Category: Essays

National Assembly Matters:

Decisions very relevant in good governance and the democratic process: The National Assembly/Legislature, which is the highest decision making body in governance is not only responsible to make or amend laws and pass bills, but it is the body also responsible to critically look into matters that affect the democratic process and good governance. Its…

The Senegalese Political authorities must not repeat the war  crimes and atrocities committed by the Abdou Diouf Regime in 1981:

With reference to the political tug of war looming over Gambians and The Gambia, there is the need to lash out some of the concerns of peace loving Gambians who see the involvement of Senegalese media and political authorities as inflammatory, malicious and uncalled for from a country Gambians recognize as a sister country and…

An old diary from Delhi

At the JNU bus stop, a fellow at DU, India’s equivalent of Oxford University, was glued to her seat, seemingly immersed in a book and dozens of newspapers that had carried the Satyam scandal on all its front pages. Yet, the blockbuster film Slum Dog Millionaire was released in the market; there was so much…

Ongoing scrutiny of the questionable Gambian  Election results of December 1, 2016

I may sound like a broken record to many of my readers especially to those who because of my persistence on scrutinizing the details of the flawed election results think that I should just die and go to hell. Unfortunately for these folks resorting to all forms of unimaginable intimidation, harassment, threats and shameless-low-life activities…

Commonality in magic realism

What are the things that connect and separate us? Let’s examine the things that we have in common, and the subtle differences that alienate us? In this essay, I’m on a writer’s quest to circumambulate into the realm of the transcendental wall of literature into a subject widely known as magic realism. When I first…

Pulses are important food crops for addressing hunger, food security, malnutrition, environmental challenges and human health – says Dr. Perpetua Katepa-Kalala, FAO Representative in The Gambia

AUTHOR: BAJ Running under the slogan “nutritious seeds for a sustainable future”, the UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) to raise awareness of the many benefits of pulses, boost their production and trade, and encourage new and smarter uses throughout the food chain. In a symbolic gesture, FAO Director-General José…

Can Gambia’s new government close migration ‘back-way’?

Gambian presidential candidate Adama Barrow greets supporters in Jambur, November 26, ahead of his victory in December 1 election. Gambian presidential candidate Adama Barrow greets supporters in Jambur, November 26, ahead of his victory in December 1 election. Barrow has promised to create jobs in a bid to convince Gambians to stop attempting to migrate to Europe.…