The leader of the main opposition United Democratic Party, UDP, Ousainou Darboe, has said that the 26 August executions of nine death row inmates by the Gambia Government was not a constitutional obligation.
Barely months after her appointment as the National Women Mobiliser of the Alliance for Patriotic Re-orientation and Construction (APRC), Aja Ndey Jatta, has started impacting positively in increasing the support base of the ruling party. She spent all her life in politics, leading government's attempts to discredit the opposition since the first republic. In this edition of Bantaba, Nyima Jadama talks to her about her political life, APRC, past experiences, her new position and a host of other issues affecting women.
As a titan traversed the earth and left, indelible marks on the sands of time. He set standards and surpassed status quo.His carriage was that of meekness and simplicity.
The end of time came on Saturday for Roi Hassan II. The doctors pulled the wires and tubes and he bolted into his final leap into the great unknown and the world stood for him – like it did for that epitome of all English rose, Diana.
Even though the turn-out in Senegal's recently concluded legislative elections was very low, no doubt due to election fatigue after the two rounds of the presidential elections held less than three months ago, but it has once again confirmed that it is on the very top of the democracy ladder in Africa. Not only did the elections pass off peacefully without any of the sort of harassment and intimidation of opposition supporters and sympathisers we in The Gambia often experience during elections, it also met all the basic criteria of free and fair elections.
As part of the fourth annual awards ceremony of the Sports Journalists Association of The Gambia, SJAG, marked last Saturday, Belgian and International air operator, Brussels Airlines, has donated an air ticket to SJAG to raffle by mutual agreement.
The prevalence of asthma has increased significantly since the 1970s. As of 2010, 300 million people were affected worldwide. In 2009, asthma caused 250,000 deaths globally. Despite this, with proper control of asthma with step down therapy, treatment is generally good.
The Open Mic festival that attracts thousands of Gambian music lovers has been slated for 23 December according to Abdou Karim Wagan Faye of Black Lynx and part organisers of the event.
Vice President, Isatou Nije-Saidy: I am very impressed with what I have seen when I went round the stalls. It shows that in The Gambia we can do it when people are willing. I urge the men of this country to be more committed, because looking at around at the stalls in this trade fair, 60 per cent are women. It is expected to provide the platform for businesses to showcase their products and also stimulate public interest in Gambian products. I thank the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry for a job well done, and all their sponsors, SDF and others.
InSIST Global is a Gambia-based software engineering (headed by Mr Seedy O. Bensouda a computer science graduate from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA) firm that specializes in business information management systems that fit the African context.
We, The Gambia as a sovereign member of the international community, agreed to abide by the respective international norms, conventions and standards we domesticated.
For many people, Timbuktu has long represented the essence of remoteness: a mythical, faraway place located on the boundaries of our collective consciousness. But like many of the myths associated with colonialism, the reality is very different.
The most influential ethnic group in the historical formation of The Gambia has undoubtedly been the Mandinka, although migrations had begun before then. The first major influx of Mandinkas to this region took place in the mid-thirteenth century. This was spurred by the expansionist aspirations of the Mali Empire, and brought upwards of 80,000 new settlers to the Senegambia.
The heavy tax burden on local manufacturing companies in The Gambia and the dumping of cheap imported goods in the country is ravaging and virtually killing the local industry, manufacturers in the country have lamented.
Dear editor, No matter how ruthless and absurd this principle may sound, it has proven itself from time immemorial as the only decisive means of restoring peace and retributive justice in society.
There are very strange vibes coming from the ranks of the Gambian opposition parties. First of all, all the party leaders have told one newspaper or the other at some point that, without them banding together, there is no chance they can wrest power from the juggernaut of President Yahya Jammeh and his APRC party.