Explainer: Does the Kankurang masquerade belong to only the Mandinka tribe in The Gambia,...

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By Dawda Baldeh The Kankurang masquerade is one of the famous cultural practices observed by many in The Gambia. During the Miss Gambia Pageant held on Friday, December...

Unemployment and the Paradox of an African’s Misery on Receiving Salary

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By: Musa Touray Sandu Kuwonku Working in Africa is more often than not an egotistical exploitation of human capital at the expense of the worker. This is humorously simplified...

The Gambia National Health Insurance Scheme: A Panacea for Our Healthcare Worries, Or Another...

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By: Malamin Barrow, Biomedical Scientist and Healthcare Specialist The National Health Insurance Act 2021 (NHIA), which has as its main objective: “To ensure the attainment of universal health...

The telephone call I will never forget in my life

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By: Momodou Jawo It was on this date last year while I was heading to Sukuta to collect something for you, I received a call from my elder...

Risking his teen life on the perilous journey to Europe, Jibril realises his childhood...

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By: Muhammed Lamin Drammeh In 2015, 16-year-old Jibril Boja (spelt Bojang in Gambia), who at the time lacked fate in actualizing his dreams of a better future and...

2nd Lieutenant Ebrima Gaye – Gambia Armed Forces International Sword Winner Royal Military Academy...

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By: Major Henry Owens (British Army) The British Army Officer Regular Commissioning Course 221 (9 Jan 22 – 16 Dec 22) commissioned on Friday 16 December 2022 at...

Sintet village: Daughter reuniting a divided village through WILL

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By: Muhammed Lamin Drammeh December 1983, in Sintet village in the Foni Jarrol Constituency, West Coast Region of The Gambia, Fatou Baldeh was born, a baby who would...

When Will The Gambia Launch Its National IP Policy 

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By: Muhamed Lamin Ceesay The Gambia has been a member of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) since 1980, after signing the WIPO Convention. This accession was done...

The Gambia’s Anti-Corruption Bill May Not be the Missing Piece of Our Corruption Jigsaw...

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Opinion By: Dibba Chaku With the plethora of corruption scandals in The Gambia, it is without a jot of doubt that there is an urgent need to introduce measures...

More than 400 Gambian youths deported between 2017 to 2022

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The Preparation for the Upcoming National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCONF) Theme: The Role of Young People in the Maintenance of Peace and Security for Socio-economic Development of...

Moe Ebrahim Secka: From a labourer in Qatar to participating in world’s biggest fitness...

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By: Muhammed Lamin Drammeh Progressing from being a labourer in Qatar in tough times to becoming a professional fitness coach and a nutritionist, Moe Ebrahim has defied the...

Oumou Bah: Bookworm and Community Servant

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Appreciation By: Cherno Baba Jallow Oumou Bah was the big sister in the neighborhood in Basse. She had taken a liking to some of us, a group of young...

From the Clutches of Mile II: Bob Keita’s Long Walk to Freedom

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By: Hadram Hydara A trial over rape allegations against Baboucarr Bob Keita by his ex-wife, Sainabou Mbye, and her younger sister, had — for almost three years —...

The Riverside and the Jolt of Memory

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Essay By: Cherno Baba Jallow I keep having flashbacks of a trip I made to the riverside in the middle American city of Detroit several moons ago. It was the...

Leadership Malpractice

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Comment By: Cherno Baba Jallow Going into the 2021 presidential elections, two pertinent questions followed incumbent Adama Barrow on the campaign trail: How competent was he? How...

President Jammeh’s Witch-hunting: Victims’ Accounts and Current Condition 

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By: Dawda Baldeh The former President Yahya Jammeh who is currently on exile in Equatorial Guinea launched a nationwide witch hunt exercise between 2008 and 2009 which has...

A Chance Encounter

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ESSAY By: Cherno Baba Jallow By the window, I sit inside the Tim Hortons coffee shop, trying to play catch-up with my last week’s Sunday copy of The...

Sickle Cell Association Holds Awareness Campaign At Tankularr

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As part of the Sickle cell awareness program, the Sickle Cell Association visited Kiang Tankularr LRR over the weekend. It's believed that the highest number of sickle cell...

The Death of a Childhood Friend —- Sulayman Jallow

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By: Cherno Baba Jallow After getting off work on Wednesday evening in the US state of Virginia, Sulayman Jallow began the drive home. It would be his...

9/11: Some Reflections

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By: Cherno Baba Jallow Every 9/11 Remembrance Day, my mind hearkens back to the very moment I heard the news. It was over my car radio. I...