In its twenty five year history, each time the UDP gets abused or its rights violated, the party sought redress in the courts. In each of these instances, the courts' rulings exposed flaws and cracks in our supposed 'democratic' culture. In addition to that, the rulings did one of two thing; consolidate the rule of… Continue reading The bigger picture
History indeed could depend on who wrote it and what their goals are, but should it? There exists a class of citizens who view Hon. Darboe and the party he leads, the United Democratic Party (UDP) as a violent party; a cultist movement; and a sectarian party driven by nothing other than an entitlement to… Continue reading Usurping a narrative?
ANM Ousainou Darboe The 'worry' within the supporters of the United Democratic Party (UDP) was not a question of whether Darboe was a criminal unfit for office as some on the other side want to believe. The 'worry' was about the consequences of disqualifying Darboe. We saw the jubilation after he was confirmed as nominated.… Continue reading Crisis Averted?
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Solo Sandeng In 1995 in front of the American embassy, members and sympathizers of the PPP staged a demonstration against the actions of the military junta. They paid a heavy price for it. Open protest against any action of the Jammeh government would not be staged again, no matter how peaceful. That was until April… Continue reading Solo Sandeng, the martyr
We can't even get the basics right. You'd think that by now, 56 years later, we would all agree on some basic foundational truths as to who we as as a people, but even that is a challenge we can't overcome. Everyone has his/her own versions of what it means to be independent or when… Continue reading What do we have to celebrate?
America turned a new chapter on January 20th, 2021 with the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States of America. It is fair to say that the world watched as he took his oath of office and delivered his inaugural speech. For some of us, it was a day filled… Continue reading The relentless search for a culprit
Watching Hon. Sidia Jatta’s interview aired on The Fatu Network on 01/17/2021, one thing stood out to me, amongst many things. To be clear, I have no qualms about him or anyone else advocating for a proper understanding of the role of a modern day elected leader or president. Like Hon. Jatta, many have advocated… Continue reading Mansaya
Politics of patronage; who's to blame! The people saw the need for a government to run their affairs; a few men presented themselves as capable and trustworthy enough to be tasked with running such government in the interest of all. Based on shared values of being raised to uphold honesty, integrity and sincerity, the people… Continue reading
Celebratory President Barrow with some of his minions Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020 at a few minutes past 4 PM Gambian time, a handful of elected representatives sworn to serve the interest of the people who elected them, connived with a greedy executive under the leadership of Adama Barrow to subvert the will of the Gambian… Continue reading Change deferred; a nation’s hopes betrayed