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BANJUL, Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang, a prominent pro-democracy activist in the Gambia has been named 'Woman of the Year' by the New African Woman magazine.

She was awarded along with other African women who excelled in their chosen fields. Her award was received by a representative.

Tambajang who holds the post of Minister of Women's Affairs was also nominated by President Adama Barrow as his Vice-President - but constitutional age limit made it impossible for her to hold that post.

The award ceremony, in its second year, was held at a Gala Dinner at the Terrou-Bi hotel in the Senegalese capital Dakar on April 12. Winners have been selected by a special panel of judges from 68 shortlisted candidates across a dozen categories.

The awards were instituted to celebrate and honour African women who have made exceptional impact and change in their countries or communities in a particular year - in this case for the year 2016.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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