Author: Edward Dalliah

Edward Francis Dalliah is a reporter working for Gainako Online News with keen interest in Rule of Law, Human Rights, Security and Sports. Edward has been working with Gainako since the beginning of 2023 and is currently enrolled in his first year at the prestigious Media Academy for Journalism and Communications (MAJaC).

By Edward Francis Dalliah The National Water and Electricity Company (NAWEC) held a press briefing on 24th October 2023 at their main office at Westfield to dispel public misconceptions surrounding the upgrades of their NAWEC Cash Power meters. Speaking at the press conference, the Managing Director of NAWEC, Mr Nani Jawara revealed that “over 90% of [NAWEC’s] customers are all on pre-payment meters” which he says is a common practice globally “meant to help utilities secure their revenue”. He revealed that NAWEC has over 290,000 Cash Power meters that need to be upgraded. According to Mr Jawara all countries that…

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By Edward Francis Dalliah The Girls for the Future Foundation (GFTF) under the leadership of its founder and President Ms Priscilla H.D Dunn commenced a two-day Rural-Urban Girls’ summit at Metzy Residence Hotel on 20th October 2023. The summit was convened under the theme “Bridging the gap for tomorrow’s women”. In her opening remarks, President Ms Dunn welcomed delegates to the summit and highlighted that “young girls across all the six regions of the Gambia” had convened to discuss common challenges and possible solutions to address them. The organisation aims to interrogate some of the societal challenges which make it…

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By Edward Francis Dalliah The Gambia Press Union (GPU) an umbrella body for the Gambian media announced its plans to host the National Journalism Award 2023 during a press conference held on Friday 6th October 2023 by its Awards Committee at their office in Bakau. During her opening statement, the President of the Women Journalist Association of the Gambia, Annette Camara, who is a member of the 2023 Awards Committee highlighted that the objective of the award is to celebrate “Gambian journalists and excellence in the media”. In addition, she noted that the award focuses “on empowering Gambian journalists to…

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By Edward Francis Dalliah Two Gambians have been appointed to two of the African Union’s (AU) Advisory Groups on Disaster Risk Reduction. The two Gambians appointed are Modou Lamin Sowe commonly known as Modou Lamin Age-Almusaf Sowe and Almami Dampha back in August 2023. Both of them have been appointed for a period of two years. Climate change, waste management and air pollution are major problems affecting the African Continent which threatens the welfare of Africans across the continent exposed to these risks. According to Accelerating Impact of CGIAR Climate Research for Africa the continent “is the — most impacted…

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By Edward Francis Dalliah After huge anticipation for the Gambia’s rising Under-20 star Adama “Hurricane” Bojang’s transfer to a European Football club, he finally signed a five-year contract with French League 1 side Stade de Reims. The former Steve Biko stiker inked his signature on 4th July 2023 at Cocoa Ocean in The Gambia. Agent, Cherno Samba and Officals from Steve Biko graced the occasion as one of the country’s most promising stars concluded one of the most talked about transfer sagas in recent memory. Days after signing the agreement, the Hurricane flew to France to complete his medical and…

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By Edward Francis Dalliah Fernando Villavicencio, an Ecuadoran anti-corruption and anti-drug trafficking presidential candidate has been assassinated by gunmen at a political rally in Quito on Wednesday 9th August 2023 according to numerous international reports. The assassination plunged the country into a 60 Days State of Emergency just days before Ecuadorians were set to cast their votes in the 2023 Presidential Elections. After President Guillermo Lasso declared a State of Emergency on television and vowed that the “political crime” would not go unpunished he branded the assassination of his political opponent as “an attempt to sabotage the election process”. CBS…

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By Edward Francis Dalliah Famous YouTuber and Twitch streamer, Kai Cenat is facing charges for unlawful assembly and inciting a riot on Friday after thousands of his followers stormed New York City’s Union Square. This was after the social media influencer promised his 11 million followers on Twitch and YouTube free giveaways including PlayStation 5 and other items. The unlawful gathering started growing after Kai Cenat and another streamer named Fanum, posted on social media that they will give out PlayStation 5 consoles at New Your City’s Union Park at 4 pm. With over two million followers to their name,…

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By Edward Francis Dalliah Born in The Gambia and now representing Senegal, Nicolas Jackson has captured the imagination of football fans across the continent with his impressive performances since joining Chelsea in the 2023 summer transfer window. Jackson’s impressive goal against Newcastle United and his outstanding one-two assists with Mykhailo Mudryk vs Brighton and Hove have got fans purring for some more action from the Senegalese striker. In June 2023, Chelsea signed an eight-year contract with the former Villarreal forward worth £30.1 Million after he netted 12 goals and assisted 4 in the 2022/2023 Spanish La Liga. The former La…

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By Edward Francis Dalliah German International with Sierra Leonean heritage, Antonio Rudiger made headlines last week after he flew into The Gambia during his holidays from competitive football. The Real Madrid centre-back met rising football star Adama Bojang who’s made the transfer shortlist of some of Europe’s elite Football Clubs. In a video which has now gone viral, the German defender shared some words of encouragement with the Gambian “Hurricane” about taking the next step in his career in Europe. Rudiger hinted that Adama could be heading to Spain’s La Liga when he said: “We are only not brothers by…

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By Edward Francis Dalliah The Gambia’s Under 20 National Football team under the leadership of coach Abdoulie Bojang booked their place in the round of sixteen of the FIFA Under 20’s World Cup competition taking place in Argentina after defeating France 2 – 1 in their second game. Playing on Tursday 25th May 2023, the first goal was confirmed after French centre-back, Tanguy Zoukrou deflected a shot from Adama Bojang inside the penalty box resulting in an own goal in the thirteenth minute of the game, giving the Young Scorpions the lead. As the game continued another opportunity for the…

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