Category: The Hub

Reasons high blood pressure (hypertension)  is on the rise in The Gambia

‘Diseases of affluence’ that is what we call non communicable (non-infectious) diseases and other physical conditions for which personal lifestyles and societal conditions associated with economic development are believed to be an important risk factor. They include high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity.  Back in the 1980s, studies showed that these diseases were…

Standing at the gate of success: my  experience from the public and civil service

It has been an exciting build-up to 2017 for The Gambia, from sending a despotic maniac into exile to celebrating the rebirth of nation long lost in the despair of retrogression and self-imposed isolation from the international community; it is gladdening that smiles are returning to the Coast! In this five bututs contribution to the…

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE INAUGURAL MBOKA FESTIVAL of ARTS,  CULTURE AND SPORT IN THE GAMBIA AND ANNOUNCING 2018 DATES

The first Mboka Festival of Arts, Culture and Sport took place in The Gambia from 7 – 17 January 2017 to astounding success. The festival was organised by Camp Africa, Global Hands and SABLE Publications with support from our partners, ADEPT (UK), Asset Bantaba (The Gambia), Numbi Arts (UK) and the Organisation of Women Writers…