On Tribe and Tribalism: Letter to my Friend

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Dear Sheriff, Greetings this early Thursday morning, February 6, 2020 from my little corner in the cool groves of Kerr Serign. In accordance with our pact sealed a decade...

Brexit : what does it mean for the European Union and our partners?

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Joint Op-Ed HRVP Josep Borrell & Head of UK Task Force, Michel Barnier On 31 January 2020, the United Kingdom left the European Union. We lost a member of...

MR. President: CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE IS THE LIFE BLOOD OF A DEMOCRACY

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The first point of civility must point to truth - otherwise all its roads to formulate a civil and a vibrant democracy will lead to chaos and...

Ousainou Darboe and The Tax Commission and My Take

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I have seen on social media and many people also approached me asking why I did not comment on the Supreme Court ruling on the Tax Commission’s...

The Honourable Ya Kumba Jaiteh and the imperative of executive adherence to legality

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With mounting interest I follow the debate on whether there is authorisation under the 1997 Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia (“the Constitution”) for His Excellency,...

Drop the bogus charges against 3YJ protesters!

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By Banka Manneh We have made some serious gains the last three years on the human rights front but the government's behavior the past few days threatens to...

On Police Brutality and the Need for Restraint: Letter to the Inspector General of...

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I salute you my dear senior brother and respected national police leader; I salute you, stamping my foot with the vehemence of a newly recruited field-force officer....

The Government Press Release is the Official Declaration of Dictatorship! Never Again!!

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The Press Release issued by the Government Spokesman Ebrima Sankareh on 26 January 2020 should be considered as the official declaration of Dictatorship in the Gambia in...

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 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,...

Psychobabble and pseudo-intellectualism at the TRRC

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By Capt. Ebou Jallo 21 January, 2020 Bullshitting 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 2019 Your Excellency Sir, PETITION TO COMPLETE THE CONSTITUTIONALLY SANCTIONED FIVE YEAR PRESIDENTIAL TERM The 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...