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...

Jammeh’s Bad Mouthing at Citizens –A Cause for Continued Concern

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did...

Sir Dawda Kairaba: A Statesman for the Ages 
By Mathew K Jallow

The term Founding Father conjures up images of the American Revolution, and applying it to Sir Dawda K. Jawara, has always felt like a stretch for me....

JAMMEH INSULTING AND DISCRIMINATING AGAINST MANDINKAS ISNT NEW. THEY LET IT!

There are three things among others that I will never be embarrassed or apologetic for - My FAITH. MY RACE. MY TRIBE. These composed my identity and...

Gambia’s First lady Zainab Jammeh – A drain on Scarce National Resources

Gambian First lady Zainab Zuma Jammeh has always been accused of wasting state monies on private trips fully funded by the Gambian taxpayers. Faturadio can authoritatively reveal...

THE RISE AND FALL OF PROFESSOR KAH: HOW ONE MAN AND HIS CRONIES SQUANDERED...

Recently, events at the University of the Gambia have made news thanks to the gallant and brave students who decided they’ve had enough. They decide they have...

HOW YAYA JAMMEH’S PARANOIA DECIMATED THE GAMBIAN VOUS

The “vous” is a derivative of “rendez-vous” and has long been a Gambian social institution. It is an organization of peers with shared interests, where men, and...

LETTER TO THE GAMBIAN STRUGGLE

Dear Strugglers,This is your buddy The Struggle. I greet you all with the warmest of greetings from the greatest strugglers before you. A special greeting from Mandela...

The Gambia: Reconciliation, no; indemnifying, hell no


It does not come without huge costs. It’s an extremely traumatic experience, which robs citizens of their moral grounding by downgrading their humanity and elevating their materiality....

ASTONISHING REVELATIONS ON THE DISAPPEARANCE OF JOURNALIST CHIEF EBRIMA MANNEH

As the Gambia joins the rest of the World to celebrate World Press Freedom Day today, May 3rd, 2015, I wish to join you (Media practitioners) in...

A MOTHER’S CRY FOR YUSUPHA LOWE

Although I strongly detest and condemn the arrest of young and innocent Yusupaha Lowe 14 years old, I became more engrossed into the fight for his immediate...

JULY 22ND 1994 WAS THE DAY WHEN PRESS FREEDOM DIED IN THE GAMBIA

Today is  the world press freedom day. This supposed to be a day of joy, and a day of celebration for the press all over the world,...

JAMMEH IS CHARGING FAMILIES FOR THE SINS OF THEIR RELATIVES: #FreeYusuphaLowe

‘Hurt people hurt people’, they say. Any man who lacks certain basic human emotions hurt people but they hardly get hurt. Yaya Jammeh is that kind. Of...

THE JAMMEH GOVERNMENT IMPASSE WITH UDP, A LESSON IN IRONY

A United Democratic Party (UDP) member who was stuck in an impasse with Jammeh’s military police at Fass Njaga Choi described dictator Yaya Jammeh as “the most...

A Citizen’s Query: Is NRMG Finish? The Debate Rages on …Part 2

 “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds” –Albert Einstein. As our traditional adage goes “ning-boroo mang meh, koomah-tuulal bukah-long” meaning if the race is not...

INDONESIA DOES A GAMBIA: EXECUTES EIGHT

This saddens me. That in combating crimes and drugs, drug related crimes such as trafficking carry capital punishment. President Jammeh in his attempt to ‘combat’ drug trafficking, a...