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What’s happening this December in the Gambia?

Friday 19th December 2014

Have you been wondering what events to attend this December? Get ready as the festive season gets into full swing across the Gambia. The country’s top rapper, Gee is launching his newest album, Situations on the 19th December at the … Continue reading

Ebola serum supply reaches Liberia

Wednesday 17th December 2014

According to reports from the BBC,Liberia has begun treating Ebola patients with serum therapy – a treatment made from the blood of recovered survivors. Doctors hope the experimental treatment could help combat the virus that has been sweeping West Africa … Continue reading

Ebola-Free Gambia Group

Monday 1st December 2014

The Ebola Free Gambia group is a group of mostly young Gambians committed to raising awareness on the deadly disease and preventing its outbreak in the country. They announced on Wednesday that they have secured partnership with the Future Awards … Continue reading

Fashion Weekend Gambia 2014

Tuesday 25th November 2014

Fashion Weekend Gambia, is back, servicing the fashion desires of it’s loyal fashion acolytes for it’s third edition. The internationally recognized initiative of an all-female production team, has made it’s way through a myriad of ‘safe’ fashion events and has … Continue reading

Gambia squashes Ebola rumor- Country free from virus

Friday 14th November 2014

Health authorities in The Gambia Thursday dismissed rumors whirling in town that the country has registered its first Ebola case after a tuberculosis patient was hospitalized at the Jammeh Foundation for Peace Hospital in Bundung. The authorities maintain that the … Continue reading

Rapper Gee set to Launch Album “Situations” December 19th

Monday 10th November 2014

Gee undoubtedly is one of the most famous Gambian artists blazing the scene at the moment. As preparation intensifies ahead of his ‘Situations’ album launching, the Gambia’s renowned rapper, held a press conference about the modalities and preparations ahead of … Continue reading

Nigeria Declared Ebola Free by the WHO

Monday 27th October 2014

As Africa and the world grapple with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and reports of infection in Spain and the United States, international health authorities have declared two West African countries free of Ebola virus transmission. Senegal was declared … Continue reading

Fashion Weekend Gambia Returns for 2014

Monday 20th October 2014

Fashion Weekend Gambia returns for its 3rd year, set for December 5th and 6th 2014. An event that is spearheaded by women within the field of fashion and arts, who wish to create a platform that aspires to bring young … Continue reading

International Tourism Investment Forum 2014

Tuesday 14th October 2014

The upcoming International Tourism Investment Forum 2014 is the maiden edition of a jointly organized tourism investment forum by the Gambia Tourism Board (GTBoard) and the Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GIEPA).Below is a statement from GIEPA CEO Fatou … Continue reading

Ebola Death Toll Hits 3431

Friday 10th October 2014

The number of deaths recorded from the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia has risen to 2,069, according to the latest update by the World Health Organization (WHO). In the report released on Saturday in Geneva, Switzerland, WHO said that … Continue reading

World Health Organization organizes Ebola Workshop

Thursday 9th October 2014

The inter-country support team for East and Southern Africa recently held a 3-day orientation workshop for eight unaffected Ebola countries, namely Eritrea, The Gambia, Lesotho, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, South Sudan and Swaziland. As part of The World Health Organization’s … Continue reading

GTBank MD breaks silence on recent Bank heist

Tuesday 30th September 2014

The newly appointed managing director and chief executive officer of Guaranty Trust Bank Gambia Limited has broken silence the on the recent armed robbery that took place at the bank’s branch in Bakau Newtown almost three weeks ago. The incident … Continue reading

Ebola lockdown in Sierra Leone

Wednesday 24th September 2014

Sierra Leone is one of the countries worst affected by the outbreak. On a 3 day lockdown they say more than a million households were surveyed and 130 new cases discovered. More than 90 bodies have been recovered across Sierra … Continue reading

US to send 3,000 troops to Ebola danger zone as Obama administration shuffles military’s mission in Africa

Tuesday 16th September 2014

The United States government is sending thousands of military troops to the west African nation of Liberia as part of the Obama administration’s Ebola virus-response strategy, the White House said late Monday night.’U.S. Africa Command will set up a Joint … Continue reading

Ebola Outbreak Is a ‘Serious Threat’ to Liberia’s Existence, Says Minister

Wednesday 10th September 2014

The epidemic reveals the nation’s “persistent and profound institutional weaknesses” The Ebola virus is “spreading like wildfire and devouring everything in its path,” Liberia’s Defense Minister Brownie Samukai told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, adding that the outbreak poses … Continue reading

Imperial researcher to lead Ebola vaccine trial in the Gambia

Friday 5th September 2014

The first multi-site trial of an Ebola vaccine has been announced and Professor Beate Kampmann’s team will run the Gambia arm of the trial. Ebola is a viral illness spread by contact with bodily fluids which can cause fever, vomiting, … Continue reading

Ebola outbreak: call to send in military to west Africa to help curb epidemic

Thursday 4th September 2014

Head of Médecins sans Frontières says the world is ‘losing the battle’ as cases and deaths continue to surge. Military teams should be sent to west Africa immediately if there is to be any hope of controlling the Ebola epidemic, … Continue reading

Ebola crisis: Five ways to avoid the deadly virus

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Ebola is one of the world’s most deadly viruses but is not airborne, so cannot be caught like flu. Medical experts say avoiding it should be quite easy if you follow these tips: 1. Soap and water Wash your hands … Continue reading

Understanding Ebola

Monday 1st September 2014

What are Ebola’s symptoms? Early symptoms include sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headaches and a sore throat. These symptoms can appear two to 21 days after infection.The WHO says these nonspecific early symptoms can be mistaken for signs … Continue reading

Gambega Company launches entrepreneurship project

Friday 29th August 2014

Gambega Company Gambia Limited launched another development project called 5 by 20 entrepreneurship skills development project for women in The Gambia, held at the Gambega premises. The project is intended to develop about 100 women entrepreneurs in the country in … Continue reading