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     UDP Press Release On The Non-Participation At The Civil ....

    Earlier this month UDP received an invitation from Dr. Scattred–Janneh to a meeting called Civil Society Forum on the Gambia being organized to discuss matters relating to the political situation in the Gambia in New York. It was learnt that leaders of other Gambian opposition parties were also invited. Initially, the UDP Leader accepted the…

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    Charges against Amadou Scattred Janneh, Sedia Bayo dropped

      The separate charges against former Information Minister Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh and Sedia Bayo, a Gambian based in Paris (France), at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court, were recently dropped, before Magistrate Abdoulie Fatty, for lack of diligent prosecution. Dr Amadou Scattred Janneh was charged in absentia with treason, whilst Sedia Bayo was also charged in…

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    The Gambia: state of denial and a nation in slow economic ....

    By Mathew K Jallow Nothing about the Gambia’s herd mentality is organic. That happens only in the movies and the animal kingdom. But again, Gambia’s recent history is an unending movie; a perpetually written and rewritten script that changes with the mood and emotional disposition of one person. Yet, it takes a tremendous amount of moral…

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    ‘Muhammad: The Messenger of God’ – An ....

    Ahmed Atef, Tuesday 29 Sep 2015 Since plans for its production were announced years ago, talk has not ceased about the Iranian epic film Muhammad: The Messenger of God. The film was written and directed by Majid Majidi who is considered one of Iran’s most important filmmakers, and whose repertoire includes The Children of Heaven…

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    Educational Accomplishment: Alkali Ali Yaffa

          Educational Accomplishment: Alkali Ali Yaffa By Yero Jallow Congratulations to none other than our home-based community person and U.S Army, Sergeant Alkali Ali Yaffa, Minnesota. In talking to Gainako, Yaffa disclosed that he graduated with a Degree in Human Resource Management from Minnesota School of Business on Friday September 25th 2015. During…

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    Global Respect for the African is in Direct relationship ....

        By Dr. Samuel B.  Artley, DMD. FAGD Patriotism in modern day Africa is at its lowest. African patriotism will become a phenomenon for every African when unification is reached. At that point it will not matter what the racial orientation is, whether it is Arab, Caucasian, Indian, or black African; the bottom line is…

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    African leaders highlight UN’s ability to support ....

      Pic: Hage G. Geingob Namibian President 29 September 2015 – The UN has played a significant role in reducing conflicts on the African continent and in other parts of the world was a message underlined by a number of African leaders who addressed the United Nations General Assembly today during the annual general debate….

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    The Military Establishment in Sub-Saharan Africa:  Are ....

      By Binneh s Minteh Former Army First Lieutenant In the past decade alone military establishments or units of military establishments in West Africa have either destabilized or threatened the state in many aspects. These units have resisted the people’s demand for change, overturned election results or used indiscriminate force against citizens demanding more rights…

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    As Delegates arrive for International CSO Forum on Gambia, ....

      Dr. Amadou Scattred Janneh is heading to New York to attend a high level discussion among civil society and government representatives at the United Nations Secretariat on Tuesday, September 29, as part of the Community of Democracies. Dr. Janneh, who is coordinator of Coalition for Change – The Gambia (CCG), is participating at the…

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    The Spotlight: Amadou Sanneh

            The Spotlight: Amadou Sanneh By Yero Jallow Gainako’s spotlight for this week is none other than Amadou Sanneh, jailed UDP Treasurer, currently languishing at the notorious Mile 2 Prison, at the political whims and caprices of the Jammeh tyranny. Sanneh, an Accountant by profession, is both a Citizen and a progressive…

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    Diaspora’s role in bridging European and African Unions ....

            Yusef Taylor reporting from London, United Kingdom The Interim Executive Director, Africa-Europe Development Platform (AEDP) has argued that the Diaspora has a massive opportunity “to play the role of a broker” between the European and the African Unions to ensure that policies needed to implement development initiatives progress. Chairing a policy…

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  • Burkinese opposition supporters shout slogans during a protest at Nation Square in Ouagadougou on January 18, 2014. Burkina Faso's opposition leader Zephirin Diabre has called for protests against plans by President Blaise Compaore to extend his mandate by another five years. AFP PHOTO/AHMED OUOBA        (Photo credit should read AHMED OUOBA/AFP/Getty Images)
    Macky Sall hailed over Burkina Faso peace mission

      Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday praised the President of Senegal, Macky Sall and his Benin Republic counterpart, Boni Yayi, for their efforts to restore political order in Burkina Faso. Buhari gave the eulogy at an extraordinary meeting of Heads of State and Government of Economic Community of West African States held in Abuja, Nigeria….

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    Looking Beyond the Power-Grab

      By Baba Galleh Jallow Every revolution is inspired by outrage. Outrage at the specter of a small minority in power oppressing a large majority of citizens. Outrage at gross injustices and often unbelievable socio-economic and cultural hardships majorities endure under oppressive political regimes. Revolutions succeed not only to the extent that they are also…

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    Fracking: Governance in the developing world

      Press release Issued: 18/09/2015 For Immediate Release Hydraulic fracturing is a controversial technique to extract resources. While there is some evidence that fracking contributes to economic growth within the United States, there are many more challenges of governance in the developing world. However, few studies consider the prospects for governance of fracking in the developing…

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    The role of the African Intelligensia & Intellectuals

     “CLASS STRUGGLE REVISITED”                                    By  Sainey Faye The role of the intelligensia in the post Independent Africa is one that needs to be disected, to better see how and why intellectuals behave the way they do; with regards to regimes and/or governments. Why would a class of supposedly highly educated workers join any…

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    IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation ....

    Press Release No. 15/430 September 21, 2015 The Gambia has experienced large balance of payments and fiscal imbalances, caused by persistent policy slippages in recent years and financial difficulties in public enterprises. This was exacerbated by sizable exogenous shocks from the impact of the regional Ebola outbreak on tourism and the delayed summer rains in…

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    IMF Staff-monitored program is off track, more bad economic ....

      The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is reporting more bad economic news for the Gambia despite recent Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) or financial bailout extended to the cash-strapped regime of Yaya Jammeh. In a news release announcing a recently-concluded mission to The Gambia, The Fund announced that the country continues to experience large balance of…

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    Poverty and Misrule in Sub-Saharan Africa

      By Binneh s Minteh Former Army First Lieutenant It is often said that Africa is the richest continent on planet earth, yet harbors the world’s poorest people. Poverty is a menace in Africa. It is an endangering national and international security threat that is destroying the lives of millions of Africans. Hunger, disease and…

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    The Spotlight: Sainabou Phall

              The Spotlight: Sainabou Phall By Yero Jallow Today, our spotlight is on one of the Diaspora activists, Sainabou Phall, fondly Sister Sai (pronounced Sei). Sai lives in Las Vegas Nevada though off and on, she in the Washington DC area. In talking to Gainako, Sai disclosed that she is working…

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    Intellectuals and the African Condition

      By Baba Galleh Jallow The African condition is desperate and ugly. African intellectuals know this. What are they doing about it? These old but perennially new realities were the recent subject of a series of articles and a panel discussion on Kairo News. One of the pieces published by Kairo was an open letter…

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    The Enemy of the African People is our National Military ....

    “A soldier without Political Education is a virtual Criminal” Thomas Sankara As a law abiding African, far to many times we have found ourselves using and making all kinds of convoluted argument , just to avoid acknowledging an obvious fact, that is the enemy of the African people is the Military elite. At this point,…

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