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For the love of Soninkara: Tribute to Sise Sawaneh

By Momodou Sabally The sudden demise of Sise Jaha Sawaneh hit me like a thunderbolt. The news is completely devastating and I know for sure that...

Tribute to a bosom friend: Dr Peter Da Costa

By Omar Ousman Jobe Fifi and I started together in Gambia High School. I was coming from Campama Primary School and he from Methodist Prep. We...

Hon. Edrissa Samba Sallah

Momodou Camara (Acca) I have the honour and privilege to write this small tribute to my father-in-law who was the Hon Edrissa Samba Sallah of...

Would Yahya Jammeh have given Sir Dawda Jawara a befitting state funeral?

By Dr. Alieu Faal Under President Adama Barrow, Sir Dawda Jawara was given full state burial befitting his status as the founding father of our...

Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara; 1924 to 2019

By Muhammad I.S Gassama The father of the nation, the founder of the sovereign state of the Gambia and the veritable architect of our national...

Re: Salute Sir Dawda-the unifier and beacon of tribal harmony

By: Momodou Camara Allow me to quote from Marc Antony in his speech at the Burial of Julius Caesar and its relevance to Gambians and...

Alhaji Ambassador Ebou M. Taal, (1937-2019),Gambian pioneer diplomat, international civil servant and historian

By Hassoum Ceesay Alhaji Ebou Taal who died at 82, weekend, was a pioneer Gambian diplomat, international civil servant and a historian of the socio-political...

The half century tenure of Alkalo Meta Jassey of Bakoteh

By Omar Joof The face of modern Bakoteh is no more. Alkali Meta Jassey recently joined his ancestors after a tenure of almost fifty years. He...

The dilemma of our transitional justice

By Capt. Ebou Jallow During the AFPRC transitional government, The Gambia was in a state of exception, a juridical condition without a constitutional foundation and...

Hear me, Ousman Koro Ceesay

Toney F Mendy, UTG Even as you rest, likely, with the imaginary simile of yours that many and myself today painted to console our hearts...

Solo Sandeng: Hailing a political colossus

By Alagi Yorro Jallow In comrade Solo Sandeng, the Gambia have lost yet another giant and icon of the second liberation struggle. It is a...

Dr Ibrahim Lowe: Educator, estimable and eclectic eminence

Hope was how I felt anticipating to attend his class, which was a trace too far from the uncouth cousin of hope: optimism. Yes,...

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