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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...

CITIZENS’ ALLIANCE – STATEMENT: Citizens’ Alliance COVID-19 Plea: A Call for Leadership and Unity

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Fellow Gambians, on April 23rd of this year the Citizens’ Alliance called for a press conference, where we expressed our heartfelt sorrow and disappointment towards the Government’s...

On the Realities of our Current Situation: Letter to my President (Part 11)

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Your Excellency, I resume this series with great sorrow and deep pain. I had thought you had made the worst of your mistakes and therefore there could be...

SAMSUDEEN SARR – TRIBUTE: Tribute to Biri and Imam Barham – could it be...

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, marked a somber day in the Gambia that I feel obliged to share this tribute about these fallen heroes. Two prominent and iconic...

GIBRIL SAINE: Has The Foreign Minister Misled Parliament on EU Deportations?

Appearing before deputies at the National Assembly last week, the minister of foreign affairs, international cooperation and Gambians abroad, Momodou Tangara, informed the House that a certain...

COVID-19 Exit Strategy: Shall We Tell The President?

Mr President, As people and businesses yelp the impact of COVID-19, it’s time to think about what works well once the restrictive measures cease. A return to normalcy...

On Abdication and Dereliction of Duty: Letter to Former Attorney General Ba Tambedou

Honourable Former Minister and my dear brother, I send you greetings this early dawn of Saturday June, 27, 2020 as you begin the process of abdicating your...

On the EU and their Affront to our Religion and Culture: Let’s Break the...

From the dusty scrolls of our colonial history to the muddy records of our post-independence interactions with Europe and her allied institutions, our past is replete with...

On the Audacity of Fiscal Profligacy: Letter to the Minister of Finance (Part 3)

Honourable Minister and my dear brother, I must start off by admitting my own sadness at having to write to you once more on this very bitter and...

On the Chronicles of Lambai: Exploits of the Great Sons of Salikenni in Gambian...

Touted for its deep political culture, Salikenni is described by pundits as the 'University of Gambian Politics'. Also called Lambai-Moribolong, Salikenni,  is the 12th largest rural town...

On the plight of Gambian students studying abroad: Letter to my president

Your Excellency and Chancellor of our first ever university, I write to you about a matter very close to my heart, the welfare of young Gambians studying...

EBRIMA NYANG – LETTER: This is not the government we deserve

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Mr President, it is incumbent on you to visit the past and reshape the present condition of the country. You have toured the four corners of the...

On the plight of Gambians abroad during this COVID-19 era: Letter to my president

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Your Excellency Sir, This is the 7th letter addressed to you in this series themed “On the Realities of our Current Situation: Letter to my President”. I know that...

On the Macroeconomic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Letter to my President (Part 2)

Mr President, It’s Sunday morning and I have just stepped out to the bakery close to your newly inaugurated (though incomplete) International Conference Centre around the Senegambia Hotel...