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Why the CRC must eliminate the death penalty and others The facts against the death penalty from an Islamic and conscientious perspective

By Jarga Kebba Gigo The world of interpretation is where our true colours are revealed, where our leanings separate us. The Recitation (Qur'an) is largely...

Open letter to the Secretary General and Head of the Civil Service

By Omar Ceesay I wish to bring to your attention the decision of the Local Government Service Commission to retire me effective November 2017 outrageously...

The Minister for the Interior and IGP must be held accountable for Kanilai shooting

By Madi Jobarteh At the outset I demand that the Minister for the Interior, the Inspector General of Police and the responsible officers at Kanilai...

VIEW POINT: Jalsa Salana, The Gambia

By Musa Bah In December 1891, a small conference took place in a small village called Qadian, Punjab, India. The Conference was organized by Hadrat...

Coalition Break-up: Do not despair. It is a blessing!

By Madi Jobarteh There is a general feeling that the Coalition has broken up, and therefore many are expressing disappointment and even threatening not to...

Ousainu Darboe: Good riddance, good politics, goodbye

By Amat Jeng It was a rainy day and I was in the middle of a historical climate change protest in Stockholm, Sweden, conducting research...

A phenomenal woman

By Musa Bah A little less than a century ago, a girl was born in a village called Bangaña in the central part of Senegal....

Open letter to women

By Binta Muhammed Sallah Vice Chairperson, Youth For Human Rights Gambia Dear Women, it's International Women's Day... A day to reflect on our achievements, obstacles and...

The Janneh Commission: My take and the way forward

By Baba Sillah When President Adama Barrow came to power in January 2017 and set up his cabinet, he established an independent inquiry to investigate...

The Think-Tank is not dead: A response to Aicha

By Kemo Conteh I read her piece. She touched on many things, some of them perhaps genuine talking points in the current national dialogue such...

Gambia’s TRRC, a soul searching exercise and a catharsis

By Njundu Drammeh The TRRC is, in my view, the “best thing”, paradoxically writing, that has happened to The Gambia. We wouldn't be knowing the...

Who is a patriot? The constitutional perspective

By Simon Sabally One of the most frequently bandied words on social media is "patriotism". Its meaning kept on shifting after every major event or...

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Judge Expresses Concern Over Increasing Rape Of Children

By Bruce Asemota Justice Ebrima Jaiteh of the Banjul High Court has expressed concern over the increasing number of rape cases, especially those involving minors. The...

NCP splinter group urges IEC to act now

By Amadou Jadama The leader of the National Convention Party splinter group led by Yaya Sanyang, has called on the country's electoral body to conduct...

Lawyer hits at Barrow gov’t

By Mafugi Ceesay Ibrahim Jallow, a private legal practitioner, has told The Standard that the Barrow government “has totally failed to focus on priorities” for...

Singhatey admits ‘responsibility’ for murders, apologises

By Mafugi Ceesay & Omar Bah Former AFPRC junta member, Edward Singhatey has said he accepted “responsibility” for the murders of Lieutenants Basiru Barrow, Dot...

Ex-Janneh Commission staff demand unpaid salary

By Omar Bah Dawda Fatty, a former orderly to one of the commissioners at the commission of inquiry that looked into the financial dealings of...