Category: Feature

Desertification is a threat to Africa’s livelihood, development

By Sheikh Alkinky Sanyang Climate Change and desertification play a significant role in destabilizing the already human development gains, and therefore called for a holistic mobilization in curbing the long ailing environmental menace that entangled the sustainable development of the continent. On the African continent, poverty reduction, sustainable and economic development are deeply intertwined and…

To allow or not to allow: Gambians have  their say on British PM’s same-sex remark

By Juldeh Njie Gambians from all walks of life have been speaking about the British Prime Minister’s same-sex marriage statement, majority of them describing it as ‘baseless and against the country’s common values’. Theresa May has recently urged Commonwealth countries, including The Gambia to consider legalizing ‘same-sex marriage’ at the first joint forum at the…

Support to Green Wall for Sahara and Sahel Initiatives  (GGWSSI); Gambia Component: Action against  Desertification Project (AADP) 2017 Implementation Phase

By Sheikh Alkinky Sanyang The AAD project is an EU-ACP funded initiative in support of the implementation of the GGWSSI to tackle the integrated Sustainable Land Management (SLM) approach to combat desertification in the Regions of North Bank, North of Central River and Upper River. The project covers a total area of 589,000 ha of…

Welfare Hub-The Gambia commences work

Welfare Hub-The Gambia, a Gambian owned non-profitable organisation aimed at providing free mentorship and social welfare services to people has commenced its programs. The three-week-old organisation, according to its founder and financier, Aisha Cham is aimed at providing a range of services that have been developed to provide healthy and informative resources for individual and…

The president who made people take his bogus HIV cure

The Gambia’s former leader, Yahya Jammeh, who left the country a year ago after two decades in power, has been accused of many crimes. But one of the strangest was forcing thousands of people with HIV to undergo treatment with a concoction of herbs he had invented himself. An unknown number died, reports Colin Freeman.…