December 1st. Ruined expectations. Time to wake up!

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By Madi Jobarteh What is your worth as a human being? What are your rights and duties as a citizen? What is a Republic? What is the purpose...

Remembering The Great Jali Amadou “Bansang” Jobarteh

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The great Jali Amadou “Bansang" Jobarteh was born before the first World War at Wuli Tambasansang in the Upper River Region, URR. He was the son of...

CABINET APPROVES MTA LICENCE, RATIFICATION OF UN CONVENTION ON LAW OF THE SEA

The Cabinet of The Government of The Gambia, in a meeting chaired by the Vice President, May 10th approved and supported unanimously a recommendation by the Public Utilities...

What is government’s policy on renewable energy?

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Ask a stranger on the streets of London, Berlin or Stockholm what they know about The Gambia – Sunshine, Holidays, Nice people, are some of the answers...

Travel Clearance for Public Officers Undermines Effective Management

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  By Madi Jobarteh   I wish to join Mr. Ernest Mendy of the Gambia Revenue Authority to request Pres. Adama Barrow to withdraw the decision to maintain ‘Travel Clearance’...

On Bees and Beefs: Letter to my Friend (Part 1)

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Dear Sheriff, It has been a long time since we last exchanged notes in this epistolary series. Like I told you before, your quietness is quite disquieting. What...

Repeal and replace 2013 Amendment Information and Communication Act

by Alagi Yorro Jallow ‘Criminalizing Internet Libel’& Laws ‘Giving false Information to Public Official’- Honorable D.A. Jawo The world has changed and is changing. It has become smaller. Communications...

This is Not My Africa. I want a New Africa!

  By Madi Jobarteh   Yet again May 25 has come this year marking the 54th anniversary of African Liberation Day without the continental unity that was envisaged as a...

Gambian Artists, Musicians, Talk Show Hosts & Civil Society Groups Must Enhance To Fight...

Alagi Yorro Jallow There is growing fatalism and cynicism around President Barrow’s ability to fight corruption. It is so embedded. It is like a drug that has been...

The Sisters Show Has a Gambian Problem

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By Babucarr Gaye The Sisters Show quickly set itself apart from other shows when it came onto the scene a few months ago. It’s the newest show in...

Analysing the President’s Address to Parliament

  I received with great delight excerpts of the Presidential address to the nation delivered at the State opening of Parliament in Banjul. The speech itself touched on...

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

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By Sheriff Kora and Sulayman Njie 01/19/2020 To begin, centralization and rural decline in the Gambia has led to high rates of urban and peri-urban migration. Due to poverty,...

What’s in a word? #Secular that is

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Many are perturbed by the exclusion of the word 'secular' from Constitution draft. I see no reason why we need a government to guide our attitudes towards...

A Major Weakness of Gambian Political Parties

One of the most resilient national institutions in the world is the military. And perhaps the main reason for that is due to its simple and efficient...

UDP Should Betray the God of Gambian Politics

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Being a cautious optimist, I have, in many conversations, contended that hope is an overrated force in human history -- but I do also realize that hope...

“We Don’t Want You To Leave Like The Former President” VC Kijera

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A victim of the past regime, Sheriff Kijera has warned President Barrow not to follow the footprints of his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh. Sheriff was speaking at the...

Mamudu: Pray for Her!

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Her first marriage to a white man was abusive and unpleasant. He claimed he loved her but robbed her of her abundant resources. She was glad to...

Bold Barrow’s Sacking of Dinosaur Darboe Signal’s Putting Country Before Party

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It all had the ring of a soviet coup, political machinations of the Politburo, the death hand of courter comitas and perfect plot of backroom operators. If...

“We Want Gov’t To recognize April 10/11 As A Public Or School Holiday.”

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April 10/11 Memorial Foundation Press Release /08/2018 We believe that the victims of the former regime deserve recognition in the new dispensation; which is why during the first commemoration of...

Holding Them To Account. Exposing and Rejecting APRC!

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    By Madi Jobarteh   Do Not Vote for APRC.   As we move towards the National Assembly elections on April 6, we will catalogue the series of crimes committed by APRC...