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Reform the faulty Standard 0perating Procedure (sop) to finally stop the killing

By Samsudeen Sarr The regrettable or rather unfortunate Faraba Banta incident on Monday the 18th of June 2018 where three young Gambians lost their lives...

Who will police the Gambia Police Force?

By Abdoukarim Sanneh, London, United Kingdom Many African Countries are democratising their police and security services through reforms so that the public can have a...

Trans-Gambia bridge project and remaining political ecology issues of Gambia River Basin development

By Abdoukarim Sanneh, London, United Kingdom Adaptation to Climate Change in the Gambia River Basin-Socio-Economic Analysis was the theme of my postgraduate research at University...

Children’s views and opinions on the TRRC and transitional justice

By Baba Galleh Jallow Over the past several months, the Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with UNICEF, the Victims' Center, the National Youth Council, the...

The Banjul mayoral election and derogation of competitors: Lizzie Eunson Vs Rohey Malick Lowe

By Haddy Njie Raleigh North Carolina Many Gambians have considered the victory of one of the two female candidates in the Banjul mayoral election as a...

I am pro-LGBT. Am I as normal?

By Alagie Jinkang The debate about rights is unavoidably moral and spiritual questions and so governments must institute fairness in the goods they allocate and...

Maelstrom of mobile phone mast in the Gambia and the need for environmental planning regulation

By Abdoukarim Sanneh, London, United Kingdom We love our mobile phones and according to GSMA Intelligence report, 2015 mobile industry in Sub Saharan Africa continues...

Perspectives on the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparation Commission

Saho Sambou Lecturer University of The Gambia Transitional justice by way of truth commissions is a massive denial of justice. It is a travesty of the just...

An advice to Prexy Barrow: get a grip by leading New Gambia to a glorious sunny land

By Amadou Camara Dear President Adama Barrow, I hope you will take kindly, with kindred spirit, the content of this letter, which proffers you advice on...

The politics of urban air pollution in West Africa, public health and issues of environmental governance

By Abdoukarim Sanneh, London, United Kingdom Visiting West African cities such as Lagos, Accra, Dakar and Greater Banjul, what came to your notice is the...

The Chief Justice Speaks for Me

By Foday Samateh The most important news in The Gambia since the election happened last week. It's not the Attorney General's bombshell news briefing on...

My take on The Standard’s news captioned “Police brokers Tallinding cemetery standoff”

In the Standard issue of 8 May 2017, a statement by the police was published. Unfortunately, the statement by the police leaves much to...

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On internet access: life, death and learning

Even when our ability to spend and socialise has been curtailed in drastic ways, wealth and deprivation make themselves felt as potently as ever....

Letters: Arrest and prosecute them!

  Dear editor, During a heated parliamentary debate last Friday, the Minister of Health told the lawmakers that the individuals who attempted to misappropriate the funds...

A fate uncertain: The Draft Constitution in the National Assembly

By Lamin J Darbo Ostensibly he appointed the Constitutional Review Commission(CRC) and it was to him the Commission submitted its Draft Constitution (the Draft) on...

Be blessed as you

By Cynthia A.A. Mahoney Most often we perceive that God's love is revealed in a perfect balance between justice and mercy because of sin. Man's...

Leave no one behind!

By Musa Bah As the fight against COVID-19 intensifies and health authorities advise people to observe Social Distancing and the Stay at Home campaign increases,...