On ST and the Evocative Power of his Music: Baba La Lettero

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My good father, Son of Mamadinding Sabally and Binta Njie Teeda-Mamaa. Oh thou father of Binta, Gass, Ramou and Buraama,I send you salutations of peace and prayers....

Misconceptions and misinformation about secularity

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By Madi JobartehSince the release of the draft constitution two weeks ago a growing struggle over the soul of the nation has been brewing up over a...

Human Trafficking

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By Momodou NdowHuman Trafficking is a crime everywhere and the “back way” business is just that – a crime against humanity! It is organized crime and it...

IGP must investigate and prosecute the death of Fatou Sanyang of Bwiam

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Why has the Inspector General of Police failed to arrest the driver of the vehicle alleged to have fatally knocked the five-year old girl Fatou Sanyang and...

Resist the temptation

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Supreme documents like the Constitution are supposed to strengthen the union, not weaken it by assigning all the rights and privileges to some while denying them to...

December 1st. Ruined expectations. Time to wake up!

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By Madi JobartehWhat is your worth as a human being? What are your rights and duties as a citizen? What is a Republic? What is the purpose...

What’s in a word? #Secular that is

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Many are perturbed by the exclusion of the word 'secular' from Constitution draft. I see no reason why we need a government to guide our attitudes towards...

A catalyst for national development: Solving Gambia’s acute sport funding

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On May 16, 2019, the Gambia’s public utilities regulatory body, PURA, announced the introduction of a new telecommunications sector levy earmarked for the development of sports. This,...

Gambia’s health sector remains unprioritised

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Meeting the essential health needs of the people should be a priority for any serious government because a sick nation cannot have a vibrant workforce. It is...

Draft constitution: Gambian diaspora vs indigineous

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For real, Diaspora Gambians are good enough to DIE or be INCARCERATED to liberate Gambia but yet not good enough to vote or be voted in as...

On the proposed budget for fiscal year 2020: Letter to the Finance Minister

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Honourable Minister and my Dear Senior Brother, I salute you on the occasion of another budget season at our National Assembly chambers. Indeed I should congratulate you for...

On the Current Debacle at Nawec: System Failure

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I have always had great respect and admiration for the man who is the new Managing Director of NAWEC because of his academic prowess. When we enlisted...

Remove the Entire Draft Section 107 Altogether in the Criminal Offences Bill

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It is not enough for the Ministry of Justice to remove the second part of the draft section 107 regarding parental insult and then leave the first...

Concerns Over the Draft Criminal Offences Bill 2019

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On Tuesday December 2nd the Minister of Justice will lay before the National Assembly a bill to amend the current Criminal Code. I wish to call on...

Baa Is Doing Too Much Now

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Since becoming the Attorney General, we have seen Baa Tambadou gradually become more and more abrasive. It is in his attitude and in his speech! Just go...

On Lawyer Darboe and the reality of his clout in Gambian politics

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I have never been a great fan of the Secretary General and Party Leader of the UDP, but neither have I ever been dismissive of his towering...

The implications of UDP’s U-turn

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The leader of the United Democratic Party (UDP) Lawyer Ousainou has made a major U-turn by urging President Adama Barrow to honor the three-year transition plan reached...

Full text of Ambassador Ismail Sefa Yuceer’s Turkey National Day Speech

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Your Excellency Madam Vice President,Honourable Speaker of the National Assembly,Honourable Chief Justice,Honorable Ministers,Honourable Secretary General,Your Excellency Ambassadors,Members of the Diplomatic CommunityDistinguished Members of PressDear GuestsLadies and Gentlemen,All...

Is the TRRC Undermining Itself with Regards to Edward Singhateh?

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Dr. Ousman GajigoGiven Edward Singhateh’s recent performance in front of the TRRC, any reconciliation event or process that involves him asking for forgiveness is a farce. It...

Understanding the Strategy and Tactics of Edward Singhateh

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The strategy and tactics of Edward’s testimony is rooted in the philosophy of military training that he himself beautifully explained to the lead counsel. That is, a...