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...

Full text of Mai Fatty’s resignation speech

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Two days ago (9th October 2019), I submitted notice of termination of my contract of appointment as the Special Advisor to the President. My contract of appointment...

Adieu, Sise

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Sise Sawaneh. So soon. A neighbour. A friend. A colleague. Oh dear! Why you? Why now? Those killers. This world. This God. That car. That road. That...

For the Love of Soninkara: Tribute to Sise Sawaneh

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The sudden demise of Sise Jaha Sawaneh hit me like a thunderbolt. The news is completely devastating and I know for sure that most people who know...

She started the first dance academy in The Gambia. Here’s why

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Ndey Fatou was drawn from an early age to the world of dance. Her mother, a dancer with a ‘70s music band in The Gambia, encouraged her,...

Bloomberg’s world’s wealthiest families 2019

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The Walton family Company: Walmart Fortune: $190.5bn The family own a 50 per cent stake in what is now the world's largest retailer. Founded by Sam...

Sir Dawda’s widow Chilel Jawara and family thank Gambians

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I wish to convey my sincere thanks and appreciation to all Gambians for sharing the pain and sorrow that I and my family are going through this...