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Where is God? About Barrow’s 60 mosques and what Gambia really needs

With Rohey Samba A man took his child along on a visit to an eminent Islamic scholar in a remote part of the country. During...

What France’s world cup win means to us all About racism and why African governments are to blame

With Rohey Samba This Khaled Beydoun's viral tweet on France's world cup win on Sunday right after the conclusion of the game, stirs into an...

In the by-place of nature, we agree to disagree About Kerr Fatou vs Fatou Network, Serekunda Hospital ER, drowning at Palma Beach

With Rohey Samba There was a time in The Gambia, when hating Yahya Jammeh was the thing to do. Everybody claimed to hate him. Even...

Labour is not a commodity (Declaration of Philadelphia) – True or False?

The overwhelming question remains; is labour a commodity - True or False? To answer this question, I will examine the underlying principle of the terms;...

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...

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Failed Gambia project: President Adama Barrow is not to blame, blame his philosophy Part 2

With Alhassan Darboe Our failing health care system When Barrow came to power, our healthcare was a mess after years of neglect and under-investment during the...

Missing in Action: Jongkunda Daffeh, Gambian philosopher, journalist and activist

Jongkunda Daffeh was born in 1947. In 1967, he finished at the top of his A Levels Class in Pure Maths! 'But I had...

BLM: Really?

With Talib Gibran As recent as Monday, Sheriff Bojang walked into my office and summoned me, and the rest, to a meeting. It was supposed...

Marie Sock The lady who wants to be The Gambia’s next president

With Alagie Manneh Marie Sock is the lady of the moment. Since announcing last week of her intention to run for the presidency of The...

The unraveling of the colossal deception that is America

By Suruwa B. Wawa Jaiteh While almost everybody is taking careful steps adjusting to the abnormalities of the American normal, the rest of our dear...