Category: View Point

Pitted against dictatorship in every country are a small number of that country’s citizens. It is not only that this small number is opposed to all that dictatorship represents in a country, especially its blatant political injustices. Rather, it is that this small number of citizens whom we may call “the critical minority” loudly and…

“I studied three areas in my education “people, money and countries”. I am a graduate of Economics, Diplomacy & International Relations, and Public Administration. Regardless of my education in these areas, I am yet to fully understand “people, money and countries”. Unlike other things, people, money and countries change. People change attitudes; money fluctuates, and…

Mr. President, I must first and foremost express heartfelt congratulations to all Gambians for the new page we have opened in our strive to build a modern and prosperous nation, anchored on the principles of democracy, the rule of law and respect for fundamental human rights and liberties. This is a collective duty we have…

The Story of Gambia’s Independence

Culled from Kairaba, the autobiography of The Gambia’s first president On 23 July 1964, representatives of government, political parties, chiefs and members of civil society assembled at Marlborough House, London, for the Gambia’s Independence Conference. I sat across the table from Secretary of State for the Colonies – The Right Honourable Duncan Sandys and negotiated…

A farewell to consensus

By Foday Samateh Now that the amateur wrestler from Kanilai is booted out of the State House, the fight for democracy in The Gambia takes a new meaning. It’s no longer a glorious struggle against autocracy. Rather, it morphs into the mundane task of establishing a culture of good governance based on the rule of…

MONUMENTAL LEGAL / CONSTITUTIONAL ERRORS IN MR. OMAR  JABANG’S RECENT ARTICLE ON N.I.A.’S NAME CHANGE.

Recently, Gambian- born Mr. Omar Jabang, an Ex Magistrate in The Gambia and one of my former LLB Undergraduate Law students, at The Faculty Of Law Of The University Of The Gambia – (U.T.G.), published a very interesting and thought – provoking article entitled:- “N.I.A. NAME CHANGE IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL”. I was fortunate to read the…