When Creighton University's African Students Association (AFSA) approached me to give a guest lecture at their annual banquet on the topic “Redefining Africa”, I knew exactly where they were coming from. However, I still asked them what they had in mind:
"Nearly 25 years ago, the world made a promise to children: that we would do everything in our power to protect and promote their rights to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential....." (Unicef).
One SAS major and two sergeants acted alone and thwarted a Marxist coup in Gambia in 1981
The electoral process in The Gambia: A giant stride in the makings of a viable and stable political sysytem
Here the paper examines the electoral process of The Gambia with a particular and fascinating interest in the unique nature of the system and how the process has helped the small nation to accommodate diverse interests, views, opinions and aspirations of the citizenry towards cooperative collaborations and understanding in the realisation of “smooth democratisation process and political stability” attained right from the independence time.
Professor Ali A Mazrui is dead. We hereby call upon the Almighty Allah to grant him mercy and the best of his rewards to his servants. His death is a shock to many of us and to the countless numbers who knew him personally and benefitted from his writings and other forms of sharing knowledge and memories.
In this sophomore article marking the 33rd anniversary of the 30th July 1981 abortive coup by Kukoi Samba Sanyang, former Justice Minister Hassan Jallow chronicles the events leading to the collapse of the Senegambia Confederation which had come into effect as a result of Senegal helping to restore President Sir Dawda Jawara to power. Excerpts from Mr Jallow's critically acclaimed biography, Journey For Justice:
The Gambia is fighting in all corners to qualify a big team to the Tokyo Olympics this summer. Recently, athletics queen Gina Bass who...
By Samsudeen Sarr My July 22nd, 1994 day started as a normal sunny Friday morning with no indicator that Yundum Barracks, the main Gambia National...
By Alagie Manneh President Barrow has donated D1,020,000 to the organisers of the biennial International Soninke Festival (Fiso). The funds are to help with the “organisational...