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Tanji Village Festival slated for weekend

Preparation for this year's cultural festival at the coastal village of Tanji are billed for this weekend, the organisers told The Standard. The village cultural festival is expected to showcase the cultural diversity of different tribes in Tanji and as well raise funds for the construction of a labour ward at the village health facility, Salifu Touray, chairman of the association, Wings for People in Development, the organisers of the festival said....

Why do Western Media get Africa wrong

Yesterday I witnessed yet another twitter storm erupt over Western coverage of an African situation. A Guardian correspondent offered an analysis of the on-going crisis in South Sudan that, judging from the comments on the website, was well received outside South Sudan...

Is English a suitable official language for The Gambia?

Do you know that about 26 African countries, including The Gambia, use a foreign tongue – English, as their official language, even though these countries unavoidably use, officially or unofficially, indigenous languages as their national language(s) as the case maybe? To understand this case clearly, I think it is better to elucidate the differences between these two important concepts – official language and national language...

David Morley

Outgoing British Ambassador to The Gambia( part 2) In this sophomore edition of the re-launched The Diplomat, picking it up from where they left it last week, the outgoing British Ambassador to The Gambia granted anchor Sainey Darboe an exclusive interview in which he talks about a myriad of issues relating to Gambian-British relations......

Ahmadiyya leader releases book on world crisis and the pathway to peace’

The amir of the Ahmadiyya movement in The Gambia, Baba Trawally, has issued a press statement on a seminal publication by the head of his worldwide community.....

Doma Yi

I have been bit by the writer's bug; if such a thing did not exist, I guess this new disease has decided to make me its first victim. This is my fourth essay in one week and I wonder how I have found the time to pen anything. Life is certainly not business as usual. Life is not even business as anything. Right now it is simply just life with its everyday rants and displays of thirst and disgust....

Ambassador: ‘UK-Gambia relations steady despite…’

The outgoing British ambassador to The Gambia, David Morley, has described relations between The Gambia and United Kingdom as “pretty steady”....

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