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Is President Barow courting the Fonis?

As the former president, Yahya Jammeh hailed from Foni, it was not surprising that it was his power base while he was in office. In...

On NCP’s reconciliation: Let bygones be bygones

It seems that the National Convention Party (NCP) is telling Gambians not to write them off as they have now reconciled and become one...

On the formation of Citizens’ Alliance: More choices for the electorate

Over the weekend, a new political party, Citizens' Alliance was launched bringing the number of registered political parties in the Gambia to eleven. There...

The 2020 budget

Deputies are currently scrutinizing the 2020 budget estimates presented to the House by the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs. This is a very...

On Meet the People Tour: Are civil servants required to go?

The Constitution requires the president to go and meet the people and converse with them yearly to have firsthand information about their needs and...

Have the battle lines been drawn early?

The run-up to the 2021 election seems to be getting more interesting by the day. It has now become clear that the election will...

On Israeli settlements: still illegal

The secretary of state's announcement that the US no longer considers Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land to be illegal is appalling. It is...

On meet the people tour:Listen to the people

On Monday, 18th November 2019, President Adama Barrow departed from the State House in Banjul to embark on the constitutionally mandated 'Meet the People...

For every child, education

Education is a fundamental human right and is essential for realizing other human rights. Education empowers people by helping them to acquire skills, knowledge,...

The plight of school children on the roads

Commuting on the main roads on weekdays, one can easily notice hundreds of schoolchildren in uniform struggling for lift to go to school either...

Still on the orphaned children

Tragically, millions of children all over the globe have become orphaned for many reasons: war, famine, displacement, disease or poverty. To make sure that...

On World Orphans’ Day: Let’s not forget orphans

“Orphans should be placed under the care of public guardians." (Plato) Since time immemorial, the problem of people dying and leaving their children behind in...

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Dembo ‘By Force’ Resigns From UDP

The National President of the United Democratic Party, Dembo 'By Force' Bojang, has yesterday parted ways with the party. A terse resignation letter shared with...

Farmers to get D18,000 per ton

The Secco price for a ton of groundnut is D18,000 this season. A press release from the Gambia Food, Processing and Marketing Corporation, the government...

Suu Kyi criticised in court over ‘silence’ on Myanmar rape claims

Aung San Suu Kyi has been told that her silence over allegations of sexual violence and rape carried out against Rohingya people in Myanmar...

CRC urged to omit clause that bars convicts from contesting

By Omar Bah The Constitutional Review Commission has been urged to omit subsection (2) (b) of the draft constitution that bars convicted persons from contesting...

TRRC sends Nogoi, 3 others for overseas treatment

By Mafugi Ceesay The Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission and its partners have arranged overseas treatment for four victims of the Jammeh regime. Abdoukarim Jammeh, Yusupha...