Monday, June 17, 2024

‘Vimto Circle’: ‘Girl Power’ Before it Became a Trend

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Long before the advent of the term "Girl Power," a group of young girls practised this in The Gambia and lived by its dictates till death parted...

Bombing of the Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza!

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Opinion By: Musa Bassadi Jawara I condemn in the strongest terms the bombing of the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza, on Tuesday, October 31, by IDF Air Force in connivance with...

President Barrow’s Political Maneuvers: Navigating The Gambian Landscape Towards 2026

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OPINION Bakary J. Janneh In the tumultuous realm of Gambian politics, President Barrow stands as a formidable force, with his recent governmental restructuring and proactive approach towards youth inclusion...

An Open Letter to President Adama Barrow on the Healthcare System

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OPINION By: Saidina Alieu Jarjou, Political and Civil Rights Activist Mr President, I present compliments to you and write to express my deep concerns about the current state of the healthcare...

Paris Under Attack!

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ESSAY/OPINION By: Musa Bassadi Jawara When last Paris was under attack, it was the Nazis under the supreme command of Adolf Hitler. The German army conducted a scorched-earth invasion of Paris,...

Letter to President Barrow from a concerned citizen

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I am a concerned citizen who wishes nothing for our beloved Gambia, but peace, prosperity and tranquillity. The video montage making rounds on social media purportedly showing President...

Election race in the Gambia: Islamic views on electing leaders and the onus of...

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On Saturday, May 20th, the Gambia will go to the polls to elect, and decide whether to maintain the incumbent mayors, in BCC (Banjul City Council) and...

KMC Inquiry – The First Shot of the Local Government Elections Campaign

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By: D. A. Jawo It appears that the first shot has been fired for the campaign for the forthcoming Local Government elections, with the Barrow administration targeting the...

Has our National Assembly failed to meet basic expectations?

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By Zakaria Kemo Konteh 'Rubber Stamp' National Assembly was among the most common phrases used by activists to describe Members of the National Assembly during Yahya Jammeh's presidency....

OPINION: ALHASSAN DARBOE: Barrow can be deposed in a mass uprising

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When Adama Barrow was declared the winner of 2016 elections, I was beside myself with joy. I called friends and neighbors from far and near to celebrate...

Addressing the Persistent Ferry Crisis at the Banjul-Barra Crossing Points: A Call to Action

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OPINION By Bakary J. Janneh The Banjul-Barra crossing, a vital link connecting the two sides of the Gambia River, has long been plagued by a chronic crisis in ferry...

In Communion with History: Of Lady Fanta Basse, Of Sir Farimang, Of Love and...

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Photo: Lady Aja Fanta Basse Sanyang and Sir Farimang Singhateh, Courtesy of the Singhateh/Jawara family. In Communion with Lady Aja Fanta Basse. While researching my ‘Communion with History’ series,...

The so-called coup and the illegal detention of Momodou Sabally

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By: Madi Jobarteh The situation surrounding the so-called coup attempt announced by the Government and the illegal arrest of Momodou Sabally should be taken with utmost seriousness...

SKEPTICAL TUESDAY: Why ‘Chef de Garage’ is the Ultimate Scam

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Welcome to Skeptical Tuesday, where we take a good, hard look at the ridiculous things that we encounter in our daily lives. Today's topic is the infamous...

Opinion/Entertainment: GamMusic and why it’s not consumed out of The Senegambia region!

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Opinion/Entertainment By: Ousainou Njie, a Germany-based Gambian As a Gambian and music listener, call me a 'Melo Man' maybe. I have had the experience of listening to a lot...

OPINION: The Gambia our homeland, can we get along?

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OPINION By: Musa Bassadi Jawara Frankly, after my last article in the form of a letter to President Barrow, I wanted to stay away from the business of expressing...

Ethnicity & March 24 Presidential Elections of Senegal

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By: Musa Bassadi Jawara Addendum: Electoral politics is the sentimentality of democracy; the issue of ethnicity sparked a lively debate within the community of readers on The Fatu...

A Cheer For A Barber

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By Cherno Baba Jallow He was my first New York City barber in 2014. At first, I wasn’t sure if I should trust him with my hair. I...

Spoken on the Moon: English as the Leading International Language

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OPINION/ESSAY By Musa Touray Sandu Kuwonku Africans who dwell on the torturous past of slavery and colonialism find it hard to recognise the essence of a language that has long...

Compulsory Vaccination Must Come with An Effective Remedy for Injuries

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By: Christian Conteh (OPINION) The History Immunisation has been in existence since time immemorial. Hundreds of years ago Buddhist Monks drank snake venom to help build immunity against snake...