Only Two Things Barrow Should Focus On: Roads and Electricity!

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The two major ingredients that are indispensable prerequisites for socio-economic development of any modern nation are electricity and roads. Hence if there is anything that Barrow needs...

Whistleblowers should never be prosecuted!

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  Alagi Yorro Jallow   Democracy in the digital era and the threat to Privacy and Individual Freedoms highlights the need for democratic oversight and transparency. Whistleblowers play a crucial...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT….

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  Waqtu Ala! Waatoo Te Jee! Wahtu Amut! I have repeatedly written about these things, but I will not tire of doing so until I see tangible steps. For...

EU confirms full support to President Barrow

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The European Union has renewed its fullest support to Gambia’s new President Adama Barrow two days after been sworn-in at the Gambian embassy in Senegal.   This was contained...

US advices nationals in Gambia to be vigilant or leave country as political crisis...

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The United States Mission in Banjul on Friday advised all its nationals in The Gambia to stock up food, be vigilant and take precautionary measures as the...

Breaking the impasse

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President-Elect Barrow and his team should continue to be on alert and make their paramount mission the preservation of their hard-fought and historic victory against the Jammeh...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT…

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  For Progress.... For the progress of our nation we need to make some hard decisions which may not be very popular in the short-term; but will yield...

Incoming President Barrow responds to outgoing President Jammeh over remarks on state TV

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Gambia’s President-elect Adama Barrow has condemned the remarks made on state TV by the outgoing President Yahya Jammeh during his meeting with the so-called Africa Bar Association. ...

Why Do Africans Go to the West? Answer: DEMOCRACY!

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  By Madi Jobarteh   Western Europe and the United States share a terrible history with Africa. History has shown that slavery and colonialism were the imagination and invention of...

Jammeh wants it his way, we must not let him

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By Jaw Manneh: Weeks preceding January 19 will be defining for The Gambia on many fronts. The string of familiar abuses of power this week is...

President Barrow swears in two new Judicial Service commissioners

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Fajara 17 August 2017  President Adama Barrow has sworn in two new members of The Gambia’s Judicial Service Commission. Former National Assembly member Lamin Ceesay of Jarumeh Koto  and veteran agronomist Bolong L.K. Jatta of Busumbala both took the oath at a swearing-in ceremony in the Office of the President today.    Constituting the membership of the commission and getting it fully operational is part of the institutional reforms underway to improve efficiency in the Gambian Judiciary.    Messrs Jatta and Ceesay told journalists after the ceremony that they would work diligently along with other members to contribute to sound reform of the Gambian Judiciary.  They expressed their appreciation for the trust bestowed on them, and optimism that the appointment of qualified Gambian judges would restore confidence in the country’s judicial system.    Chief Justice Hassan Abubacarr Jallow said the new members of the Judicial Service Commission brought a wealth of community experience to the work of the body, and strengthened it immensely.   He expressed confidence in their ability to discharge their responsibilities with professionalism and integrity.    The Judiciary Service Commission is responsible for recommending appointments of judges and magistrates. It also advises the President and the government on measures to improve efficiency.    The appointments were based on section 145(1)(e) and section 145(1)(f) of The Gambia’s  1997 Constitution.    The Secretary General and head of the Gambian Civil Service, Mr Dawda Fadera, and senior officials from the Judiciary and the Office of the President witnessed the ceremony.      

GOOD MORNING PRESIDENT BARROW

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  Nah. No one is unreasonable here Mr President. Most of the criticisms levied on your administration stems from the trauma Goloh Ajumah precipitated on us. Nontheless, we...

Has President Buhari abruptly left Banjul after meeting Jammeh?

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Unconfirmed report to The Fatu Network reveals that Nigerian president and chief mediator Muhammadu Buhari abruptly left Banjul immediately after meeting outgoing president, Yahya Jammeh without meeting...

HELLO MR PRESIDENT…Electricity Supply and Potable Water

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No form of development can take place in the absence of a constant, clean and uninterrupted supply of potable water. Even the United Nations recognises this as a...

I Salute Gambian Women!

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  After the Eid-ul-Fitr feast, I wrote using this and other media to express the hope and potentials we have in our society. Our culture of being one...

Gambia Press Union unveils US$220, 000 UNDEF funding

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The Gambia Press Union (GPU) on Saturday, April 1st, launched a two-year United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) sponsored project titled ‘Enhancing Government-Media Relations to Improve the Legal...

POLICE DENY TARGETING OPPOSITION LEADERS

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The Gambia Police Force has categorically denied targeting opposition politicians for harassment stressing that the recent questioning of the APRC and GDC leaders had nothing to do...

Gambia election: UN High Commissioner Zeid warning on human rights violations

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The increased military presence deployed across The Gambia since President Yayha Jammeh rejected the election result risks heightening the current climate of intimidation and harassment in the...

3 ECOWAS leaders due in Banjul on Wednesday in ‘final resolution’ efforts

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By Alhagie Jobe: Nigerian President Muhammadou Buhari who is also the chief mediator in Gambia’s political impasse will lead another delegation comprising three presidents to Banjul on...

Gambia: Opposition Spokesman Responds To Jammeh

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Halifa Sallah, spokesman of the Gambia’s opposition coalition has again reminded President Yahya Jammeh that he has got no power under the 1997 Constitution of the...