Source: U.S. Embassy in The Gambia |

U.S. Applauds Janneh Commission Report Release, Pledges to Support Recovery of “Ill-Gotten Gains”

The government of the United States will continue the work well under way to pursue available legal means to support the Gambian government’s efforts

The United States government applauds the release by the Government of The Gambia of the full report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Financial Activities of Public Bodies, Enterprises and Offices, known as the “Janneh Commission,” as well as the Cabinet white paper. It is crucial that the asset…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

UNICEF poll: More than a third of young people in 30 countries report being a victim of online bullying

U-Report highlights prevalence of cyberbullying and its impact on young people

One in three young people in 30 countries said they have been a victim of online bullying, with one in five reporting having skipped school due to cyberbullying and violence, in a new poll released today by UNICEF and the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Violence against…

Source: Fédération internationale de football association (FIFA) |

African qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022™ live on FIFA.com and YouTube

Live stream will be available on FIFA.com and FIFA’s YouTube channel

FIFA invests in TV production to give fans all over the world a chance to watch the first round of qualifiers; First round of CAF qualifiers for Qatar 2022 start this week; Live stream will be available on FIFA.com and FIFA’s YouTube channel. The first round of CAF qualifiers for…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Courtesy Call on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by H.E. Ms. Isatou Touray, Vice-President of The Gambia

Prime Minister Abe stated that Japan is cooperating with The Gambia to improve access to safe water in order to strengthen human security

On August 31, for about 10 minutes, from 10:10 a.m., Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a courtesy call from H.E. Ms. Isatou Touray, Vice-President of the Republic of The Gambia. The overview of the courtesy call is as follows. Vice-President Touray participated in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African…

Source: Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) |

Fanning Africa’s glowing embers of angel investment opportunities

Founders from 10 innovative, high-growth scale-ups will present their ventures to Summit attendees on 14 November

By David van Dijk, ABAN https://ABANangels.org/ and Melissa Ruggles, VC4A https://VC4A.com/ ‘Angel investing is on the rise across Africa.’ This is a commonly heard phrase for those of us active in the early stage investment space on the continent now. And this phrase is often quickly followed by another: ‘yet,…

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

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Gambia's Minister of Foreign Affairs

HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met on Monday with HE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of The Gambia, Mamadou Tangara, during his current visit to the country. During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral cooperation relations, as…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Angola Licensing Round, New Refinery Will be Showcased at Africa Oil & Power 2019

Africa’s elite energy event has dedicated a comprehensive program on Angola

The Angola oil and gas industry is set to descend on Cape Town for the annual Africa Oil & Power Conference (https://AfricaOilandPower.com) and Exhibition which will take place October 9-11, 2019 in Cape Town. Africa’s elite energy event has dedicated a comprehensive program on Angola, including a spotlight panel discussion,…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Gabon on track to increase oil production, Petroleum minister joins Africa Oil & Power line-up

The Africa Oil & Power 2019 event will take place at the CTICC 1 in Cape Town, South Africa on October 9-11, 2019

Gabon-focused hydrocarbon exploration firm, Vaalco Energy will commence its 2019/2020 drilling campaign next month; The firm has returned its Etame Marin license to pre-maintenance shut-down production levels; Leading a large ministerial delegation, Minister of Petroleum, Gas and Hydrocarbons H.E. Noel Mboumba will attend the Africa Oil & Power Conference and…

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Merck Foundation to conduct 6th Edition of “Merck Africa Asia Luminary” October 2019 in Ghana

African First Ladies and Ministers of Health, Gender, Information and Education from 20 African countries will attend the conference

The 6th edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary will be co-chaired by H.E. MADAM REBECCA AKUFO-ADDO, The First Lady of Ghana and Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation  (Merck-Foundation.com); The President of Ghana, H.E. MR. NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO will officially inaugurate the “Merck Africa Asia Luminary”; 2nd Anniversary…

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Alternatives to Irregular Migration: International Organization for Migration (IOM) Launches Vocational Training Programme for Gambians

According to the 2018 Gambia Labour Force Survey, 95 per cent of Gambian irregular migrants surveyed cited “lack of work” as their primary reason for migrating

The lack of access to employment opportunities among Gambian youth is widely cited as a major contributing factor to irregular migration. According to the 2018 Gambia Labour Force Survey, 95 per cent of Gambian irregular migrants surveyed cited “lack of work” as their primary reason for migrating. In response to this, the…