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On tribe and tribalism: Letter to my friend

By Momodou Sabally Dear Sheriff, Greetings this early Thursday morning, February 6th, 2020 from my little corner in the cool groves of Kerr Serign. In accordance with...

A historical overview of the precursor of Salafism and Wahhabism

By Momodou Lamin Yaffa The articles I have been authoring on Salafism and Wahhabism (radical Islam) have drawn a great deal of positive comments as...

Financing development in Africa

By Francis Aubee (Jeggan) For growth and development in Africa, it has always been viewed through a top-down paradigm which makes it cumbersome to proffer...

Year-end analysis: Gambia’s Truth Commission gives hope to victims

By Momodou L Jaiteh As 2019 drew to an end, one of the most important and biggest stories that ran in the Gambia was arguably...

A call to legislate strongly against government tax revenues paid to the private commercial banks in violation of the 1997 constitution

As you are winding up your public consultations, please allow me to make one more contribution that is so important for the economy of...

Misconceptions and misinformation about secularity Part 2

By Madi Jobarteh I have never doubted the continued existence and the future of the Gambia until the issue of 'secularity of the state' emerged...

On the Draft Constitution; the glass is half full, half empty for media

By Saikou Jammeh Limitations The issues in summary: · The claw-back clauses are more overly broad and more draconian than the 1997 Constitution · Insults and national betrayal...

On the Draft Constitution; the glass is half full, half empty for media Part 2

Media freedoms The issues in summary: · The role of the press in society is not recognised · Press freedom is recognised as a fundamental human right ·...

December 1st 2016 revolution betrayed

By Madi Jobarteh What is your worth as a human being? What are your rights and duties as a citizen? What is a Republic? What...

The draft constitution

Let me begin by welcoming you, the members of the media, to this historic dialogue with the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC). We have had...

The ECO, the proposed new currency for West Africa: Is Ecowas technically ready for the sea change?

By Suwareh Darbo Introduction The single currency comprising 15 member states of Ecowas was initially planned to be introduced in 2003. It will be based on...

Why we file a case against Myanmar for accountability for the Rohingya. Why The Gambia?

The Gambia as a country largely supported by the international community liberated itself from 22 years of dark history characterized by among others, atrocities...

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ARMY READY TO STEP IN COVID FIGHT

By Omar Bah The Ministry of Defense has said the Gambia Armed Forces are ready to offer assistance to the civilian authorities across regional and...

Govt rolls out $31 million project to provide cash for poor households

By Olimatou Coker The National Enterprise Development Initiative (NEDI) recently wrapped up a 20-day training for 85 women and youth entrepreneurs on agro-entrepreneurship. The training was...

Jawara refutes UDP NAMs played politics with Covid-19

By Tabora Bojang The National Assembly Member for Upper Fulladu has reacted to critics who blamed his colleagues in parliament for orchestrating the obstruction to...

QTV refutes claims it favours only selected Islamic preachers

By Momodou Darboe The managing director of QTV has responded to complaints by some religious preachers that they have not been given access to the...

Police arrest more DJs at music show

By Omar Bah Police in the Central River Region have arrested 11 people at Sami Karantaba Tenda,including 2 DJs from Sare Sambel for staging a...