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A cloud of brown dust rises from the groundnut de-shelling machine at the Arafat Workshop agro-processing business in The Gambia. The workers are covered with a fine layer of powder as the decortication machine spits out the remnants of the nuts'... [Read More]
Almost half the world's agricultural workers are women, yet they own less land than men. Farmer Awa Jagne speaks about how access to land has changed her life. [Read More]
Dos chicos de 13 años admitieron haberle disparado balas de fogueo a un inmigrante gambiano, informó la policía de Toscana. [Read More]
Dos chicos de 13 años admitieron haberle disparado balas de fogueo a un inmigrante gambiano, informó la policía de Toscana. La agencia de noticias ANSA informó el jueves que los menores admitieron su responsabilidad en el ataque del 2 de agosto en Pistoia, pero aseguraron que solo estaban bromeando. El subjefe de policía Gianpaolo Patruno dijo a Sky TG24 que la policía y los tribunales de menores estaban verificando si el ataque tuvo una motivación racial, algo que ellos negaron. Fue uno de varios ataques contra inmigrantes que están siendo investigados como posibles actos de racismo... [Read More]
Coming off more than two decades of authoritarian rule, roughly three-fourths of Gambians approve of new President Adama Barrow's leadership and express confidence in the election process, a new Gallup poll finds. The poll was released Tuesday. Barrow took office in January 2017, a month after he was elected to succeed Yahya Jammeh. The former president – who had led Gambia since 1994, including the first two years as head of a military ruling council – left under pressure from the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and now lives in exile in... [Read More]
In the Gambia, some young men and women are turning to prostitution to make money - and many of their clients are European tourists. Why do locals and expats choose to look the other way? [Read More]
Michael Abramowitz, President of Freedom House, an international watchdog organization that promotes freedom and democracy around the world, tells host Carol Castiel that attacks on civil liberties and freedom of expression are under assault given the rise of populism and authoritarianism around the globe. He says Vladimir Putin has created an "autocrat's playbook." However, Abramowitz also mentions positive trends in Gambia, Armenia, Malaysia and Macedonia. [Read More]
Classes are underway at the Gambia Tourism and Hospitality Institute - eager students gather at ironing boards to press sheets, over in the dining area, tables are being set, and in the kitchen, trainee chefs are preparing a three-course meal. The... [Read More]
Ann Thornton and Nina Natividad will share about their mission trip they took to Gambia and the region during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 29, worship service at First Christian... [Read More]
A new construction technique is being rolled out in The Gambia in the hope it will help create more jobs. The method, which has been imported from India, fabricates blocks and bricks using soil from the local area. It aims to be more environmentally... [Read More]
It was the first time Hassan Jallow crossed the Gambia River. The young man had never traversed the winding waterway that geographically divides The Gambia in two, nor had he ever encountered the internet. It was 2006 and he wanted to set up his first... [Read More]
Senior Fatoumata Jaiteh saw problems with maternal care at a hospital in her native The Gambia during a visit last summer. Now, she's doing something to help. [Read More]
Consideration of The Gambia... [Read More]
Gambian police have arrested 10 officers of the State Intelligence Service with possible links to the murder of activist Ebrima Solo Sandeng. Police spokesman David Kujabi confirmed to The Associated Press that two were released on bail while the remaining eight are in detention and are helping the police in their... [Read More]
The area's soccer connection to one of the poorer countries in the world is much closer than many might know.The Rocky Mount Academy athletics department is one of the more recent organizations to partner with local resident Kimberlea Bauer's non-profit agency, BundasKids, to send used jerseys to Gambia.The west Africa country, which is the fourth poorest in the nation, recently had four full sets of Rocky Mount Academy basketball jerseys donated to BundasKids. The Nash County Parks & Recreation department also donated 35 soccer balls in what Bauer hopes is a continuing bridge between the community and a country... [Read More]
Traditional medicine still plays an important role in Gambian healthcare. In the villages, the 'marabouts' or traditional healers, who are capable of healing what ails a person are often preferred over a conventional hospital. [Read More]
According to a study released in January by the medical journal The Lancet, a patient going through surgery in Africa is twice as likely to die following the operation than elsewhere in the world. [Read More]
Katrina Jabbi is left devastated after her husband, Buba Jabi was detained and deported back to Gambia just last week. [Read More]
Dingiri, The Gambia: When Bundauda Samasa was a boy, everyone knew to the day when the rains would start and stop sprinkling the fields in The Gambia's Upper River Region, and what harvest of groundnuts, vegetables, rice and pulses to expect. Now standing in his bleached, patchy fields skirting Dingiri village as donkeys pick at the odd tufts of straw, kicking up clouds of terracotta dust, 57-year-old Samasa yearns for the days when life was predictable because the seasons didn't change.    "The 15th of June was when the rains would come, and you planted your seeds around that,"... [Read More]
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