Gambia: Latest News

  • Benin Gets Expanded Broadband Internet Via Submarine Cable

    By Dana Sanchez, 10:14 am

    Benin now has expanded broadband Internet access via submarine cable launched by French telecommunications giant Orange and the ACE submarine cable consortium. This furthers Orange’s goal to expand widespread Internet access in African countries where it does business. The 17,000-kilometer cable now serves 18 countries including 13 in Africa.

  • Opinion: Africa Already Has Superfoods That Monsanto Tries To Engineer With GMOs

    By Staff, 12:50 pm

    Monsanto tries to genetically engineer superfoods. Thing is, such superfoods already exist in Africa. The leaves of amaranth, pumpkin, and cowpea (black-eyed pea) plants are packed with vitamins, minerals, and protein. Their popularity waned as urbanization swept through Africa, but they’re gaining renewed interest from urban dwellers and food-security experts. Their leaves outshine rival Western greens introduced into African agriculture over the past century.

  • Undeported: Gambian President Reverses Decision On Lebanese Businessman On U.S. Anti-Terror List

    By Dana Sanchez, 11:05 pm

    Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has reversed a decision to deport a Lebanese businessman listed on a U.S. anti-terror list for financing Hezbollah. Again. Husayn Tajideen owns the largest shopping center in Gambia and the U.S. says he’s using the proceeds to finance the Iran-backed Shi’ite Muslim group. Gambia ordered Tajideen’s expulsion once before in 2013. He was pardoned that time too.

  • New Laser Scan For Malaria Diagnosis Headed For Trials In Africa

    By Staff, 9:07 pm

    U.S. researchers have developed a laser scan that gives an accurate malaria diagnosis in seconds without breaking the skin. They’re preparing for trials in Africa. Malaria threatens half the world’s population, killing 584,000 people in 2013. Existing tests for malaria are already quick, taking only 15 to 20 minutes to give a diagnosis, but blood has to be taken, the test must be conducted by trained personnel and extra chemical reagents must be used.

  • African Entrepreneur Fred Swaniker Talks About The Air And Water In Silicon Valley

    Fred Swaniker By Dana Sanchez, 4:08 pm

    It’s harder to get into Fred Swaniker’s African Leadership Academy just outside Johannesburg than it is to get into Wharton or Stanford or Harvard. A lucky 100 students each year are selected because of the potential impact they can have on the continent. Many of them at age of 16 or 17 started companies, invented products, or led political movements in their countries. Swaniker plugs them into a powerful network of venture capitalists.

  • ‘Bag It, Weigh It and Ship It’: Gambian Entrepreneur Builds Business In Food Processing

    By Kevin Mwanza, 8:55 am

    Taal moved back to Gambia in 2011 to try and seal a gap he had seen as a university student in the Africa’s Agriculture sector where most of the produce from the continent was exported in its raw form to be processed in foreign countries. Coming from Gambia, a nations that is big on producing groundnuts, the 27-year-old entrepreneur quickly set up a groundnut processing firm

  • 2017 AFCON Qualifiers: Ghana And Nigeria Victorious

    Nigeria's Odion Ighalo By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:00 am AFKI Original

    The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying campaign began this past weekend with the first set of matches to decide the teams which will descend on Gabon at the beginning of 2017 to determine Africa’s best national team. AFKSports rounds up the results from the first matchday of AFCON qualifying action.

  • SA Coach Mashaba: Gambia Have Nothing To Lose

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 1:26 am

    South Africa’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying campaign begins on Saturday night as they take on Gambia at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban. Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba is dealing with a squad that has been severely depleted through injury ahead of their encounter with the Scorpions, and these setbacks have prompted the […]

  • Top 15 Economies In Africa For Intellectual Property Protection

    Remote nomadic Himba tribe member, Namibia. Photo: Education Images/UIG/Getty By Dana Sanchez, 12:58 pm AFKI Original

    On a continent where tech innovation is exploding, intellectual property protection is mostly undeveloped, ineffective and unenforced. African inventors often work in secret, sacrificing peer feedback for fear their ideas will be stolen. The World Economic Forum asked survey respondents, “In your country, how strong is the protection of intellectual property, including anti-counterfeiting measures?” Here are the results: the top 15 countries in Africa for intellectual property protection.

  • Khune Returns To Bafana Squad For Gambia AFCON Qualifier

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:36 am AFKI Original

    South Africa national team coach Shakes Mashaba has selected his Bafana squad ahead of their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Gambia next weekend. The tactician named a full strength squad for the Gambia encounter on Saturday June 13 in Durban, before a friendly against Angola a few days later in Cape Town.

More Headlines