By David Olusoga In 1899 Alfred Russel Wallace, the naturalist and co-discoverer of the theory of evolution through natural selection, wrote The Wonderful Century – which, as its title suggests, was a broadly upbeat summary of what Britain had achieved during the preceding 100 years. In his conclusion, however, Wallace reflected […]
Author: Suntou Touray
Gambia President Sacks Three Ministers
Budgetary pressure forced dictator Jammeh to fire three ministers and merged departments. BANJUL (Reuters) – Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh fired three government ministers in a department reshuffle on Wednesday, according to a statement, another unexpected turn for the tiny West African country. Minister of Fisheries Lamin Nyabally, Energy Minister Edward […]
Arise Bishop Rev James Yaw Odico
Reverend Canon James Allen Yaw Odico, dean of the St Mary’s Cathedral was consecrated and enthroned, the Bishop of the Diocese of Gambia, formerly the Diocese of Gambia and the Rio Pongas. The solemn five-hour enthronement service of Canon Odico to the office of Bishop of Gambia was officiated by […]
The Ashura Surprise Speech: Dictator Amir Jammeh’s Lies Exposed
By Prince The Amīr of Gambia love to lie, mislead and deceive. Today marks the 8th anniversary of the publication of the so-called “Ashura Surprise Speech”, a day that Gambians were told of the riches they were to expect. The Gambia, they were told, have “discovered proven reserves” of “ Tin, […]
We Remember you Dr King!
Stand up for something and go all the way to achieve just that. Tyranny shall be history in the Gambia soon, that is our dream.
Gambian Heroes And Heroines Cannot Be Quantified!
“I have news for you, there is no Superman (it’s up to us.)” -Tom Mboya, former assassinated Kenyan Minister “He who fights for honor cannot be led astray”-General Hannibal There is a silent discussion taking place among Gambians as to the level of heroism and bravery among the freedom fighters currently in […]
Sharing The Booty: Why Blame The Islamic Scholars
It’s secular educated men and women who do the diplomatic bidding for President Jammeh; it’s us who are employed in all arms of government; it’s us who choreograph the visitations of the Imams and Priest to State House; it’s us who work at the media houses disseminating the news of Jammeh’s […]
Humour: Something to Make You Laugh
A Chinese guy calls to U.S……… Caller: Hello, can I speak to Annie Wan ? Operator: Yes, you can speak to me. Caller : No, I want to speak to Annie Wan! Operator: Yes I understand you want to speak to anyone.You can speak to me. Who is this? Caller […]
Gambian Diaspora: Watch The Propaganda Space
By Suntou Touray (Kairo News Political & Culture Editor) “Are we talking to ourselves in the Diaspora or are we truly working towards winning the ‘hearts and minds’ of Gambian people?” President Jammeh has of late pitched Gambian secular educated minority against the majority of ordinary everyday Muslims. As the saying […]
Gambia Orders Female Workers ‘To Cover Hair’
The Gambia’s government has banned its female employees from leaving their hair uncovered at work, a leaked memo quoted by private newspapers says. Women should use a “head tie and neatly wrap their hair”, the memo said, without giving reasons for the ban. Last month, The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh […]
Islamic Thought Is Not Immune To Reform
By Dr Alhagi Manta Drammeh Reform has been the hallmark of Islamic thought for generations. It all started when the Prophet of Islam [Muhammad] appointed Maaz Ibn Jabal as the Governor of Yemen and asked him what he would do if confronted with issues he could not find direct answers […]
The Gambian Christian Church And Dictator Jammeh’s Money
By Lawrence Jabang The Church has been receiving stolen money from the President of The Gambia! It is about time we revealed the activity of the CHURCH in The Gambia. For a long time, many thought that it was only the Supreme Islamic Council that has been benefiting from embezzled […]