Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Newspaper employee detained for 'insulting' President Jammeh

English: Serrekunda, street scenes
English: Serrekunda, street scenes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Gambia Affairs) - Police in Kotu are keeping in custody an employee of privately-owned Foroyaa newspaper, Mass Kah, over allegations of denigrating and insulting President Yahya Jammeh during a discussion at his home in Serekunda.

According to police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Supreintendent David Kujabi, Mr Kah was arrested on November 14, 2013 at his home and initially detained at Serekunda police station before being transferred to Kotu police station, about 13 kilometers Southwest of the capital, Banjul.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Gambia ends ties with ‘shocked’ Taiwan after 18 years

Taiwan regrets President Jammeh’s ‘personal style’

President Yahya Jammeh (in white) says Gambia will “remain friends” with Taiwanese people [EPA]

3 IFAD-funded projects in Gambia in final phase-out stages

IFAD and local project officials visit a rice field in Central River Region of the Gambia under the Ifad-funded PIWAMP project (Photo credit: M.E.Njie)

Gambia: IFAD link farmers with microfinance institutions

Farmers listening keenly to statements that suggest saving with microfinance institutions will help them access loans easily (Photo Credit: Mamadou Edrisa NJie)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Nigerian president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan visit to The Gambia

  • Calls for strong intra-Africa trade for economic growth

  • Goodluck Jonathan promises to bring Boko Haram down 

  • Jonathan, Jammeh call for support of transitional process in Guinea Bissau  

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan and his Gambian counterpart, President Yahya Jammeh, on Saturday, in Banjul, insisted on Africa’s demand for the urgent reformation of the United Nations (Photo Credit: Nigerian Tribune)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Gambia had share of ‘rare hybrid solar eclipse’

Photo Credit: Wikipedia
The Gambia experienced a solar eclipse on Sunday which geographers say is a “rare hybrid eclipse”. It lasted for about half an hour (from around 11:45am) in which a ring of sunlight was still visible, giving a partial eclipse.

A hybrid solar eclipse is an unusual eclipse that morphs between a total eclipse – in which the moon completely blots out the sun – and an annular eclipse, in which a ring of sunlight is still visible around the moon, astronomers say.

This year's event is a rare hybrid eclipse, where for part of the event, the sun's light is not completely covered. Such events, called annular eclipses, are dangerous to watch directly, says the National Geographic Centre.

‘Information is Crucial to Sustainable Development’

Participants (Photo: Mamadou Edrisa Njie)
Information is crucial to sustainable development and this (BAJ-Gambia awareness) project aims to promote sustainable development through the provision of accurate, timely and cost-effective information to shareholders, says Kebba Bojang, national country coordinator, Global Environmental Facility (GEF).

He was speaking on Thursday 31 October during the official launch of $25,000 Biodiversity Action Journalists-Gambia (BAJ-Gambia) project on “public awareness [creation] on environmental protection” held at Tango conference hall at Fajara.

The project is intended to create awareness creation on environmental protection and conservation techniques, create a platform for information sharing on matters relating to the environment, and enhance public awareness on environmental protection and mitigation strategies.