Former German President to Be Named UN Envoy to Western Sahara

[Deutsche Welle] Former German president Horst Köhler will be appointed UN special envoy to Western Sahara. Talks between Morocco and Polisario Front have been stalled since 2012.

[Deutsche Welle] Former German president Horst Köhler will be appointed UN special envoy to Western Sahara. Talks between Morocco and Polisario Front have been stalled since 2012.

source: AllAfrica News: Western Sahara

France Says Troops Killed 20 Militants in Northern Mali

[Deutsche Welle] France’s defense ministry has said its troops took several combatants “out of action” in operations against jihadist groups in Mali this week. The assault also resulted in the seizure of weapons and other equipment.

[Deutsche Welle] France's defense ministry has said its troops took several combatants "out of action" in operations against jihadist groups in Mali this week. The assault also resulted in the seizure of weapons and other equipment.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

ZRA Rakes In K480 In 5 Months

Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda has disclosed that the authority has raised over K480.9 million in revenue from January to May this year. And Chanda has also disclosed that the authority has so far raised K105 million … Continued

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Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda has disclosed that the authority has raised over K480.9 million in revenue from January to May this year. And Chanda has also disclosed that the authority has so far raised K105 million from the amnesty on tax defaulters which was launched in April. The ZRA Commissioner General said this when Finance Minister Felix Mutati conducted a familiarization tour of the ZRA Headquarters. Chanda says the revenue raised in the first five months exceeded the target the authority had set for itself. He also explained that from the amnesty launched in April, the authority has received a total of 89, 331 applications on tax amnesty, which he described as a good response from the general public. Chanda informed the Finance Minister that this however does not mean that all the 89, 331 applications have been processed. He says it is encouraging that the K105 million raised is mostly from Small and Medium entrepreneurs. And Finance Minister Felix Mutati has encouraged tax payers to understand the value of paying tax as this is good for national development. Mutati says without taxpaying, it is practically impossible for any government to develop the nation. The post ZRA Rakes In K480 In 5 Months appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Hearing Commences On GPU’s Sedition, False News Case Against Govt

[Daily Observer] Hearing of a civil suit instituted by The Gambia Press Union -GPU- against the government of The Gambia in 2015 for the repeal of sedition and false news has commenced before the Supreme Court of The Gambia following a prolonged delay….

[Daily Observer] Hearing of a civil suit instituted by The Gambia Press Union -GPU- against the government of The Gambia in 2015 for the repeal of sedition and false news has commenced before the Supreme Court of The Gambia following a prolonged delay. Hearing began on Wednesday May 30 at the country's constitutional court chaired by the Chief Justice, Hassan Jallow.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Unicef’s D3.2 Million Maintenance Project At Muslim SSS to Complete Soon

[Daily Observer] The principal of Gambia Muslim Senior Secondary School (GMSSS) in Banjul has revealed that UNICEF’s D3.2 million maintenance project in his school is nearly in completion.

[Daily Observer] The principal of Gambia Muslim Senior Secondary School (GMSSS) in Banjul has revealed that UNICEF's D3.2 million maintenance project in his school is nearly in completion.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Gambia’s Influence in Medical Research Goes Beyond Borders

[Daily Observer] Professor Umberto D’Alessandro, director of the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia (MRCG) has described The Gambia as a small country but that its influence in terms of medical research goes beyond its borders.

[Daily Observer] Professor Umberto D'Alessandro, director of the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia (MRCG) has described The Gambia as a small country but that its influence in terms of medical research goes beyond its borders.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Second Accused Cross-Examines First Witness in Drug Case

[Daily Observer] Modou Lamin Badjie, a narcotics officer attached at the Brikama Police Station drug enforcement department was yesterday cross-examined by Ebrima Suwareh, a second accused person in an alleged drug possession trial.

[Daily Observer] Modou Lamin Badjie, a narcotics officer attached at the Brikama Police Station drug enforcement department was yesterday cross-examined by Ebrima Suwareh, a second accused person in an alleged drug possession trial.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Urr-FA Boss Calls for Unity Among Stakeholders

[Daily Observer] The President of the Upper River Region Football Association (URRFA), Furumus Gomez, has called on football stakeholders in the region to put aside their differences and unite for the development and promotion of the game in the region.

[Daily Observer] The President of the Upper River Region Football Association (URRFA), Furumus Gomez, has called on football stakeholders in the region to put aside their differences and unite for the development and promotion of the game in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Gambian Philanthropist Gives to Schools in WCR

[Daily Observer] A Gambian-based in Sweden, Marie Gillen together with her co-workers at Recipharm Stockholm Qc Laboratory in Sweden recently donated tables, chairs to Sanyang Lower Basic School, Jambanjelly Day Care and the community of Bakary Sambuya…

[Daily Observer] A Gambian-based in Sweden, Marie Gillen together with her co-workers at Recipharm Stockholm Qc Laboratory in Sweden recently donated tables, chairs to Sanyang Lower Basic School, Jambanjelly Day Care and the community of Bakary Sambuya village all in the Kombo South District, West Coast Region.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

The Legacy Holds Forum On Policy Advocacy

[Daily Observer] The Legacy, a youth-led non-governmental organisation, recently staged a seminar on policy advocacy and African Unity at the American Corner in Bundung.

[Daily Observer] The Legacy, a youth-led non-governmental organisation, recently staged a seminar on policy advocacy and African Unity at the American Corner in Bundung.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia