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Jali Pa Suso Talks About History And Culture

Jali Pa Suso Talks About History And Culture

The approachable and down to earth griot commonly and fondly nicknamed Jali Seattle discusses the history of Fulladou, Toumana, and the then fortress of Tambasansang. Pa Suso, who is based in the United States, elaborates on his own personal heritage. In that he stated that[Read More…]

by March 3, 2015 0 comments Culture, Society
GCC Revamps Executive Line Up

GCC Revamps Executive Line Up

Press Release GCC revamping to meeting ongoing challenges The Gambia Consultative Council, in order to meet past and new challenges, has revamped its executive. In light of the recent resignation of a high profile member, Mr. Falai Baldeh, and the aborted effort to restore democracy[Read More…]

by March 3, 2015 0 comments Society
UN Pressured To Act On Gambia

UN Pressured To Act On Gambia

Amnesty international has made 17 point recommendations to United Nations members expressing concern about The Gambia’s flagrant violation of human rights. The rights group wants the country to either comply with the special rapporteur’s demands or bear the brunt for terrorising ordinary citizens. AI felt the need to[Read More…]

by March 3, 2015 3 comments Politics
Jammeh Bans Gambling, Yes To Dictatorship

Jammeh Bans Gambling, Yes To Dictatorship

The Gambia Radio and Television Services last night broadcast the new banning orders placed on regular and deep rooted past time playing lotteries, betting and other gambling games in the country. Many observers are perplexed with the new development. However, fears are growing that, President[Read More…]

by March 2, 2015 16 comments News
Origin Of The Word ‘Aku’

Origin Of The Word ‘Aku’

By Yusef Taylor ‘Aku a ye seneya‘ [wash it until it is clean] is a Mandingo phrase. Apparently this is where the name Aku name originates from. The Akus are an African tribe in The Gambia that are descendants of freed slaves. Akus mostly go[Read More…]

by March 2, 2015 8 comments Culture, Society
The Cartoon Character

The Cartoon Character

By Baba Galleh Jallow Hashtag Momla Rekati, Managing Director of Minimal Farms Unlimited was a favorite subject of cartoonists in our little town. Their interest in him was enhanced by the great man himself, who repeatedly proclaimed that he liked caricatures of him because “these[Read More…]

by March 1, 2015 14 comments Society