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Will the world remain the same in 2017?

AFP photo   By Ogunniyi Abayomi The human story is formulated by birth to planet earth via the womb, the adventure that defines what was hidden from our consciousness exploring every event that unfolds our destination within the realm of existence.

Totalitarian dominance within African Democracy

By Ogunniyi Abayomi The recent Ghanaian election was observed as the exemplary illustration of a democratic state within its sphere of power. The display of maturity during the election between President Mahama over the loss of the presidential seat to Nana Akufo-Addo exhibited the total value demonstrated for the satisfaction of the masses, rather than […]

The Red Beret Minister, the Falcons and that Ewu Gambia

By Prince Charles Dickson Throughout last week, it was the usual one week, one problem, but really none could beat the saga between the Super Falcons (Nigeria’s female soccer team) and the nation’s sporting authorities. Let us review it together.

Campaigns continue for the presidential election in Gambia

Joe Penney/Reuters   By Alpha Jallow Campaigning in the run up to the Presidential race in Gambia started on Wednesday. Two political parties, one a coalition of seven political parties are challenging incumbent President Yahya Jammeh who is running for his fifth term.

Africa hobbling out of the International Criminal Court

Reuters photo   By Joe Khamisi Africa, it seems, has begun the long-talked about process of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Isatou Touray, Gambia’s first female independent Presidential candidate

By Alpha Jallow As Gambia braces itself for the forthcoming presidential elections on 1st December, opposition candidates are discussing the possibility of a single coalition to oust the incumbent Yahya Jammeh. However, one candidate who is getting the attention of the electorate is the first female independent candidate, Dr.Isatou Touray.

Gambia: Crackdown and brutal repression in run up to elections

By Amnesty International Authorities in Gambia must free dozens of political prisoners and end the brutal crackdown on the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly ahead of elections later this year or face suspension from the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), Amnesty International said in a new report published today.

Fulani organisation celebrates third anniversary in Gambia

By Alpha Jallow A Fulani youth-led organisation aspiring to bring together all Fulani speakers across the globe in a single platform, recently celebrated its third anniversary in Gambia At a groundbreaking event; Fulbe Africa, a non-profit ethnic organization based in the Gambia chose the theme ‘Evolution of Fulani culture in modern times’.

Audio Interview with Ibrahim Ceesay

By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache interviews Gambian film director Ibrahim Ceesay.

Heads of State attend ECOWAS summit in Dakar

  By Alpha Jallow The extraordinary summit of heads of state and government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which took place in the Senegalese capital Dakar on Saturday, discussed, among other things, the political and security situation facing the region.

Land Tenure, Reforms and Governance are under reported according to Civil Society groups in Senegal

  By Alpha Jallow A group of journalists from different media organisations have ended a three day field visit to the Senegalese village of Wassadou in the region of Tambacounda. The journalists, who are also members of a network of media professionals on land reforms and governance, organised the field visit to familiarise themselves with […]

Agro–Ecology and Resilience: Paving the way to end hunger and poverty in rural communities

  By Alpha Jallow A four day exchange workshop by ActionAid Senegal and Gambia on the results of the Agro-Ecology and Resilience project implemented in both countries opened in Kaolack, central Senegal on Tuesday.


  By Mbizo Chirasha