We Need a Truth and Justice Commission

  So far the common post-conflict practice in Africa is to create a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as we saw in Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Liberia following...

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...

Whistleblowers should never be prosecuted!

  Alagi Yorro Jallow   Democracy in the digital era and the threat to Privacy and Individual Freedoms highlights the need for democratic oversight and transparency. Whistleblowers play a crucial...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

  We Are Not Sheep.... Mr President, I cannot help but applaud your government through your minister of Foreign Affairs, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe for the Gambia's stance on the...

Parliamentarians Raise Critical Issues on the Revised Budget

  The presentation of the revised budget by Finance Minster Amadou Sanneh is not only long overdue but also utterly urgent and necessary given the gross financial indiscipline...

How Yahya Jammeh lost the elections

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It is quite obvious that outgoing President Yahya Jammeh was very much surprised by his defeat at the polls which he had never anticipated despite all the...

Breaking the impasse

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President-Elect Barrow and his team should continue to be on alert and make their paramount mission the preservation of their hard-fought and historic victory against the Jammeh...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

  Disaster Relief.... In the Wolof Language they say, 'xoddeeku balaa ngai laka le', a crude translation of this will be 'prevention is better than cure'. Every year, when...

GOOD MORNING PRESIDENT BARROW

  Nah. No one is unreasonable here Mr President. Most of the criticisms levied on your administration stems from the trauma Goloh Ajumah precipitated on us. Nontheless, we...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

  Waqtu Ala! Waatoo Te Jee! Wahtu Amut! I have repeatedly written about these things, but I will not tire of doing so until I see tangible steps. For...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT…. Love of Self….

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  There is a Mandinka proverb which says 'Wandi kunku sene itaa be ñankaring'. Roughly, this can be rendered thus: Weeding someone's farm while neglecting your own. This...

Only Two Things Barrow Should Focus On: Roads and Electricity!

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The two major ingredients that are indispensable prerequisites for socio-economic development of any modern nation are electricity and roads. Hence if there is anything that Barrow needs...

Why Do Africans Go to the West? Answer: DEMOCRACY!

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  By Madi Jobarteh   Western Europe and the United States share a terrible history with Africa. History has shown that slavery and colonialism were the imagination and invention of...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT…

  For Progress.... For the progress of our nation we need to make some hard decisions which may not be very popular in the short-term; but will yield...

I Salute Gambian Women!

  After the Eid-ul-Fitr feast, I wrote using this and other media to express the hope and potentials we have in our society. Our culture of being one...

Jammeh wants it his way, we must not let him

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By Jaw Manneh: Weeks preceding January 19 will be defining for The Gambia on many fronts. The string of familiar abuses of power this week is...

Water – A Fundamental Human Right

  On 28 July 2010, through Resolution 64/292, the United Nations General Assembly explicitly recognized thehuman right to water and sanitation and acknowledged that clean drinkingwater and sanitation...

GORDON JONATHAN LEWIS – COMMENT: To build back better, we must listen to children....

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For many countries, including The Gambia, that today celebrate World Children’s Day to commemorate the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, COVID-19 presents...

Gambia Democratic Congress Eid statement

On the occasion of the Holy  Feast of Eid- ul-Adha,, The  Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) under the leadership of Honorable Mamma Kandeh extends best wishes to all...

An open letter to Gambian voters!

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For 22 years, Gambians were forced into a nightmarish marathon. Along the way many were tortured, maimed, killed and disappeared. Many made sacrifices that stripped them of...