Vendredi 15 Décembre 2017
(Reuters (Eng) 07/07/13)
America's wealthiest universities are venturing into Africa's fast-growing frontier markets in search of outsized investment returns that will allow them to offer scholarships, lure star professors and fund research. For Sub-Saharan Africa, recognition from these deep-pocketed U.S. institutions, who have often earned envy among fellow global investors for their strong returns, marks a significant shift. American university endowments - permanent funds of educational institutions - pride themselves on spotting new investment opportunities early, such as venture capital, private equity and natural resources such as timber. Combined, they manage assets of over $400 billion. A study of 831 endowments by the Commonfund Institute and the National Association of College and University Business Officers published this year showed their annual net returns...
(The Associated Press 06/07/13)
There was no official update Saturday morning on the condition of the 94-year-old former president, who is in critical but stable condition after being diagnosed with a recurring lung infection. He was taken to a hospital in Pretoria, the capital, on June 8. The government has said Mandela is not in a vegetative state, contrary to recent court documents. A close friend told Sky News that the anti-apartheid leader was conscious and responsive earlier this week. There has been an outpouring of concern in South Africa and around the world for Mandela, a transformative figure who led the tense shift from white rule to democracy two decades ago in a spirit of reconciliation.
(AFP 05/07/13)
Le président gambien Yahya Jammeh a accusé le Sénégal d'accueillir des "opposants gambiens et des personnes impliquées dans un coup d'Etat", affirmant que les relations avec son voisin n'étaient pas bonnes. "Je ne suis pas un hypocrite. Les relations avec le Sénégal ne sont pas bonnes", a-t-il déclaré dans un entretien à la télévision privée sénégalaise Futurs medias (TFM) diffusé jeudi soir. "Des personnes impliquées dans une tentative de coup d'Etat en Gambie sont réfugiées au Sénégal qui accorde aussi le droit d'asile à des opposants gambiens. Quand un voleur s'évade de Gambie, il se réfugie au Sénégal", a accusé le chef de l'Etat gambien, sans plus de précisions. Yahya Jammeh, qui s'exprimait en wolof, principale langue parlée au Sénégal...
(Daily Observer 03/07/13)
Once again, the rains are here. For the next four months or so, we are bound to experience downpour here and there. And as a result, some parts of the country virtually become no go areas. The possible implications of heavy downpour are flooding and stagnation of water along certain streets and in some cases damage to homes. Ebo Town is an example of a community that is susceptible to scenarios like these. But thank God that there is a National Disaster Management Team in place. Therefore, an important issue to be discussed now is the necessity for pro-active disaster preparedness for such communities so as to avoid a repeat of history. For there to be a successful limitation of...
(Foroyaa 28/06/13)
This column is devoted to monitor and report on issues that are relating to food security in the Gambia as well as the interventions of Government and Non-governmental Organizations. In the last edition, we published the Statements of Madam Agnes Guillaud, Chargee d'Affaires a.i. Delegation of the European Union to The Gambia and HON. Abdou Kolley, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs on the Launching at Pakaliba on June 11th 2013. In this edition, we shall publish the statement of FAO Country Representative and WFP Country Director on the Launching at Pakaliba on June 11th 2013. The Gambia, a least developed and low-income, food-deficit country ranks 168th out of 187 countries in the UN Human Development Index and poverty is...
(Les Dépêches de Brazzaville 28/06/13)
Une réunion des pays membres de la Communauté des États économiques de l'Afrique centrale (CEEAC) s'est ouverte le 27 juin à Brazzaville en vue de rendre plus dynamiques les flux migratoires au sein de la sous-région et de redéfinir les frontières qui posent problème. La rencontre régionale, qui se tient au Palais des congrès, s'achèvera le 29 juin. Elle a pour thème : « État des lieux de la délimitation, la démarcation des frontières et la coopération transfrontalière en Afrique centrale ». Elle s'inscrit dans le cadre de l'appropriation du plan Frontière de l'Union africaine (UA). Elle est organisée par les pays membres de la sous-région en partenariat avec l'Union européenne. Cette rencontre permettra aux pays de la CEEAC de...
(The Associated Press 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG — The desk is spotless and books neatly line the shelves in Nelson Mandela's office at a Johannesburg-based foundation that carries his name, but the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader hasn't worked there for years. The meticulously preserved room is one of many tributes to the legacy of a former prisoner who became so revered for his efforts to reconcile a racially divided nation that many South Africans cannot bring themselves to speak openly about the possibility of his death. That reluctance is gradually eroding as the 94-year-old receives treatment for a recurring lung infection, spending a fourth day in a Pretoria hospital on Tuesday. President Jacob Zuma called Mandela's condition "very serious" but said he has...
(AFP (eng) 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG, June 11, 2013 (AFP) - Nelson Mandela was spending his fourth day in hospital Tuesday where he was being treated in intensive care for a lung infection. The 94-year-old former president was rushed to a Pretoria hospital early Saturday and was said to be in serious but stable condition. His latest health scare has been met with prayers and a growing acceptance among South Africans that their hero may be nearing the end of his life. "He is receiving intensive care treatment," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj, who served jail time with Mandela, told AFP on Monday. He "remains in hospital, and his condition is unchanged," the presidency said after describing him as being in a "serious but stable" condition...
(Daily Observer 07/06/13)
The 5th World Conference of Ministers and senior officials responsible for Physical Education and Sports (MINEPS) held recently in the German city of Berlin from the 28th-30th May, 2013 has called for more investment in community development and accessible infrastructure to encourage physical activity. This call was contained in a press communiqué relayed to the Daily Observer by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The minister of Youth and Sports, Alieu K. Jammeh and the deputy permanent secretary, Malang Jassy, according to the release attended the 5th World Conference. Previous MINEPS, it added, were organised in 1976, 1988, 1999 and 2004. "The 5th MINEPS Conference which was opened by the chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, concentrated on themes such as;...
(Askani Senegambia 30/05/13)
Justice Abdulahi Mikailu of the High Court in Banjul, yesterday, May 29th 2013, entered the bond and ordered John Moses Jammeh and Alieu Jammeh to pay the sum of D5, 000, 000 to the state within 24 hours. Justice Mikailu made this declaration whilst delivering a ruling on the forfeiture proceedings involving Benedict Jammeh’s sureties, John Moses Jammeh and Alieu Jammeh and the state. He disclosed that on the 20th May 2013 sequel to the non-appearance of the 1st accused, Benedict Jammeh in court, Haddy Joof, a staff at the Office of the Principal Registrar of the High Court exhibited before the court the recognizance executed by John Moses Jammeh and Alieu Jammeh (hereinafter referred to as sureties). He further...
(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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