GAMBIE | GAMBIA

27-May-2020 to 18:13

Gambia plans repatriation flight for citizens stranded abroad

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The Gambia government is planning a repatriation flight for its nationals stranded abroad through the course of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, APA learnt on Wednesday.

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24-May-2020 to 11:44

Gambian police break up eid congregation

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — A unit of the Gambian police has charged down Muslim worshippers as they gathered to mark Eid-ul-Fitr in the village of Brusubi on Sunday morning, briefly detaining its imam.

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23-May-2020 to 09:43

Gambia marks Eid without congregations, festivities

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Gambians on Saturday observed Eid-ul-Fitr without the usual congregational prayers, pomp and festivity thanks to restrictions aimed at tackling the raging coronavirus pandemic which has so far killed over 338, 000 people worldwide.

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20-May-2020 to 10:11

Gambian leader bypasses MPs, extends emergency period

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Gambia's President Adama Barrow has bypassed the country's "recalcitrant" National Assembly to extend the state of emergency by another 21 days with effect from May 19 in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus.

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17-May-2020 to 13:35

Gambian minister makes sensational Covid-19 corruption claims

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — Gambia's Health minister, Dr Ahmadou Lamin Samateh has marveled at what he admitted is the sensational level of corruption in the government especially his ministry over funds earmarked to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

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16-May-2020 to 08:14

Blemished beyond redemption?

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — On the entrance to the Gambian capital Banjul, a simple but colourful billboard shows a soldier handing a national flag to a government official with an inscription about the army surrendering loyalty to the civilian state.

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05-May-2020 to 08:04

Social distancing? Some Gambians not amused

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — For some Gambians, the idea of respecting health precautions against coronavirus such as keeping a distance to avoid possible contamination from the nearest person sounds ridiculous and unimaginative.

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