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West Africa and the hunger crisis

Dear editor, More than 18 million people across West Africa are in the grip of a growing hunger crisis. Crop shortages, rising food prices and insecurity have left more than one million children facing starvation. We must act now to prevent this....

Why is there conflict between Islam and the West?

Dear editor, Let me categorically state at the beginning that I am neither a Muslim nor a Christian. But I am a human being and the clash between the West and Islam will be vital to the course of world events over the coming decades. Therefore, it is of interest to me.

Letter from AIPS Dakar congress

African sports journalists descended on the Senegalese capital Dakar for the congress of the continent's chapter of the Association International du Press Sports, AIPS, last week and left with new inspiration for self and general development of sports in their respective countries....

Why African women are lagging behind in politics

Dear editor, The elections taking place across Africa all the time present opportunities for a rising tide of women to take political office. An enouraging precedent was set when the proportion of women in Senegal's parliament swelled from 22% to 43%. But without action to tackle the barriers that keep women out of power, the great wave of equality may amount to no more than a trickle. Those barriers are many and varied: economic dependency; limited access to education and information; discriminatory cultural and social attitudes, and negative stereotypes; the burden of domestic responsibility; and intimidation, harassment and violence....

In praise of Jainaba Bah

Dear editor, It's simply beautiful the way you've given space to Jainaba Bah, to narrate the grand story of the greatest revolutionary movement to ever survive in The Gambia. Every day I eagerly grab my copy and seek the beautifully written story of MOJA-G. The conclusion of the piece only leaves me with greater hunger to get to know what happened next, more like reading a heart racing mystery novel, only that in this case it's the true story of some of the bravest and daring citizens The Gambia had ever produced.....

Re: GCCI trade fair

Dear editor, Allow me space in your paper to share my thoughts on the ongoing GCCI trade fair, and the recent press briefing that the chamber organised to talk about the state of the fair. First of all, the purchasing power of the Gambian public has been suffering from the ongoing economic hardship that we all know. That is no secret. If traders are complaining about low or lack of sales at the trade fair when they paid where lot of money to have stalls and exhibit their goods, I think the GCCI should admit that, and use the experience to strategise on how to better manage the fair next time...

Re: Letter to the editor and proprietor of The Standard newspaper by one Sitaba Darboe

Dear editor, I was very perturbed, extremely flabbergasted and provoked beyond all human endurance, when I read in the Wednesday 12th March 2014 publication of your newspaper, a highly defamatory letter to the editor, with the caption:- “RE: TRIBUTE TO ARCHBISHOP DR. JOHNSON”, which was written by one “Sitaba Darboe of Bakoteh”, who fallaciously claims to know me “…for long time”. For a start, I do not know any “Sitaba Darboe” in my entire life....

Very interesting!

Dear editor, In reaction to your 'Perspective' column on the July 30 attempted coup d'etat, I wish to state that the uncaptioned photo is very indeed interesting. I want to believe, and with good reason, that the scene was the Yundum airport in 1978 when Guinean president Ahmed Sekou Toure visited The Gambia for the first time.....

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