Monday, July 22, 2024

From Massina with Love: A Short History of the Origin of the Diakhanke People

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By: Cheikh Sylla, the son of his father Ibn Taimiya, and the student of his grandfather Al Hajj Karamba The Diakhanke clan is one of West Africa's most...

Open Letter: My Advice to President Adama Barrow

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Opinion By: Gikey Drammeh Dear Mr. President, It is a fact that you are the president of the Gambia, which everyone must admit and respect. However, I am a concerned...

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...

The Gambia-Sierra Leone by road: Journey of pain, extortion and exploitation 

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OPINION By: Amara Thoronka I recently returned to my motherland Sierra Leone after spending almost two years as editor at The Fatu Network, a leading online news outlet in...

OPINION: United Democratic Party (UDP) needs to reform

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OPINION By: Musa Bassadi Jawara This was a turbulent week in Gambian politics. The president in the provinces ranting and vociferously denigrating political opponents on one hand, the UDP issuing statements...

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...

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...

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,...

OPINION: FGM/Female Circumcision Should Remain Criminalized If Inflicted Upon The Girl Child

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OPINION By: Modou Mboob Female Circumcision, popularly known as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), has been one of the most contentious topics in The Gambia and it has captured the...

United States of America in a state of dystopia!

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OPINION By: Musa Bassadi Jawara United States' government shut down on Sunday, after Saturday, September 30, the deadline for funding expiration. The Republicans who are in the majority of the...

Tribute to the late Nogoi Njie

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By: Musa Bassadi Jawara From the onset, let me mention that the late Nogoi Njie and I were not acquainted, and I never remember meeting her, even though...

OPINION: Can A National Tragedy Reconcile A Divided Country?

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OPINION By Nfansu Camara Sandu Kuwonku. The jet flights to freedom and peace could never have left the earth since the cowardly assassination of President Muhammad Ghaddafi in Libya. In...

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...

Too late

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GIBRAMBLE: I love watching movies. If the storyline intrigues me, I can watch it a hundred times. If it’s a series, even if it is up to 30...

Regional Threats and Impact in The Gambia: A Comprehensive Analysis

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OPINION By: David Kujabi Abstract: The African continent has witnessed a surge in coups and political unrest in recent years, with several West African nations affected by political instability. This...

Addendum: The Gambia Government Spokesperson Sankareh on West Coast Radio Thursday, September 14

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OPINION By: Musa Bassadi Jawara Addendum: I revisit below an article published on my Facebook page on September 14, in response to government spokesperson Sankareh’s West Coast Radio interview...

OPINION: The Gambia Habeas Corpus

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OPINION By: Musa Bassadi Jawara The terrible events of last week are now morphed into rumors, fabrications and even lies on social media. It’s regrettable and lamentable to note...

OPINION: I am in genuine solidarity with the United Democratic Party (UDP)

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Opinion: By: Modou Mboob With this write-up, I wish to express my unwavering solidarity with The Gambia's main opposition party, UDP. The recent arrest and witch-hunting occasioned against top...

I Don’t Need Another Country’s Passport To Be Happy

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By: Modou Mboob 6 years ago today, I made a post on Facebook showing my commitment & willingness to serve my country at any front. In the same...

Bar Exam and Mental Health: Does It Come with the Territory?

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By Prof. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu Bar Exam and Mental Health: Does It Come with the Territory? My Lady says: “It comes with the territory.” Well, we just completed our...