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Ministers from some of Africa’s largest oil and gas producing nations to meet in Cape Town to discuss future of energy industry

The ministers will be using Africa Oil Week Summit as a platform to discuss national strategies, sovereign competitiveness, issue licences and finalise tenders

Seventeen Ministers from Africa’s largest energy producing nations, including countries such as Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea and Tunisia among others, have agreed to meet in Cape Town at Africa Oil Week (AOW) (www.Africa-OilWeek.com), taking place from 4-8 November 2019 to broker new partnerships for their energy sectors. The ministers will be…

Source: Amnesty International |

Gambia: 22 death sentences commuted to life imprisonment, a welcome step towards abolition

The President’s commutation of these death sentences to life imprisonment is an important milestone for Gambia which is slowly and steadily moving away from the death penalty

Responding to the news that Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has commuted the death sentences of 22 prisoners to life imprisonment, Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barry, Amnesty International West and Central Africa Regional Director-who met with the Gambian President last week- said: “The President’s commutation of these death sentences to life imprisonment is…

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IMF Management Approves a Staff-Monitored Program with The Gambia

A Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) is an informal and flexible instrument for dialogue between the Fund staff and a member country on its economic policies

The Management of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) with The Gambia covering the period from January to December 2019. An SMP is an informal and flexible instrument for dialogue between the Fund staff and a member country on its economic policies. SMPs are not accompanied…

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U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and Global Fund Support Launch of Senegal-Gambia Cooperation in Fight Against Malaria

This is the first cooperative effort to synchronize nationwide mass net distribution on both sides of an international border

Today, the governments of Senegal and The Gambia officially launched a joint campaign to distribute 11 million mosquito nets to fight malaria. This is the first cooperative effort to synchronize nationwide mass net distribution on both sides of an international border. The launch took place in Keur Ayib, Senegal, near…

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U.S. Embassy Announces Annual Competition for Humphrey Fellowship 2020-2021

The Fellowship is a one-year program to study at a leading U.S. university

The United States Embassy Banjul is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program open to Gambians. The Fellowship is a one-year program to study at a leading U.S. university, offered to young and mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership and…

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    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation & President of Merck More than a Mother with Minister of Health of Uganda, Hon. Sarah Opendi and the Vice President of The Gambia, H. E. Isatou Touray. Minister of Health of Burundi and Vice Minister of Republic of Congo
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Merck Foundation, with African Minister of Health defines interventions to break Infertility Stigma at International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) World Congress in China

“No to infertility Stigma “was the theme of the “Merck more than a Mother” mistrial panel

Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, in partnership with the International Federation of Fertility Societies- IFFS conducted “Merck More Than a Mother” Ministerial Panel during the 23rd IFFS World Congress held in Shanghai, China with the theme of “No to Infertility Stigma”.  The Ministerial panel aims to discuss capacity…

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    • Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO Merck Foundation & President Merck More Than A Mother along with Prof. Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board and Family Board, E. Merck KG and Chairman of Board of Trustees of Merck Foundation meeting H.E. MADAM CONDE DJÈNÈ The First Lady of the Republic of Guinée & Merck More Than A Mother Ambassador
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    • H.E. MADAM FATOUMATTA BAH-BARROW The First Lady of the Republic of The Gambia & Merck More Than A Mother Ambassador speech during Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative Summit - (MFFLI) 2019
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    • H.E. MADAM CLAR MARIE-DUNCAN WEAH The First Lady of the Republic of Liberia & Merck More Than A Mother Ambassador speech during Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative Summit - (MFFLI)
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Merck Foundation brings together 15 African First Ladies to break the stigma of Infertility

The Merck foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) Summit 2019 was attended by 15 African First Ladies

Merck foundation First Ladies Initiative (MFFLI) Summit 2019 was attended by as many as Fifteen African First Ladies to discuss the strategy to break the stigma of infertility and empower women and girls in Education. Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany conducted Merck Foundation First Ladies Initiative…

Source: Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Foreign Affairs |

Press Release Regarding the Visit of H.E. Mamadou Tangara, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and the Gambians Abroad of the Republic of The Gambia

H.E. Mamadou Tangara Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and the Gambians Abroad of the Republic of The Gambia will pay a visit to Turkey on 18-19 April 2019. During the visit, all aspects of our bilateral relations will be discussed and views on regional and international issues will be…

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Ambassador Richard Paschall’s Remarks at State House Credentialing Ceremony

We will work with Gambians to build the capacity of the government, of civil society, and of private business

By Ambassador Richard Paschall It was a pleasure to present my letters of credence to His Excellency President Barrow, and I am grateful to him and to his government for hosting this ceremony and for the warm welcome and statement of friendship, of partnership, and of a shared commitment to…

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Visit of Hon. Kitamura, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister and Member of the House of Representatives to the Republic of Senegal

Hon. Kitamura met with representatives of the Japanese community in Senegal and visited Japan’s ODA project sites

From 1 to 3 April, Hon. Seigo Kitamura, a member of the House of Representatives and the Vice-Chairman of the Japan-African Union (AU) Parliamentary Friendship League, made a visit to the Republic of Senegal, as Special Envoy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to attend the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony for H.E.…