Category: Vox Pop

“Reforming The Gambia media to better  Contribute to democratic governance”

(A Law lecture, delivered by Dr. Henry D.R. Carrol – M.R.G. As the guest speaker at the official opening ceremony of the Observer Company (Gambia) Ltd weeklong media capacity building programme, on Thursday 4th May 2017, at the Daily Observer conference room.) Let me first of all place on record my mammoth gratitude to Mr…

100 Days in office: What the people say!

Samsideen Phatey, online journalist A lot of us are trying to measure the impact of the Barrow administration 100 days into his rule; but this new government cannot be measured with that yardstick. It inherited a completely broken, institution-less and divided nation, corrupted by decades-long autocracy and absolute rule. Above all, this is an administration…

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…

Gambia University:  A ticking time bomb

By Alhassan Darboe Recent events and allegations of senior management of The Gambia University leadership buying super expensive cars for themselves while the students and lecturers continue to wallow in 17th century academic environment is a cause for concern and totally unacceptable in new Gambia under Adama Barrow. I cannot believe almost 7 years after…

Prominent Gambian writer, Dr. Seedy Drammeh has authored and published two books as part of events marking the 52nd Independence Celebrations of the country. The books—Coalition 2016, A New Political Era in The Gambia and Political Impasse and Post-Election Peace in the Gambia—made it his 27th book. Speaking to the press ahead of the highly…