Gambia

Had We Listened

Our beliefs, customs, traditions and values aren’t always steeped in mindless superstition as we are made to believe. Our ancestors valued wisdom above everything else. You likely heard the saying “kayba kumo buka kotto bore”; “kayba kumo mu sulu buu jaaro letti”. In a nutshell, do not attempt to prove the truthfulness or otherwise of… Continue reading Had We Listened

Gambia

Is PDOIS and Halifa to Blame For The Bellicose Opposition?

“Getting Yaya Jammeh out; that is the easy part, the real work lies in the aftermath of his ouster.” The aforementioned has almost become a cliché among The Gambia’s political commentators. There is no doubt that the current Gambian political environment is a polarized one, at least online and sadly; amongst very familiar and outspoken… Continue reading Is PDOIS and Halifa to Blame For The Bellicose Opposition?

African Values., Gambia, Mandinka

Yaya Jammeh Awoke This Sense Of Patriotism

Seems the current narrative is set to endure for a while; “tribalism this, tribalism that, that’s tribalist, you’re a tribalist, blah blah blah... We won’t delve into what tribalism really means for it matters little to those who choose to stick to it to further their agenda. But it seems also that we are averse… Continue reading Yaya Jammeh Awoke This Sense Of Patriotism