elected Presiding Judge of the Appeals Chamber, a post which makes him President of the Special Court. He succeeds Justice Shireen Avis Fisher of the United States, whose term ended on Monday. Justice Emmanuel Ayoola of […]
In its National Education Policy for 2004-15,1 the Government of Gambia announced a plan to create ECD Centres for 3-6-yearolds on the premises of primary schools in the most disadvantaged areas.
IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for The Gambia and Approves US$2.3 Million Disbursement BANJUL, Gambia, May 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the first review of The Gambia’s economic performance under a program supported by the Extended […]
Statement by an IMF Mission to The Gambia for Concluding Discussions of the First Review of the ECF Arrangement BANJUL, Gambia, April 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An IMF mission led by Mr. David Dunn visited The Gambia during April 4-10, 2013, to conclude discussions on the first review of the authorities’ macroeconomic and […]
Sub-Regional meeting of experts in Banjul on education of girls and other vulnerable children BANJUL, Gambia, April 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A meeting of regional experts on education of girls and other vulnerable children is scheduled to take place in Banjul from 16 to 19 of April 2013 under the auspices of the […]
Statement by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Trial and Sentencing of Twenty-Five Sahrawi Civilians by a Military Court in Morocco
Statement by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Trial and Sentencing of Twenty-Five Sahrawi Civilians by a Military Court in Morocco BANJUL, The Gambia, March 1, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (the Commission) is deeply concerned about the trial and sentencing of twenty-five […]
WASHINGTON, February 18, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Press Statement about The Gambia by John Kerry, Secretary of State, Washington, DC, February 18, 2013 On behalf of the American people, I send best wishes to the people of The Gambia as they celebrate 48 years of independence on February 18. On this joyous occasion, know that the United States […]
In our village in The Gambia Superkanja which they called Kanjadaa was made without meat and they added local spinach and onions to the okra. We had it on top of millet.
One of impressions that remain with me after working in Africa is the ingenuity of African engineers, mechanics and innovators.
NEW YORK, January 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Gambian authorities should immediately release Abdoulie John, a journalist who has been detained without charge in Banjul since Monday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. John has been harassed by the Gambian National Intelligence Agency since early December, news reports said. John, editor of […]