Category: Editor’s Choice

Proposals for Opposition Convention Submitted to GOFER by Dr. Isatou Touray  as a follow up on the draft agreement, October 17, 2016

Introduction Dr. Isatou Touray welcomes and is highly committed to the process for the building up of the opposition coalition for the purpose of ending 22 years of tyranny and restoring democracy to the Gambia on December 1. While Dr. Touray has signed the draft agreement on Friday October 14, the campaign is of the…

While you were asleep

By Talib Gibran That night, a night memorably filled with horrific thoughts which terribly culminated into nightmares just after closing my eyes, you were fast asleep. Everyone was sound asleep. The minutes interminably crept by while I nervously hearkened to my beating heart expecting a rather mesmeric but scary remaining clang of a night which—two…

Forum on China-Africa Media Cooperation ends

By Mam Sait Ceesay in Beijing “Win-Win Cooperation, Common Development” is the theme of the 3rd Forum on China-Africa Media Cooperation which has recently wrapped up in the Chinese city of Beijing. Two Gambian journalists—Mariatou Ngum of Daily Observer and Mam Sait Ceesay of The Standard—are among hundreds of African journalists in China covering the…

European Union’s conflicting interests:

“Those who deny integration and unity to others shall never be united and under the justice of the natural shall never and ever realise unity” By Celestine Kujabi Britain’s referendum for EU membership, Austrian and Polish left wing governments, Germany’s accusation of Turkey genocide or war crimes committed against Armenian, Greece’s new relationship with Russia…

UK Embassy renews fight on GBV in Gambia

The United Kingdom Embassy in The Gambia has intensified fight against Gender-Based Violence in the country with over a million-dalasi project for women. The UK Embassy Deputy Head of Mission, Gregor O’Gorman, signed an agreement on behalf of the Embassy with Think Young Women Programme Manager, Mariatou J Newlands, for the implementation of the 2016/17…

Cancer linked to bras scares Gambian women

The hotly, debated topic on Facebook that bras contain chemicals that expose women to the risk of contaminating breast cancer has prompted different misconceptions from the sections of women’s wearing the breast cover. Gambian women and girls circulated videos on the internet showing how some brassieres contain liquid which they believe eventually causes breast cancer.…

UN, others call for credible elections

A joint delegation from the United Nations, ECOWAS and the African Union that visited the Gambia yesterday, have appealed for a “credible and inclusive” elections in an atmosphere of peace and tolerance throughout the electoral process. The call came after the mission concluded a joint mission to Banjul for talks with the different political players…

Crisis of Ambiguity in Gambian Agriculture: Time for Productive Thinking (Part 2)

THE WAY FORWARD The Bottom Line: Considerable Costs, Questionable Activities – guiding strategies for public intervention No Shortcuts to Progress As a way forward, bearing in mind our many costly failures, the kind of analysis required if our agrarian society is to pass through many stages quickly and successfully is analogous to the ‘critical path’…