Category: Opinion

Investing in girls critical for the success of SDGs

By Matida Komma Coordinator-The Girls’ Agenda   As the world celebrated International Day of the Girl Child (IDG) yesterday, 11th October, for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved, governments must invest on girls, especially adolescent girls. Millions of girls all over the world face various challenges that delay the realization of their fullest…

Liberia Presidential Election 2017: My impressions of the country

By Madi Jorbateh I am in Liberia to observe their third presidential election cycle from 2005 when current Pres. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was first elected as the first female president in Africa. She is not running in this election because she has exhausted her two-term limit. She won the 2005 and 2011 elections. Presidential term…

By Njundu Drammeh The dream of the future is supposed to be far better than the history of the past. In fact our political past is not anything to write home about except chapters of brutality, tyranny, administrative malfeasance, utter disregard for the rule of law, muzzling of the press and people, marauding NIA, killer…

By Cherno Omar Kebbeh The total number of Gambians living outside of The Gambia reached 140,000 in 2017, according to a new dataset on Gambian migration. According to the new dataset, irregular (backway) migration to Europe has immensely contributed to the total number of Gambians living outside of The Gambia. Between 2008 and middle of…

Why African judges still wearing wigs  is a glaring symbol of British colonialism

By Kevin Sieff The British gave up their last colonies in Africa half a century ago. But they left their wigs behind. Not just any wigs. They are the long, white horsehair locks worn by high court judges (and King George III). They are so old-fashioned, and so uncomfortable, that even British barristers have stopped…