Lebanon 'regrets' loss of UN voting privilege
Crisis-hit Lebanon on Saturday said it "regrets" being among seven countries stripped by the United Nations of voting privileges in the General Assembly for failing to pay their dues.
Coalition opposes legislation on fake news, hate speech in Africa
A coalition of 47 organisations has urged African countries contemplating fake news and hate speech laws including Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cameroon and The Gambia to drop policies and legislations that could affect their citizen's freedom of opinion and expression. "We hereby call on the respective policy-making institutions and agencies in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Nigeria, and other…
Jighere, Anwuli win 2019 Mindgames scrabble, chess titles
Former world scrabbless champion, Wellington Jighere and current number one chess player in Nigeria, Daniel Anwuli has won the scrabble and chess events of the 2019 Mindgames Championship, which ended at the Lagos Country Club at the weekend.
Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambian players for 2019 Mindgames Scrabble Championship
As part of efforts to create more awareness about board games in Nigeria, players from Ghana, Gambia, Liberia, and Sierra Leone have been listed for the third edition of the Mindgames Scrabble Championship slated for the Lagos Country Club from November 8 to 10.
Outrage in Gambia over claims ex-president ordered killings
Baba Hydara was in his car, listening to the radio when he heard a former hitman of ex-president Yahya Jammeh coldly describe how his dad was murdered.
Gambia surprise highly-rated Morocco in Africa Cup warm-up
Morocco, one of the favourites to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, suffered a surprise 1-0 warm-up match loss in Marrakech Wednesday to non-qualifiers the Gambia. The unexpected outcome can partly be explained by Morocco coach Herve Renard making numerous substitutions in the first of two friendly fixtures before heading to Egypt for the…
FG, Gambian group sign aviation safety pact
The Federal Government yesterday signed an agreement with Banjul Accord Group Aviation Safety Oversight Organisation (BAGASOO) on aviation safety. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, reiterated the nation’s commitment to a safer airspace. The organisation, which is responsible for the enhancement of safety in seven member countries, Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Cape Verde and…
African lady golfers dig in for Challenge Trophy
Who will wear the crown? This is the question lady golfers from across Africa will answer on Sunday at the Ikeja Golf Club, venue of a tournament tagged, West & Central Africa Challenge Trophy. It is the property of the Ladies Golfers Association of Nigeria (LGAN) in partnership with Lagos State Golf Association with the…
The continued rein of the Afri Can’ts
Never mind what the title here says. The Afri CANS will win at the end, and not at the end of time either. They will win ultimately after a struggle long and bitter. They will win. Never give up. Never give up on your country. Never give up your country. It is the season of…
Senegalese, Gambian leaders decry growing terrorism threats at Dakar Forum
President Macky Sall of Senegal and his Gambian counterpart, Adama Barrow, called for greater cooperation among African nations to fight the threats of terrorism across the continent at the Dakar International Forum for Peace and Security on Monday.
AU harps on training in climate fund
To achieve low emissions and resilient climate, the African Union (AU) has advocated for the training of member states, agencies and academic institutions on the implementation and monitoring of Green Climate Fund (GCF). According to the organisation, members/officials in charge of climate matters lack the institutional and technical capabilities to attract funds. The Commissioner, Department…
The Gambia, SIFAX Group sign MoU to build, operate dry port
SIFAX Group, a multinational company with interests in maritime, aviation, haulage & logistics, oil & gas and hospitality, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government of Gambia to build and operate a dry port in the country’s capital, Banjul. A dry port (sometimes inland port) is an inland intermodal terminal directly connected…