On the Mawlid Nabi and Related Matters: Letter to my Sheriff

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I salute you Sheriff Fadel, my good friend!But how do I greet you in a fitting manner given the the occasion that occasions this epistle?The celebration of...

Urbanization and its Perils: The Gambia is Witnessing the End of its Safety Net —...

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By Sheriff Kora and Sulayman Njie01/19/2020To begin, centralization and rural decline in the Gambia has led to high rates of urban and peri-urban migration. Due to poverty,...

Psychobabble and pseudo-intellectualism at the TRRC

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By Capt. Ebou Jallo21 January, 2020Bullshitting is fashionable in the Gambia today: Stockholm Syndrome, Cognitive dissonance, “Vampire state”, “Symbo-cracy” and a host of neologisms, theatrical expressions and...

‘We’re living up to expectations’: Full text of President Barrow’s legal year speech

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STATEMENT BY H.E MR ADAMA BARROW, PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA EVENT: OPENING OF THE 2019/2020 LEGAL YEAR DATE: 21ST JANUARY, 2020 VENUE: BANJUL Your Excellency, the Vice President,...

Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center: What does the edifice mean for OIC...

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"I have been to a lot of conferences all around Africa but what I saw at the Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center compares to nothing...

Kansalla Night Club

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I went back to my old neighborhood for a visit, and memories of the Kansalla Night Club came flooding in. Not sure when it initially opened or...

LAMIN NJIE: Both OTYJ and APRC are pushing things too little too hard but...

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If there is one man in The Gambia who isn't getting enough sleep these days, it's Mamour Jobe.The police chief has found himself in an extremely difficult...

ALIEU GAKO – OPINION: The Inspector General of Police should stop acting at the...

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Allow me to first express my disappointment on the undemocratic and authoritarian act of the Inspector General of Police for not willfully refusing to issue permit to...

Yaya Jammeh and the Mind of a Dictator

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Every human being who leaves home for even a few days indeed does get homesick and miss family. That is normal for any normal human being even...

Full text of Gambia For Five Years’ protest letter to President Barrow

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His Excellency Mr. Adama Barrow President of the Republic of The Gambia 12th January 2019Your Excellency Sir,PETITION TO COMPLETE THE CONSTITUTIONALLY SANCTIONED FIVE YEAR PRESIDENTIAL TERMThe Gambia For Five (5)...

Can the State be but secular: the word, principles and practice?

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In one of my last classes, a co-learner said “Lenn, I’m confused about secularism. What is it that they are fighting over?” I briefly explained and promised...

Lamdo’s view on the three years wrangling

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STOP. Just STOP it for God’s sake! Who are we really fooling here? A group whose members clearly told us they are willing to do ANYTHING unless...

NPP Manifests Betrayal of the Republic by Both Barrow and Coalition Leaders!

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The Gambia is a Republic hence it must be clear to all and sundry that each and every citizen is equal in sovereignty, rights and dignity. There...

The December 30th coup in focus

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By Lamin NjieIt was supposed to be the moment that would finally see Yahya Jammeh yanked out of power, the moment that would finally afford Gambians a...

President Barrow: three or five years? The problem is elsewhere

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For some time now, some members of the community have been heard in every corner of the country and throughout the diaspora protesting the durability of the...

Misconceptions and Misinformation About Secularity Part 2

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I have never doubted the continued existence and the future of the Gambia until the issue of ‘secularity of the state’ emerged following the release of the...

On the UDP and Its Inexorable Rise to Supra-National Dominance: Can’t Cage Us (Part...

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The Gambia’s finest rapper, ST, once  asserted in one of his hit tracks, “we’re bigger than all these stars when shall I become a galaxy?” And from...

On the Shenanigans of his Advisers: All the President’s Men

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We all know for a fact that President Barrow does not have what it takes to run this country successfully due to his lack of public service...

A Government That Lies and threatens Citizens Endangers Human Rights!

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The Jotna Movement staged their protest on December 16 in peace and calm and in total obedience to the requirements of the police permit. Not a single...

On three years versus five years: Coalition’s ruination, Gambia’s quandary

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Gambians are unequivocally divided on the contentious issue of whether President Barrow should honor the three-year coalition agreement or serve the full five-year constitutional mandate. What is...