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Bangladesh denies local firm permit to invest in Gambia
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Bangladesh denies local firm permit to invest in Gambia

A Bangladeshi firm has been denied permission to invest in an agricultural bank in the Gambia by the government of the South Asian nation. Nitol-Niloy Group, with at least two other local firms willing to invest abroad, has failed to obtain the Bangladeshi government’s Cabinet Economic Affairs Committee approval for […]

Gambian journalists mark post-Jammeh press freedom day
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Gambian journalists mark post-Jammeh press freedom day

World Press Freedom Day will be marked in Gambia on Wednesday for the first time since the fall of the country’s authoritarian president. During his 22-year rule, Yahya Jammeh imprisoned dozens of journalists and forced hundreds into exile. Others disappeared after being arrested by the secret police and one celebrated […]

Gambia: Amnesty urges major reform to break with brutal past
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Gambia: Amnesty urges major reform to break with brutal past

Gambian authorities must make a decisive break from the country’s brutal past by repealing repressive laws, reforming the security services and ensuring accountability for past serious violations of human rights, Amnesty International says. Gambia’s President Adama Barrow is marking his 100th day in office since assuming power from exiled autocratic […]

Gambia: Immigration authorities resume issuing passports
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Gambia: Immigration authorities resume issuing passports

Gambian authorities resumed the issuance of passport barely two months after a ban was officially placed on it to protect the integrity of national documents. The government issued ‘strict’ guidelines, mainly to prevent non-citizens from obtaining Gambian travel documents and identification cards. First-time applicants will have to personally appear before […]