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...

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 Njie It 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...

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

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A lot has happened since the planets-moving homecoming of the Secretary General and Party Leader of the United Democratic Party from his unprecedented, game-changing Diaspora tour some...

The Gambia’s president said he’d step down after three years. Will he?

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BY MAGGIE DWYER & ISMAILA CEESAY When Adama Barrow became The Gambia’s new president in January 2017, he quickly reversed many of his predecessor’s isolationist policies. After 22...

GDC must reject the IGP’s Letter! IGP is not the King of The Gambia

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By Madi Jobarteh Once again, the past is visited upon us as the IGP decided to deny a legally registered political party, the Gambia Democratic Congress from holding...

International Human Rights Day 2019: Where Do the Gambia Youth Stand?

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The Theme for this year’s International Human Rights Day is: Youth Standing Up for Human Rights. In its statement the United Nations provided a justification of this year’s...

Open letter to the CRC and Gambians – Exclusion of “Secular” in our Constitution

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I want to sincerely commend you all for your wisdom in withdrawing the word “secular” from the draft constitution. I couldn’t agree more with the reasoning of...

On ST and the Evocative Power of his Music: Baba La Lettero

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My good father, Son of Mamadinding Sabally and Binta Njie Teeda-Mamaa. Oh thou father of Binta, Gass, Ramou and Buraama, I send you salutations of peace and prayers....

Misconceptions and misinformation about secularity

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By Madi Jobarteh Since the release of the draft constitution two weeks ago a growing struggle over the soul of the nation has been brewing up over a...

Human Trafficking

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By Momodou Ndow Human Trafficking is a crime everywhere and the “back way” business is just that – a crime against humanity! It is organized crime and it...

IGP must investigate and prosecute the death of Fatou Sanyang of Bwiam

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Why has the Inspector General of Police failed to arrest the driver of the vehicle alleged to have fatally knocked the five-year old girl Fatou Sanyang and...