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Labour is not a commodity — Declaration of Philadelphia: True or false?

By Rohey Samba A commodity is a 'reasonably homogenous good or material, bought and sold freely as an article of commerce, according to the BusinessDictonary.com....

The winds of change are turning stale…About the faraba deaths and what it means to New Gambia

By Rohey Samba Dr. Baba Galleh Jallow's open letter to the President currently making the rounds on social media and reproduced on The Standard's Wednesday...

My Ramadan Diary: The milk of human kindness of African mothers

With Rohey Samba The figure of my soon to be eleven year old son, Matin, looming over my iPad, and laughing out loud while watching...

My Ramadan Diary: Memories of cadetship in Ramadan at the Regional Maritime Academy

With Rohey Samba Ramadan came upon us in Ghana during our cadetship training at the Regional Maritime Academy. The year was 2003; location, Nungua-Accra. On my...

My Ramadan Diary: Where godliness and humanity meet

With Rohey Samba Times change. It would be one of life's major bores if it didn't. That's why we have different seasons; namely, the dry...

A rift of an aged old adage relating to Gambia’s best workers—The house-helps ‘Mbindaane’

With Rohey Samba Often they wake before everybody else in the household. They clean our houses. Take care of our children. Wash our dirty laundry....

A letter to my son

With Rohey Samba Dear Mawdo, Enclosed are the armlets the “charlatan” has given me to send to you for 'protection' against the vices of the tongue...

About what really matters to all of us…Politics!

With Rohey Samba Often it is said that there is no use crying over spilled milk. In the realm of our existence nothing can be...

Why men cheat? It is because they can

With Rohey Samba The first time I saw her, she was on television. Split-eyed, roundish and fair…the kinda fair that comes from using skin lightening...

About love and polygamy: “The lane of love is narrow; there is room for only one”

With Rohey Samba These are not my words. They are the words of the Indian poet, Kabir. But they might as well have come from...

Delving into the beastly nature of our insensitivity: Why the outrage over the macabre kids’ slayings is a form of hypocrisy.

With Rohey Samba The big news, which is not very new, honestly, is the slaying, kidnapping and sacrificing of kids that is widely circulated on...

Where do broken hearts go? Can they find there way home?

With Rohey Samba Where do broken hearts go? Can they find there way home? Back to the open arms of a love that's waiting there…...

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Echoes From The Senegambia Run

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States are amoral. All of them

Dr Sulayman Njie With the change of administration in The Gambia – there has been a plethora of conversations regarding the state and the demos,...

‘Coalition Parties Must Resign From Gov’t Or Seen To Be NPP’

By Omar Bah Haji Suwareh, the spokesperson of Operation 3 Years Jotna, has urged the political parties in the Coalition government to declare their departure...

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Momodou Camara (Acca) The annual G20 summit often seems like a talking shop for the world's most powerful governments. The leaders of 19 of the...

Gov’t must be clear about Jammeh’s assets – FTJ

By Omar Bah The interim leader of Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction has called on the Barrow administration to tell Gambians how they sold...