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    University of the Gambia students protest against grading ....

                      Students of the University of the Gambia Yesterday 25 March 2015, held Bakary Minteh a protest against the decisions made by the Administration on the Grading system as well as a 10 percent increment of tuition fees. The protest was held in the form of a march…

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    Gambia fails to heed UN warnings on deteriorating human ....

    Gambia has effectively thumbed its nose to the international community after it failed to accept a raft of recommendations to address its deteriorating human rights situation, Amnesty International said today. The government of Gambia only accepted 93 of the 171 recommendations at the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva. “The significant number of rejections…

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    The Rise of a Gambian Movement – ....

      THE TIME IS NOW; “WE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR”     The catalyst of change in the Gambia will have to come through a movement of the people within Gambia. Movement within a nation does not happen by itself, nor will it happen with the approval or blessings of any…

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    The Educated-Illiterate

       You said he is an educated-illiterate. But how is that possible? How can one be educated and still be illiterate?  “But how could he not understand this simple equation? People want to live according to their natural will. Forcing people to do things they don’t like is equal to unhappiness and resentment. The absolute…

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    Review of Dr. Tijan M. Sallah’s Harrow Poems

          “Idioms of Hope”: Tijan M. Sallah’s Harrow Poems  By Nibir K. Ghosh Harrow: London Poems of Convalescence by Tijan M. Sallah, the celebrity Gambian poet and icon of contemporary African writings, is a unique departure from the usual socio-political and cultural concerns that he addresses in his earlier works. The poetic terrain in…

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    The Invisible

      By Baba G. Jallow Crowds, crowds everywhere Not a face in sight Heads, heads everywhere Not a single nod Laughter, laughter everywhere Not a single smile Shouts, shouts everywhere Not a single whisper Eyes, eyes everywhere Not a single sighting Ideas, ideas everywhere Not a single thought Light, light everywhere Yet darkness reigns supreme…

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    Dr. Ben, One of the Last ‘People’s Scholars’ of ....

    The activist and educator Yosef ben-Jochannan, a founding scholar of Africana studies, died this week. Yosef ben-Jochannan, one of the last of the Harlem activist-intellectuals of the 20th century—those fiery, independent scholars who taught classical African history and shaped it into a sword against white supremacy—died Thursday after a long illness. He was 96. The man…

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    Bucking the trend, this African leader wants to shorten his ....

      From Zimbabwe to Sudan, Equatorial Guinea to Gambia, there are still far too many strongmen and despots in power in Africa. The continent’s crisis in leadership gets highlighted each year nobody is awarded the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, aimed at celebrating responsible, democratic African statesmen, as my colleague Adam Taylornoted earlier. Some African…

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    Banka Manneh Freed on Bail

      Banka Manneh Freed on Bail By Yero Jallow In a dramatic twist on Thursday March 19th 2015, Minnesota Federal Magistrate, Becky R. Thorson of St. Paul, granted Banka Manneh conditional bail. Mr. Manneh, a household name in both the U.S and the Gambia, has been on the FBI investigation list since after the December…

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    Gambia cannot co-exist with Jammeh: He must Go for Gambia ....

      JAMMEH MUST GO FOR GAMBIA TO TRIUMPH By: Ousainou Mbenga In nature; when the conditions for coexistence between species and the environment remain unbalanced, disturbed and abused, two things happen. The environment in defense of itself becomes unsupportive of the species and ultimately the species die off or become extinct. From a social point…

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    PDOIS Condemns Yahya Jammeh’s attempt to govern ....

      PDOIS STATEMENT ON EXECUTIVE DIRECTIVES PDOIS STATEMENT ON THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTIVE FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT TO COLLECT ALL REVENUES FOR COUNCILS 16TH MARCH 2016                                                          HALIFA SALLAH FOR THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE GOVERNING BY EXECUTIVE DIRECTIVE OUTSIDE THE AMBIT OF THE LAW IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND CONSTITUTE THE LEGITIMISATION OF IMPUNITY In many parts of the world where…

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    The Effective Policing of our Communities for Safety and ....

      By Ebrima Manneh The number of innocent citizens killed by law enforcement agents that took an oath to defend them is on the rise, and has become a great concern for community leaders and law enforcement officials. This has signaled a breach of trust and strained relationships between the communities they serve and the…

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    Dr. Simone Gbagbo’s Imprisonment: Lesson for First Ladies

      Dr. Simone Gbagbo Ivorian former first lady, Dr. Simone Gbagbo, is now a prisoner. Mr Gbagbo was recently found guilty of subverting authorities, among others, and was awarded 20 years in jail. Mrs Gbagbo’s conviction has been received with mixed views and reaction. The beneficiaries from her stint in power were perturbed and wounded…

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    Breaking News: Prominent member of the struggle to ....

      ‘Diaspora Gambians braces for more arrest by the FBI’ By Demba Baldeh Driven away in thousands from their home country of the Gambia for their political views and for speaking out openly against political oppression, Gambians have found themselves in cross roads between fighting against oppression or ignore the plight of their people and…

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    A Poem: Heroic Cries

                A Poem: Heroic Cries My eyes reddened. The ship swayed on ocean waves. It was the news. The wind carried the burden on its wings. My heartfelt sorrow. My mind moved on Earth length horizons. The king’s house in total disarray. I heard the citizens’ cry. Heroes put on…

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    A Poem: My un-sweet songs

              A Poem: My un-sweet songs I often hear the little birds sing sweet in chorus And I wanted the same melody songs Because my voice wasn’t sweet enough Though it came from the center of my heart So I still sat there singing aloud from my lungs I sang for…

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    The Gambia: the venerable Sayerr Jobe and the ....

              By Mathew K Jallow The outcry was swift. The reaction was scathing. And the condemnations; relentless and laced with pejorative verbiage. A nation perpetually mired in severe social and economic disaffection, was once again challenged by an arrogant showcase of imperial unilateralism. Notwithstanding the influences of our colonial culture, the…

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    Breaking News:  Senegalese Authorities Denied UK Based ....

          Are Senegalese Authorities Complacent in helping  Jammeh Crackdown  on Independent Journalists? News reaching Gainako has it that UK based Gambian  Journalist and Radio broadcaster Pa Modou Bojang (Prince) of Kibaaro Radio has been denied entry visa into Senegal . Mr. Bojang was  planning on traveling to Senegal on Monday March 16th on…

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    Your ABC and 123 of Gambian Political Economy

      Series by Sarjo Bayang Understanding of relationship between the economy, politics and society is crucial to making those governing accountable to the general public as key stakeholders. Everyone is affected in vast ways about economic and political conditions of a country. This is true about Gambia also. For that reason alone and much more,…

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    The Gambia Christian Organization of Washington DC Silently ....

      In May 2015, The Gambia Christian Association of Washington DC will be celebrating ten years of existence as an organization. During the last ten years this group have went on their business and silently in their own way, play vital roles in the lives of many young people in The Gambia. The organization also…

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    Is PDOIS being Exceedingly Difficult?

       For us to attain any gains in our pursuit of freeing The Gambia from the tentacles of a 20 year dictatorship, we must embrace the culture of impartiality, brevity and honesty in our actions as well as our political discourses. For far too long, many observed that most of our political pundits, commentators and…

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