Gambia News Journal
[Daily Observer]As the world economy continues to grow, so also is tourism. It is worth noting that tourism was already reaching new heights in 2012 and continued to grow robustly in 2013. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) noted that in 2012, arrivals grew more rapidly in the emerging than in the advanced destinations. Worldwide tourism is considered to be a viable and income ...
As thousands of Nova Scotians recover from running in Bluenose Marathon events, a Halifax woman is preparing to run 17 half-marathons in 17 days — in Gambia.
[Daily Observer]Gambia and Senegal share a lot in common. The two countries are without doubt one people, speaking the same language; brothers and sisters, sharing the same cultural norms and values and located within the same geographical area called Senegambia.
[Daily Observer]A special envoy of the Senegalese president dispatched to Banjul, on Wednesday said he discussed with the Gambian leader, the existing bilateral relationship between Banjul and Dakar. Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye, shortly after his closed-door session with His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, told waiting journalists that his mission in the country was to ...
[Daily Observer]The Republic of China on Taiwan has called on the Republic of the Philippines to make a formal apology for the May 9 attack on ROC fishing boat Guang Da Xing No. 28.
[AI London]A Gambian activist detained by the authorities after peacefully expressing his views has been released - but there is still no news about a journalist missing for seven years, Amnesty International says.
[Daily Observer]The president of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Dr Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, has pardoned the Imam of Kanifing Estate, Baba Leigh, a press release from the national broadcaster, GRTS has stated.
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) - The Gambian government says that it has released a Muslim cleric who had been in detention for five months. The state Gambia Radio Television Services announced late Friday that Imam Baba Leigh was released by the National Intelligence Agency.
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — The Gambian government says that it has released a Muslim cleric who had been in detention for five months.
[Daily Observer]Saturday is our 21st birthday. On this auspicious day, we would not do justice to ourselves without saying 'a big thank you' to our proprietor, staff, readers and clients. We are saying thank you all because we are celebrating this birthday at a time when not only the mission of the company -educating, informing and enlightening the people of this country so that they can develop ...
[The Point]President Yahya Jammeh on Wednesday held a meeting with stakeholders and members of the National Food Security and Disaster Management Council at State House in Banjul.
[Daily Observer]The objective of development is to meet the needs and aspirations of the people. Humanity has the capacity and potential to meet these needs in a sustainable manner, without exploiting or deteriorating its natural resources.
[The Point]It must be made clear and known to all that forced or arranged marriage is wrong, and cannot be justified on any religious or cultural basis.
[The Point]The Gambian economy was estimated to have grown by 6.3 percent in 2012, following a contraction of 4.6 percent in 2011, according to the Gambia Bureau of Statistics, GBoS.
[Daily Observer]The power of knowledge is quite evident in any sustainable development undertaking. Knowledge generation and the desire to acquire it, has a long history.