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    The Atlanta Community Launched a Fundraiser for Bank ....

        Friends of Banka Manneh in Atlanta have launched a fundraising to help him as he faces a legal battle that threatens the very stability of his family. As he stood with us over the years by taking a lead in confronting issues within our community, this  effort was launched as requested by the…

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    Jammeh Insulting and Discriminating against Mandinkas ....

        Fr CDS Kinteh, Yankuba Touray,  Momodou Sabally, Baba Jobe (All mandinkas helped Jammeh be who he is)   There are three things among others that I will never be embarrassed or apologetic for – My FAITH. MY RACE. MY TRIBE. These composed my identity and I can’t run away from them. To disparage…

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    Burundi Coup Leaders Arrested As More Protests Planned

      BUJUMBURA, May 15 (Reuters) – Burundian forces arrested the leader of a failed coup on Friday, President Pierre Nkurunziza’s spokesman said, but anti-Nkurunziza protesters said they would return to the streets, setting the stage for more clashes. Major General Godefroid Niyombare was captured two days after announcing Nkurunziza had been overthrown, presidential spokesman Gervais…

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    Burundi Gets It Right, Next In Line ….

        Burundi Gets It Right, Next In Line …. By Yero Jallow “Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it” –Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz). Oh well, a citizenry rising up with the backing of its military has ousted the Burundian…

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    Obama Should Attend Buhari’s Inauguration

                      Last month, Nigeria completed its election process in a  peaceful and transparent manner. While the U.S. applauded  this positive feat, our involvement cannot conclude just yet.   In fact, in some ways, it is only just beginning — which is why I strongly urge President Barack…

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    Pakistani Born Chief Justice Fired and expelled by ....

                        Former Navy Chief Rear Admiral Fofana By Demba Baldeh Barely one year after his surprised appointment as Chief Justice of the Gambia, Pakistani born Chief Justice Eli Nawaz Chowha has been abruptly fired by the country’s erratic dictator and asked to leave the country within 72…

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    UN declares Liberia free of Ebola outbreak

                Ebola virus transmission ends in Liberia – UN health agency 9 May 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission as forty-two days have passed since the last laboratory-confirmed case was buried on 28 March, a “monumental achievement” for a country that…

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    Tribute to the late Anta Samba Former Secretary, Female ....

        By Maimuna Ceesay- Darboe  Former President, UDP Female Youth Wing When the Senior Administrative Secretary called me and said “I have bad news about your friend and sister”, I knew he was referring to Anta Samba. We had spoken about her health condition just a few days before. The shock and dismay that…

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    UDP: The Foreign Exchange Rate Crisis and the Impact on ....

          Once again, Gambians are greeted with dumbfounded news that major currency values will be pegged and depreciated against the Dalasi through a directive from the Office of the President. The directive, as usual, came-in without warning or engagement with the business sector as expected of any responsible government. The shock on both…

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    A Poem: Mother’s Day Love

          A Poem: Mother’s Day Love By Yero Jallow All the memories to write Mother’s day is right With its blessings to recount When the blissful sun mounts All the love to remember From January to December Can’t fill the spherical earth From the time of umbilical birth Mother, longing for your lovely…

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    Another icon of the First Republic passes away

      It wasn’t long ago that we lost Alh. S.M.B.Faye ( or Daa Faye to many) only to be greeted with yet another devastating news of the sudden passing of Alh. Sulayman Masanneh Ceesay, Whereas they both served in both the First Republic and he present Republic, it is their meritorious and distinguished service to…

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    The political Autopsy is In; Gambians are fed up and turns ....

      By Demba Baldeh, Commentary       President Jammeh and his badge of Security personnel on meet the farmers tour The political obituary of the regime in the small West African state of the Gambia has begun. Gambians have all but officially rejected their President Yahya Jammeh and his failed regime. For 20 years…

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    Gambians petition IMF Against Bailing out Jammeh’s ....

            Gambian President Yahya Jammeh  Link to Petition Gambians do not want a bailout that would strengthen Yahya Jammeh’s dictatorship and misrule. On April 2, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved emergency financial assistance under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) in the amount equivalent to SDR7.775 million (about…

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    US Representative to African Union Ambassador Reuben ....

      A press release issued by the United States Embassy in the Gambia has announced a high level visit by US representative to the African Union due in Banjul from May 7 – 8th 2015. Ambassador Reuben Brigety will visit the Gambia and meet with civil society groups and representatives of the African Union. The…

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    The Need to Lead: Filling the Skill Gap in Africa

      May 5th 2015, Johannesburg, South Africa – 2015 is a crucial year for Africa’s economic development. Summits in Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Paris and New York will facilitate international cooperation, with Africa and its partners playing critical roles in shaping the continent’s economic future. In September, at the United Nations General Assembly, global leaders are…

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    The Gambia: Reconciliation, no; indemnifying, hell no

        By Mathew K Jallow It does not come without huge costs. It’s an extremely traumatic experience, which robs citizens of their moral grounding by downgrading their humanity and elevating their materiality. And it poses an existential threat to the very fact of human existence. For a system that desensitizes citizens to devalue the…

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    Gambia’s Dictator Cut off his Nose to spite his face; ....

           Is he ignorant; Incompetent or simply power drunken? A basic layman in the streets or a 5th grade student understands the basic theory of supply and demand… when something is plenty in the market even if it is free the demand for it goes down; And evidently when it is harder to…

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    Article 19: Banjul has become the capital of human rights ....

      ARTICLE 19’ Statement to the  56th ordinary session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights  on the situation of human rights and freedom of expression in the Gambia Banjul, The Gambia 29 April 2015 Madame Chair, Honorable commissioners, distinguish Delegates. ARTICLE 19 congratulates the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR)…

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    PPP Challenge Gambians to get realistic with their Economic ....

      Each one Reach Five Challenge!  To change hearts and minds. By: PPP Media Each person call five people, talk to five people, beginning yesterday! My friends, the current bad state of affairs in Gambia, under Dictator Yaya Jammeh does not discriminate – whether you are in denial or see things for what they are….

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    Jammeh Charging Families for the sins of their relatives

    #FreeYusuphaLowe ‘Hurt people hurt people’, they say. Any man who lacks certain basic human emotions hurt people but they hardly get hurt. Yaya Jammeh is that kind. Of the eight basic human emotions President Jammeh is filled with fear stemming from paranoia that his evil deeds will haunt and yank his disturbed soul out of…

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    A Citizen’s Query: Is NRMG Finish? The Debate Rages on ....

            A Citizen’s Query: Is NRMG Finish? The Debate Rages on …Part 2 “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds” –Albert Einstein. By Yero Jallow As our traditional adage goes “ning-boroo mang meh, koomah-tuulal bukah-long” meaning if the race is not stretched, we have no way of knowing the…

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