Political Campaigns, Democracy and Secret Ballots

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By Capt. Ebou Jallo     Saturday, December 18, 2021 I would like to expand on a few ideas I expressed earlier during the week in a string of FaceBook...

LAMIN NJIE – OPINION: UDP has been busy on all fronts. From going to...

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UDP is looking really out-of-sorts following its brutal humbling by President Barrow 10 days ago. The party is having a bad day. It’s actually not a dream. UDP...

A Time For Work

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Katim S. Touray, Ph. D President Adama Barrow has an another opportunity to make history or, if he blows it, be consumed by it. In December 2011, presidential elections...

Dear Baba: Open Letter to Lawyer Ousainou Darboe

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By Sana Sarr I begin by thanking you for your invaluable service to our country and its people. In 1996, when the military took over, the PPP fled,...

Beyond 75: our promise to every child

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By Gordon Jonathan Lewis, UNICEF Gambia Representative Seventy-five years ago today, the world came together to create the UN children’s agency to support and secure the lives of...

How a Political Animal beats Two Lawyers like a Drum

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By Capt. Ebou Jallo    11 December, 2021 Aristotle once wrote that “man is by nature a political animal” and hence the German philosopher Hannah Arendt would later add...

Why elections cannot be cheated in the Gambia on Election Day?

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By Madi Jobarteh Given the storm that has arisen in the wake of the December 4 presidential polls, many people have reached out to me asking how elections...

LAMIN NJIE – Opinion: Essa Faal is not so popular after all. A dismal...

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Essa got a little over-confident when going into this. He thought his new-found fame that came by the grace of the TRRC would translate into votes. He...

President-elect Adama Barrow: The Political Enigma In Chief: The unexpected and Ingenious Strategy of...

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Alagi Yorro Jallow Part I Fatoumatta: The 2021 presidential elections have finally come and gone. The fever-pitched atmosphere that characterized and inundated the polity pre-election has been doused by...

International Human Rights Day 2021: Long Road for The Gambia

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Today marks International Human Rights Day dedicated to the promotion of human rights awareness and protection in celebration of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)....

Why UDP lost the 2021 presidential election

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By Dr Ebrima Ceesay Late Joseph Goebbels, chief propagandist for the Nazi Party, said something along these lines: repeating misinformation does not make it true, but it can...

Why did the Republicans (UDP) lose in the elections

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The UDP lost not because they aren't a commanding force but because they divorced the silent majority that they needed the most. The UDP lost not because they...

LAMIN NJIE – OPINION: If politics was religion, Halifa Sallah would be first to...

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The end has arrived for Halifa Sallah - he has announced he is retiring from representation. The PDOIS leader will not seek political office ever again. It’s actually...

UDP should stand down!

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By Madi Jobarteh The leadership of UDP need to ask their members to stand down and allow NPP to peacefully celebrate their victory. UDP should go to the courtroom...

LAMIN NJIE – OPINION: The two men who have impressed me most as field...

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If there are any political battlefield commanders who have done an incredible job for their parties in the lead up to this election, it’s Seedy Njie and...

Elections and the Origin of our Discontents

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As Gambians go to the polls in less than 72 hours, it’s hard to muster enthusiasm for any of the top candidates. Barrow is in the habit of...

AMBASSADOR RICHARD CARL PASCHALL – OpEd: Celebrating the Sound of Democracy

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These past few weeks, The Gambia has been filled with the sights and sounds of the embrace of democracy. All around, people are discussing the presidential election,...

Error-prone IEC Tainting Its Reputation to Conduct Free, Fair and Credible Elections

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By Dibba Chaku The Independent Electoral Commission being the referee responsible for conducting elections in The Gambia should drift away from being notorious for habitual errors and gravitate...

Is the UDP that desperate to accept the despicable Sidi Sanneh’s endorsement?

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Sidi Sanneh, the despondent Gambian octogenarian infamous for living a worthless and quarantined life in the USA has finally come out last night to endorse Lawyer Ousainou...

Pa Nderry Mbai: The Fall of An Icon

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By D. A. Jawo The Gambian journalism fraternity and indeed the whole country is mourning the sudden demise of Pa Nderry Mbai of Freedom newspaper, which news hit...