Gambia: Latest News
Makula Dunbar, 4:08 pm
Sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly half of the worlds usable, uncultivated land but so far the continent has not been able to develop these unused tracts, estimated at more than 202 million hectares, to dramatically reduce poverty and boost growth, jobs, and shared prosperity.
Dana Sanchez, 2:59 pm
U.S.-based 3M, maker of myriad consumer products, sees mining, oil and gas as potential industries for future growth in Africa, along with energy and healthcare, according to a report in NewBusinessEthiopia. Already established in Africa for 40-plus years, the company hopes to improve coverage on the continent and accelerate future growth by restructuring its business on the continent […]
Makula Dunbar, 4:21 pm
Gambia has passed a new law which prohibits criticizing government and its officials via the internet. Under The Information Communication (amendment) Act 2013, violators could face a 15-year jail sentence, a fine of roughly $100,000 or both, Global Voices reported.
Dana Sanchez, 12:06 pm
Proponents of a sustainable and integrated maritime domain in the waters around Africa say it will be easier to achieve than a United States of Africa, according a report in IndependentOnline. Such a domain would include an exclusive economic zone, key to developing a sustainable “blue economy” for the continent, the report said. Today, each […]
Dana Sanchez, 3:53 pm
African Development Bank’s single-platform collection, analysis and sharing of information on Africa now gives global business leaders and investors access to data on all 54 countries in the continent, according to a report at VenturesAfrica. Users will be able to extract data, create and share customized reports, and visualize data across themes, sectors and countries through tables, charts, and […]
Dana Sanchez, 3:16 pm
A third of African countries have economies growing by more than 6 percent and almost half of them – 26 out of 54 – are now considered middle income countries, according to a new report by African Development Bank. This growth was driven by the private sector. Looking ahead, growth will rely on regional economic co-operation […]
Makula Dunbar, 9:08 am
Access Bank Gambia Limited, the trendsetting bank in many respects, has introduced the Gambian banking industry’s first Visa Classic Debit Card to fast-track business and financial transaction, as well as promote economic growth, through e-payment.
Makula Dunbar, 10:19 am
Together with funds from the African Development Banks (AfDB) and the Gambian government, the country has locked down 2 million euros ($2.6 million) to fund a much needed water reform program. Through the Ministry of Fisheries and Water Resources, the Gambian government lent five percent of the project’s funding
Makula Dunbar, 8:58 am
The Republic of China (Taiwan) is to help the Gambia government to establish its first Digital Opportunity Centre to the tune of US$102,000. According to a release issued by the government, the centre is to serve as a one-stop-shop training centre in the area of science and technology, and other ICT-related disciplines.
Dana Sanchez, 6:49 pm
The world’s largest cocoa-producing region, West Africa has doubled its population every 20 years since 1960 and in cities, the number of people has tripled, a report says.
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