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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
Confessions of a Cabinet Secretary

Confessions of a Cabinet Secretary

Dictator’s Cabinet Secretary Describes “Invisible Govt”. Daily Nation,SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 3 2017 By KAMAU NGOTHO Prof Philip Mbithi, now a self-declared prophet of God (Dida: Insanity is a legally acceptable defence – see Catch 22!), was the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Nairobi when President Moi called him one morning in the late 1980s and told him he wanted to appoint[Read More…]

by September 3, 2017 News
SAMBAGATE in the NEW GAMBIA?!

SAMBAGATE in the NEW GAMBIA?!

SAMBA, BAZZI, NAWEC, CASTLE OIL & EAGLE OIL (Halake has had the pleasure of being rude on the phone to this “George” chap when he asked why his story had not appeared in the Daily Observer – Samba came on the phone and got treated just as rudely! But these stories, post-Jammeh in 2017, are just amazing. Keep it up[Read More…]

by August 30, 2017 News
HAPPY NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL!

HAPPY NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL!

Happy Carnival & Stay Safe! RED, GREEN & GOLD (hardly visible nowadays at Carnival!!!). We are heading out to the country for some peace, but enjoy if you are coming in. About 10,000 police this year – 3,000 more for fear of Grenfell “Rioting” and “Acid Attacks”!!! Dida and Jainaba Jallow-Halake.

by August 26, 2017 Gambia Travel
Funny Gambia: Sabally on Leadership!

Funny Gambia: Sabally on Leadership!

Momodou Sabally On Leadership A letter to my friend (Context: This week, at the Commission of Inquiry, Sabally claimed that he participated in the robbery of state tax funds, when he Sabally was a leader, through fear of disobeying Dictator Jammeh. Today Sabally runs “A Leadership Academy”! – I smile.) Sheriff Bojang’s Standard Newspaper, August 4, 2017 Dear Sheriff, It[Read More…]

by August 25, 2017 News
HALIFA MOU DEBATE CHALLENGE

HALIFA MOU DEBATE CHALLENGE

HALAKE ON HALIFA’S MOU DEBATE It was the late great Muhammad Ali who once said, at a Civil Rights rally, that “Santa Claus was white and everything bad was black”. On a more philosophical level, a Francophone philosopher and novelist favourite of my youth, Albert Camus, said that “There exists a permanent blackmail … we must have the often solitary[Read More…]

by August 25, 2017 Politics
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