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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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Firm behind Gambia child deaths a repeat offender in IndiaThe Central Drug Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has been quick to assure people that the cough syrup which killed 66 children in Gambia was not being sold locally in India, but the same company,..
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With raids and show-cause notice, govt plans mega crackdown on cough syrup maker under WHO lens over Gambia deathsThe WHO warned that four cough syrups produced by Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited could be the reason for the deaths of 66 children in The Gambia.
Investigation into cough syrup following deaths of 66 childrenThe World Health Organisation has issued an alert about an Indian made cough syrup after 66 children died in The Gambia.
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.
Drug regulator launches probe on WHO alert over deaths in Gambia linked to India-made cough syrups: ReportThe CDSCO said it responded to the WHO within an hour-and-a-half after receiving intimation.
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WHO alert on 4 Indian cough syrups as 66 Gambian kids dieThe 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..
Gambia calls for transparent probe of U.S. police shooting of diplomat's sonGambia'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.
'Fragile' Africa prepares for high risk of coronavirus spreadAn 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..
Protests against Gambia president bring 137 arrests, multiple injuriesGambian 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..
World Court to rule on emergency measures in Rohingya genocide caseThe 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..
Myanmar cannot be trusted to put its own soldiers on trial: GambiaMyanmar 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..
Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi responds to Myanmar genocide allegationsMyanmar 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..
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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Gambia asks U.N. judges to impose measures to protect Myanmar's RohingyaGambia 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 asks U.N. judges to 'stop genocide' in MyanmarMyanmar'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..
World Court must stop genocide in Myanmar: Gambia tells Hague judgesU.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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At least 58 dead after migrant boat sinks off Mauritanian coastAt 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.
With memories of Rwanda: The Gambian minister taking on Suu KyiThe 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.