Category: Opinion

A heavy burden

It was Sunday afternoon, while the afternoon breeze blew me mercilessly while I was comfortably seated at the back of a Toyota trunk (pick up) when I saw a guy masqueraded like a clown. He was as red as a blazing fire and as big as a Roman gladiator. Because the vehicle was at top…

Chieftaincy – Election or selection

In The Gambia, chieftaincy, as an institution, evolved from heads of kingdoms being transformed, through colonial rule, into an institution that not only embodies traditional values but exercises judicial functions representing the symbol of unity within society. As such, they have had a unifying role of representing the traditional view of society (even in Parliament)…

Ask not where I was during the  22 years of terror. Where were you?

 By Nyundu Drammeh Where were you when Jammeh was wreaking havoc on The Gambia; when he was killing and maiming people who had no power to hurt or harm him; when he was looting the public treasury and imprisoning people on trumped-up charges? Where were you when Jammeh was……?’ These and similar charges fly around…

My first puff

Never, in my small imagination have I ever thought that just inhaling some small puffs of Cannabis sativa could turn forthwith my entire thought and imagination with a peculiar sensation. It was a breezy evening, just the second day of Koriteh, I was sent by my brother to collect his money from one of his…

Gross inequality in our public and private sectors

By Madi Jobarteh The tragedy in The Gambia is not just about the suppression of our civil and political rights by the APRC dictatorship. But this dictatorship has also suppressed certain vital national issues while at the same time provided a cover for other forms of oppression and exploitation to take place across our society.…

New Gambia Transactional  or Transformational?

By Nyang Njie December 1st ushered in a new lease on life for Gambia and Gambians. Gambians registered their dissatisfaction with the former administration and severely punished them at the polls. Furthermore, Gambians displayed a sense of urgency paving the way for the new Gambia by having a zero tolerance attitude towards Jammeh and his…