Saturday, October 3, 2015

Mogens Lykketoft: UNGA President Says Migrants Are Entitled To Protection

Mogens Lykketoft (centre), President of 70th UN General Assembly; Left - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; and Right -Tegegnework Gettu, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

Friday, October 2, 2015

United Nations Still Essential But Needs Reform to Be ‘Fit for Purpose’ in Coming Decades

UN General Assembly - mPhoto taken from Asian News Channel
The United Nations, notwithstanding its inadequacies and failures, was an indispensable “family of nations” that had nurtured countries in search of equality, peace and prosperity, the General Assembly heard as it continued its annual debate.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

UNGA 2015: Statement by The Gambia’s Vice President Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy

"It is imperative that as agents of change, the United Nations must not fail to account for and cement the implementation of critical resolutions designed to assist our member nations, and indeed, the entire universe for the improvement and sustainment of a better quality of life," Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy said. (Photo: Daily Observer)

Friday, September 4, 2015

Gambian Film ‘House Maid’ Gets America Screening on September 26

Jallow, who starred in the Film as Cherno, said: “The film is significant because it helps society understand that house maids are not slaves and must not be treated as such.”  (Photo Credit: Zaidi Entertainment Production)

Friday, May 8, 2015

Governments Should Tackle Conditions For Migrants’ Future in Africa

US Ambassador Reuben Brigety says 'it is critical for migrants receiving countries to ensure they are screened appropriately upon arrival and those who have legitimate asylum claims be given an opportunity to present those claims' (Photo: MSJoof/TNBES)

Africans Have To Demand That Their Governments Respect Their Rights

US Ambassador Reuben Brigety says 'power never concedes anything that is not demanded of it' (Photo: MSJoof/TNBES)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Gambia: Business Sector Needs Solution To Challenges For Funding NGOs

GCCI Board Member Dawda Sarge (far right) says private sector “shy away from investing sufficiently in national development due to high risks like weak governance, regulatory uncertainties, and weak rule of law among other structural barriers.”  (Photo: MSJoof/TNBES)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

‘We Kept The Fighting Spirit To The End’

A Valedictory Statement by Talibeh Hydara, a Graduate of The Gambia Press Union School of Journalism. 

Valedictorian Talibeh Hydara (Photo Credit: Sang Mendy)
Talibeh Hydara, the best student at the school, said Friday that 12 of 20 students, who started the course in 2012, had kept a fighting spirit to the end of a rigorous academic challenge. 

The Gambia Press Union (GPU) School of Journalism graduate its first batch of students who attained a higher diploma in journalism during a ceremony held at a local hotel in Kololi.

“We kept this spirit, not just because we wanted to, but because we had the best lecturers whose inputs were magnetic,” Mr. Hydara said on Jan. 16, 2015.

Read on, his full statement:

Gambia: Journalism School Graduate First Batch

Students pose to the cameras shortly before the opening ceremony (Photo Credit: Sang Mendy)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Two Defendants Charged for their Role in an Attempted Coup in The Gambia

Defendants Charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Neutrality Act and Conspiracy to Possess Firearms in Furtherance of a Crime of Violence
President Yahya Jammeh, right, says Gambia wants to "remain friends" with Taiwanese people [EPA]
They are charged with making an expedition against a “friendly nation” and conspiring to possess fire arms. In pic – President Yahya Jammeh, right, with Taiwan leader [Photo by EPA]

Pres. Jammeh appoints another journalist as minister

The Gambia‘s new Information Minister, Sheriff Bojang, is the proprietor of The Standard, an independent daily newspaper. (Photo Credit: Facebook/Sheriff Bojang)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Jammeh calls ‘coup plot’ a 'terrorist attack'

Meanwhile, there have been reports of ‘dozens arrests’ including military personnel and civilians after the foiled attack, according to reports. The government is yet to confirm the arrests but the President had said Wednesday that those involved will be dealt with. (Photo Credit: EPA)