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Source: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) |

On the International Day for Biological Diversity UNWTO announces a training on tourism and biodiversity in West and Central Africa

The programme will build on previous tourism and biodiversity seminars that UNWTO successfully delivered in The Gambia, Ghana, and Tanzania

The Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations has chosen ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ as the theme for the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated today 22 May 2017. On this occasion, UNWTO is launching a capacity building programme on sustainable tourism and biodiversity protection, to be implemented in…

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Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

ITFC Provides US$1 Billion of Financing for the Development of Strategic Commodities in Member Countries

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) Signs Agreements with Tunisia, Suriname, Mali and The Gambia on the Side-lines of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group’s 42nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors

On the side-lines of the Islamic Development (IDB) Group 42nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors held in Jeddah recently, the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-idb.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group has signed two Murabaha agreements between the Republic of Tunisia represented by the Tunisian…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Trans-Africa Security: Combating Illicit Trafficking and Organized Crime in Africa - Department of Defense Briefing for Foreign Journalists

Department of Defense Briefing for Foreign Journalists: Captain Jeff Davis, USN, Director, Defense Press Operations The Washington Foreign Press Center Washington, DC May 15, 2017 [Excerpted] MODERATOR: Good afternoon, welcome to the Foreign Press Center. Thank you for being with us. We have with us today Captain Jeff Davis, director…

Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation |

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with President of The Gambia Adama Barrow

The officials expressed the mutual aspiration of Moscow and Banjul to steadily develop the multifaceted cooperation of Russia and The Gambia

On May 4, as part of a working visit to Banjul, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov was received by President of The Gambia Adama Barrow. The officials expressed the mutual aspiration of Moscow and Banjul to steadily develop the multifaceted…

Clitoraid
Source: Clitoraid |

Clitoraid Announces Its First Clitoral Restorative Surgeries for FGM Victims in Kenya

From May 2 to May 13, the U.S.-based, non-profit organization Clitoraid will launch its first humanitarian mission in Nairobi, Kenya, offering clitoral restorative surgery to victims of female genital mutilation (FGM)

From May 2 to May 13, the U.S.-based, non-profit organization Clitoraid (www.Clitoraid.org) will launch its first humanitarian mission in Nairobi, Kenya, offering clitoral restorative surgery to victims of female genital mutilation (FGM). According to Clitoraid Spokesperson Nadine Gary, this new mission is part of the multiple actions planned during the…

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Source: Merck |

UNESCO Merck Africa Research Summit - MARS 2017 Call for Applications

UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit - MARS 2017 will have scientific support from UNESCO (United Nations educational, scientific and cultural organization), African Union Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU-STRC), the University of Cambridge, UK, University of Rome, and Merck

As part of ‘Merck STEM Program for Women and Youth’, the UNESCO Merck Africa Research Summit – MARS 2017 (www.UNESCO-MARS.com) will be held in Mauritius with the aim to empower Women and Youth in Research under the patronage of the Head of State of The Republic of Mauritius, H.E. Ameenah Gurib…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General’s Announcement on Senior Appointments: Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission on Africa

For the position of Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission on Africa (ECA), the Secretary-General has selected Vera Songwe of Cameroon

Further to the earlier announcements on senior appointments, the Secretary-General would like to share with you his choices for the following positions.  Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission on Africa          For the position of Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission on Africa (ECA), the Secretary-General has…

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Source: IC Publications |

New African Woman Awards 2017 Winners Announced

Gambia’s Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan, Minister of Women Affairs and Overseer - Vice President’s Office, is the New African Woman of Year

The fearless Gambian human rights activist won New African Woman magazine’s Woman of the Year Award (http://NAW-Forum.com) at the their Award ceremony that took place in Dakar last night. Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan was instrumental in galvanising the opposition that eventually beat long-term now exiled leader Yahya Jammeh. Held at a glitzy…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to The Gambia

With the transition to a new, democratically-elected government, The Gambia is at a historical turning point

The mission assessed the impact of exogenous shocks that have hit the Gambian economy recently and initiated discussions on providing IMF support through a Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) Economic growth in 2016 is now estimated to have reached only 2.2 percent, down from 4.3 percent in 2015, due to limited…

Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) |

The Gambia Welcomes UNCTAD’s Recommendations to Improve the Investment Climate

High-level government officials, private sector representatives and development partners participated in the presentation of UNCTAD's Investment Policy Review (IPR) of the Gambia in Banjul on 11 April 2017

High-level government officials, private sector representatives and development partners participated in the presentation of UNCTAD's Investment Policy Review (IPR) of the Gambia in Banjul on 11 April 2017. The report, prepared at the Government's request, presents action-oriented recommendations to improve the Gambia's legal framework for investment, as well as its…