Editorial

African descendants in Gambia put forward their case!
Sep 25, 2020, 12:33 PM

Between the 15th and 19th centuries, millions of our African ancestors were kidnapped and forcedly taken away to the Caribbean and the New World in conditions of great cruelty. This is what makes the infamous tri-angular slave trade the greatest atrocity and greatest violation of human rights to this date.

No woman should die giving life!
Sep 24, 2020, 12:11 PM

Maternal mortality is becoming a major problem in The Gambia these days. The rate at which our young pregnant mothers are dying calls for quick and urgent response to halt the situation. Until appropriate and urgent actions are taken, the alarming rate of maternal mortality will always be a talking point in the coming years.

A nation in mourning!
Sep 23, 2020, 11:05 AM

Gambian lawmakers have sent the entire nation into mourning after rejecting the draft constitution – Promulgation Bill 2020 which was highly anticipated by citizens here and abroad to be the country’s law for generations.

World lost 100 million hectares of forest in two decades!
Sep 22, 2020, 11:12 AM

The world has lost nearly 100 million hectares of forests in two decades, marking a steady decline though at a slower pace than before, a UN agency reported Tuesday.

Good Morning Mr. President: COVID is real
Sep 21, 2020, 11:13 AM

Mr. President, it was very heart warming to see that you take the coronavirus pandemic so seriously that you deemed it fit to dedicate your speech of the State Opening of the National Assembly to blame all your governments’ shortcomings in every sector on this most recent pandemic. 

On Gambia’s economy!
Sep 18, 2020, 10:39 AM

The outbreak of coronavirus or simply COVID-19 has disrupted the global economies and The Gambia is not an exception.

Disaster preparedness is key!
Sep 17, 2020, 11:01 AM

Country needs to evolve well-rounded protocols for managing disasters, not look at them as only administrative problems.

Journalists denied entry @ National Assembly!
Sep 16, 2020, 11:13 AM

Former American politician and attorney, who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017, Barack Obama has said that change will not come ‘if we wait for some other person or some other time.

Draft constitution before lawmakers!
Sep 15, 2020, 11:02 AM

The constitution of any country is the supreme law of that land and binds all persons and all state organs at both the national and local levels of government.

Good Morning Mr. President: Airport levy tax
Sep 14, 2020, 10:58 AM

There is an outcry on the reintroduction of the airport levy tax which is very unpopular in all circles, among travellers, cooperators and all those involved in the tourism sector.

Fish scarcity hits Gambia!
Sep 11, 2020, 10:38 AM

As coronavirus continues to impact negatively on all sectors, another burning economic issue has once again been brought to the fore.

On term limit in Africa!
Sep 10, 2020, 11:41 AM

One of the major political issues that Africa is faced with is extension of terms of office. And the continuous disruption of the democratic process by either the military or civilians, once again reminds us the need for African leaders to stop overstaying in office.

We must change to save climate!
Sep 9, 2020, 12:06 PM

The effects of climate change are becoming unavoidable and potentially “catastrophic,” according to a report produced by the National Security, Military and Intelligence Panel on Climate Change.

On U.S. sanctions on ICC prosecutor!
Sep 8, 2020, 1:03 PM

The U.S. has recently imposed sanctions on senior officials in the International Criminal Court (ICC), including chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda.

Good Morning Mr. President: Transparency needed in government contracts and jobs
Sep 7, 2020, 11:26 AM

We commend you for successfully steering the affairs of this country to date.

Mr. President, your government should always try to see that transparency is applied in the awarding of contracts and jobs in all government offices.

On NHRC task force to tackle caste system in Gambia!
Sep 4, 2020, 2:42 PM

Following their recent recommendation to government to take urgent action to address caste system in the country, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday unveiled a new task force to deal with the caste system in the country.

Support to private schools is crucial amid covid-19 pandemic!
Sep 3, 2020, 11:26 AM

It is a fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected educational systems worldwide, leading to the near-total closures of schools, universities and colleges.

Towards a greener city!
Sep 1, 2020, 11:33 AM

Globally, climate change and global warming are controversial topics much debated among scientists and even policymakers. As a result, today, cities around the world are embracing new approach and sustainable economic development ventures, all geared towards making cities and urban centers even more greener.

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