Editorial

Climate Change Is an Increasing Threat to Africa!
Jun 18, 2021, 11:16 AM

Increasing temperatures and sea levels, changing precipitation patterns and more extreme weather are threatening human health and safety, food and water security and socio-economic development in Africa, according to a new report devoted exclusively to the continent.

National voter registration on course!
Jun 17, 2021, 11:29 AM

Since the start of the national voter registration, over 376,000 eligible Gambians have already secured their votes ahead of December polls.

Recycling awareness growing in Africa!
Jun 16, 2021, 10:42 AM

A survey of 4,200 Africans in the 18-to-24 age range, located in 14 different countries, has shown a 58 percent dissatisfaction rate with recycling efforts on the continent.

Poverty and low income in Gambia’s rural areas!
Jun 15, 2021, 11:43 AM

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals include eradication of hunger. To feed 10 billion persons 2050, we need to get the trade-offs right between sustainability, food security, food safety, and make better use of food already produced.

Mr. President: Voters registration, football matters
Jun 14, 2021, 10:55 AM

Mr. President, some politicians are disturbing people who are registering to get voter cards in certain places.

On Gambia, Guinea Tourism Cooperation!
Jun 10, 2021, 12:13 PM

As African countries look inwards by taking concert measures to attract tourists’ arrivals in the coming years, hopes are high of better days ahead.

Increasing Africa’s agricultural productivity!
Jun 9, 2021, 12:06 PM

Food security is an urgent global issue. The world population passed the seven billion mark in 2011 and it is expected to reach over nine billion by 2050. However, we only have limited resources with which to feed this growing population.

Agric Mechanisation is the way forward!
Jun 8, 2021, 12:06 PM

Governments, development practitioners and private companies across Africa have rediscovered agricultural mechanisation as a top priority.

Good Morning Mr. President: IEC issues, Tobaski and Guinea 
Jun 7, 2021, 1:16 PM

Mr. President, the voter registration started last week but there is still need for more sensitisation for people to go out and register to get voters’ cards because the deadline is July 11th 2021 and the forthcoming presidential elections is scheduled for December 4th 2021.

COVID-19 vaccines: acting on the evidence!
Jun 4, 2021, 11:10 AM

Diverging from tested vaccination regimens without scientific evidence could undermine public confidence in vaccines against COVID-19 and the success of a global vaccination strategy to curtail the pandemic.

Another school lacks enough furniture!
Jun 3, 2021, 11:04 AM

Lack of furniture is becoming a common issue in Gambian schools. The issue poses major challenges in some schools, where children have to sit on mats or stand while listening to their teachers during lessons.

It's time to end the stigma surrounding mental health!
Jun 2, 2021, 11:27 AM

Every dollar invested in scaling up treatment for depression and anxiety – the two most common mental health disorders – can generate a return of $4 in terms of improved wellbeing and increased ability to work. But the most important step toward improving mental health will be to make access to care routine and unremarkable.

Let’s register to vote!
Jun 1, 2021, 11:37 AM

Voter registration is an important exercise in any country’s electoral calendar. And having a vote is one important step towards exercising one’s constitutional rights in an election.

Good Morning Mr. President: TRRC, Mali & untimely public holidays
May 31, 2021, 10:55 AM

Mr. President, today we have three issues to address: TRRC, Mali, and the untimely public holidays.

TRRC public hearings end!
May 28, 2021, 11:34 AM

After two years of public testimonies from over 370 witnesses, the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations (TRRC) yesterday ended its public hearings.

Tackling maternal mortality in Africa after 2015: What should the priorities be?
May 27, 2021, 10:23 AM

At the dawn of the new millennium, 189 member states of the United Nations signed the millennium declaration and committed themselves to eight goals (MDGs) for achieving global development parity in the first 15 years of the millennium.

In observance of ALD
May 26, 2021, 10:31 AM

Today, The Gambia joins other African countries across the continent and beyond in commemorating the fifty-eighth African Liberation Day.

Good Morning Mr. President: Let's give more support to security 
May 24, 2021, 10:48 AM

Mr. President, on Friday, the police under the leadership of IGP Sanyang started patrolling the streets designed to curb the rising crime rate in the country as the issue has now become a concern for all Gambians living in and outside the country. 

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