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Leadership sets the tone

If you take a close look at our makeup as a society, power is entirely concentrated in the executive, and the executive is headed by one man, ergo, one man rule. Our self-proclaimed democracy is a sham, regular elections, not even fair or free elections is the only yardstick we care about. With the defeat… Continue reading Leadership sets the tone

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Cherreh wala mehw – Grains or milk?

In recent years, there have been calls to change some terminologies such as “Mansa/N’gurr/lamdo” because their usage gives the wrong impression to folks on what the functions of public servants are. These terminologies referenced above are borrowed from the native Mandinka, Wolof, and Fulani dialects of the Gambia and are used in reference to presidents… Continue reading Cherreh wala mehw – Grains or milk?

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The Gambia is not my tribe. It’s not your tribe either!

The Gambia is a “sovereign republic” so says the constitution of the state. A nation state, according to Merriam Webster is “a form of political organization” inhabited by a “relatively homogenous people”. In essence, being subject to colonial exploitation, the nation state now called The Gambia, was carved out to create a political organization that… Continue reading The Gambia is not my tribe. It’s not your tribe either!

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UDP’s footprints across Gambia’s legal and political landscape

With a petition challenging the outcome of the 2021 elections waiting to be heard at the Supreme Court of The Gambia generating all kinds of ridiculous notions, perhaps a reflection on the past is in order for those who want to take a look at the bigger picture of what is at stake. UDP leadership… Continue reading UDP’s footprints across Gambia’s legal and political landscape