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New Gambia, New Capital?

New Gambia, New Capital?

Give Jarra a thought, suggests Dida Halake. Some ten years ago, on a journey from Kotu to Koina, I stopped at Mansakonko for lunch and admired the lush vegetation and the hospitable people of this part of The Gambia. The debate over the poor state of Gambia’s current capital, Banjul, has brought Mansakonko and Jarra Soma where I spent the[Read More…]

by September 10, 2017 Opinions
Give Barrow A Fair Chance

Give Barrow A Fair Chance

Rejoinder to “Gambia: People’s Report on the Barrow Administration” by Richard Uku Source:  https://richarduku.wordpress.com/ I read with interest Dr Isatou Sarr’s article “Gambia: People’s Report on President Barrow administration!” – Freedom Newspaper, 2 September, 2017. This is not intended to be a defensive rejoinder on behalf of the Gambian government. I write purely of my own volition, albeit as an[Read More…]

by September 5, 2017 Opinions
Lawyer Darboe Chides Kandeh

Lawyer Darboe Chides Kandeh

Kandeh’s “Cheap” Allegations  Courtesy of SMBC Gambia – Editor’s Note below (Madi Jobarteh too has a rather “strange” piece below) Gambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ousainou Darboe has hit-hard at opposition leader Mama Kandeh for accusing ministers in the country’s unity government of corruption. Kandeh, 52, sparked tension between his supporters and that of the government claiming ministers in President[Read More…]

by August 21, 2017 Opinions
R.I.P Daily Observer!

R.I.P Daily Observer!

R.I.P Daily Observer! I have been following the tragic story of the Daily Observer. I wrote a piece a month ago and I reproduce it below. Now we have a situation where:- Staff have not been paid for two months – and really as I noted in the piece below, cannot realistically be paid; No one knows who owns the[Read More…]

by July 25, 2017 Opinions
Govt of Laws; Not of Men

Govt of Laws; Not of Men

Govt of Laws; Not of Men (Note: This 214 year-old judgement was quoted in the US Court of Appeal last week when dismissing Donald Trump’s Travel Ban appeal. This Chief Justice fought in the US War of Independence, so he is very firm on the importance of the US Constitution for which he and his colleagues risked their lives in[Read More…]

by June 13, 2017 Opinions
TRC IS IRRELEVANT TO THE GAMBIA; LET THE CRIMINAL LAW WORK!

TRC IS IRRELEVANT TO THE GAMBIA; LET THE CRIMINAL LAW WORK!

TRC IS IRRELEVANT TO THE GAMBIA; LET THE CRIMINAL LAW WORK! By Foday Samateh Introduction I concede that my dissension constitutes a heresy. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) that’s about to be empanelled to preside over the unlawful deeds of the ousted regime is popular. What’s more, it’s a key goal of the new administration. I concede further that[Read More…]

by May 23, 2017 Opinions
Adama Barrow Should Emulate John Mugulufi

Adama Barrow Should Emulate John Mugulufi

Adama Barrow Should Emulate John Mugulufi Says Madi Jobarteh (Courtesy of JollofNews) In today’s Africa, the only president that is showing the right leadership and compassion for his people is the Chief Servant of Tanzania John Mugufuli. Since November 2015 when he became the leader of his country, this man has been consistently consistent as a man of integrity who[Read More…]

by May 6, 2017 Opinions