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‘Mandinka is not a tribe and before 1864, there were no Mandinka speaking people in Gambia’ says Jammeh – My response

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‘Mandinka is not a tribe and before 1864, there were no Mandinka speaking people in Gambia’ says Jammeh – My response

Sundiata died in 1255 and from then onwards his successors assumed the title of Mansa and the empire continued to expand until 1670 (after...

‘Mandinka is not a tribe and before 1864, there were no Mandinka speaking people in Gambia’ says Jammeh – My response

We have looked at how we likely got the name Gambia and also that there never was a land called Gambia in its present...

The Mande Charter (Kouroukan Fouga) of 1235

According to the Epic of Sundiata, Kouroukan Fouga or Kurukan Fuga was the constitution of the Mali Empire created after the Battle of Krina (1235) by an assembly of nobles to create a government for the newly established empire...

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Letters: Re: Kandeh has personal grudge against Barrow

  Dear editor, I am absolutely disappointed with Dou Sanno, an adviser to President Adama Barrow who should have been busy guiding the president through the...

Farewell OB

On Saturday, the death of Ousman Bassi Conateh was announced. His remains were laid to rest at the Jeshwang cemetery. Thousands of Gambians from...

The negative impact of cultural and traditional practices on the spread of coronavirus in The Gambia

By Mbassi Sanneh On 30th December 2019, the attention of the World Health Organisation (WHO) was called to the outbreak of a coronavirus epidemic in...

Revealed: Police Report On Melville’s Sex Encounters

By Momodou Justice Darboe The Standard has obtained the report of the police investigation into the many allegations of rape and sexual abuse against Melville...

GDC campaign chairman quits for NPP

By Lamin Cham Salifu Puye, the national campaign chairman of the opposition Gambia Democratic Congress, has left to join the National Peoples Party of President...