Author: Gainako

By Matthew K. Jallow A Freedom Radio interview of a young Gambian females about her experiences, tell the story of Kanilai village. For in Kanilai, the times, they are a changing. In fact, in Kanilai, they began to change more than a decade and half ago. Situated in the southern forests of the Gambia, the changes in Kanilai are not of the good kind. This unlikely southern Gambia village, where collapsed straw fences and mangled mud-walls once complemented windowless mud huts and grass houses, the times bluster with the endless celebration of life, but also of a nightmare that plays…

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Nation poised to recover from almost two decades mass suffering cannot have it two ways Author: Sarjo Bayang Generations of people have gone by it that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Feed a person and win him. Deprive a person food and you invite trouble. Gambia is just fitting that example. People have been tested with hunger and deep cut painful life; lost all elements of principled values and genuine pride, with shattered pieces of the social fabric harder to put together.

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By Mathew K Jallow Friedrich Nietzsche would, with easy credence, argue that the radical traditions of the 1960s were an aesthetic expression of the intellectual awakening of the genius of an era. And Timothy Leary, Abby Hoffman, Eldridge Cleaver and Franz Fanon, vanguards in the noble causes of a long gone era, would have no trouble embracing Nietzsche’s piercing criticism and almost perversely delusional inquiry into the mind of a generation. In spite of the yawning abyss created by the social and economic inequity into which his and my generation were born, the upheavals that arose out the doctrine and…

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Kwame Nkrumah 1967 African Socialism Revisited Paper read at the Africa Seminar held in Cairo at the invitation of the two organs At-Talia and Problems of Peace and Socialism. Published: by Peace and Socialism Publishers, Prague, 1967, in a volume titled “Africa: National and Social Revolution”; Transcribed: by Dominic Tweedie.

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Have you ever received an email claiming you have either won certain amount of money or that they need your help to secure a large sums of money supposedly from Nigerian? Well, almost everyone has in one way or another received such an email… These internet Scammers think they are dealing with the dummest people on the face of this planet… This could certainly be true if anybody breathing fresh air falls victim to such a scam… How in the world just out of nowhere can someone claim to wire  you millions of dollars without knowing you or ever dealing with…

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    By Alagi Yorro Jallow Mr Faye thank you for your rejoinder and critique on my Paper which I’m humbled and respect your views and again disagree with you for glorifying some of our founding fathers who woefully failed Africa especially your hero Kwame Nkrumah.With regards to Professor Rotberg all I know is that he is a highly respected person with great intellectual honesty and really proud of his accomplishment.

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Baboucarr Ceesay, the 1st Vice President of Gambia Press Union (GPU) has constantly been under the spyglass of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) since 13 Wednesday, February 2013, for reasons only known to them . He has been told about several strange visitors at his house in Tallinding who asked his family about his whereabouts. It was after 12.00 P.M Friday, March 8th that he left his home accompanied by his younger brother to do some transaction at a Western Union complex near Roland Clinic at Churchill’s Town, then to proceed to the office of the Gambia Press Union (GPU) in Fajara.

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By Sainey Faye, Atlanta This is an interesting article, and one that raises many questions that need clarification. When we read in one of the paragraghs that “Apart from Mandela, Kharma, and Ramgoolam, African leaders and elites did not establish political systems that bore any resemblance to indigenous systems” what precisely is meant by that statement? Are we to belief that the authors referenced in this article or research paper, are trying to make us belief that the ex-president Nelson Mandela, established political systems that were indigenous to the people or the nation of South Africa. That would be hard…

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By Baba Galleh Jallow O you self-righteous judge Draped in the mantles of heavy justice Why pass judgment and declare sentence Slam your hammer and close the case When all you have is hearsay Even from the horse’s mouth When all you have is but one side Of a case you know little about? Are you not sworn to uphold justice To balance the scales of truth before passing judgment?

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BOOK REVIEW  Focus Challenges of The Gambia’s Transition To Democracy. By Demba Ali Jawo. 135 pp. Published by The Deyda Hydara Trust. Timbooktoo Bookshop. Garba Jahumpa Rd., Bakau. D150. Contact: Ousainou Jagne. Tel: +2209935915. Gambian Chronicles D. A. Jawo Crystallizes a Nation in Transit By Cherno Baba Jallow In the fading days of the Jawara presidency, it seemed as if things weren’t moving – or moving fast enough. Within the confines of presidential power and far, far away, the national soul was living listlessly. The custodians of power and authority were napping at the wheel. Apathy, on the part of those vested…

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