Category: View Point

Election violence, early warning and  deterrence: Lessons for The Gambia

By Almameh S Manga LLM Human Rights and Criminal Justice (Candidate) University of Aberdeen Scotland, United Kingdom I note with great concern the recent uproar between party surrogates of the different political parties in Jollof and I must say, it’s becoming more obvious that a solution is needed now than ever before to prevent such…

Climate change and water resource of the Gambia River  Basin – A critical review of socio-economic implication

By Abdoukarim Sanneh, London, United Kingdom In 2006, The United Kingdom Government commissioned a report known as stern review on the Economic of Climate Change and Development which stated that people will feel the impact of climate most strongly through changes of water around the world and its seasonal and annual variability. Stern review recognised…

In solidarity with Rohey Lowe President Abraham Lincoln’s father was a shoemaker

By Alagi Yorro Rohey Lowe no one can hurt you without your consent. It is not what happens to you that hurts them. It is your dignity that hurts them. “Ship don’t sink because of the water around them; ship sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you…

By Abdoukarim Sanneh, London, United Kingdom There have been critical and some controversial debate in academia surrounding poverty and environmental degradation nexus between various predominate school of thought. Some blame the poor for causing environmental degradation. In the Bruntland Commission Report of The World Commission in Environment and Development title – our common Future (1987)…

Re: Hon Mai Ahmad Fatty’s dismissal revisited

By Zakaria Kemo Konteh Dear President Barrow, On Friday, November 10, 2017, in a tersely worded press release, you informed Gambians and the world of your decision to relieve Hon Mai Ahmad Fatty of his appointment as the Minister of Interior with immediate effect. You also announced his redeployment to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.…

Who owns Islam and has the authority to  accept someone into or expel him out of it? My question to the ‘scholars’ of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council

The declaration of disbelief (fatwa of Kufr), that is declaring certain groups outside the pale of Islam has been commonplace in the history of Islam after the decline of its glory. In fact, these declarations have contributed immensely to the decline of Islam because of the enmity and fight it created among the different groups…

By Alagi Yorro Jallow To use a metaphor, this ice cream called Gambia may just melt in our lifetime. Gambians should therefore take time and read the history of the former Yugoslavia. Now at the crossroads, we can decide to re-embark on a proper project called “New Gambia” or press the self-destruct button—the choice is…