The factories turning West Africa’s fish into powder

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By Ian Urbina Gunjur, a town of some 15,000 people, sits on the Atlantic coastline of southern Gambia, the smallest country on the African continent. During the day,...

Alhaji B.M Tarawale (1930-2021: Gambian Teacher, Nationalist, Crusading Journalist and Lexicographer)

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By: Hassoum Ceesay When  my good friend Alhaji B. M.Tarawalle aka Ba Tarawale died on Monday March 1, The Gambia lost its last surviving journalist of the immediate...

Salieu Taal’s tribute to Baa Trawally

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Inna Lillahi Wa inna Lillahi Raji’oon “every old man that dies, it’s a library that burns” Amadou Hampate Bah Another tree has fallen. I did not know Uncle Baa...

In Memory of Alhaji Baa Trawally: Veteran Teacher, Politician and Journalist

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A Giant tree has fallen and with it we have lost an entire library, a scholar, public-intellectual, lexicographer, journalist, activist- Alhaji Baa Trawally wore many hats. And,...

Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang: Key facts about the woman as she prepares for AU vice...

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Gambians have been basking in the excellent news of the selection of former vice president Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang as a candidate in the upcoming AU vice chairperson...

The benefits of having many lovers

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By BBC (article first published last year and brought back again by the outlet) “What does exclusivity mean to you?” asks Amy Hart, a contestant on UK reality...

Nation’s new Islamic leader is 63 years old and from Gunjur, like his predecessor

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The country's new Islamic leader Sheikh Essa Foday Darboe is a 63-year-old 'great' linguist and writer, according to a biography on him. Sulayman Bin Tumani Danjo in a...

Darboe’s New Year speech full text

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Fellow Gambians, compliments of the season and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to you all. As we ring in 2020 and wind down what has been...

President Barrow’s New Year speech full text

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Fellow Gambians, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, After months of uncertainty, fears and havoc to human lives and the world economies, finally, 2020 ends today. Notwithstanding widespread suffering globally, as...

The adventures of Alkatan: Hadumeh’s fate

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By Baba Galleh Jallow As the sun was rising the following day, Alkatan sat on his sheepskin outside his hut, stoking his small beard, and musing at the...

President Barrow’s Christmas speech in full

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Fellow Gambians, Ladies and Gentlemen, Tomorrow is Christmas Day, which is an important day on the solar calendar. As we look forward to celebrating it, we must thank the...

Tribute to a fallen Daughter of Africa: Clarrie Mendy 1959-2020: Gambian-British Pan-Africanist, anti-slavery activist...

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By Hassoum Ceesay, National Centre for Arts and Culture The demise last Saturday of Ms. Clarrie Mendy, a Gambian-British woman of substance has robbed us of a great...

Lamin N. Dibba: A Giant Passes on Fulfilled

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There is a refrain in a certain Mandingka circumcision song that is replete with meaning and it certainly captures the right mood as one of the outstanding...

BABA GALLEH JALLOW – STORY: The adventures of Alkatan – 9

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By Baba Galleh Jallow As Nyinya walked home she kept laughing nervously to herself. She still felt some fear, but she was reassured by Alkatan’s words. She now...

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,...