Africa has a million problems, multiply that by the prevalence of inept leadership and you have a billion problems but being gay is not one of them. In African culture, until very recently, (last two decades) public display of affection, even between married couples is awkward at best if not laughed at mockingly or viewed… Continue reading Imposition – the European Union’s value imposition on Africa
With Yaya Jammeh ousted and The Gambia now saddled with an even more inexperienced and naïve president elected in 2016, Senegal can play its cards right this time around; right under the unsuspecting nose of Barrow who was first sworn in as president at the Gambian embassy in Senegal. Adama Barrow is presenting Senegal with… Continue reading What is Senegal’s end goal in The Gambia – Part II
What is factual and will always remain true is that the two strips of land on either side of the majestic river Gambia are of indispensable strategic importance to Senegal. Having those two strips of land being a different independent sovereign entity that divide your country into two is a nuisance that any nation would… Continue reading What is Senegal’s end goal in The Gambia – Part I
Separation of church (religion) and state is a very common phrase that is never far from political discourse. Despite its ubiquitous use, it is a very highly misunderstood phrase, if not the most misunderstood phrase. Like everything else around us, the phrase has an origin. As far as modern political discourse goes, its origin is… Continue reading Separation of religion and state, misunderstood?
No one deserves to have their character be defined by a single incident, be that good or bad. A person cannot be deemed to a be a good person because they did a singular act of goodness nor can they be labeled as bad because they made a bad decision at some point. But when… Continue reading What does Barrow really have to offer?
The premise of the argument is that The Gambia has taken on a Muslim identity in its culture and state affairs. To allay the fears of the Christian minority, the Gambia Christian Council is advocating for the insertion of the word ‘secular’ in the new constitution currently in draft thereby declaring The Gambia a secular… Continue reading Secular or non-secular; much ado about nothing
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. – Abraham Lincoln Mr. President, you have demonstrated time and again that you have no regard for protocol much less to have any inclination to follow it. Worse yet, you have disrespected every single Gambian with your… Continue reading Mr. President, apologize!
From the very onset of the current administration, some people felt the need to put on a tribal lens through which to view all issues. When the cabinet positions were first announced some took to social media with a head count of how many Mandinkas were assigned ministerial positions, that debate took place online and… Continue reading The Mandinka ‘problem’
Edward Singhateh In the history of criminal justice there are hundreds of wrongfully convicted people, which in other words mean criminals were acquitted or never charged. The reason for this, among other things is the fact that there was not enough evidence to proof beyond reasonable doubt that an accused person committed or did not… Continue reading How Edward Singhateh is determined to walk free
Hon. Halifa Sallah I have stated it in the past and I still maintain the claim that ideologically speaking, there are two political parties in The Gambia and they are the United Democratic Party (UDP) of Lawyer Ousainou Darboe and the People’s Democratic Organization for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS) of Hon. Halifa Sallah. Speaking from… Continue reading Hon. Halifa Sallah’s heart is in a good place