Category: History

‘Mandinka is not a tribe and before 1864, there were no  Mandinka speaking people in Gambia’ says Jammeh – My response

We have looked at how we likely got the name Gambia and also that there never was a land called Gambia in its present form, let alone prior to colonialism. Therefore, when we are arguing about timelines especially historical ones in relation to events that happened prior to when the Protectorate Ordinance was passed allowing…

The Story of Gambia’s Independence

Culled from Kairaba, the autobiography of The Gambia’s first president On 23 July 1964, representatives of government, political parties, chiefs and members of civil society assembled at Marlborough House, London, for the Gambia’s Independence Conference. I sat across the table from Secretary of State for the Colonies – The Right Honourable Duncan Sandys and negotiated…