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Am I dumb if I can’t read or write?

The early Greek alphabet was used as an accounting system. Prose and poetry as we know them today did not exist in a written...

The secret of success

With Aicha Singapore, the second smallest country in Asia, a small island country was colonised by the Britain in the 19th century. Singapore was occupied...

For the coming generations

With Aicha What kind of future can our coming generations expect to have in the Gambia? Can we feel proud to hand over what we...

Wash my sins away

With Aicha Cleanliness is a foundation of Islam, not only physical but spiritual cleanliness. During the holy month of Ramadan we pray for forgiveness of our...

Poverty kills a lot of talents

With Aicha Some years ago, I lived in the Casamance for some months. I worked at a small hotel, and I was called “Boss Lady”, a...

From your mouth to God’s ear

With Aicha When my children were small I had a special prayer for them, that one day they would appreciate and love each other as...

When the world grows darker around you

By Aisha  I have been watching a film called Guernsey’s litterature and potato peel society. It’s a very strange name on a society, don’t you...

Are you willing to serve and to contribute?

With Aicha The other day I was listening to a podcast of an interview with Susan Shabangu, Minister of Social Development in South Africa (a...

A slide back to the dark days

With Aicha Imagine a life in constant fear, where you never know who is your friend or enemy. Imagine a life where you always turn...

Dei gratia

With Aicha This is Latin, an ancient language, and it means ”By God's grace”. It was in common use very long ago as we can...

Madi Jorbateh Rights activist

With Alagie Manneh Madi Jobarteh is arguably the most vocal resident critic of The Gambia's political leadership. From journalism to activism, Madi has consistently fronted...

Lamin Keita, PhD student

By Omar Bah Lamin Keita is a Gambian PhD student at the Northwestern University in the US. Prior to that he studied at CUNY Manhatta,...

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Judge Expresses Concern Over Increasing Rape Of Children

By Bruce Asemota Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the Banjul High Court has expressed concern over the increasing number of rape cases, especially those involving minors. The...

NCP splinter group urges IEC to act now

By Amadou Jadama The leader of the National Convention Party splinter group led by Yaya Sanyang, has called on the country's electoral body to conduct...

Lawyer hits at Barrow gov’t

By Mafugi Ceesay Ibrahim Jallow, a private legal practitioner, has told The Standard that the Barrow government “has totally failed to focus on priorities” for...

Singhatey admits ‘responsibility’ for murders, apologises

By Mafugi Ceesay & Omar Bah Former AFPRC junta member, Edward Singhatey has said he accepted “responsibility” for the murders of Lieutenants Basiru Barrow, Dot...

Ex-Janneh Commission staff demand unpaid salary

By Omar Bah Dawda Fatty, a former orderly to one of the commissioners at the commission of inquiry that looked into the financial dealings of...