When Will the Government Announce Their Reform of Local Government Administration?

[Foroyaa] The local government election is fast approaching and many potential candidates are busy moving around their wards and administrative areas. The Local Government Act in its present format needs to undergo serious amendment to bring it in line…

[Foroyaa] The local government election is fast approaching and many potential candidates are busy moving around their wards and administrative areas. The Local Government Act in its present format needs to undergo serious amendment to bring it in line with the Constitution which stipulates local government authorities with a high degree of autonomy.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

What Will Be the Fate of the Niani Flood Victims When School Re-Opens?

[Foroyaa] Many victims of the recent flood in Niani District are now hosted in schools. But schools are to re-open on 25 September 2017 and if no solution is found before then either the pupils will be deprived of starting school on time or the victims…

[Foroyaa] Many victims of the recent flood in Niani District are now hosted in schools. But schools are to re-open on 25 September 2017 and if no solution is found before then either the pupils will be deprived of starting school on time or the victims may be asked to leave where they are being housed.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Detained Lieutenant Transferred

[Foroyaa] Lieutenant Abdoulie Jarju, a serving member of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), who was detained for nearly three months at the Guards Battalion in Fajara, has been transferred to another detention centre on Tuesday, 12th September 2017, around…

[Foroyaa] Lieutenant Abdoulie Jarju, a serving member of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF), who was detained for nearly three months at the Guards Battalion in Fajara, has been transferred to another detention centre on Tuesday, 12th September 2017, around midday, military sources indicated to this medium. According to sources close to the detainee, Lt. Jarju was picked up from his detention cell by senior military police officers, who led him into a vehicle and escorted him to Yundum Barracks to continue his detention.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

First Lady Hails Construction of Cancer Centre in Lilongwe

[Nyasa Times] The First Lady Gertrude Mutharika says the construction of a cancer centre currently underway in Lilongwe is a major step in the right direction towards the national fight against different kinds of cancers in Malawi.

[Nyasa Times] The First Lady Gertrude Mutharika says the construction of a cancer centre currently underway in Lilongwe is a major step in the right direction towards the national fight against different kinds of cancers in Malawi.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Bayelsa to Enact Law to Shield School Children From Kidnapping

[This Day] Yenagoa -Following cases of abduction of school children in some parts of the country, the Bayelsa State Government said at the weekend that it was putting measures in place to protect students in the state from being forcibly taken away by …

[This Day] Yenagoa -Following cases of abduction of school children in some parts of the country, the Bayelsa State Government said at the weekend that it was putting measures in place to protect students in the state from being forcibly taken away by hoodlums from their places of learning.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

On the Occupation of the South East

[Vanguard] LAST Friday, September 8, 2017, I watched, listened and read the intriguing statement of the Nigerian army made public by the Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army, one Major General David Dawandi Ahmadu to the effect that it…

[Vanguard] LAST Friday, September 8, 2017, I watched, listened and read the intriguing statement of the Nigerian army made public by the Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army, one Major General David Dawandi Ahmadu to the effect that it was carrying an exercise code-named Exercise Egwu Eke II, Python Dance II.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Alliance Francaise Hosts Poets

[Lesotho Times] Bangladesh-born poet, Hassan Masum, conducted a creative writing workshop for nine local poets at Alliance Francaise in Maseru this past week as part of efforts of ensuring growth and continuity in poetic expression.

[Lesotho Times] Bangladesh-born poet, Hassan Masum, conducted a creative writing workshop for nine local poets at Alliance Francaise in Maseru this past week as part of efforts of ensuring growth and continuity in poetic expression.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho