Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

New study reveals economic toll of malnutrition to the Gambia's economy

Malnutrition rates are in decline and the country is on target to meet the government’s National Development Programme’s nutrition target of reducing stunting to 12.5 percent

The economy of The Gambia is losing 3.96 billion Gambian Dalasi (US$83 million) a year – about 5.1 percent of the country’s annual Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to the effects of child undernutrition, according to a new study released in Banjul today. The multi-agency Cost of Hunger in Africa…

Source: Bench Events |

Revealed: what’s fuelling the rapid hotel growth in West Africa

Across Africa, hotel development remains important in most advanced economies

Today, Africa is seen as one of the most promising regions for hotel developers. Aside from small chains and independents, four global hotel groups dominate signings and openings on the continent. Over the last four rolling quarters, as of September 2019, Accor, Hilton, Marriott International and Radisson Hotel Group have…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The State of Qatar |

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Foreign Minister of The Gambia

The meeting dealt with bilateral cooperation relations in addition to key topics of mutual interest

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met here on Sunday with HE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of The Gambia Mamadou Tangara, who is currently visiting Doha. The meeting dealt with bilateral cooperation relations in addition to…

U.S. Embassy in The Gambia
Source: U.S. Embassy in The Gambia |

Radio Station Features U.S. Ambassador

The Ambassador hailed the work of Peace Corps volunteers and thanked the communities who host them and make them part of their village communities and host families

During his introductory trip to the Upper River Region – the farthest east of the Gambian regions – Ambassador Carl Paschall addressed communities via the most popular local media: radio.  The Ambassador appeared on the radio talk show “Development Forum” and discussed U.S. Support for The Gambia, detailing the many ways…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

Statement of Mohamed Ibn Chambas, UN Special Representative for West Africa and The Sahel, on The Gambia

The Special Representative urges all political actors to refrain from violence while exercising their right of free assembly

The Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, has over the past few weeks followed the positive evolution of the new democratic atmosphere in The Gambia. The Special Representative congratulates the Government of The Gambia, especially the security…

U.S. Embassy in The Gambia
Source: U.S. Embassy in The Gambia |

Ambassador visits Peace Corps Volunteers

The visit is part of four-day introductory tour of the easternmost locations in The Gambia

Ambassador Carl Paschall and Public Affairs Officer Kathryn Edwards visited Anna, a Peace Corps Volunteer in a village in the Lower River region. Anna is a health volunteer who works closely with multiple village leaders to champion health and opportunities for development in her community.  Members of the community warmly greeted…

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Source: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Meetings of Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu with Ambassadors of Montenegro, Gambia, Greece, Mongolia and Oman

On the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu also met with Ambassador Bold Ravdan of Mongolia and Ambassador Qasim Mohammed Salim Al Shalhi of Oman

On 14 January 2020, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met with newly appointed Ambassador Perisa Kastratoviç of Montenegro, Ambassador Landing Kinteh of Gambia and Michel-Christos Diamessis of Greece and wished them success during their terms in Turkey. On the same day, Minister Çavuşoğlu also met with Ambassador Bold Ravdan of Mongolia…

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International Organization for Migration (IOM) Hits Milestone: 5,002 Gambians Supported with Assisted Return

The reintegration assistance offered aims to address economic, social and psychosocial needs

The Gambia is a small coastal West African country of just over two million people. Between 2014 and 2017, over 35,000 of its citizens arrived, “irregularly” on European shores, according to Frontex, the EU border agency, with even more whose journeys stopped in Libya or the Mediterranean Sea. And yet, over…

Source: The White House |

Presidential Proclamation to take certain actions under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes

1.  In Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000, the President designated the Republic of Cameroon (Cameroon) as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country for purposes of section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the “Trade Act”), as added by section 111(a) of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (the…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

‘Let West Africa’s success echo throughout the world.’ Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) hails the success of African Development Bank investments in the region

The region’s economy is showing positive achievements, reaching 3.3 percent growth in 2019

The African Development Bank’s investments in West Africa are yielding remarkable results, the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, said in Abuja on Saturday. He was speaking at the bloc’s fifty-sixth ordinary session, attended by regional heads of state and government. Brou said…