Gambia gets ready to swap marbles for ballot papers
29 October 2020 | 7:00 am
Voting in Gambia is unlike anywhere else. Instead of casting a paper ballot, Gambians cast a marble instead. But plans to do away with the traditional practice has sparked a heated debate in the country.
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Nigeria’s immediate past High Commissioner to The Gambia, Mrs. Esther Audu, yesterday emerged senatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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The People's Democratic Party (PDP), Osun state chapter, today accused the All Progressive Congress of conniving with the Independent Nations Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig the gubernatorial election conducted in the state yesterday.
13 Nov 2018
A Christian foundation in Gambia is planning to build a shelter for Christian converts, some of whom say they have been persecuted after leaving the country's dominant Muslim faith.
24 Feb 2019
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The 52nd Session of the Economic Commission for Africa’s Conference of African Ministers, which is held in a global context marked by rising trade tensions and rising oil prices, is an opportunity for African financial leaders to discuss the several challenges faced, particularly in terms of job creation, economic growth and investment.
19 Apr 2019
The extent of corruption and brutality during The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh-era is starting to surface via a truth and reconciliation commission set up by an administration recycled from that of the long-term president.
28 Aug 2019
Dawda Kairaba Jawara, Gambia's first post-independence president who led the tiny West African country for 24 years before being deposed in a 1994 coup, has died at the age of 95, the presidency said on Tuesday.
11 Oct 2019
As The Gambia's tourist season begins, hotel owners are still trying to 'cut down on losses' after the bankruptcy of British tour operator Thomas Cook on 23 September 2019. The British holidaymaker was one of the largest tourist outfitters in the small West African country, with 45% of tourists entering The Gambia through Thomas Cook according to The Gambia's government. Two emergency meetings have been organised by the government to find an emergency solution before the country's touristic season begins in November. from hotel owners in Banjul
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Thousands of supporters of Gambia's longtime dictator, Yahya Jammeh, have protested for his right to return from exile. But accounts differ on whether an agreement is in place for him to do so.
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