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Omar Sey (Ex-foreign minister, ex-head of football)

Sainey Darboe: You have made a name for yourself both in politics and sports, which of these is closer to your heart?...

Anna Bouman (Founder, Tanka Tanka Foundation)

Anna Bouman, 73, is a native of Holland who came to The Gambia for a casual holiday 18 years ago. She witnessed a man working in a tree chop off his finger with a machete by accident.

‘Useless Men’ + ‘Terrible Mothers’ =

There was an excited look on her face as she trekked the Fajara end of Kairaba Avenue, her body sluggishly moving as if half dead, a contradiction of her facial expression...

A national embarrassment, indeed

When it comes to youth football in Africa, Gambia is a role model to even better known countries in the world of football. In various categories of continental youth competitions, and even at global level, young scorpions had oftentimes surpassed expectations.. .

Grow food trees – Jammeh

President Yahya Jammeh has said his government is commitment to invest heavily in agriculture to attain the vision of food security in the Gambia by 2016. He said this on the fourth day of his Dialogue With the People's Tour in Kaur on Sunday...

The president’s dialogue with the people – a time for self evaluation

The president of the republic begins today the 'Dialogue With the People Tour'. The tour is in fulfillment of the country's constitution. The head of state is obliged to go around the country and dialogue with the people at least once every year. This is a significant democratic and development-oriented exercise. It allows the head of state and government to see firsthand the state of affairs of the country as it is.

Women cannot lead men

Dear editor,

Drug abuse and youths

Mental health is the most cardinal pillar of a decent and meaningful life. The human being is not considered worthy and valuable to himself and the world if he is mentally imbalanced. Yet unfortunately the rise of mental illness in our country is accelerating, and its prevalence is in the youthful population, which makes it the more alarming.

Why Are Many Gambians Dying Young? (Understanding the health hazards posed by street-side drug vendors)

It is mind-bothering walking in towns and cities of The Gambia and seeing street drug vendors screaming “Garabee San”, “Garabee Yaram” to unsuspecting customers. I always ask myself: are our public health officials aware of this or are they simply turning a blind eye? Selling drugs on Gambian streets is pretty much a quotidian activity. People freely walk around carrying a bunch of drugs and selling them to the public without a fear of being reprimanded by officials...

Why are many Gambians dying young? The environmental factor

Some might wonder why malaria is endemic in The Gambia. It used to be a seasonal illness but not anymore. The malarial scourge used to be during the rainy season. In recent years, we started seeing malaria cases all year round. Government and non-governmental agencies undoubtedly have created a dent in the malarial problem we have been tackling for years but there is still room for improvement. Mosquitoes are agents for malaria disease and they thrive well in unsuitable environmental conditions. Environmental factors such as soil, water and air contamination are contributing factors to the Gambian morbidity (illness) and mortality (death) rates of which malaria is among the leading causes...

Berkeley Rice on IM Garba-Jahumpa (Excerpts from Enter Gambia, Birth of an Improbable Nation)

The most notorious case in recent years involving the use of party funds for private gain came to light when Alasan N'Dure, Propaganda Secretary of The Gambia Congress Party, resigned in protest over alleged misuse of party money by its leader, IM Garba-Jahumpa. According to Mr N'Dure, Jahumpa had squandered, among other sums, a large donation from “an international body” (reportedly Red China). He used what was left as a down payment on a party vehicle, the rental fees from which he kept. When the party's executive board tried to take over the vehicle, Jahumpa sold it to a party member...

Why are many Gambians dying young? (Too many (maternal) deaths!) part 3

One of the crucial health indicators of any nation is the reproductive health of its people. Maternal mortality and morbidity is a good measure of how well a country is taking care of its vulnerable population. There are 3-4 groups of people in a society that all citizens have the moral obligation to protect and preserve....

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