We Need a Truth and Justice Commission

  So far the common post-conflict practice in Africa is to create a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) as we saw in Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Liberia following...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

  Language of Peace…. One of the reasons I am in a hurry for the beginning of the Constitution is so that the new Constitution will not only change...

The Impact of Gambia’s predicament on our general well-being

The 22 years of Jammeh’s repressive rule, characterized by arbitrary arrests and detention, enforced disappearances, mass incarceration, torture, maim and killing of innocent citizens, came with serious...

New Gambia can only see it happen

  There will be challenges. Our hope, for the security and sanctity of our Republic, that President Barrow will respond to the challenges with circumspection and wisdom.   Our democracy...

Only Two Things Barrow Should Focus On: Roads and Electricity!

The two major ingredients that are indispensable prerequisites for socio-economic development of any modern nation are electricity and roads. Hence if there is anything that Barrow needs...

Why the level of “Hasidiya” and “Wakk Bu Seew” on Social Media?

  Alagi Yorro Jallow   When has the Gambia changed? What has happened to our values; our virtues; respect for ourselves and elders;( “Ngorr, Joom and Koleeray”): Politics always divides...

End of an Era: The Enigmatic Yahya with an Illusory Legacy? There are mixed...

  Alagi Yorro Jallow   There are reasons to celebrate the “July 22 Revolution” and remember President Yahya Jammeh in a simple way. This may be with national prayers in...

Jammeh wants it his way, we must not let him

By Jaw Manneh: Weeks preceding January 19 will be defining for The Gambia on many fronts. The string of familiar abuses of power this week is...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

  Perception Is Important in Politics.... There is a lot of talk in town, and on social media on the issue of the distribution of key positions in your...

How Yahya Jammeh lost the elections

It is quite obvious that outgoing President Yahya Jammeh was very much surprised by his defeat at the polls which he had never anticipated despite all the...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

  We Are Not Sheep.... Mr President, I cannot help but applaud your government through your minister of Foreign Affairs, Lawyer Ousainou Darboe for the Gambia's stance on the...

GOOD MORNING PRESIDENT BARROW

  Many moons ago, Gambians would give their all just to see Jammeh hit the exit point. Then they decided. And Yaya left. A new dawn set in....

GOOD MORNING PRESIDENT BARROW

  Peace and security are the fundamental pillars on which any sustainable development is desk. I don't really know what it is about this new government and the...

Whistleblowers should never be prosecuted!

  Alagi Yorro Jallow   Democracy in the digital era and the threat to Privacy and Individual Freedoms highlights the need for democratic oversight and transparency. Whistleblowers play a crucial...

On Africa Liberation Day…Celebration or Reflection….

  After more than half a century of independence, we are still largely dependant on the west. We do not have proper and established democratic institutions which will...

I Salute Gambian Women!

  After the Eid-ul-Fitr feast, I wrote using this and other media to express the hope and potentials we have in our society. Our culture of being one...

Why Do Africans Go to the West? Answer: DEMOCRACY!

  By Madi Jobarteh   Western Europe and the United States share a terrible history with Africa. History has shown that slavery and colonialism were the imagination and invention of...

Breaking the impasse

President-Elect Barrow and his team should continue to be on alert and make their paramount mission the preservation of their hard-fought and historic victory against the Jammeh...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT…

  For Progress.... For the progress of our nation we need to make some hard decisions which may not be very popular in the short-term; but will yield...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

  Criminals Let Loose.... About ten days ago, I read in the newspapers that a man had been arrested, accused of raping an-eight-year-old girl. I was gobsmacked. What type...