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...

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...

PROFILE: Alhaji Soriba Jabbi First President, Supreme Islamic Council The Gambia

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By Ba S Jabbi Alhagi Soriba Jabbi was born in 1942 to Soriba Jabbi and Oumie Jabbi in Jarra Sutukung village, Jarra East District. He was a Muslim...

Sierra Leone’s APC Find Themselves in the Position of the Gambia’s APRC

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Around the continent, there has been a spate of upsets in elections. Africans are voting out incumbents. Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Gambia. They all have ushered in...

The Gambia Returnees Association Up in Arms Against President Barrow

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Following President's Barrow's interview at Chatham House, in which he cited his return and eventual success as a result of not overstaying in UK, The Gambia Returnees...

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,...

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...

Profile of New United States Ambassador to Gambia Richard Carlton Paschall III

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Richard “Carl” Paschall, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of...

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...

MACKY SALL GOV’T: Senegalese Rejoice as New Multi-Million Dollar Industrial Park Opens

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By Charles Arthur Forty kilometers (24 miles) from the capital, Dakar, a new industrial park has opened. Seven companies, from China, Côte d’Ivoire, France, Tunisia and one from...

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...

Facts about Sharia Law around the World

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Brunei on Wednesday introduced harsh new sharia laws — including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex — despite a storm of global criticism from rights...

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,...

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...

Golden League Vs The People of Gunjur Intensifies. Gambia’s Sovereignty Questioned

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As anger mounts in Gunjur, concerning the alleged environmental abuse by the Chinese Company Golden League, the youths of the town have vowed to intensify their pressure...

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...

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...

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,...

The Million Dollar Question The Ministry Of Agriculture Needs to Answer

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We have many failings as a people. Chief among them is this: How can a people who have fertile land, own a fresh water river that runs...