The man who walked to Mecca: The life and times of Sheikh Jarjusey

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The Gambia has had many towering giants in the area of Islamic scholarship and preaching (da’wah); the late Sheikh Omar Jarjusey stands out as one of the...

Towards an Understanding of Diplomacy

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  In the midst of heightened tensions as diplomats assemble to negotiate the Iranian nuclear deal, the world stood breathless watching the clock tick towards midnight deadline with no...

Religious Tolerance – Supreme Islamic Council vs PURA

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Part of the process for The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) to grant television broadcasting licenses is to make a public announcement of received applications and invite...

State House Says Hon. Jawara’s Claims Were Maliciously Designed To Bring Disrepute To The...

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Press Release   RE: National Assembly Member, Sanna Jawara’s Allegations against President Barrow   State House, Banjul, 8thOctober 2018 -It is with great dismay that to learn of the series of...

The Onslaught on religion Part Two

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Musa Bah In our previous article on the same title, we looked at how religion is being attacked from outside and how it is being ridiculed as primitive...

The proxy war over the geostrategic position in the Horn of Africa ─ Somaliland...

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The geopolitical importance of Somaliland and Somalia triggered huge contestation of regional and international powers which, eventually, compromised the international community’s impartiality, neutrality, and genuine engagement. The...

Political Parties Need Serious Reforms:

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The Gambia's political party architecture? Top-heavy bureaucracies navigated by strongmen - its "owners". Weak by design and deliberately set up to dysfunction. The party officials - its...

A fate uncertain: the draft constitution in the National assembly

Ostensibly he appointed the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and it was to him the Commission submitted its Draft Constitution (the Draft) on 30 March 2020. He can...

NEVER AGAIN: The Manifesto of an Unlikely Candidate (Part Three)

By Baba Galleh Jallow Fellow Gambians, It is high time that together we all loudly say enough is enough and Never Again to the chronically poor public utility services...

No Window Dressing! No Patsies!

Having listened to the statements from government so far, and having observed the goings-on at the moment, it seems to me that what your government will be...

HAS GAMBIA DECIDED?

  Last week, I wrote a piece which I called Innocent Questions. In it, I asked, #HasBarrowDecided? But today, I will ask #HaveGambiansDecided? This question is still bugging...

Jammeh’s Rejection of NPP/APRC Alliance Is Good News for President Barrow

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By Muhammed W. Touray When Alagie Kijera, The Netherlands-based former president of Barrow Fans Club rejected the NPP/APRC alliance on moral grounds and left NPP in protest, he...

Ministries of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment brief President Barrow

State House, Banjul, 4th  April 2018 - President Adama Barrow received the Ministries of Agriculture, Fisheries and the Environment as part of the first quarterly sectoral briefing...

ADAMA MAKASUBA – OPINION: Ecowas Leaders Are Playing Chameleon Game In Mali’s Crisis

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Ecowas leaders are playing a chameleon game in Mali's crisis and this is how they will keep failing in addressing problems in the sub-region. Ecowas leaders know...

Where is Outrage from The Gambia gov’t on the 4 Billion Dalasi Cocaine Seizure?

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When news broke over the weekend on a tragedy struck involving boats & Gambian waters, a many of the country's “outside-liver's” had braced for casualty count, supposedly,...

Scary prospects for the Gambia

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  By DA Jawo   I have always been saying that the forthcoming presidential elections are like a referendum for Babili Mansa’s Islamic State project and if Gambians decide to...

The Gambia’s First Biopic Grabs Honours at Special Movie Awards

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The recently launched movie "Jangi Jollof", a memoir based on The Gambia's first university programme was one of the many films and their key players lined up...

The epiphany of New Gambia which was imprinted upon us this week

  We can agree most pundits will say it was a great week for the Barrow Administration from the official commissioning of ferry Kunta Kinteh where the President...

Darboe tired of losing yet….?

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By Capt. Ebou Jallo  31 December 2021 A Presidential election is like a metaphoric psycho-social barometer of our lifeworld.  It measures our collective emotional state, collective actions, exuberance,...

The Promise that Never Was!

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Just few days ago, I had a roundtable discussion with some of my colleagues from our political economy class. They all came from different backgrounds — representing...