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    Why negotiations Is possible through an open dialogue and ....

      By Momodou Njai   Knowing our history, culture, and background of where we came from, I am asking us Gambians, where is God in all this? Be it you are a Muslim or Christian, why are we so lost, divided, dysfunctional, frustrated, fearful, and hopeless? Who is to blame and what do we want…

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    Will President Jammeh Negotiate with Gambians for his ....

    In an oppressive political and waning economic state, citizens often react to their malevolent situation variedly. Others lash out at the leadership. Some dive and duck reality by matching on like life is hunky dory.  A few stand up and say oh, hell no and strive for a change by any means whereas a handful…

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    The UDP leadership transition – A sad reality of our ....

    Political Commentary  Persistent rumors and social media commentaries are ripe with discussions about the inevitable retirement of Gambia’s vibrant constitutional lawyer and leader of the United Democratic Party for the past 20 years. Mr. Ousainou Darboe has clocked 66 years and from his emotionally touching birthday message, he all but bid farewell to the Gambian…

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    Activist Momodou Njai Calls for Jammeh’s Exit!

      Call for an open dialogue for reforms, reconciliation, and support an exit strategy for President Jammeh to leave. It is important because we the people of The Gambia do not want The Gambia to be a terrorist state or a failed state like Libya, Syria, and Iraq. We want a peaceful resolution and a…

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    ‘You Lazy African Intellectuals’

      They call the Third World the lazy man’s purview; the sluggishly slothful and languorous prefecture. In this realm people are sleepy, dreamy, torpid, lethargic, and therefore indigent—totally penniless, needy, destitute, poverty-stricken, disfavored, and impoverished. In this demesne, as they call it, there are hardly any discoveries, inventions, and innovations. Africa is the trailblazer. Some…

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    The buck stops with Every Gambian Citizen; we owe it to our ....

      As John F. Kennedy the 35th President of the United States of America puts’ it “asked what you can do for your country and not what your country can do for you”. The great all-time freedom fighter Nelson Mandela (RIP) added “Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the…

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    Pa Bojang is Always Helping my Enemies President Jammeh ....

    Matching in closed order with the aftermath of the recently concluded Washington DC protest which incited unprecedented publicity and bruised President Jammeh’s dispirited pride is Pa Bojang’s telling interview with Fatou Camara, a woman of substance. Pa Bojang, who admitted that he was not in any formal employment until 2009 when he was appointed by…

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    The Gambia: Dialoguing and negotiating with serial ....

                          By Mathew K Jallow (OPINION) It is a brazen usurpation of the collective diaspora authority and an anti-thesis to everything the dissident movement so far stood for in the last two decades. Dr Abdoulaye Saine’s letter/article warning Yahya Jammeh, which appeared in several online…

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    Remembering Marcus Garve

      By Sainey Faye   REMEMBERING MARCUS GARVEY ……Do you remember old Marcus Garvey? ” A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” ——Marcus Mosiah Garvey “Whether we are of America, Canada, the West Indies, South and Central America, or Africa, the call for action is ours. The…

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    Don’t miss Youssou N’dour’s Grand Show in ....

    Youssou N’dour’ s grand show in Atlanta on September 17th, would be one of the grand showings of the king of Mbalax since his return to the stage after a brief time off… You do not want to miss this show: Please note that tickets are $60 plus tax and that limited tickets have been…

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    America’s Foreign Policy: Based On ....

      Though not mutually exclusive the following are said to inform US foreign policies: 1) America’s Interest – National Security, Economics, Politics and rarely Social 2) America’s Ideals/Values – Democracy, Freedom, Liberty & Self-Determination 3) International Laws/Norms/Standards – in practice is hard to tell if there are global standards but things like genocide, ethnic/religious cleansing,…

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    For What it is worth; A dialogue and exit strategy for ....

      I volunteer to be a peace broker between H.E President Jammeh, the opposition parties, and the Diaspora groups, hope you will join me or support me!!! Among the plans to be discussed are: 1. The President to announce he will not run for 2016 elections 2. Term limits to the presidency to be introduced…

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    How Senegal is making best use of its Diaspora Talent

    PRESIDENT MACKY SALL, NEW BUILDING AND APPOINTING SENEGALESE DIASPORA TO IMPORTANT POSITION         President Macky Sall at the sight of the new building for the Senegalese offices in New York It seems that we like writing about the Senegalese, don’t we? Well, it seems they are always doing something worthy of mention….

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    Why ‘Miracle’ Boy Who Beat Ebola Symbolizes ....

      Vandy, a 7-year-old who contracted the virus more than a month ago, is now Ebola-free after struggling through serious symptoms of the potentially fatal virus, according to UNICEF. “Little Vandy provided laughter at the most unlikely moments inside that ward,” a volunteer nurse told UNICEF. “I’m so happy for his recovery.” Vandy is one of a handful…

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    Op-Ed: President Jammeh Must Immediately Enter into Talks ....

                          By Dr. Abdoulaye Saine President Jammeh Must Immediately Enter into Talks with the Political Opposition and Diaspora Gambian Dissidents By any measure, the August 2nd, 2014 political protests that greeted President Yahya Jammeh’s US-Africa Summit visit, was unprecedented in its skillful execution, scope, and…

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    Sigga Jagne: Lessons on Ebola Virus from Sierra Leonian ....

      By Sigga Jagne I MODERATED the CAUCUS on EBOLA for the SIERRA LEON OPEN GOVERNMENT INITIATIVE LAST WEEK in WASHINGTON, DC: Lessons I Learned through the process. Containing the current Ebola outbreak is going to take a concept that is often foreign in Africa- training the people in the community to become a part…

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    Gambia postpones UN torture rapporteur visit, puts EU aid ....

    DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Gambia has postponed at the last minute a week-long visit by two U.N. experts on torture and extrajudicial killings, a move they said was ‘extremely worrying’ and cast doubt on the  country’s commitment to a better human rights record. The European Union, which has given Gambia 75 million euros of aid in…

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    Profile of Sankulay Jallow – Gambia’s techology ....

      My brother, Sankulay Jallow, the amazing technology man By Mathew K Jallow On the kitchen floor of their apartment, wires cross-cross into electrical outlets and gadgets I had never before seen.  To the technically challenged, it was an overwhelming realization of how unnerving technology can be, but to Sankulay Jallow, it was like an architect…

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    The Lessons, Pros and Cons Post DC Demonstration

    THE AFTERMATH OF THE AMERICAN DEMOSTRATION: ITS PROS, CONS AND LESSONS FOR BOTH CAMPS President Jammeh’ recent gracing the US-Africa Summit has sparked unprecedented and widely publicized protests against the Jammeh regime by Gambian dissenters in America. On the one hand, President Jammeh was holed and shamed by the demonstrators who barricaded in his hotel…

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    Another young Gambian talent died Mysteriously

      The death of another young promising Gambian talent  has been reported. Mr. Kassi Bondi a young Gambian talent in his late thirties died mysteriously in Dakar Senegal on August 7th, 2014 while on a private visit to Senegal. Bondi who works as a senior manager at the Gambia Public Procurement Authority since 2007 went…

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    Former SG. Sabally appeared in High Court but denied bail

      Reports coming from Banjul has it that Former Secretary General and minister for Presidential affairs Momodou Sabally has appeared before a high court Judge today in Banjul. Mr. Sabally who was dismissed by President Jammeh has been in detention with the NIA for over a month without charges. He was arraigned before a high…

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