Col. Samsudeen Sarr Writes Open Letter to Mr. Baba Hydara

Dear Mr. Baba Hydara, Although I am a keen follower of your paper, and radio shows, as I do all the others that are online, I

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Following Widespread Arrest of Religious Leaders, PDOIS Petitions President Jammeh

THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE GAMBIA STATE HOUSE BANJUL: 3rd August 2014 EXECUTIVE DIRECTIVES TO STOP MANIFESTATION OF RELIGIOUS PRACTICE Taking into consideration that The Gambia belongs to all Gambians, it is deemed ... Full story

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Tribute to Cherno Jallow—A Remarkable Gambian Auditor

Mr. Editor,                                                                      Kindly allow me space in your widely read medium to eulogise the life of an illustrious man who many ... Full story


The Gambia: The pernicious challenges of a struggle amid promises of a nation’s rebirth

By Mathew K. Jallow, Madison, Wisconsin This is not another heart-wrenching narrative about the intoxicating barbarity, which the AFPRC military regime has foisted on The Gambia for the past twenty years. Far from ... Full story


Prof. Saine Reviews: Defeating Dictators: Fighting Tyranny in Africa and Around the World

Defeating Dictators: Fighting Tyranny in Africa and Around the World. BY GEORGE B. N. AYITTEY. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. $ 28, hardcover (978-0-23010859-2). George Ayittey remains an important intellectual force ... Full story


Demarcating the blurred frontiers of the Manding World and an inquest into its internal dynamics: Part II

By Dodou Jawneh, Birmingham, UK However an alternative proposition to his definition of the term mendinko should be presented. He suggested that the term mendi meant lord and that koh is ... Full story


Gambian Letter writer advises Jammeh on Basic Economics

Dear President Yaya Jammeh: I am not a politician and have no intentions of being one in the near future. Therefore, I am writing this open letter to you, my compatriot ... Full story

The Verdict

Raleigh Conference Publishes Permanent Steering Committee

   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From the Organizers of the Gambia Conference for  Democracy and Good Governance. Raleigh, North Carolina U.S.A. After weeks of consultation with partners across the globe, and in line with ... Full story


Demarcating the blurred frontiers of the Manding World and an inquest into its internal dynamics: Part I

By Dodou Jawneh, Birmingham, UK Inspiration for the article: The article was written partly as an inspiration by Margit Smith’s work entitled Mande Kora published by University of Maine at Augusta. This ... Full story


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Dr Fox Says...

Dr Fox says | “When Two Lions Fight, Only The Grass Suffers” Dr Fox says | "In Gambian politics, Monkeys work and baboons eat." Dr Fox says | “Dekabee--Gambia, Dodeham.” Dr Fox says | “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” William Shakespeare in Julius Caesar Dr Fox says | “Habemus Presidium.” Dr Fox says | "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."~ Nelson Mandela Dr Fox says | “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” ~Socrates

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The Committee for the Restoration of Democracy (CORDEG) mourns the untimely passing of our comrade Hon. Boubacarr  Baldeh. Hon. Baldeh was an illustrious son of ... Full story
By Ebrima G. Sankareh, Editor-in-Chief Highly placed legal sources reaching The Gambia Echo report that the Banjul High Court presided over by Justice Mikailu Abudulah has ... Full story
Echo Exclusive By Ebrima G. Sankareh, Editor-in-Chief In the wake of GDAG’s recent resignation from CORDEG—the Diaspora organization elected only months ago to supposedly unify Gambia’s uncountable ... Full story
Abuja, Nigeria, June 10, 2014—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes today's ruling by a West African regional court, which found that the Gambian government failed ... Full story
BY Ebraima Manneh, former Permanent Secretary of Health When I learnt of the passing away of Mrs. Louise Njie, a big chunk of my life fell. ... Full story
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