Category: View Point

Madi Jobarteh, a programme manager at The Association of Non-Governmental Organisation, has said Ousainou Darboe is wrong about the analysis he made about the ongoing saga of vice president’s appointment. The foreign minister spoke on ‘Mengbe-Kering’ program with Pa Modou Bojang during which he said there is no part in the constitution that gives time…

QUALITY CONTROL – FUNCTIONAL AND TECHNICAL DIMENSION Another area of concern is in service delivery. Granted the hotel classification scheme has been rolled out, which is very laudable, but this is work in progress.  In a service intensive industry such as the hospitality sector, quality has a functional as well as technical dimension, but in…

The Renaissance of Islam

While discussing the bane of terrorism in the West in this generation, someone the BBC introduced as an ‘expert’ on the subject said that Islam is having this problem because, unlike Christianity and Europe, Islam did not go through a renaissance. I immediately started doubting this ‘expert’! Most often, the problem with the media (particularly)…

How Africa’s most brutal dictator committed political suicide

In his book The Revolution Betrayed, Leon Trotsky, the Russian Marxist and revolutionary theorist writes: “Whereas revolution is the locomotive of history, reactionary regimes especially totalitarian regimes…act as a colossal brake on human consciousness.” For the past weeks, before the departure of Africa’s most brutal dictator, Gambians all over the world experienced a brake in…

Gambia: the battle for liberty after 22 years of tyranny

The fog of tyranny has been lifted off our lives. In the end, political shrewdness and moral courage interfaced to change the course of Gambian history. On the one hand, an unapologetically defiant population that mirrored the banality of a wrenched life lived on the brink of intellectual paralysis; an invisible political morass that consumed…

It is lamentable that oppression is common in many parts of the world, particularly in Africa where it is the order of the day and condoned by many. This outrageous, provocative act takes various forms, such as harassment; humiliation; torture; arbitrary arrest; detention without trial; unlawful dismissal of workers; suppression of dissent; hoarding of information…