Court drops charges against Johansen and Kamara

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Eight (8) out of the eleven (11) count charges against Madam Isha Johansen and Christopher Kamara have been dropped today during the no-case-submission at the High Court...

WHO DECIDED, GAMBIA OR THE “TACTICAL COALITION”?

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THE “TACTICAL COALITION” GOVERNMENT  IN MOTION BUT WITHOUT DIRECTION.                                        ...

Three Senegalese Nationals Arrested For Robbery

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By David Kujabi, Police PRO Three Senegalese nationals are in police custody for robbery with violence. Abdoulie Saine aged 25, Modou Faye 27, and Ousman Sarr 27 were...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

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  The Gods Are Not to Blame…. There is a lot of inefficiency in both our private and civil services. We take almost everything for granted and in the...

Fatma Samoura: ‘Some don’t think a black woman should be leading Fifa’

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Some people do not think a black woman should lead Fifa, says Fatma Samoura - the first female secretary general of football's world governing body. Samoura, 55, replaced...

Ousainou Darboe & Co freed

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By Alhagie Jobe Gambia’s opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) leader Ousainou Darboe and eighteen other party members including the entire executive who were jailed for three years have...

H. E. President Adama Barrow Appoints Government Spokesperson

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Acting on the powers vested in him by the Gambian Constitution, H. E. Adama Barrow has appointed veteran Gambian journalist and publisher of the American-based online journal,...

Breaking News: IMF Deploys Observer Team to Banjul. Cause for Concern?

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BANJUL, The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has deployed a team of observers to monitor the country's financial activities. According to reliable sources, the team would be assessing key...

The Gambia signs 3 cooperation agreements with China

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  The Gambia and China today signed three cooperation agreements on the “Belt and Road “ project for Infrastructural development, Economic and technical cooperation, and culture, to enhance...

President Barrow Speaks To The Fatu Network

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The Fatu Network Wednesday morning had an exclusive interview at the State House in Banjul with the President of the republic of The Gambia, Mr Adama Barrow.This...

Let’s Stop Lambasting Our Women As Per Their Active Participation in Politics!

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I feel very staggered, flabbergasted, bowled over, perturbed and provoked beyond all human endurance, when men use the key board to lambaste and attack our own women as far beyond the red sea.     At home they are to do all sorts of household work like cooking, washing, cleaning, harvesting , etc. In the early days women were seen as wives who were intended to cook, clean, and take care of the kids. They were not allowed to vote while men took care of having jobs and paying any bills that had to be paid. Soon enough it caught on that women should have a bigger role than what other people thought they should have.  ​ Gender equality is, first and foremost, a human right. A woman is entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from want and from fear. Empowering women is also a vital tool for advancing development and reducing poverty. Empowered women contribute to the health and productivity of whole families and communities and to improve prospects for the next generation.  ​ Today women are playing important role in all spheres of life. They are no longer confined within the four walls of their parents’ or husbands’ house.    They have come out of the kitchens and are working hand in hand with men in all the development programs of the government. By receiving higher education they are becoming pilots, doctors, engineers, hospitality professionals, teachers, administrators , etc. They have been able to prove their worth.    They not only do their household work but also work outside of their houses. They are contributing much to the economy of the country.  ​ I discovered my life was 87% positively impacted by women! My full-time parent I learnt most from (Mom), my teachers right from kindergarten to university (8/10 have been female), all my advocacy  Campaigns were 64% women dominated!     Therefore, we need to amplify women’s voices out there, no matter how small their contribution is to society. The teachers, mothers, cooks, civil servants, employees, employers, leaders and more! Regardless of whom they are married to, background, looks and more! Women are the most vital part of our society and are to be celebrated. Every day, I choose to celebrate the women in my life, past and time to come.    When they’re in parliament, for example, they promote women’s rights legislation. When women are in sufficient numbers in parliaments they also promote children’s rights and they tend to speak up more for the interests of communities, local communities, because of their close involvement in community life,    The evidence shows that female leaders typically have more compassion and empathy, and a more open and inclusive negotiation style. This is not, of course, necessarily true of all women -- there are many different leadership styles. That said, modern ideas of transformative leadership are more in line with qualities women generally share: empathy, inclusiveness and an open negotiation style.    Today's global problems require leaders that have diverse skill sets and innovation that can only come from diverse ideas and players. Women bring the skills, different perspectives and structural and cultural difference to drive effective solutions. In short, female leaders change the way global solutions are forged.    But having more female leaders from politics to the boardroom is important for another reason, too. Simply having female leaders change the norms about who can lead and what qualities are necessary in leadership. Having women in leadership roles is breaking down cultural and structural barriers improving leadership around the world and showing everyone what women can achieve.    Women face several obstacles to participating in political life. Structural barriers through discriminatory laws and institutions still limit women’s options to run for office. Capacity gaps mean women are less likely than men to have the education, contacts and resources needed to become an  Effective leaders.   Now it has come to the realization that true development of the country is not possible keeping half of population idle at home. So it needs no telling that women are playing a great role in the socioeconomic condition of our country.    Therefore we have to give the women the room to showcase their talent beyond any imagination. It is the only way we can make The Gambia great once more again.    By: Saidina Alieu Jarjou  Blogger/Activist/Watchdog.    

Former Army General Preaches Peace Ahead Of Super Nawettan

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By Alieu Ceesay Former Army General and current chairman of the Super Nawettan Organizing Committee, Lang Tombong Tamba has preached for a peaceful conduct during the 2017...

Jammeh’s APRC Picking A Fight With President Macky Sall

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A large group of APRC supporters today gathered at the Arch 22 in Banjul to witness the court hearing of the injunction asking for the court to...

Jammeh, Ousman Sonko could serve jail in Gambia

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If The Gambia takes measures to fix its judiciary, security services and meet certain other conditions, ex-Interior Minister and the President could be extradited to face justice...

Eye Africa TV Cameraman ‘Assaulted’ By PIU Officer

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By Omar Wally One Baboucarr Manga, a cameraman for Eye Africa TV, was allegedly assaulted by a paramilitary officer while providing media coverage at a meeting organized by...

Upholding the Law…

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The Constitution is what binds us all together. It is the one thing that we have all, together agreed on that will guide our dealings with each...

Gambia Launches National Stakeholders Conference On Justice & Human Rights

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  By Lamin Sanyang   Gambia's Chief Justice, Hassan B. Jallow has launched a national stakeholders conference on justice and human rights at Kairaba Beach Hotel. The conference was attended by...

Gambia is barely pulling its weight because it can’t endure much longer the complex...

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  The news of hot-button issues from Gambia as usual, ended as it began last week with a great distraction that were eminently avoidable as the regime continues...

“Entrepreneurship Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Development”

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By Alieu Ceesay, back from TEF forum in Lagos Mr. Tony Elumelu, Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has reiterated his commitment to championing Africa’s economic development by...

THE NEED FOR A NEW GAMBIAN IN THE NEW GAMBIA

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We - as a people - must seek and find ways of reawakening the zeal to read in our youth. It is often said that the youth...