Archive for April, 2014

‘Rich beggar’ paradox that is Africa’s $200bn cash reserves

‘Rich beggar’ paradox that is Africa’s $200bn cash reserves

By MWAURA KIMANI African countries are holding cash reserves outside the continent totalling nearly $200 billion, which they fear to invest locally owing to rising risks. The funds, nearly a third of the more than $500 billion in total reserves held by the countries, have[Read More…]

by April 30, 2014 3 comments News, Politics
History of Niani: Oral Account By Jali Banna Kanuteh

History of Niani: Oral Account By Jali Banna Kanuteh

Tune in to the illustrious history of Niani by the late Jali Banna Kanuteh on Tuesday. The griot master of Balafon player will narrate the founding story of Janjan Bureh, McCarthy Island or George Town. Jali Banna took us through a journey explaining how the[Read More…]

by April 28, 2014 3 comments Culture, Society
First Ladies With Different Goals

First Ladies With Different Goals

Zeinab Jammeh Vs Margaret Kenyatta   After watching Kenyan First Lady Margaret Kenyatta ran 42 kilometer marathon in London purposely to raise money for her country’s women and children, it behooves on us to take a pause and think of the Gambia’s First Lady Madam[Read More…]

by April 28, 2014 2 comments Editorial
Why I Won't Vote For ANC

Why I Won't Vote For ANC

  By David Smith in Johannesburg Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has spoken of his pain at being snubbed by organisers of Nelson Mandela’s funeral last year as his relationship with South Africa’s dominant party continues to sour. Tutu, who like Mandela won the Nobel peace[Read More…]

by April 27, 2014 2 comments Politics
Breaking News: Jammeh’s Entourage Kills Young Boy

Breaking News: Jammeh’s Entourage Kills Young Boy

A native of Sandu Misera village on Thursday became the latest casualty of President Yahya Jammeh’s meet the people’s tour. Lamin Sanneh, believed to be aged below 10 years, was hit and killed by a double cabin pickup at Kanube village in Fulladu East district,[Read More…]

by April 27, 2014 27 comments Society
Old Papa’s Final Fight

Old Papa’s Final Fight

By Dida Halake In my favourite movie of all time, The Godfather, the aging Don Corleone anoints his son Michael as his successor. Senegal’s former President Wade also anointed his son Karim as his successor. Both succession attempts turned out to be bloody – but[Read More…]

by April 26, 2014 2 comments News