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Jammeh Will Be Arrested On Arrival – Warns Ag

By Omar Bah Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou has said former President Yahya Jammeh will be arrested and charged with the crimes he allegedly committed against Gambians whenever he sets foot in the country. “If former President Jammeh even comes back to this country he will face immediate arrest and charges of the most serious crime. He will...

Barrow, Darboe hug leaves supporters tongue-wagging

By Lamin Cham A spectacular handshake and a warm hug between Ousainu Darboe and President Barrow at yesterday's legal year celebrations have left both men's...

UN, AU, Ecowas urged to reaffirm Jammeh’s prosecution

By Omar Bah Former President Jammeh's victims in The Gambia, Ghana and a hosts of international NGOs have written to ask that the UN, AU...

CPA boss clarifies comments on Sun Newspaper

The national coordinator of the Child Protection Alliance, Lamin Fatty has categorically denied reports on The Sun Newspaper quoting him as saying children are...

Jammeh Will Be Arrested On Arrival – Warns Ag

By Omar Bah Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou has said former President Yahya Jammeh will be arrested and charged with the crimes he allegedly committed against...

Barrow, Darboe hug leaves supporters tongue-wagging

By Lamin Cham A spectacular handshake and a warm hug between Ousainu Darboe and President...

UN, AU, Ecowas urged to reaffirm Jammeh’s prosecution

By Omar Bah Former President Jammeh's victims in The Gambia, Ghana and a hosts of...

CPA boss clarifies comments on Sun Newspaper

The national coordinator of the Child Protection Alliance, Lamin Fatty has categorically denied reports...

Turkish President to visit Gambia

By Lamin Cham The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is expected to pay a state visit to The Gambia later this month, the Ministry...

Haddy Dandeh appointed TRRC deputy lead counsel

Press Release The Ministry of Justice wishes to inform the general public that following the departure of Ms. Horeja Bala-Gaye as Deputy Lead Counsel of...

3 Years Jotna promised permit

By Omar Bah The Gambia government, 3 Years Jotna and members of the civil society have issued joint communique calling for calm and restraint. The Movement...

Foreign Minister Tangara held audience with Cuban Ambassador

Banjul, 16th January 2020-The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Monday 13th January received the Ambassador...

The Fatu Network to honor Gambian heroes of 2019 on 14 March

Press release The Fatu Network hereby announces its 2019 Gambian heroes awards event. The Fatu Network is the leading online news provider in The Gambia and...

NCAC, Fatima Entertainment, V. Jay Theatre Productions sign MOU to promote culture through poetry

Press release National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has signed Memorandum of Understanding with Fatima's Entertainment and V. Jay Theatre Productions, aimed to promote...

Turkish President to visit Gambia

By Lamin Cham The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is expected to pay a state visit to The Gambia later this month, the Ministry...

Haddy Dandeh appointed TRRC deputy lead counsel

Press Release The Ministry of Justice wishes to inform the general public that following the departure of Ms. Horeja Bala-Gaye as Deputy Lead Counsel of...

3 Years Jotna promised permit

By Omar Bah The Gambia government, 3 Years Jotna and members of the civil society have issued joint communique calling for calm and restraint. The Movement...

Foreign Minister Tangara held audience with Cuban Ambassador

Banjul, 16th January 2020-The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, on Monday 13th January received the Ambassador...

The Fatu Network to honor Gambian heroes of 2019 on 14 March

Press release The Fatu Network hereby announces its 2019 Gambian heroes awards event. The Fatu Network is the leading online news provider in The Gambia and...

NCAC, Fatima Entertainment, V. Jay Theatre Productions sign MOU to promote culture through poetry

Press release National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has signed Memorandum of Understanding with Fatima's Entertainment and V. Jay Theatre Productions, aimed to promote...

Turkish President to visit Gambia

By Lamin Cham The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is expected to pay a state visit to The Gambia later this month, the Ministry...

Haddy Dandeh appointed TRRC deputy lead counsel

Press Release The Ministry of Justice wishes to inform the general public that following the...

3 Years Jotna promised permit

By Omar Bah The Gambia government, 3 Years Jotna and members of the civil society...

Foreign Minister Tangara held audience with Cuban Ambassador

Banjul, 16th January 2020-The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad,...

The Fatu Network to honor Gambian heroes of 2019 on 14 March

Press release The Fatu Network hereby announces its 2019 Gambian heroes awards event. The Fatu Network is the leading online news provider in The Gambia and...

NCAC, Fatima Entertainment, V. Jay Theatre Productions sign MOU to promote culture through poetry

Press release National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has signed Memorandum of Understanding with Fatima's Entertainment and V. Jay Theatre Productions, aimed to promote...

APRC Presents Case For Jammeh’s Return

By Lamin Cham The opposition Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) has yesterday laid its case before the United Nations, Ecowas, and AU, through...

‘UDP will not vote for any law that blocks Darboe from contesting’

By Alagie Manneh The United Democratic Party stalwart has warned that the party will not support any law or take part in any referendum that...

Man running from police ‘harassment’ jumps from storey building, breaks legs

By Omar Bah A Brusubi resident, who jumped from the roof of a two-storey apartment breaking both legs as he tried to escape arrest, has...

Gov’t seeks dialogue in SIC row

By Tabora Bojang The lands and religious affairs Minister has told The Standard that government is pursuing an inclusive dialogue with rival Muslim leaders locked...

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By Lamin Cham A spectacular handshake and a warm hug between Ousainu Darboe and President Barrow at yesterday's legal year celebrations have left both men's...

UN, AU, Ecowas urged to reaffirm Jammeh’s prosecution

By Omar Bah Former President Jammeh's victims in The Gambia, Ghana and a hosts of international NGOs have written to ask that the UN, AU...

CPA boss clarifies comments on Sun Newspaper

The national coordinator of the Child Protection Alliance, Lamin Fatty has categorically denied reports on The Sun Newspaper quoting him as saying children are...

Jammeh Will Be Arrested On Arrival – Warns Ag

By Omar Bah Justice Minister Abubacarr Tambadou has said former President Yahya Jammeh will be arrested and charged with the crimes he allegedly committed against...

Turkish President to visit Gambia

By Lamin Cham The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is expected to pay a state visit to The Gambia later this month, the Ministry...

Haddy Dandeh appointed TRRC deputy lead counsel

Press Release The Ministry of Justice wishes to inform the general public that following the departure of Ms. Horeja Bala-Gaye as Deputy Lead Counsel of...

3 Years Jotna promised permit

By Omar Bah The Gambia government, 3 Years Jotna and members of the civil society have issued joint communique calling for calm and restraint. The Movement...

‘UDP will not vote for any law that blocks Darboe from contesting’

By Alagie Manneh The United Democratic Party stalwart has warned that the party will not support any law or take part in any referendum that...

Yankuba Darboe Lawyer, UDP militant, 3 Years Jotna activist

With Alagie Manneh During the “struggle” against the Jammeh regime, the name Yankuba Darboe came into prominence. An unapologetic UDP militant, Mr Darboe is now...

Cuban Ambassador visits Standard Newspaper

Banjul, Jan. 15 - The Ambassador of Cuba in The Gambia visited the headquarters of The Standard Newspaper yesterday, where he was received by...

London landlord accused of racism after refusing to rent room to Gambian

A landlord refused to rent a room to a Gambian student after saying it was 'only for Europeans' because African cooking 'makes the house...

Food Safety staff petition DG for ‘nepotism, corruption’

By Olimatou Coker & Aisha Tamba Some 32 staff of the Food Safety and Quality Authority (FSQA) yesterday called a press conference to read out...

Interior urges 3 Years Jotna to respect IGP’s directive

Press release Following the decision of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to withhold the issuance of peaceful protest permit to “Operation Three (3) Years...

New presidential guards return from Senegal training

By Tabora Bojang One hundred and fifty army personnel who left for training as part of Gambia's new presidential guard project have returned to the...

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Yankuba Darboe Lawyer, UDP militant, 3 Years Jotna activist

With Alagie Manneh During the “struggle” against the Jammeh regime, the name Yankuba Darboe came into prominence. An unapologetic UDP militant, Mr Darboe is now...

Intellectual laziness

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With Alagie Manneh He's the marmite man in The Gambia's current political circus. Love him...

Mr President: Speaking truth to power

With Aisha Jallow Mr President, some days ago I saw an interview with you where...

New Year, new possibilities

With Aicha Someone I know has a favourite expression; ”new day, new possibilities.” She really believes in this, she is a devoted Christian and her...

Happy New Year 2020!

With Aicha It feels like there is some wonderful magic behind these numbers. It will take a very long time before anyone will experience this...

Lamin J. Darbo, A top Gambian Lawyer

With Alagie Manneh Lamin had showed signs of promise at a very young age. When he was a teenager, he won a global essay competition...

Animal instincts

With Aicha Those of you who follow my column know that I never back down for speaking out about sensitive matters. People can find that...

Dead wood

With Aicha Our Minister of Tourism and Culture, Hamat Bah, has once again spoken his mind, and it would be interesting to be able to...

Three Years Jotna Part 2

With Aicha A while ago, I wrote an article about this matter, and as we have come nearer to December 16, I felt that I...

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Intellectual laziness

With Aisha Jallow “Five per cent of people think, ten per cent of people think...

Dou Sanno Barrow’s ‘Action Man’

With Alagie Manneh He's the marmite man in The Gambia's current political circus. Love him...

Mr President: Speaking truth to power

With Aisha Jallow Mr President, some days ago I saw an interview with you where...

New Year, new possibilities

With Aicha Someone I know has a favourite expression; ”new day, new possibilities.” She really believes in this, she is a devoted Christian and her...

Happy New Year 2020!

With Aicha It feels like there is some wonderful magic behind these numbers. It will take a very long time before anyone will experience this...

Lamin J. Darbo, A top Gambian Lawyer

With Alagie Manneh Lamin had showed signs of promise at a very young age. When he was a teenager, he won a global essay competition...

Animal instincts

With Aicha Those of you who follow my column know that I never back down for speaking out about sensitive matters. People can find that...

Dead wood

With Aicha Our Minister of Tourism and Culture, Hamat Bah, has once again spoken his mind, and it would be interesting to be able to...

Three Years Jotna Part 2

With Aicha A while ago, I wrote an article about this matter, and as we have come nearer to December 16, I felt that I...

Sports

Gambia Poised To Dump Burkina…despite First Leg Defeat

The Gambia National Women's U-20 Scorpions fought gallantly to narrowly lose to Burkina Faso in the first leg of the Women's World Cup preliminary...

5 league matches cancelled for fear of 3 Years Jotna protest

Though The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has not specifically given any reason for postponing...

Player’s Father Complains Media Distortion Of Son’s Name

Lamin Juwara, a native of Tujereng and a Principal Education officer, and father of...

Beach volleyball: Gambia miss semis in world Tour

The Gambia's men beach volleyball team's participation in the on going world tour came...

ESPN Tips Gambia To Reach Afcon 2021

The Gambia is among nations given a high prediction by American international cable sports channel ESPN at the beginning of 2020 for its National...

Gambia Volley For Last 8 Today

The Gambia's men beach volleyball team made a mixed start to the on-going World tour in Iran. The Gambian team who are currently the African...

African Champions Gambia Seek Glory In World Beach Volleyball Tour

The Gambia's beach volleyball conquerors, Sainey Jawo and Mbye Babou Jarra, who won gold at the African championship left their base in Doha on...

Dozens inducted to Football’s Hall of Fame

More than three dozen personalities associated with Gambian football have been inducted to the hall of fame of the Gambia Football Federation GFF. The long...

Berewuleng starts women’s league with a bang

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Beach Volleyball Girls Push For Tokyo Olympics

The Gambia national women’s beach volleyball team is involved in a highly competitive tourney in the on- going ZONE II qualifying matches for a...

Gambia Poised To Dump Burkina…despite First Leg Defeat

The Gambia National Women's U-20 Scorpions fought gallantly to narrowly lose to Burkina Faso in the first leg of the Women's World Cup preliminary...

5 league matches cancelled for fear of 3 Years Jotna protest

Though The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has not specifically given any reason for postponing...

Player’s Father Complains Media Distortion Of Son’s Name

Lamin Juwara, a native of Tujereng and a Principal Education officer, and father of...

Beach volleyball: Gambia miss semis in world Tour

The Gambia's men beach volleyball team's participation in the on going world tour came...

ESPN Tips Gambia To Reach Afcon 2021

The Gambia is among nations given a high prediction by American international cable sports channel ESPN at the beginning of 2020 for its National...

Gambia Volley For Last 8 Today

The Gambia's men beach volleyball team made a mixed start to the on-going World tour in Iran. The Gambian team who are currently the African...

African Champions Gambia Seek Glory In World Beach Volleyball Tour

The Gambia's beach volleyball conquerors, Sainey Jawo and Mbye Babou Jarra, who won gold at the African championship left their base in Doha on...

Dozens inducted to Football’s Hall of Fame

More than three dozen personalities associated with Gambian football have been inducted to the hall of fame of the Gambia Football Federation GFF. The long...

Berewuleng starts women’s league with a bang

Berewuleng FC are the new trail blazers in the GFF Women's League Division Two. The Brikama girls whitewashed Raptim 4 -0 on Saturday's league...

Beach Volleyball Girls Push For Tokyo Olympics

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Opinions

Open letter to the President

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Are protests a bad thing?

By Musa Bah Are we going to spend all our time protesting? Is there a...

Letter : The APRC resurgence and the Babili audiotapes

  Dear editor, Now they want to politicize the Victims Center which was designed to complement...

Letters: Yahya Jammeh and the agreement

  Dear editor, The conversation between Yahya Jammeh and his APRC collaborators about the so-called agreement...

Letters: Gambia – Al Jazeera, politics and media bias

  Dear editor, Was it an oversight or an outright media bias? That most news outlets did not cover the protest march in Gambia Sunday in...

Letters: Secularism: a principle coined by the mortal to challenge the immortal

Dear editor, The Constitutional development in the Gambia has witnessed several amendments, starting from 1947-1997. And they are as follows: 1947, 1954, 1960, 1962, 1965,...

Letters: Yahya Jammeh and the mind of a dictator

  Dear editor, Every human being who leaves home for even a few days indeed does get homesick and miss family. That is normal for any...

The need to constitutionalise access to justice and legal aid in the Draft Constitution

By Ahmed Kemo Ceesay The recently published 'Proposed Draft Constitution of the Republic of the Gambia' is, by all account, an excellent and admirable piece...

Letters: When will the rains stop beating us?

Dear editor, These are very difficult times in the Gambia. Sad, mournful and dolorous times, the Gambia in the past decades opened with ethnic bigotry,...

Letters:Wading in the secularism fray

Dear editor, The inclusion or exclusion of “secularism” from the new constitution has generated a great deal of controversy and triggered a frenzied debate among...

Gambia Poised To Dump Burkina…despite First Leg Defeat

The Gambia National Women's U-20 Scorpions fought gallantly to narrowly lose to Burkina Faso in the first leg of the Women's World Cup preliminary...

5 league matches cancelled for fear of 3 Years Jotna protest

Though The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has not specifically given any reason for postponing...

Player’s Father Complains Media Distortion Of Son’s Name

Lamin Juwara, a native of Tujereng and a Principal Education officer, and father of...

Beach volleyball: Gambia miss semis in world Tour

The Gambia's men beach volleyball team's participation in the on going world tour came...

ESPN Tips Gambia To Reach Afcon 2021

The Gambia is among nations given a high prediction by American international cable sports channel ESPN at the beginning of 2020 for its National...

Gambia Volley For Last 8 Today

The Gambia's men beach volleyball team made a mixed start to the on-going World tour in Iran. The Gambian team who are currently the African...

African Champions Gambia Seek Glory In World Beach Volleyball Tour

The Gambia's beach volleyball conquerors, Sainey Jawo and Mbye Babou Jarra, who won gold at the African championship left their base in Doha on...

Dozens inducted to Football’s Hall of Fame

More than three dozen personalities associated with Gambian football have been inducted to the hall of fame of the Gambia Football Federation GFF. The long...

Berewuleng starts women’s league with a bang

Berewuleng FC are the new trail blazers in the GFF Women's League Division Two. The Brikama girls whitewashed Raptim 4 -0 on Saturday's league...

Beach Volleyball Girls Push For Tokyo Olympics

The Gambia national women’s beach volleyball team is involved in a highly competitive tourney in the on- going ZONE II qualifying matches for a...

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Open letter to the President

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Letter : The APRC resurgence and the Babili audiotapes

  Dear editor, Now they want to politicize the Victims Center which was designed to complement...

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3 Years Jotna promised permit

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Foreign Minister Tangara held audience with Cuban Ambassador

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