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Gambia announces moratorium on death penalty

Gambian President Adama Barrow on Sunday announced a moratorium on the death penalty as the West African country rebuilds its international standing following the removal last year of its longtime authoritarian ruler Yahya Jammeh. Capital punishment is on the decline across Africa, where governments executed 22 people in 2016 compared …

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ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY ADAMA BARROW PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 53RD INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BANJUL, 18TH FEBRUARY, 2018 Her Excellency, the First Lady Madam Sarjo Barrow Her Excellency, Madam Vice President, Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly His Lordship, the Chief Justice, Honourable Ministers, Honourable …

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Gambia: Gambia Gov’t Spends Two Billion Dalasis On Arbitration Cases!

The Government is currently involved in three arbitration trials with ICSID, we have used a total of more than two billion dalasis on trials, because of wrongful terminations. How can the Goverment risk billions of dalasis in arbitration costs, once more, with Africa Petroleum? What money will …

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Africell drags MGI Telecoms Ltd to court for $1M

Africell Gambia Ltd’s civil suit against MGI Telecoms Ltd. proceeded yesterday, 15 February, 2018, before Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of High Court in Banjul. Africell Gambia is claiming among others, the sum of one million dollars being damages for interference with contractual relations, namely a consortium agreement made on the 16 …

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Gambia ‘restores’ ID Cards contract to Semlex

The minister of Justice has announced that the government finally agreed to restore, rather than award, the national identity productions contract to Belgian biometrics company, Semlex. “After a whole year of consideration of this matter, culminating in the establishment of a Ministerial Taskforce…the Government has decided to recognise and restore …

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Jammeh’s State House gardeners demand unpaid salary

Three former State House gardeners, all of them former APRC green youths, have appealed to the new government to quickly facilitate the payment of their three-month unpaid salary. Sheikh Jaw, Kebba Saidy and Modou Lamin Sanneh walked into the offices of The Standard Monday, claiming they are owed three months …

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