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Gambia Democratic Congress Eid statement

On the occasion of the Holy  Feast of Eid- ul-Adha,, The  Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) under the leadership of Honorable Mamma Kandeh extends best wishes to all...

Gambia For All Eid statement

Fellow Gambians, I wish, on behalf of the National Executive of Gambia For All, and on my own behalf, to extend to you all and your families...

Citizens’ Alliance Eid Statement

As muslims around the world prepare to celebrate  Eid Ul-Adha or Tobaski, the Citizens’ Alliance (CA) wishes to extend warmest greetings and best wishes to all Muslims...

Gambia Action Party Eid Statement

As the Muslim Ummah celebrate Eid Ul Adha today, The Gambia Action Party wishes to extend sincere greetings to the Muslims in the Gambia and around the...

One year on, the agony of loss lingers on

By Basidia M Drammeh Exactly one year today, according to the Gregorian calendar, my mentor, teacher, confidante and senior brother, Sheikh Banding Drammeh, passed on. One year has elapsed,...

NEVER AGAIN: The Manifesto of an Unlikely Candidate (Part Three)

By Baba Galleh Jallow Fellow Gambians, It is high time that together we all loudly say enough is enough and Never Again to the chronically poor public utility services...

ZKK writes letter to Gambians on toxic pattern of political discourse

Dear fellow Gambians, I have observed a toxic pattern in our political discourse that threatens civility, respect and other necessary values binding us as a People. Our strong...

Ebou Camara’s mother writes touching tribute for her late son amid his 49th birthday

By Fatou Njie Ebrima Camara (Ebou) Born on June 25, 1972 in Banjul at 72 Lancaster Street. He went to Bakoteh Primary then to Nusrat High School in...

NEVER AGAIN: The Manifesto of an Unlikely Candidate (Part Two)

By Baba Galleh Jallow Fellow Gambians, It is high time that we establish a government that will be technically functional and efficient, and that will be responsive to the...

‘Your misguided diatribe…’: ZKK tears into Momodou Sabally in letter

Dear Sabally Momodou , If your unnecessary, unprovoked vitriolic attack on Counsel Essa Faal was limited and specific to personal and political disagreements, we would have found it...

In pursuit of justice: We must implement the recommendation of TRRC in issuance of...

Dear President Barrow, I am writing to you about the Gambia and recent concluded TRRC, the Gambia where I was born, a place that I considered another home,...

Former Gambian VP Vies For Top AU Commission Position

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By Demba Ali Jawo Former Gambian Vice President, Mrs. Fatoumata Jallow Tambajang, is vying for Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), and in an exclusive interview...

(T)homas (G)regory (G)eorge Senghore, J.P. (1936-2021): Gambian Civil Servant, Governor of Central Bank of...

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By Hassoum Ceesay, historian I have lost a good uncle and friend of mine last weekend, when Mr. T.G.G Senghore, a pioneer Gambian Civil Servant, third Governor of...

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...

Open letter to UN rep for West Africa and Sahel Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas

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Doctor Mohamed Ibn Chambas United Nations Special Representative of The Secretary General for West Africa and Sahel and head of UNOWAS Dear Doctor Chambas, It is from a compelling concern that I...

Airport fee! I support the government in asking citizens to contribute towards their own...

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So many times we ask what our government is doing for us but hardly do we ask what we do for ourselves and our country. Since news of...

BABA GALLEH JALLOW – STORY: The adventures of Alkatan

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By Baba Galleh Jallow Alkatan was a small old man, slight of build, but very healthy and very strong. He was cheerful and had a lively air around...

On Scholastic Aptitude and Natural Wit: Tribute to Imam Tafsir Gaye

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It was the great poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who famously penned this reassuring truth: “Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave...

TRIBUTE: Alhaji Imam Tafsir Gaye(1936-2020): Gambian Orientalist, Religious Teacher and Columnist

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By: Hassoum Ceesay, The Gambia National Museum, Banjul Last Sunday Alhaji Imam Tafsir Gaye died aged 84, and I lost another friend and confidante of twenty years standing....

GAP – STATEMENT: Individual interest ahead of rationality for the public interest leads to...

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The larger Gambia Action Party family under the visionary leadership of Hon. Musa Ousainou Yali Batchilly is greatly reduced to the kingdom of worrisome for the simple...