Dimanche 19 Novembre 2017
(Daily Observer 22/05/13)
The government of The Gambia considers the European Union a true partner in development, as over the years, the financial support provided by the EU has enabled The Gambia government to implement its development programmes, says the Foreign Affairs minister. Minister Susan Waffa-Ogoo was speaking recently at a reception hosted by the EU Delegation to The Gambia to commemorate Europe Day. She expressed confidence that through constant interaction that recognises “our social, religious and cultural differences, The Gambia-EU relationship will continue to be productive”. Further acknowledging EU as a development partner, the Foreign minister said The Gambia government is appreciative of the various interventions of the EU in forms of budgetary support. “The various budgetary support packages from the EU...
(Pana 13/05/13)
Banjul, Gambia - Owners of internet cafés in The Gambia must register them with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) if they intend to continue with their businesses in the West African nation, according to a new directive from PURA. The new directive, issued Monday, followed PURA’s 19 April order banning company and individual internet café operators from “offering dating and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services” like Skype or Viper as a “commercially-available service” to Gambians. According to PURA, 'This latest directive makes its mandatory for internet café owners to complete a registration form in which they are required to give the names of internet cafés, physical addresses, number of computers installed, and services offered. In a public notice...
(Reuters (Eng) 26/04/13)
Africa's brisk economic growth over the past decade has been consumer driven, a much-hyped trend that masks the uncomfortable fact that the region remains far too reliant on commodities. Sub-Saharan Africa's growth has been second only to Asia and cracked along at 5.8 percent last year, according to a World Bank estimate, if South Africa, the continent's biggest economy, is excluded. About two-thirds of growth in the past decade has been driven by domestic demand, which has been stoked by a number of factors including the continent's fast-growing and young population. Consumption has had multiplier effects into a range of services including banking and finance. Yet unlike in Asia, Africa's consumer boom has been financed mostly by income generated from...
(22 Septembre 19/02/13)
Hier lundi 18 février, la Gambie fêtait le 48e anniversaire de son accession à la souveraineté nationale et internationale. C’est à cette date historique que la quasi-enclave du Sénégal s’est défaite de la férule humiliante du colonisateur pour se constituer en Etat indépendant. 48 ans de souveraineté, ça se fête, dira-t-on. D’ailleurs, depuis l’apparition des soleils des indépendances, ces évènements offrent toujours l’occasion aux chefs d’Etat africains de tester leur cote de popularité auprès de leurs homologues. Pour la circonstance, l’on fait souvent feu de tous bois pour « glaner » le maximum de têtes couronnées, histoire de mieux exulter. Mais hier, Banjul aura donné à voir un spectacle sans éclat, à la limite terne et insipide. Comme à ses...

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