Monday, April 15, 2024

Honoring an Exemplary Life: A Tribute to Justice Ahmad Belgore

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By Fatou Janneh, Madison, WI How does one properly mourn the loss of a fallen hero? For me, it begins with reflecting on Justice Ahmad Belgore’s profound impact...

Book Review of ‘His Other Woman’ – a Novel by Fatou Camara Junior

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By: Seringe ST Touray "His Other Woman" by Fatou Camara Junior takes readers on an emotional rollercoaster, delving deep into the tangled web of human emotions and relationships....

Letters/Messages to TFN — OPINION: Mr. President

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Mr. President, I hope this message finds you well. It is with deep disappointment and concern that I address this letter to you on behalf of the voiceless...

2024 rolling: It is not a new year that makes you prosper    

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By Amara Thoronka  Days ago, we bid farewell to the year 2023. It was the end of a 12-month cycle. As in every other year, 2023 was...

Empowering Kiang West: A Call for Development and Representation

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In the shadows of progress, there exists a resilient community that has weathered neglect and aspires to a brighter future – Kiang West. Since gaining independence, this...

A Cheer For A Barber

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By Cherno Baba Jallow He was my first New York City barber in 2014. At first, I wasn’t sure if I should trust him with my hair. I...

The Political Tsunami: Commando Defected

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In their book "How States Think," John Mearsheimer, (the American political scientist, University of Chicago), and Rosato explore how political activists and officials utilize logical techniques to...

From Mercy to Mercy: The Breakdown and Revitalization of the Jakhanke Ethos from the...

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OPINION By: Cheikh Soubky Sylla, the son of his father Sheikh-Al-Islam Sylla, the student of his grandfather Al Hajj Karamba Tabatou In a Prophetic narration brought forward by Sidi...

OPINION: In the Middle East Hostilities are Imminent

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OPINION By: Musa Bassadi Jawara The IDF continues relentless aerial bombardment of Gaza as Hamas’ brutal assault in Israel laid bare. The scale and scope of Hamas’ surprise attack...

From Massina with Love: A Short History of the Origin of the Diakhanke People

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By: Cheikh Sylla, the son of his father Ibn Taimiya, and the student of his grandfather Al Hajj Karamba The Diakhanke clan is one of West Africa's most...

The Gambia-Sierra Leone by road: Journey of pain, extortion and exploitation 

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OPINION By: Amara Thoronka I recently returned to my motherland Sierra Leone after spending almost two years as editor at The Fatu Network, a leading online news outlet in...

OPINION: United Democratic Party (UDP) needs to reform

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OPINION By: Musa Bassadi Jawara This was a turbulent week in Gambian politics. The president in the provinces ranting and vociferously denigrating political opponents on one hand, the UDP issuing statements...

OPINION: The Gambia our homeland, can we get along?

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OPINION By: Musa Bassadi Jawara Frankly, after my last article in the form of a letter to President Barrow, I wanted to stay away from the business of expressing...

Paris Under Attack!

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ESSAY/OPINION By: Musa Bassadi Jawara When last Paris was under attack, it was the Nazis under the supreme command of Adolf Hitler. The German army conducted a scorched-earth invasion of Paris,...

Tribute to the late Nogoi Njie

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By: Musa Bassadi Jawara From the onset, let me mention that the late Nogoi Njie and I were not acquainted, and I never remember meeting her, even though...

Spoken on the Moon: English as the Leading International Language

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OPINION/ESSAY By Musa Touray Sandu Kuwonku Africans who dwell on the torturous past of slavery and colonialism find it hard to recognise the essence of a language that has long...

Too late

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GIBRAMBLE: I love watching movies. If the storyline intrigues me, I can watch it a hundred times. If it’s a series, even if it is up to 30...

I Don’t Need Another Country’s Passport To Be Happy

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By: Modou Mboob 6 years ago today, I made a post on Facebook showing my commitment & willingness to serve my country at any front. In the same...

Bar Exam and Mental Health: Does It Come with the Territory?

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By Prof. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu Bar Exam and Mental Health: Does It Come with the Territory? My Lady says: “It comes with the territory.” Well, we just completed our...

The Grass that Never Grows

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ESSAY By: Pa Alhagie Musa Kassama (The New Pen) The Gambia is one of the smallest countries found west of the Prime Meridian and north of the equator. It...