Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ebola vaccine testing begins in US

…then U.K., Gambia and Mali

The charity Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF, announced in April it is facing an unprecedented epidemic in terms of the distribution of [Ebola] cases scattered in several locations in Guinea - where the West African outbreak began.  (Photo: Kjell Gunnar Beraas/MSF)

Gambia: Normalisation contradictions go to press

Normalisation Own Goal: Such doubts were seen to be forthcoming and had they gone to press as did the contradictions from the normalisation, would have had chilling effect on the committee, or didn’t it? (Photo Credit: Total Football)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Safe drinking water necessary for good health

Members of Agua’s team installed a plant based water purification system in Northern Mali, which lead to community wide improvements in public health and economic development (Photo Credit: Agua Inc)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Gambia urged to show greater commitment in fight against money laundering

…asked to address deficiencies to avoid blacklist 

Besides money laundering and terrorism-financing threats, there is still a high perception of public corruption in The Gambia, according to reports.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

AFRICA: Two billion babies in 2050

UNICEF says investing in children will be paramount for Africa to realize the rights of its burgeoning child population and reap a potential demographic dividend.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

IFAD President to meet President Jammeh

Kanayo F. Nwanze will arrive in Banjul on Wednesday (Poto: Taken from Mansa Banko) Several officials overseeing agricultural projects, including IFAD-funded projects, were sent to jail in June, some, over allegations of theft. It is not clear if Nwanze's talks with Jammeh will touch on such issues.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Gambia: Progress slow in implementation of money laundering measures

Recent seizures of cocaine and marijuana demonstrate, the country is also one of the routes for drug trafficking in West Africa, GIABA says. (Photo shows cocaine bust, estimated to worth $1 billion, June 2010, Banjul)