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On the matter of secularity: The attempt to oppress the Majority

By Momodou Sabally I have been relatively mute since the explosion of the debate on secularism started upon release of our draft constitution. I thought...

In Foni after ‘a truth’

With Mustapha K Darboe A man looked on with blood shot eyes. His fist in slow motion fell on the table before him. The protested...

This lot of infidels

With Mustapha K Darboe It has been his routine. Each day Suntu comes to people but he stays alone. Perhaps he has become accustomed to...

A storm in a teacup

With Talib Gibran Now that the dust has settled; no, now that the tornado has settled on what was arguably the most controversial headline in...

STFU!

By Sheriff Baba Bojang On a brisk Thursday morning on January 10th 2017, I drove my former cabinet colleague and friend Alieu Jammeh to a...

Love on the beach

By Talib Gibran Getting back together has always looked smooth for people. That's not exactly true for me. I've always believed whatever ended your relationship with...

One last time

By Talib Gibran This generation is love-struck. We fall in love so easily and so many times that it becomes just temporary sensual experiences accumulated...

The forgotten souls

In December 2016, I was one of those who were recording history. Brothers became sworn enemies with minds prepared to put a dagger in each...

Dark clouds and silver linings

By Musa Bah Given the spectacle-turned-fiasco performance of the Gambia Press Union (GPU) in their awards night which has been severely criticized for 'being biased'...

The journalism awards conundrum

There are no favours. And boy, Baa Tambadou isn't perfect. He's a sinner that refuses to repent for his sins against divine right of freedom...

On the quest for a digital nation: Letter to my friend

By Momodou Sabally Sheriff my good friend, or should I address you as Honourable Sheriff in deference to your erstwhile portfolio of Minister in charge...

Ya Allah

By Sheriff Baba Bojang Hear me Mighty heavens Hear me Sand grains of the earth Hear me Waters of the great oceans Winged spirits of the high above Created with a...

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