Alhaji Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara(1924-2019), FRCVS: the Scientist-President

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By Hassoum Ceesay, The Gambia National Museum, Banjul Introduction One year since his demise, Gambians continue to pay homage to our elected Founding Father, as a democrat and champion...

STORY: The adventures of Alkatan – 3

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By Baba Galleh Jallow When Alkatan and the man arrived at the Alkalo’s compound, Kiyanka was seated in the royal chair under the mango tree in front of...

TRIBUTE: Sally P.C Njie(1932-2020), (The Gambia’s First Librarian; Pioneer Chief Librarian of The Gambia...

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The Mother of Library in The Gambia is Gone! By: Hassoum Ceesay, Historian Aunty Sally P.C Njie died this week at the ripe age of 88. She was the...

BABA GALLEH JALLOW – STORY: The adventures of Alkatan – 2

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By Baba Galleh Jallow The people of Tonya Kunda were so happy that Degere had changed so much after Alkatan threw him down. Now they knew he would...

From insisting national interest underpins his addresses to warning Gambians against breaking the curfew,...

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Fellow Citizens, Residents of The Gambia, It is now obvious that no one is immune to the Coronavirus and its impact. The recent increase in the number of cases,...

TRIBUTE: Alhaji Tamba S Kinteh (1952-2020)

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I'm compelled to pen a brief tribute by virtue of our special relationship. A relationship you had with countless others. With the passing of Alhaji Tamba S. Kinteh,...

TRIBUTE: Alhaji M. I. Sambou-Gassama(1947-2020): Gambian linguist, diplomat and author

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By Hassoum Ceesay, Historian Alhaji Muhammed Imam Sambou-Gassama, who died last Friday in Banjul, aged 73, was a veteran Gambian diplomat, linguist and author with numerous book titles...

HASSOUM CEESAY – TRIBUTE: Alhaji Alieu Mboge(?-August 2, 2020): Gambian Public Administrator and Banjul...

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By Hassoum Ceesay, historian The demise last weekend of Alhaji Alieu Mboge has robbed The Gambia of a successful Public Administrator of four decades standing, and a ranking...

SAINEY DARBOE – BOOK REVIEW: ‘Never doubt…’

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From the title of the book,’Never Doubt’...one might be forgiven for nurturing aspirations of living by its meaning. But the experiences of the man who co-founded Gunjur-Marlborough link...

Turkey 15 July 2016 coup: Q&A featuring Turkey top diplomat in Gambia Tolga Bermek

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Tuesday 15 July marks four years of an attempted coup on the rule of Recep Tayyib Erdogan, an act that shocked the world. In the Q&A below,...

America on its 244th birthday: Dark skies, canceled parades, but also new hope

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By Marc Fisher, Washington Post As statues tumble and a frightening virus spreads through the land, far fewer splashes of color will burst onto the night skies across...

Missing in Action: Jongkunda Daffeh, Gambian Philosopher, Journalist and Activist

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By Hassoum Ceesay Jongkunda Daffeh was born in 1947. In 1967, he finished at the top of his A Levels Class in Pure Maths! ‘But I had prize...

I am the Captain of my Soul, Master of my Fate

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By Baboucarr Camara SEOUL – It’s 3:45 a.m. here; most people are in bed. It’s nine hours behind in The Gambia, precisely 6:45 p.m. Instead of getting enough...

SENEGAL – Hiba Thiam: The promising young woman who died during a party

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By Usuman Ceesay, our reporter in Dakar Died under troubled circumstances at a party for rich kids, Hiba Thiam is portrayed in some media quaters as a party...

Women leaders exemplify equality in The Gambia

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By Kathryn Edwards On any given Tuesday, in the small West African nation of The Gambia, something unusual in the history of U.S. diplomacy happens; when the U.S....

I met a man in Russia. It turns out he is the husband of...

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Grrr...Grrrr! A BBC breaking news alert rocked my iPhone on a Sunday evening isolating me from the rest of the world. Just as I would react to...

The Fatu Network’s top 5 events of the year

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2019 is a truly memorable year. The year was littered with a lot events and some of these events have already left lasting marks on the future...

On the Lambai Chronicles: Letter to my friend (Part 1)

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Sheriff, my brother and good friend, It has been a while since I last penned you an epistle on the happenings in our little town; but as I...

Full text of UDP’s statement on Barrow’s rule

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In 2016 the United Democratic Party good faith entered intonegotiations with other parties to form Coalition 2016 toamongst other things select a candidate to contest on the...

Comfort Quality Services thanks gov’t over car number plates project

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LETTER OF APPRECIATION Reference to the above, Comfort Quality Services would like to wholeheartedly thank the Government of the Gambia for awarding the Aluminium number plates and Barcode...