Author: Gainako

By D. A. Jawo   Once again, the professionalism and sincerity of some of our socalled legal luminaries is quite questionable, especially in the way and manner they seem to treat issues of concern to Gambians. A case in point had been the type of bills recently presented to the National Assembly by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, and of course, not surprisingly, unanimously passed by the National Assembly Members. Going through those pieces of legislation, one cannot but wonder whether those who drafted them as well as the National Assembly Members who overwhelmingly voted for them were…

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 By Papa Faal. How Rebels shattered the Innocence and Peace of a Nation – One Family’s Story of Survival In A Week Of Hell, Papa Faal narrates his family’s experience in their death defying struggle to survive as one of Koukoie Samba Sanyang’s hostages, in the 1981 abortive coup in The Gambia.  Papa Faal is the grandson of renown Brikama businessman, Alhagie Sheriffo Jawara, and the great-nephew of President Sir Dawda K. Jawara. Papa and his family survived the murderous intents of Koukoie and his rebels; and in this book, he recounts his emotional, thrilling and suspenseful experience in how…

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Nairobi, Kenya: President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Saturday’s meeting with Mr Raila Odinga at State House was the culmination of two hush-hush meetings, both in homes of influential personalities close to the two leaders. The Saturday meeting was the second directly between the two fiercest rivals in the March 4 elections, and also the first to be acknowledged by the two sides, complete with television footage. But inquiries within the President’s and Raila’s side revealed that the influential force bringing the two hitherto bitter rivals together was America’s civil rights and towering religious figure, the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

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By Yankuba Jambang Senegal will forever remain Gambia’s only immediate neighbor that surrounds it on all sides but the west, where the Atlantic Ocean sits. All Senegalese citizens and Gambians are aware of this, and the natural bond of fraternity that exists between the two states. Recently, there has been an upsurge in bluster towards Senegalese president Macky Sall by Gambians who, understandably, want immediate regime change in Banjul. And both the Gambian president Yahya Jammeh, and those of us who want regime change in Banjul, understand that removing the tyrant will be almost impossible, at least in the foreseeable…

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AB– USED, INSULTED AND TREATED AS FOREIGNER AT KANILAI.  MY HOURS OF HORROW IN PRESIDENT JAMMEH’S NATIVE VILLAGE! By Prince Bubacarr Aminata Sankanu, I would like to start by apologizing for possible errors as I wrote this piece under time pressure with unstable electricity supply.   Out of protest, I refused to write new traveler’s reports on my current working mission in our homeland of The Gambia. During my last self-sponsored trip of 2012, I used my money, time and energy to provide differentiated information to those who are hungry for independent non-political facts on The Gambia for their balanced…

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 Kukoi Samba Sanyang former Gambia dissident and the mastermind behind the 1981 failed attempted coup against the Jawara regime has reportedly been arrested in Senegal and detained at the airport in Dakar. Reliable information has it that Senegal was contemplating expelling Kukoi out of their country to either Gambia or Mali. Kukoi Samba Sanyang was recently interviewed by Essa Bokarr Sey of Hello Gambia where he discussed in details his role in the 1981. He narrated his ordeals and the unfortunate events on that fateful day in Gambia where hundreds of Gambians and Senegalese lost their lives.

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Inshallah I intend to travel to Raliegh, NC on the weekend of May 18-19 to meet my fellow citizens and friends of The Gambia. The agenda for the meeting as outlined by the facilitators is as ambitious as it is timely, a combination  I believe  makes it worthy of the support of anyone who believes our nation can and should be on a  better path. Our difficult struggle against a cruel tyrant has been long and arduos. Some of our people have paid the ultimate price , while others continue to endure persistent injustice , economic ruin and exile. And…

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BANJUL — (AFP) The United Kingdom urged the Gambia on Monday to investigate the whereabouts of an outspoken religious leader who has not been seen by family or friends since his arrest more than four months ago. Imam Baba Leigh was detained on December 3 after criticising President Yahya Jammeh’s regime for executing nine death row inmates last year. “Speaking on behalf of the UK, I urge the government of the Republic of the Gambia to investigate the disappearance of Imam Baba Leigh and to do their utmost to return him, fit and well, to his family, friends and wider…

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“It is time for new hands to lift the burdens.”-  Nelson Mandela “My generation led Africa to political freedom. The current generation of leaders and peoples of Africa must pick up the flickering torch of African Freedom, refuel it with their enthusiasm and determination, and carry it forward.”  – Mwalimu Julius Nyerer 1st President Of Tanzania Question: What Is African Freedom Day? What year was it proclaimed? How many African countries had political independence when it was proclaimed?

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By Baba Galleh Jallow Apart from Bogeyman, Second Genamin Gyant DaMidget alias Mbarass, was also known as Greedy Man. The persistent hunger he suffered as a child now translated itself into an insatiable lust for food. If there was one thing that DaMidget enjoyed more than firing his invisible gun, it was stuffing his increasingly calabash stomach with delicious food. Tales of afra nights soon became legendary in No Talk Republic. It was rumored that when Gyant DaMidget saw food, his throat involuntarily roared and his ears visibly twitched. Food made his nose involuntarily twitch his cheeks quiver like sails…

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