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WAEC registrar recounts achievements as tenure draws to a close

The West African Examinations Council says efforts at making inroads into the neighbouring non-WAEC member countries such as the Republic of Benin, Togo, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mali have paid off.
The coffin of Dawda Jawara, Gambia's first post-independence president, is pictured during his funeral at the country's National Assembly in Banjul, Gambia, Aug. 29, 2019.

Gambia’s former president dies, buried

Gambia’s first president after independence from Britain in 1965, Dawda Jawara, was buried on Thursday in Banjul, the capital.
Air Peace Chairman Mr Allen Onyema with NAPTIP boss Ms Julie Okah-donli with staff during the signing of the MoU

NAPTIP, Air Peace sign MOU against human trafficking

The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and one of Nigeria’s airlines, Air Peace Ltd, on Tuesday in Lagos signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on partnership against human trafficking.
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Eight Gambian soldiers jailed over coup plot

A Gambian military court on Monday sentenced seven soldiers to nine years in jail for plotting to overthrow President Adama Barrow, and handed a three-year prison term to another.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC urges federal government to recognise competence of African Court

The National Human Rights Commission, (NHRC) has urged the Federal Government to make the necessary declaration, recognising the competence of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights to receive cases from NGOs and individuals.

NAPTIP declares 2 wanted for allegedly trafficking 3 months old baby

National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has declared two women, Emerald Bassey and Edith Omon, wanted for allegedly trafficking a three months old baby.
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UN: Africa records decline in maternal deaths

The United Nations has disclosed that there is a decline in maternal deaths in Africa and The Gambia, lauding the efforts of governments of the continent in achieving this feat.

Air Peace launches direct flights to Banjul, increases Accra service

West Africa’s leading carrier Air Peace has said it will begin non-stop flights from Lagos to Banjul, The Gambia from Monday, January 7.

Femi Falana drags Cameroon to African Commission over trial of 47 asylum seekers in...

Nigeria’s foremost human rights lawyer Femi Falana SAN has dragged the government of Cameroon to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia over the impending trial of 47 asylum seekers and naturalised Nigerians.

Ooni hails Air Peace boss over contributions to Nigeria’s economy, peace

Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has commended the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, for his tireless contributions to the economic development and peace of the South West Region and Nigeria as a whole.
FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Britain’s Prince Charles, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visit the ancient site of Knossos on the southern Greek island of Crete. The royal couple have arrived in Gambia for a three-day visit. President Adama Barrow and first lady Fatoumata Barrow greeted the royal couple on Wednesday, Oct. 31, along with Gambians who came out in throngs for their arrival. (Aris Messinis/Pool Photo via AP, File) (Associated Press)

Britain’s Prince Charles salutes Gambia’s return to Commonwealth

Britain’s Prince Charles congratulated Gambia on Thursday for turning its back on “autocratic” rule at home and returning to the Commonwealth fold as he began a nine-day Africa tour.

Ending statelessness: Member States have made significant progress – ECOWAS

Member states of the Economic Community of West African States Commission have made significant progress to end statelessness since the launch of the global campaign in November 2014.

Gambia set to probe pain of past in truth commission

The tiny West African state of The Gambia will journey into its grim past on Monday as it begins a probe into atrocities committed under former dictator Yahya Jammeh.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Senator Sirika: Suspension of Nigeria Air not politically motivated

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said the suspension of the national carrier project, Nigeria Air, which was scheduled to commence operations in December, is not “politically motivated.”

Air Peace boss seeks connectivity in Africa

The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, has said the airline is championing seamless air connectivity in Africa to drive the economic growth in the continent and ease the travel challenges of the people.

Manhunt for 20 prison escapees

No fewer than 20 prisoners are on the run triggered by the biggest jailbreak in the history of the Gambia.

Air Peace inaugurates Monrovia, Abuja-Accra services August 6

Nigerian Carrier, Air Peace, has announced plans to expand its regional operations with flights from Lagos and Abuja to Monrovia and from Abuja to Accra from Aug. 6.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh holds up a Koran while speaking to the media

Gambian government condemns ex-president’s ‘shocking’ return pledge

Banjul on Thursday condemned former president Yahya Jammeh's pledge to come back to the West African country in a leaked phone call that went viral on social media.

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I am perhaps responsible... for putting Jammeh there, former army captain Edward Singhateh told the country's Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC).

Gambia’s ex-number two admits responsibility in opposition killings

The right-hand man of Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh on Monday admitted being "partially responsible" for the arrest, torture and execution of suspected political opponents during the leader's 22-year reign.
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Fred: I will play better after difficult first season with Man Utd

Manchester United midfielder Fred admits that he endured a “difficult” debut campaign at Old Trafford but has vowed to “play better” as he starts to feel more settled in England.

Reports: Nine Taliban fighters poisoned by unknown individuals in Eastern Afghanistan

At least nine Taliban militants were poisoned by unknown individuals in Afghan’s eastern Ghazni province, according to local media reports.
The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte looks on as he signs the guest book next to his daughter (L) on September 3, 2018 during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem commemorating the six million Jews killed by the German Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. / AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBON

Philippines’ Duterte cuts short Japan trip due to unbearable back pain

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday cut short his three-day visit to Japan due to unbearable pain in his spinal column near the pelvic bone, his spokesman said.
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BBNaija: Why Tacha was disqualified – Ebuka

Big Brother, BBNaija host, Ebuka Obi Uchendu, has opened up on Tacha’s disqualification from the ‘pepper dem’ reality show.