teenage pregnancy in Gambia
Women & Society : Cost of silence: Confronting teenage pregnancy in Gambia
Aug 1, 2023, 11:27 AM

Hello, and welcome to the first edition of this column called Women and Society.

Tribute : Dida Jallow-Halake: Intellectual luminary, Pan-Africanist & accomplished writer, educator
Jul 27, 2023, 12:37 PM

Our collective hearts are heavy as we stand on the precipice of sorrow, mourning the untimely departure of the extraordinary Dida Jallow-Halake. Molded from Ethiopian soil, nurtured under the warm Kenyan sun, polished with sophisticated British sensibilities, and pledged his undying loyalty to The Gambia, Dida was a remarkable person whose sudden departure has etched a profound, irreplaceable void in a multitude of hearts.

The Senegalese political tragedy: Manipulation of the people to further one’s political cause?
Jul 21, 2023, 12:01 PM

The history of the political development of human societies teaches us that tragedies have often occurred when two of the most prominent political leaders in a social entity put their personal interests above those of their peoples in their battle for preservation and/or conquest of power.

Ousman Sonko:  Victim of injustice
Jul 20, 2023, 12:16 PM

What did former president Abdoulie Wade do to warrant President Macky Sall, who was then a member of the opposition, to come out to the streets to demonstrate? And what did Ousman Sonko do to deserve bad treatment?

Open petition to the PPC - National Assembly: Re mortgaging of Senegambia Bridge
Jul 14, 2023, 1:22 PM

Dear Honourable Suwaibou Touray,

I write with deep sorrow to learn that the Gambia Government has decided to mortgage the Senegambia Bridge for 25 years at a value of $100m with an Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of 15%.

Education Column: The Gambia National Library: History, Development and Relevance
Jul 7, 2023, 1:08 PM

Main references :
1.Abdou Wally Mbye, Towards a National Library and Information System for Gambians, A. Dissertation, London, 1996
2.Abdou Wally Mbye, The Gambia National Library Annual Report 2006, The Gambia National Library

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Enchanting social housing
Jul 4, 2023, 12:12 PM

Affordable housing for low and middle income earners seem to have faded away as a social security to citizens of this country.

Gambian delegation welcomed to 3rd China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo (CAETE)
Jun 21, 2023, 2:16 PM

The third China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo (CAETE)  is to take place in Changsha, Hunan from June 29 to July 2. The theme of this year’s CAETE is “Common Development for a Shared Future”.

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𝑨 𝑻𝒂𝒍𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝑯𝒖𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝑰𝒈𝒏𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 & 𝑨𝒏𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒍 𝑾𝒊𝒔𝒅𝒐𝒎
Jun 15, 2023, 1:26 PM

In the tranquil and enchanting evening at Kiang, a picturesque region along the lower river of The Gambia, I found myself immersed in the delights of a Christmas holiday at the charming Kangtong Kunda village.

Next pandemic, let Cuba vaccinate the world
Jun 12, 2023, 3:16 PM

How can humanity prevent the next pandemic from being as disastrous as this one, in which as many as 15 million people have died? This past week, countries of the World Health Organization met in Geneva to begin debating a pandemic preparedness accord.

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Foreign exchange situation
Jun 12, 2023, 3:15 PM

The uncontrollable foreign exchange rates causing inflation and hardship on consumers and travelers is worrisome. The current monetary policies based on the concept of free market economy do not seem to suit the economic realities in the country.

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Tribute: MoFA Paid Tribute to Ambassador Alieu K. Jammeh
Jun 5, 2023, 11:46 AM

It is with immense sorrow and deep sense of sadness that the Honourable Minister, Permanent Secretaries and the entire staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad mourn the untimely demise of His Excellency Alieu K. Jammeh, High Commissioner of the Republic of The Gambia to the Republic of Sierra Leone and Ambassador to Cote D’Ivoire and Liberia.

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The unseen cost of kindness
May 30, 2023, 12:39 PM

The year could have conceivably been 1996, during my sixth year as a pupil at Brikama Primary School. I remember attending after-school class until the late afternoon, around 4pm. My friends from New Town and I would journey home, some cycling and others, including myself, walking. The route covered a distance of about 2 kilometres, and our hunger increased with each stride.

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What an outcome: Local Council Elections
May 29, 2023, 12:11 PM

The second phase of the local democratic process has been decided in the Mayoral and Chairmanship elections with the opposition having taken the lead in Urban Gambia and the ruling NPP taking the lead in Rural Gambia. In the Councilors elections, the opposition won the most seats.

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  What an outcome: Local Council Elections
May 26, 2023, 12:44 PM

The second phase of the local democratic process has been decided in the Mayoral and Chairmanship elections with the opposition having taken the lead in Urban Gambia and the ruling NPP taking the lead in Rural Gambia. In the Councilors elections, the opposition won the most seats.

Communities key to zero out-of-school children in The Gambia
May 23, 2023, 1:41 PM

To effect lasting change, communities must be at the heart of the push.It seems rather obvious that you need to secure the support of people most affected by the issues you are seeking to address.

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Some pertinent lessons from LG elections
May 23, 2023, 1:39 PM

The most hotly contested chairperson/mayoral elections this country has ever witnessed has been concluded in quite a similar pattern to the councilor elections held in mid-April.

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Tribute : ‘OJ was man of people’
May 19, 2023, 12:21 PM

In many ways Honourable OJ was a” man of the people”.

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