Gambia: Latest News
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.
Dana Sanchez, 11:05 am
The O3b satellites could take a country like the Democratic Republic of Congo from being one of the most poorly-connected on Earth to one of the best, a report said.
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