Editorial

A Ticket to recovery: Reinventing Africa’s tourism industry
Oct 6, 2022, 1:18 PM

Months into the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Kenya’s normally manicured beaches were carpeted three-feet deep in parts with thick layers of seaweed.

The effects of sand mining
Oct 5, 2022, 11:17 AM

The problem of sand mining has been a major crisis which has and can cause problems in communities such as Sanyang, Gunjur and others. This trending issue should be addressed, and the time is no other than now.

What causes food insecurity?
Oct 4, 2022, 11:40 AM

The reasons for hunger and food insecurity are many and vary from country to country, but generally, it is a result of conflict, poverty, economic shocks such as hyperinflation and rising commodity prices and environmental shocks such as flooding or drought.

Good Morning President: On cost of living, rent, transportation & embezzlement of public funds
Oct 3, 2022, 10:51 AM

Mr. President, Gambians like other citizens of the world are seriously affected by the daily cost of living because of the global inflation caused by the Russia-Ukraine war which started in February this year.

On electric sparks
Sep 30, 2022, 12:03 PM

It is undisputed that electric sparks are some of the causes of fire outbreaks and infernos, which normally pose devastating risk to lives and properties, especially in urban settlements.

How is the war in Ukraine affecting global food prices?
Sep 29, 2022, 10:51 AM

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is raising food prices across the world. Developing and emerging economies are being hit hardest due to their reliance on the region for fuel and grain imports.

On the rising pick-pocketing and robbery
Sep 28, 2022, 12:39 PM

The country’s security should be tightened in order to tackle unwanted situations within our communities. Incidents of pick-pocketing and robbery is reported almost every day within the proximity of Westfield and beyond.

Long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on domestic resource mobilisation in sub-Saharan Africa
Sep 27, 2022, 10:26 AM

Since late 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has been spreading globally. The pandemic has affected all aspects of global society and has caused specific challenges for both the government and private sectors in most countries.

Good Morning Mr. President: On feeder roads, human rights, others
Sep 26, 2022, 11:07 AM

Mr. President, the government should do everything possible in ensuring that major feeder roads across the country especially within the Greater Banjul Area (GBA) are rehabilitated or constructed. Road rehabilitation should be a priority for your administration.

Can Economic Growth Fix the Brunt of Climate Change in Africa?
Sep 23, 2022, 11:36 AM

A few weeks before the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit, in New York, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Africa is vastly affected by the consequences of climate change despite being the least contributor to the shift in weather behaviors.

Drug abuse amidst pandemic!
Sep 22, 2022, 12:19 PM

More people are using drugs, and more illicit drugs are available than ever. The COVID-19 crisis has exposed our fragility, with health systems strained and social safety nets stretched to the limit. 

On recent upsurge of crimes in the country
Sep 21, 2022, 10:16 AM

The recent rise in crime is extraordinarily complex. Policymakers and the public should not jump to conclusions or expect easy answers but the government through its Interior and Defence ministries should look into an urgent solution to crimes.

Tourism in Africa following COVID-19
Sep 20, 2022, 12:25 AM

Tourism has been a fundamental component of the African economy for years, with many countries depending on the industry as a primary source of revenue.

Good Morning Mr. President: On rising murder cases, SoNA, others
Sep 19, 2022, 10:32 AM

Mr. President, the increase in murder cases in the country in recent times is not only worrisome but alarming. What’s even more worrisome about this ugly episode is the fact that most of the alleged perpetrators of such heinous crimes are young people and the victims are also young people.

Raising Growth and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa: What Can Be Done?
Sep 16, 2022, 11:57 AM

Sub-Saharan Africa's long-term growth performance will need to improve significantly for the region to visibly reduce poverty and raise the standard of living to an acceptable level.

How War in Ukraine Is Reverberating Across World’s Regions!
Sep 15, 2022, 10:13 AM

Beyond the suffering and humanitarian crisis from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the entire global economy will feel the effects of slower growth and faster inflation.

On drivers nationwide strike!
Sep 14, 2022, 12:09 PM

Transport infrastructure is an integral component of the transport system of any country.

W/A food insecurity demands climate-smart response amid multiple crises!
Sep 13, 2022, 9:54 AM

As crises multiply and the devastating conflict in Ukraine drags on, its global effects are being felt hard in the Sahel and West Africa, a region with more than 38 million people facing acute food insecurity.

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