The Gambia: Amnesty for what; no thank you for overdue political prisoner release


A big part of the miracle of change occurs by the forces of nature; sometimes with human influence, but more often; not. It is dynamic, imperceptible and...

The Pardon? What Next for the Opposition

The euphoria about the presidential pardon continues to excite Gambians of all walks of life. Indeed the individuals who are released and their families will particularly rejoice...

Resign and Face Prosecution, Not To Pardon!

Yaya Jammeh, we have a constitution accompanied by laws that set up institutions and processes that set the parameters that govern our country. This is called the...

Bowing Down to Pressure; We are Resolute, Step Down Jammeh!!

Gambia’s criminal ruler, Yaya AJJ Jammeh, came to power through a military-backed overthrow on July 22nd 1994. Since then, he stationed himself as the world’s “Pharaoh” ruling...

Is Yahya Jammeh’s LEADERSHIP REALLY THE MAIN PROBLEM OF The Gambia?

Addressing this subject of Yahya Jammeh's leadership, I am going to be using my experience living in The Gambia as a child and a frequent visitor in...

Enablers and Dis-Enablers

This obsession about Enablers of Yaya Jammeh is going to be a major factor in the derailment and weakening of the struggle to bring about positive change...

The Gambia is not a democracy. It is a tyranny. The evidence is clear.

The incidence of arbitrary arrests, detention and enforced disappearance and killings by the State under Yaya Jammeh is a clear testimony that the country is not run...

The Gambia: Overdue opposition unity puts Gambians on the path to freedom; amidst National...

No one saw it coming. It hit the airwaves like a thunderbolt. Its effects, apart from euphoric, are giving Gambians back their long lost sense of hope....

The Gambia: Death Penalty amendment, Sharia Law and the dangerous descent into lawlessness

It almost seems surreal; like the incantation of a funereal ballad of horror which shows Gambia slowly morph as the Third Reich reborn; methodically transformed into an...

The Gambia – A hasty ban on the use of plastics?

The Gambian authorities have made good their promise to ban the importation, manufacture and use of all plastic bags (without any exception) with effect from 1st July....

Rebuttal: A critical reply to the Banjul Insider’s article on the people in the...

The independent Gambians want the unending bashing of the socalled 'Jammeh enablers or self proclaimed 'selfless participants to nation building' jurors and judges field to halt and...

85 Prisoners is NOT the Issue and Deserves NO Applause!

There are tens of professional Gambians illegally dismissed from their longstanding jobs and then summarily arraigned before the courts to be sentenced to many years in prison....

July 7: The Day of Liberation

The deferment of the tabling of the electoral reforms bill before the National Assembly for a second time (first scheduled on June 23 and then June 30)...

The Gambia: subverting the Constitution and putting a price on democracy


On the surface, the looming opposition presidential contest fee hike, and its affordability or lack thereof, may seem like a benign money matter, but it is far...

African refugees in Asia; a case of nightmare in China


Thousands of miles east of the vast African continent; far from where European tourists luxuriate in the intoxicatingly blissful ocean breeze and the magical beauty of the...

The Gambia: the challenge to not diverge from the important, the necessary and the...

It was a vigorous back to back manifestation of new breath of political life. First, PDOIS held its annual Congress in Bansang and produced an ambitious 17-point...

Why is Yahya Jammeh angry with the whole world?

Most Gambians were no doubt quite taken aback when President Yahya Jammeh recently threatened to withdraw from membership of both the African Union and Ecowas, if either...

West Africa: lack of objective rationality and moral fortitude collapse ECOWAS’s proposed term-limits


In a somewhat canted way, the Economic Community of West African States, almost always acts like an organization ruled by an oligarchy. In a way, it is....

JAMMEH EMBARRASSES GAMBIA AT ECOWAS; BIDS TO BE LIFE PRESIDENT

When news leaked that ECOWAS were to table a proposal at their next sitting to explore the possibility of instituting presidential term limits for member states, I...

The Gambia: kidnappings, abductions, torture, political violence; the case of Yusupha Lowe and others

It looks like the plot in a masterpiece Agatha Christie novel, or a scene scripted for a Hollywood movie; imagine a CIA abduction of Edward Snowden from...

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