Polls closed in Gambia’s Parliamentary elections, counting underway

Polls have closed in Gambia’s Parliamentary elections and counting is underway throughout the country.   Voting officially began as early as 07:00am GMT and closed at 17hrs GMT throughout...

CPJ: Gambia orders three radio stations to cease broadcasting

Press release: January 5, 2017- The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Gambian authorities to allow three independent radio stations to resume full broadcasting. Taranga FM,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

 Waqtu Ala! Waatoo Te Jee! Wahtu Amut!I have repeatedly written about these things, but I will not tire of doing so until I see tangible steps. For...

Benin President Talon confirms will attend Barrow’s inauguration with Ivorian Ouattara

By Alhagie Jobe: Benin President Patrice Talon has announced he will attend the inauguration of Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow on the 19th, January, in Banjul. The...

Gambia Press Union unveils US$220, 000 UNDEF funding

The Gambia Press Union (GPU) on Saturday, April 1st, launched a two-year United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) sponsored project titled ‘Enhancing Government-Media Relations to Improve the Legal...

Democracy is a Daily Battle: To Win or Lose

There is a widespread misconception in Africa and the Gambia in particular that after election, citizens should forget about politics and work together for national development. It...

Yahya Jammeh insists he will not step down

Disgraced outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has again come out clearly to repeat his position that he will not step down when his term ends insisting that...

Polls open in Gambia’s first post-Jammeh Parliamentary elections

Voting is underway in Gambia’s Parliamentary elections, the first polls since long time ruler Yahya Jammeh was defeated in December 2016. Polls opened as early as 07:00AM GMT...

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...

GOOD MORNING PRESIDENT BARROW

 Nah. No one is unreasonable here Mr President. Most of the criticisms levied on your administration stems from the trauma Goloh Ajumah precipitated on us. Nontheless, we...

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...

President-elect Barrow responds to outgoing President Jammeh’s New Year Message

Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow has responded to the New Year address by the outgoing President Yahya Jammeh. At a Press conference on Monday, the spokesperson of the...

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...

ECOWAS says to continue diplomatic mediation in Gambia

By Alhagie Jobe: The sub-regional bloc, ECOWAS, say they are still pursuing mediation to ensure a peaceful transfer of power in The Gambia where longtime ruler Yahya...

Sallah: ‘Election petition outcome is peripheral issue & cannot hamper Barrow’s inauguration’

The Office of the Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow has issued a statement after today’s unsuccessful Supreme Court proceeding insisting that the status and outcome of the Election...