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December 2017

“Addressing the Practical Problems Faced by the Diaspora (Ports and Customs Clearance)”

Saturday, 9 December, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dear Colleagues, For MSDGs 5th webinar, Gibril Faal will speak with Honourable  Demba Jawo Minister of Information and Communication Infrastructure,  to address the Practical Problems Faced by the Diaspora (Ports and Customs Clearance). Other panellists joining the webinar include; Joseph Njie - Deputy Commissioner, Technical Support & Monitoring, GRA Sulayman Joof - Secretary General, Association of Customs Clearing and Forwarding Agents Ousman Jobarteh- Deputy Managing Director, GPA “Addressing the Practical Problems Faced by the Diaspora (Ports and Customs Clearance)” Sat, 9 Dec 2017 18:00 - 20:30 GMT  Please…

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Global Migration Film Festival

Monday, 18 December, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Kairaba Beach Hotel Serrekunda, PMB 390 Gambia + Google Map

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) celebrates yet again its International Migrants Day; Global Migration Film Festival by bringing stories of migration to the silver screen. IOM Gambia are amongst 100 countries showing films that capture the promise and challenges of migration around the world. This year's festival will take at the Kairaba Hotel on Monday 18th December 2017. 

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Strengthening Constitutionality and the Rule of Law in The Gambia

Wednesday, 20 December, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Thursday, 21 December, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

The Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the Gambia Bar Association, is organizing a two-day National Conference for Gambian Lawyers; "Strengthening Constitutionality and the Rule of Law in The Gambia" from the 20-21 December 2017. As part of its wider effort to promote and create a climate of respect for the rule of law and constitutionality in the Gambia; a country that has been subjected to a systematic weakening of legal and judicial institutions over the past two decades. This event will be an opportunity for reflections, learning and…

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3rd CineKambiya International Film Festival (CIFF)

Monday, 25 December, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Saturday, 30 December, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violations, COMMIT Building, Kotu Highway
Kotu, Gambia
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SANXAANU KAGGORO FILM KAFFO (SANXAAFI) presents the 3rd CineKambiya International Film Festival (CIFF). This year’s focus is centred on ‘The Rights to Truth in Transitional Justice’. The urban screenings starts on Monday 25th December 2017 at the Gambia Centre for Victims of Human Rights Violations in Kotu and ends on the 30th December 2017. Baddibu Kerewan, NBR, will host the first rural screening, on Monday 1st January 2018 and Sotuma Sere in Jimara, URR, on 04th January 2018.

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Opportunities and Challenges in the Gambia – An Entrepreneurship Perspective

Wednesday, 27 December, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Thursday, 28 December, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Gambia Coral Beach Hotel & Spa, Brufut Heights, AU Highway
Serrekunda, Gambia
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CORAL BEACH HOTEL – THE GAMBIA 27th and 28th December 2017   TAF Africa Global hosts its third annual networking event in The Gambia as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy which was launched at the Madiba Mall in December 2015. This year’s event themed “Opportunities and Challenges in the New Gambia: An Entrepreneurship Perspective”, aims to support The Gambia Government in its endeavors to accelerate national development. Professor Gibril Faal (Co-Founder and Director of GK Partners) will deliver a keynote speech on “Managing…

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Gambia Diaspora Festival

Thursday, 28 December, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, 31 December, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Independence Stadium Gambia + Google Map

Thursday 28th December 2017 is the start of the Gambia Diaspora Festival,; one of the many events taking place in the Gambia to celebrate a year in which Gambians in the diaspora were free to return to their homeland and enjoy living under a democratic rule of law. The 4-day event will finish on Sunday 31st December 2017 at the Independence Stadium with a Mega Concert featuring a number of Gambian artists from the diaspora as well as many local artists.

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The homecoming

Friday, 29 December, 2017 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, 7 January, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Kanifing Mosques Gambia + Google Map

As the Gambia celebrates the month designated for the Diaspora, we also dedicated a few days to  remember all the Heroes who risked their lives to liberate the country of Yaya Jammeh’s tyrannical administration. The homecoming event starts on Friday 29th December 2017 with Jumma Prayers at the Kanifing Mosques, welcome the Heroes is on 30th Dec, meeting the victims on 6th Jan and finally finishes with Prayer services for both the Fallen and surviving Heroes on 7th Jan 2018.

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January 2018

Launch of Democratic Union of Gambian Activists

Wednesday, 3 January, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Gambia University Law Faculty, Kanifing South, Greater Banjul
Banjul, Gambia
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After years of persistence and determination to engage and sensitize Gambian youth on issues of restoring democracy in the Gambia through the use of both conventional and social media, the  Democratic Union of Gambian Activists is finally launching the organisation in the Gambia on Wednesday 3rd January 2018  from 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM at The Gambia University Law Faculty, Kanifing. The event will celebrate how far we have come as Gambians in ending tyranny in all its forms and ushering in a new democratic government that is expected to guarantee the people of…

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Mboka Festival

Saturday, 6 January, 2018 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, 21 January, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Manduar Creative hub Gambia

MBOKA TAKES PLACE FROM 6-21 Jan in The Gambia The Mboka Festival opens at Manduar Creative hub with a cultural extravaganza followed by a travel symposium organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and the Kai Youth Conference. Other events include the Global hands'  Academic conference; Questioning the Logic of the System at Manduar Creative Hub on the 12-13 January 2018.

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Diaspora Education Forum Planning and Consultative Meeting

Monday, 8 January, 2018 @ 8:00 am - Tuesday, 9 January, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The two-day meeting organised by Hon Badara Joof, the Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology will bring together a taskforce on higher education - mainly composed of Gambian scholars and academics both home and in the diaspora - who through the initiatives of Professors Abdoulaye Saine and Michael Ba Banutu-Gomez, will be aiming to chart a future for quality education in The Gambia.

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