Barrow calls for support to keep ECOMIG until 2021

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The President of The Gambia, President Barrow has called for support from the African Union and ECOWAS to keep the sub-region ECOMIG Forces until the end of...

Gambia College Students Decry State Sponsorship Cut

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Information reaching this medium has it that the government sponsored students at the Gambia College has overwhelmingly dropped compared to the past years leaving many without much...

Sam Lobster Sarr failed to secure a job from President Adama Barrow

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I finally received the long-awaited letter from the office of the president, Statehouse Banjul, approving my application to meet the Gambian President, His Excellency Adama Barrow. I...

Stakeholders Consultation On Peace And Conflict Analysis Opens In The Gambia

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The West African Network for Peace Building (WANEP) held a stakeholders consultation on peace and conflict analysis in The Gambia at the Ocean Bay Hotel, on April 17,...

REFLECTIONS ON THE GAMBIA FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE

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  To: The Relevant Authorities I would like first and foremost to congratulate the President and the new government for the resounding a victory during the December 1, 2016, President...

BARROW’S SOOTHSAYER, Act 4 Scene 1: 60 Mosques, Witches’ Drum-Call

By Ebrima Papa Colley   FIRST HYPOCRITE:(In concert with other hypocrites at hand clapping) Barrow! The zenith of our hope! The druid of Mankaman Kunda! The vertex of the...

CIVILITY & POLITICS (Part 1 of 2)

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Like in war, words are the lethal weapons of politics. Civility, on the surface, is often antithetical in the battles for political or idealogical supremacy. But I...

The Gambia: Amnesty for what; no thank you for overdue political prisoner release


A big part of the miracle of change occurs by the forces of nature; sometimes with human influence, but more often; not. It is dynamic, imperceptible and...

US to require would-be immigrants to turn over social media handles

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By Tal Kopan, CNN Washington (CNN)The Trump administration plans to require immigrants applying to come to the United States to submit five years of social media history, it...

Gambia Press Union Mourns the Death of a Doyen Journalist Suwaebou Conateh

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November 29, 2018: Fajara: The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has learnt with deep sadness and great shock the sudden death of Mr Swaebou Conateh, a veteran Gambian Journalist...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

  Who Are We....? Mr President, I sometimes wonder about our identity. It is hard to differentiate between us and the westerners on the one side, or the Arabs...

Time to Talk to Our Security Forces

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  By Lamin Gano Since I wrote my first blog post on 26 Feb 2016, a lot of people have questioned my intent and reason for blogging on Gambian...

ASTONISHING REVELATIONS ON THE DISAPPEARANCE OF JOURNALIST CHIEF EBRIMA MANNEH

As the Gambia joins the rest of the World to celebrate World Press Freedom Day today, May 3rd, 2015, I wish to join you (Media practitioners) in...

The Government-Created Cement Crisis

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Dr. Ousman Gajigo It has been almost three weeks since the government starting enforcing an additional import duty on bagged imported cement. The predictable consequences for this misguided...

Time to meet Yaya Jammeh’s challenge because his departure is overdue

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  In the Gambian culture, there are two words which are always frequently linked in our statements in times of crisis; patience and perseverance. Indeed, no matter what...

President Barrow and the NPP-led coalition won the psychology of the race but…

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As the Gambia heads for presidential elections on December 4th, we should evaluate which factors could potentially impact voter behavior. Demographic-based alignments should be openly accepted as the...

On the demise of a legend: a eulogy

And so my first encounter with the man Peter Bonu Johnson, was through the enchanting commentaries of Radio Gambia legends like Bora Mbodge and Malick Jones. On...

Mishandling of the Mankamang Kunda and Busumbala Incidents

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It is necessary for the Government to realize that in certain disturbances, a better and faster solution is obtained through political means than through security measures. Hence...

EU Ambassador Calls On Government To Engage Diaspora Gambians

Attila Lajos, the EU Ambassador to The Gambia has called on the Barrow government to engage diaspora Gambians who have very successful careers. It would be recalled that diaspora...

Le Sénégal au Cœur Review

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December 11, 2018 On his 57th birthday, His Excellency Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal today presents his book, "Le Sénégal au Cœur" to the press...