The Gambia

Country in West Africa

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The Gambia: Country in West Africa
The Gambia, officially the Republic of The Gambia, is a country in West Africa. It is the smallest country within mainland Africa and is surrounded by Senegal, except for its western coast on the Atlantic Ocean. The Gambia is situated on both sides of the lower reaches of the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the centre of the Gambia and empties into the Atlantic Ocean, thus the long shape of the country. It has an area of 10,689 square kilometres (4,127 sq mi) with a population of 1,857,181 as of the April 2013 census. Banjul is the Gambian capital and the country's largest metropolitan area. The largest cities are Serekunda and Brikama.


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Maidan Pharma has said that it has been 'obtaining raw materials from certified and reputed companies'.
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Deaths in Gambia due to India-made cough syrups: Centre takes steps to curb damage, Haryana firm remains non-operational

Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) launched an inquiry and alerted Haryana last week after learning about the Gambia tragedy.
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Firm behind Gambia child deaths a repeat offender in India

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‘Syrups linked to deaths in Gambia not sold here’

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With raids and show-cause notice, govt plans mega crackdown on cough syrup maker under WHO lens over Gambia deaths

The WHO warned that four cough syrups produced by Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited could be the reason for the deaths of 66 children in The Gambia.
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Investigation into cough syrup following deaths of 66 children

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The World Health Organisation has issued an alert about an Indian made cough syrup after 66 children died in The Gambia.
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Gambia children deaths: What is Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited and who owns the company? What are WHO's allegations?

India's drug regulator, meanwhile, has launched a probe into WHO's allegations.
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Drug regulator launches probe on WHO alert over deaths in Gambia linked to India-made cough syrups: Report

The CDSCO said it responded to the WHO within an hour-and-a-half after receiving intimation.
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India investigating deaths in Gambia linked to India-made cough syrup: Sources

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WHO alert on 4 Indian cough syrups as 66 Gambian kids die

The WHO on Wednesday issued a medical product alert on four ‘cough & cold’ syrups made by an Indian pharmaceutical firm — Maiden Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Sonipat, Haryana — warning they could be..
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Gambia calls for transparent probe of U.S. police shooting of diplomat's son

Gambia's government called on Tuesday for a credible and transparent investigation into the shooting death of one of its citizens by U.S. police in the state of Georgia last Friday.
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'Fragile' Africa prepares for high risk of coronavirus spread

An isolation ward stands ready at a hospital in Khartoum, Sudan. Laboratories in Senegal and Madagascar have the testing equipment they need. Passengers arriving at airports in Gambia, Cameroon and..
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Protests against Gambia president bring 137 arrests, multiple injuries

Gambian police arrested 137 people and more than two dozen were injured as protests calling for President Adama Barrow to honor a pledge to step down after three years in office turned violent for the..
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World Court to rule on emergency measures in Rohingya genocide case

The International Court of Justice on Thursday will rule on a request for emergency measures by Gambia, which has filed a case against Myanmar accusing it of genocide against the Muslim minority..
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Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial: Gambia

Myanmar cannot be trusted to hold its soldiers accountable for alleged atrocities against its Rohingya Muslim minority, and measures to stop the violence need to be taken immediately, a lawyer..
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Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi responds to Myanmar genocide allegations

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi responded at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Wednesday to a suit brought by Gambia alleging her country committed genocide against its Rohingya Muslim..
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi: Gambia's genocide case at World Court "misleading"

At the opening of her country's defense at the World Court on an accusation of genocide, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi challenged whether events in Rakhine could fit that description.
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Suu Kyi in court as genocide case set out against Myanmar

Mass rapes, the burning alive of Muslim Rohingya families in their homes and the killing with knives of dozens of children were described by Gambia's legal team as it set out its genocide case against..
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Gambia asks U.N. judges to impose measures to protect Myanmar's Rohingya

Gambia on Tuesday asked the International Court of Justice to order special measures to protect the Rohingya Muslim minority of Myanmar until the case is heard in full.
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As Suu Kyi looks on, Gambia details mass rapes, killings in Myanmar

Gambia's legal team described mass rapes, the burning of families in their homes and killing of dozens of Muslim Rohingya children with knives as it set out its genocide case against Myanmar at the..
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As Suu Kyi looks on, Gambia asks U.N. judges to 'stop genocide' in Myanmar

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived at the U.N.'s International Court of Justice on Tuesday to defend her country over charges of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, as back home..
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World Court must stop genocide in Myanmar: Gambia tells Hague judges

U.N. judges at the International Court of Justice must act to stop ongoing genocide of the Muslim Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, Gambia's justice minister said on Tuesday.
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Mauritanian coast guard intercepts boat carrying 180 migrants: IOM

A boat carrying up to 180 migrants was intercepted by the Mauritanian coast guard on Friday, the U.N. migration agency said, less than two days after 62 migrants drowned when their vessel sank in the..
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At least 58 dead after migrant boat sinks off Mauritanian coast

At least 58 people drowned after a boat from Gambia carrying around 150 migrants sank off the coast of Mauritania on Wednesday, the Mauritanian interior ministry and U.N. migration agency said.
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With memories of Rwanda: The Gambian minister taking on Suu Kyi

The genocide case brought against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) - the first of its kind initiated since the 1990s - may not have happened at all but for a scheduling conflict.
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