One thing we are hopeful the current dispensation will accomplish better than the previous one is delivering the goods to the poor rural communities of the Gambia, after all President Barrow rode on the back of their support and sacrifice to get to the State House. Picking up where the PPP government of Sir Dawda… Continue reading Why Are Our Rural Communities Only Good For Boosting Vote Counts?
Sometimes one cannot help but wonder if there is a deliberate and calculated attempt designed to undermine The Gambia’s new found and much deserved freedom, or simply an orchestrated plot to disfavor some and any role they may play in the future. Clearly ignorance can be discounted as a premise for some of the narratives… Continue reading System Change Vs. Regime Change
History is replete with events from which we could learn, and that in essence is the purpose of history; to serve as a source of learning for current and future generations. Through this, we learn to avoid the pitfalls of others before us and improve on their gains. The ‘game’ of life and living never… Continue reading Are We Being Ungrateful
Like everywhere else across Africa, Gambians resisted the imposition of alien values and morals on their societies. The institution of colonialism was resisted in all its forms and manifestations; even in such subtleties as refusing to enroll one’s kids in schools. People never willingly surrender their sovereignty to any person or authority without certain considerations;… Continue reading Understanding The Gambian Political Landscape
After delivering them from the Pharaoh and his tyrannical ways, the Israelites started questioning Moses immediately, even doubting his claims. Both versions of the narrative from the Islamic and Christian perspective, spoke of the defiance and resistance Moses had to contend with from the Israelites. Maybe they were on edge or nervous about surrendering their… Continue reading Do Not Commit Political Suicide Before You Launch
As we just emerged out of the election cycle with claims of ‘migrant voters’ ferried in to boost the vote count for the outgoing president, one glaring fact emerges. Aside from the abuse of office and betrayal of trust, Gambian citizenship is open to abuse very easily. Hon. Halifa Sallah addressed the issue numerous times… Continue reading Securing Gambian Citizenship
A few weeks leading up to the polls, I wrote a piece asking that you not subvert the will of the people; and in that piece I stated;The peace and stability of the country lies solely in your hands. What you say, what you do, what you condone from your surrogates, what you order your… Continue reading The Gambia Cannot Afford To Be Isolated
I’ve been alone with these thoughts inside my mindAnd in my dreams I told myself it’s a lie a thousand timesI decided to call to see if it’s really trueHello, are you hearing me? PARDON… I can hear it in your voiceI can see it everywhere I lookYou’re all I ever dreaded and now my… Continue reading Hello – A Coded Plea Bargain!
Being a country of believers, be it Islam or Christianity, it is understandable that we attribute all things to God’s predestination.Even in this election season, almost every person who has anything to say for the regime will say something along the lines of “God ordained him (current president), and when his time comes He (God)… Continue reading Adama Barrow – The Ordained One
Africa is the one continent that can go it alone, with enough fertile land to feed the whole world.Enough water resources to harness for our needs, either for irrigation or power generation.We can be energy independent and stay green in the process:Windmills along the hundreds of miles of coastlines all around Africa, solar panels in… Continue reading One Possible Way Forward