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– Advertisement – The GACH Global Group Tuesday donated D150,000 to the Tujereng Sports Committee earmarked for the community’s nawettaan football championship named after CEO Abubakary Jawara.The money was presented by Amadou Manneh, manager of the site where the company currently mines sand.Manneh said his company is unwaveringly committed to development initiatives of the village where it operates.“My boss has sponsored football championships in all the six communities along the Kombo Coastal area and will continue to support youth initiatives in the area,” Manneh said.Cherno Njie, chairman of the Tujereng Village Development Committee, expressed gratitude to GACH for being the first mining company to give back to the community in a huge way. He said the generosity displayed by Dr. Abubakary Jawara and the GACH not only enriches the lives of Tujereng residents but also serves as a beacon of hope for future endeavor. Source link
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– Advertisement – By Josh Schlicht Nearly two months of political crisis were brought to a close last week as a new president-elect was finally announced in Senegal. The streets of Dakar erupted in jubilation as opposition candidate Bassirou Diomaye Faye emerged victorious with over 54 per cent of the vote. Faye has been sworn in as the country’s youngest ever leader. The 44-year-old’s victory served as a cathartic moment for millions of Senegalese whose months of protest were marked by tear gas, beatings, and extrajudicial killings. Democracy, put to the ultimate test, has narrowly prevailed in one of West Africa’s few stable republics. – Advertisement – The pivotal election, which rejected the party of President Macky Sall, was only made possible by a series of last-minute court decisions that overturned the incumbent’s illegitimate election postponement. Just weeks ago, Faye, a former tax inspector, was among several members of the...
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– Advertisement – By Omar Bah The leadership of The Gambia Farmers Union has expressed its gratitude to the government of President Adama Barrow and the National Food Security Processing and Marketing Corporation, formerly called Gambia Groundnut Corporation for standing by farmers in the past groundnut trade season. Addressing executive members of the union on Friday who visited the GGC offices, Managing Director Momodou Njie disclosed that the government has earmarked over one billion dalasis for fertiliser and groundnut subsidies in 2024. He said the subsidies clearly demonstrate the government’s commitment to improve the plight of Gambian farmers. – Advertisement – The bumper harvest of groundnut this year is associated with the competitive price and availability of quality fertiliser. The government initially earmarked D500 million to purchase groundnuts at D38,000 per tonne, surpassing the global price by D18,000. However, due to the successful harvest, the GGC ended up spending an...
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– Advertisement – Dear Editor, On the morning of Friday, April 5, we were disheartened to hear reports of the youths of Manduar being wrongfully arrested due to the allegation of unauthorised detentions in our cherished forest. We want to set the record straight and shed light on the truth behind these baseless accusations. Contrary to the misleading reports, the youths of Manduar have not arrested anyone. Their actions were in collaboration with the local police force, providing transportation to officers from Madina Police Station. This effort was to ensure the protection of our community forest, aiding the police in identifying and legally dealing with any individuals causing harm or involved in illegal activities within the forest. – Advertisement – Despite these noble intentions and acts of community service, it is with a heavy heart we reveal that six of our youths, including the Village Development Committee chairman, were unjustly...
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– Advertisement – Africa holds the key to moving towards a world free from hunger and poverty. It is in Africa where enormous gains can be made, and agrifood systems transformation is the definitive foundation for the continent to realise sustainable development and modernization. This month, Ministers of Agriculture from across Africa will meet in Morocco for the 33rd Session of the FAO Regional Ministerial Conference for Africa (ARC33) from 18-20 April. It is a pivotal moment for collective action. I urge African nations to seize the momentum of agrifood systems transformation to unlock benefits across food security and nutrition, the economy and equality, the environment and resilience. At FAO, we have outlined our strategic vision for the years ahead through the FAO Strategic Framework 2022-2031 which centres on the Four Betters: better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind. – Advertisement –...
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– Advertisement – As the yearning for more cross-Straits communications between the Chinese mainland and China’s Taiwan region has been increasing in recent years, CGTN proudly presents a  three-episode documentary series, “Incredible Odyssey,” which tells three unique and exciting stories from the perspective of three young people from Taiwan. The series explores and presents a real and charming China to the world.  The first episode highlights the relationship between man and nature. In 2021, a remarkable event captured global attention when a herd of Asian elephants ventured northward, placing Xishuangbanna, a prefecture nestled in China’s southwest Yunnan Province, in the international spotlight. How did these majestic animals interact with local people and why did they start this magnificent journey?  Tung Yu-lin, a singer and actor from Taiwan, joined forces with Dong Rui, a ranger in the region, to find the answers. Dong holds the belief that maintaining distance exemplifies true respect and...
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– Advertisement – By Madi Jobarteh Any society in a situation of affliction yearns for deliverance. Africa is indeed in dire straits, and it is not an exception. A people in affliction always look out for a leader to lead them out of bondage. The election of Bassirou Diomaye Faye, and the story of Pastef and its quintessential leader Ousmane Sonko have indeed reignited hopes in many Africans that maybe this is the beginning of the second liberation for Africa when her people will come to enjoy real political and economic independence and wellbeing. In his inaugural statement, President Faye remarked thus: “On the African level, the scale of the security challenges and the many challenges that we face require us to show greater solidarity. I clearly hear the voice of the uninhibited elites who say loud and clear our common aspirations for more sovereignty, development, and wellbeing. Alongside my...