Editorial

Human rights move up on Africa's agenda!
Apr 7, 2021, 12:22 PM

For decades, the protection of basic human rights in Africa seemed to be championed mainly -- if not exclusively - by a handful of courageous and beleaguered civil society activists.

Good Morning Mr. President. It’s time to move forward
Apr 6, 2021, 11:35 AM

Mr. President, we should move forward. Gambians have made so much effort to bring the much-needed change - which we craved for 22 years - from dictatorship to democracy.

Go Scorpions!
Apr 1, 2021, 11:16 AM

After years of waiting, The Gambia senor national team – Scorpions – have finally booked their place in the continent’s biggest football fiesta after defeating Angola 1-0 in a tightly-contested qualifier played at the Independence Stadium in Bakau last Thursday.

Gambia on the path to Prisons reforms!
Mar 31, 2021, 10:55 AM

Overcrowding of Gambians prisons is a long-standing problem that was addressed in the past. The country’s Prisons system has suffered from years of neglect and under-development under Jammeh’s rule.

Let’s eliminate trade barriers in the sub-region!
Mar 30, 2021, 10:35 AM

Despite the coming into force on 1st January 2021 of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), obstacles still persists in ensuring the free flow of goods and services within the continent.

Good Morning Mr. President:  Kudos to Scorpions
Mar 29, 2021, 11:34 AM

Mr. President March 25th was a historic and memorable day for the football fraternity which saw the Gambia qualify African cup of nations for the first time in history. The tournament is scheduled to take place in January 2022 in Cameroon.

War on drugs!
Mar 26, 2021, 11:02 AM

The war on drugs is a continuing battle. The question for some is this — is it a battle worth waging?

On Gambia Prisons reforms!
Mar 25, 2021, 10:21 AM

Overcrowding of Gambians prisons is a long-standing problem that was addressed in the past. The country’s Prisons system has suffered from years of neglect and under-development under Jammeh’s rule.

COVID’s mental-health toll: how scientists are tracking a surge in depression!
Mar 24, 2021, 11:05 AM

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, new fast-spreading variants have caused a surge in infections in many countries, and renewed lockdowns. The devastation of the pandemic - millions of deaths, economic strife and unprecedented curbs on social interaction - has already had a marked effect on people’s mental health.

On road accidents!
Mar 23, 2021, 11:19 AM

It is a fact that road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among children and young adults aged 5-29 years. And it is a growing problem in many developing and even developed countries.

Good Morning Mr. President: Time is against us
Mar 22, 2021, 10:34 AM

Mr. President, since the contract of voter registration and elections materials were awarded to ESI, a Canadian company for US$3 million last month, there should not be any more time wasting for IEC to start the registration process in earnest.

What African countries must do to boost trade among themselves!
Mar 19, 2021, 11:37 AM

The expansion of trade among sub-Saharan African nations holds the key to faster growth and development to the benefit of all its citizens. To unlock this potential, countries will have to focus more on trade facilitation, including the simplification and modernisation of trade procedures.

Welcome home Gamcoy-23!
Mar 18, 2021, 1:46 PM

A German philosopher and noble peace winner, Albert Einstein once said that peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding. This clearly underscores the importance of ‘our collective efforts and strides’ in advancing world peace.

Does Africa need a new narrative on migration?
Mar 17, 2021, 1:07 PM

A new narrative on migration in Africa is emerging. It challenges and debunks commonly held perceptions and myths about African migration and African migrants, revealing that most people are not crossing seas and oceans to migrate, but rather crossing land borders in their quest for greener pastures.

On Sanyang unrest!
Mar 16, 2021, 11:15 AM

Peace is not merely the absence of war, but the presence of justice, of law, of order in short, of government. And government cannot promote law, order and justice for all unless it is built upon a strong moral and legal foundation. In the end, the individual human heart is where war and peace both begin.

Good Morning Mr. President: Obstacle in the transit trade
Mar 15, 2021, 11:23 AM

Mr. President, we join the whole nation especially the Gambia Police Force in mourning the sudden demise of IGP Mamour Jobe, which happened Saturday after a short illness. May Allah forgive him his shortcomings and grant him highest heavens. 

Beware of bush fires!
Mar 12, 2021, 10:38 AM

Bushfire continues to be a growing concern for many communities in The Gambia. The surge in the reported number of bushfires clearly reminds us that climate change is having a devastating toll on the planet.

On TRRC’s reconciliation meetings!
Mar 11, 2021, 11:36 AM

Reconciliation is an important element in building strong and progressive nation.

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