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The travesty of a Supreme Islamic Council

By Momodou Lamin Yaffa I can vividly recall the days when the mastermind and architect of the Gambia Supreme Islamic Council, Alhaji Soriba Gassama, used...

The Ifad loan: Take it…Oh no, don’t take it!

By Mr Morro Krubally, UTG The Gambia National Assembly debate on the Ifad loan put forth for approval by the government, was indeed rigorous. The...

Who has authority to suspend a radio station?

By Musa Bah For a government, life is easy in a dictatorship and difficult for the populace. Whatever the government wants to do, it just...

Legal postmortem of the first Supreme Court Judgement, In Ya Kumba Jaiteh’s case (S.C.No. 001/2019)

Introduction The plaintiff (Ms Ya Kumba Jaiteh), was officially nominated by the President of The Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Adama Barrow, together with...

Ya Kumba Jaiteh has only temporarily won her case against President Adama Barrow

A legal postmortem I invite reference to a very eye-catching front-page coloured article titled: “YA KUMBA WINS AGAINST BARROW”, published in the Wednesday 29th January,...

A Litmus test of the Rule of Law by Gambia Supreme Court

By Momodou Lamin Yaffa Breaking news on social media platforms about the verdict delivered yesterday, 28 January 2020, by the Supreme Court of The Gambia...

Presidential overreach checked, tax evasion, riots and media stifling: what a week!

By Musa Bah The Supreme Court! That name evokes vivid images in the minds of many, some joyful and other foreboding. In the space of...

Lawyer Ousainu Darboe’s role in the 1981 coup

By Samsudeen Sarr I leant about the coup at around 8:00 AM, on July 31, 1981 after waking up to hear the announcement on Radio...

Presidents Barrow and Sall can’t be smarter than Jawara and Diouf

By Samsudeen Sarr In my last article End the siege and stabilize The Gambia - Part 4, I shared my perspective on the evolution of...

End the siege and stabilise The Gambia Part IV

By Samsudeen Sarr First and foremost among the ten-listed depositions below, submitted by the Senegalese emissary to the UN-15-Member Security Council on December 9, 2016...

Secularism and anti-secularism in The Gambia

By Momodou Lamin Yaffa The Gambia has been quite eventful over the past couple of months in terms of people's exercise of their fundamental and...

End the siege and stabilise The Gambia

By Samsudeen Sarr The slogan “Gambia has decided” coined at the climax of the 2016 political impasse in the Gambia, by the opposition Coalition Party,...

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