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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 the realities of our current situation: letter to my president (Part 2)

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Good Morning Mr. President, It has been a little over a week since I sent you my first epistle in this series. It is tough to maintain a...

Defence analyst calls on army chief to deny Masanneh Kinteh’s bodyguards and cars request

A defence analyst Sariang Marong has called on new army chief Yakuba Drammeh to reject Masanneh Kinteh's request for a nine-man secutity detail and two cars. Mr Marong...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...