Assumimg Ultravires Powers: The Independent Electoral Commission And The Mayor Of Banjul

As The Gambia heads to the polls in 5 months, the political atmosphere remains volatile as the emergence of new political parties and political propaganda takes the center stage in the politics of the country. The independent electoral commission as constitutionally mandated to oversee and conduct election, conducts a voter registration exercise every 10 years, …

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54.4 Million Loan Scheme

Whiles the Gambia continues to grapple with the aftermath of the havoc of the Covid 19 pandemic on its shrinking economy which suffered a huge loss of estimated revenue of about 2billion dalasi coupled with a summary termination of jobs, laying off of staff in most sectors, shutting down businesses, the indiscriminate escalation of the …

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Press Release – Constitutional Petition on Parliament’s D54.4m Building Loan Scheme

CIVIL SOCIETY SEEKS COURT ACTION OVER DECISION BY NAMS TO AWARD THEMSELVES 54.4 MILLION BUILDING LOANS Two leading CSO groups, Gambia Participates and Centre for Research and Policy Development, have mounted a legal challenge on the decision of the National Assembly (NA), awarding a colossal sum of money for a building loan scheme to themselves, …

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Marr Nyang To Speak At The World’s Biggest Anti-Corruption Conference

The International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) is the world’s global forum for bringing together heads of state, civil society, the private sector and more to tackle the increasingly challenges posed by corruption. Established in 1983, the IACC takes place usually every two years in a different region of the world, and hosts from 800 to 2000 …

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“Follow The Money” wins Council of Europe’s Democracy Innovation Award

The Council of Europe has announced that the winner of its Democracy Innovation Award 2019 is the initiative “Follow The Money”, a network of grassroots citizens in Nigeria dedicated to tracking government and international aid spending. “Follow the Money” is a participatory advocacy-based initiative that advocates for the proper use of government and international aid …

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American Humane Association

At the close of 2016 and to mark International Migrant’s Day (18 Dec), IFRC’s Secretary General, Elhadj As Sy, delivered a special message to children, asking them to put aside negative perceptions about people who migrate and instead, welcome them into their communities and treat them with kindness and understanding. Here’s his message: “International Migrants …

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