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Separation of religion and state, misunderstood?

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?

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Secular or non-secular; much ado about nothing

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

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How Edward Singhateh is determined to walk free

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

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Hon. Halifa Sallah’s heart is in a good place

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

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Is The Gambia heading for another crisis?

On July 22, 1994, Gambia’s long standing democratic space was encroached upon my mutinous soldiers who usurped power after overthrowing the constitutional democracy of over 30 years. This was replaced by two decades of tyranny; murder, torture, rape, disappearances, forced exile of citizens and unmatched corruption. Citizens were cowered into submission, media houses burnt down,… Continue reading Is The Gambia heading for another crisis?