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Mohammed Barry at TEDxYSE
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Mohammed Barry at TEDxYSE

Mohammed Barry, 19, is the founder of Aid for Smiles and a winner of the Staples/Ashoka Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition. He presented at TEDxYSE:Unleashing Young Social Entrepreneurs on November 13th, 2010. Learn more at http://www.tedxyse.com. Mohammed Barry, 19, of the Republic of the Gambia, has a truly inspiring story of […]

Isatou Touray at TEDxWomen 2012
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Isatou Touray at TEDxWomen 2012

Isatou Touray talks about her activism to end female genital mutilation and gender-based violence. She is the executive director and founder of GAMCOTRAP, and serves as the secretary general of Inter-African Committee (IAC). TEDxWomen was curated and produced by The Paley Center for Media. In the spirit of ideas worth […]

Empowering forest communities in The Gambia
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Empowering forest communities in The Gambia

A nationwide program to transfer government-owned forest land to local communities is changing lives in The Gambia while promoting the sustainable management of its forests. As communities manage forest affairs and benefit from the proceeds from forest resources, more forest-friendly livelihoods such as beekeeping and soap making are boosting incomes […]

Addressing the political crisis in The Gambia
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Addressing the political crisis in The Gambia

In order to contribute to the spread of correct information on both the political situation and existing efforts for reform, and to reinforce collaboration among civic groups, policymakers, and political parties seeking to address the Gambia crisis, NED held a public event on July 22 featuring Dr. Isatou Touray and […]

Documentary: December 30 Heroes
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Documentary: December 30 Heroes

After the coup failed, the raids began. On New Year’s Day this year, FBI agents descended on a blue split-level house in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the dead of night, near Austin, Texas, they searched a million-dollar lakeside villa. Agents interrogated an activist at his house in the working-class town […]

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh (right) and Health Minister Dr. Tamsir Mbowe rub Jammeh's alternative medicine treatment for HIV/AIDS sufferers on Lamine Ceesay, 40, at the president's statehouse ground in the capital, Banjul, on Thursday, Feb 15. 2007. Jammeh said last month he had begun treating 10 patients with secret herbal ingredients that will cure them of HIV/AIDS. His health minister backs his claims, saying that in trials so far patients had gained weight and physically improved.
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Documentary: The Breakthrough I

Since the inception of the President’s Alternative Treatment Program on the 17th day of January 2007, this laudable initiative has contributed immensely to the improvement of the health status of Gambians in particular and the human populace in general. People from all walks of life, all over the world have […]