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Barcelona or Barzakh – Owning up the blame

Twenty-seven-year-old Bakary Manjang paid D2,000 to acquire from a marabout good luck charms to wear around his waist and herbal potions to bathe with. These, he believed, would keep him safe through his journey as an illegal migrant to Europe. ....

Humanity’s global battle with mosquitoes

Mosquito-borne diseases result in the deaths of a million people every year throughout the world. The females are responsible for spreading disease during their blood-meal. The males prefer to dine on plant sugars. Malaria is caused by a parasite called Plasmodium. Transmitted by mosquitoes, the parasites multiply inside the liver before infecting red blood cells.....

Octogenarian craves justice over 10-year land tussle

Foday Mangasuba, an 84 year-old man in Latrikunda Sabiji has craved for justice over a land tussle he was engaged in. Mr Mangasuba has exhausted all legal avenues to repossess his land after it has been occupied by settlers in Kunkujang Keitaya village, Kombo North.......

The media: An essential tool for public consciousness

Every government is guided by three important arms, they are the legislature for law-making, the executive for law enforcement and implementation and finally the judiciary for interpretation of that law all within the state. ..

Prof Kah steals the show

The vice chancellor of the University of The Gambia was all smiles on Thursday evening as the Innovation Africa Digital summit was brought to a fruitful end for the UTG. ..

Lessons from the institution of prophecy

A radical revolution of existing ethos towards positive ends. A revolution rooted in revelations emanating from the heavens above. This sums up the entire movement that characterises the institution of prophecy. Because at the core of the struggle of the prophets is to radically change the ways and dealings of the people they were sent upon. To alter their psyche towards the higher cardinal virtues, which according to their own teachings is embedded at the core of the human spirit. This is no easy struggle. ...

Gambian girls: ‘We are taken to Lebanon and forced into prostitution’

Over sixty young Gambian girls who claim to have been promised better paid jobs in China end up in Lebanon working as house maids. The girls are seeking authorities’ intervention to come back home as they are subjected to ill-treatment. Many of them who spoke on condition of anonymity recount their bizarre stories in a telephone interview....

Distorting history – A response to Jainaba Bah’s ‘Omerta’ series

'Many will call me an adventurer – and that I am, only one of different sort; one of those who risks his skin to prove his platitudes.' Che Guevara History is a controversy. Historians often differ in their narrative of a historical event, albeit in doing so, they may all barricade themselves with what each of those historians may term 'historical facts.' That is because 'facts' in themselves may constitute controversies. A historian is not simply one who dabbles in the past in the conventional sense as it is understood. A participant could be a veritable historian, and in this regard, certain narrations by participants on their lives render autobiographies veritable historical documents. Invariably, ...

Berkeley Rice on Pierre Sarr N’jie (Excerpts from Enter Gambia, Birth of an Improbable Nation)

A few blocks away from Mr Jahumpa's office, at 19 Buckle Street, is the headquarters of the United Party, the only significant opposition force in the country. Back in what UP leaders like to think of as the “good old days”, before the vote was extended to the provinces, the UP was a major power. It still has strong support from the Wolofs in Bathurst and the surrounding Kombo, but there are simply many more Mandinkas up-river than Wolofs in Bathurst. This fact became clear in the 1963 election when the PPP won twenty-seven seats in parliament, to the UP's seven....

Bun Jeng

Even though he died about nineteen years ago, Omar Bun Jeng is still regarded as one of the most respected preachers to have come out of The Gambia. According to excerpts from his biography being kept by his son in his homestead in Gunjur, the ancestors of Omar Bun Jeng hailed from the ancient Malian city of Djenne. His great grandfather was Abdul Rahman Dem who studied in Timbuktu and Mauritania before settling in Ndiassane, Senegal where he married and sired Muhammad Saibani and Muhammad Lamin Timbuktu......

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