Archive for September, 2015

Saudi Mufti Says Stampede Deaths ‘Beyond Human Control’

Saudi Mufti Says Stampede Deaths ‘Beyond Human Control’

Saudi Arabia’s most senior cleric, the grand mufti, has said the stampede at the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca on Thursday was beyond human control. He told the interior minister, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, that he was not to blame for the tragedy. Iran[Read More…]

by September 26, 2015 4 comments News
The Chemistry That Binds Jammeh And Mugabe

The Chemistry That Binds Jammeh And Mugabe

Age shall not weary them: Mugabe and his Gambian counterpart – Parallel rhetoric and divergent destiny Dodou Jawneh President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and Gambia’s president Yaya Jammeh are two interesting individuals in African leadership analysis. Both heads of state have led their respective countries[Read More…]

by September 26, 2015 3 comments Politics
Burkina Faso Bans Presidential Guards

Burkina Faso Bans Presidential Guards

  By BRAHIMA OUEDRAOGO, Associated Press OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s transitional president on Friday signed a decree to disband the presidential guard that staged a coup more than a week ago. Interim President Michel Kafando also fired the commander of the presidential[Read More…]

by September 26, 2015 4 comments News
Looking Beyond The Power-Grab

Looking Beyond The Power-Grab

By Baba Galleh Jallow Every revolution is inspired by outrage. Outrage at the specter of a small minority in power oppressing a large majority of citizens. Outrage at gross injustices and often unbelievable socio-economic and cultural hardships majorities endure under oppressive political regimes. Revolutions succeed[Read More…]

by September 26, 2015 0 comments Society
‘Don’t Worry About Anti-Islam Noisemakers’

‘Don’t Worry About Anti-Islam Noisemakers’

The Chief Imam of Detroit Islamic Center has advised Muslims to be least worried about “idea bankrupt politicians fond of taking swipe at Islam and Muslims.’ Imam Momodou Ceesay told a congregation of Eid-ul-Adha [prayer of Sacrifice] on Thursday that they should only be scared[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 21 comments Editorial
Tobaski Day Reflection: Will Gambians Rise Up Against Jammeh?

Tobaski Day Reflection: Will Gambians Rise Up Against Jammeh?

By Deyday Haidara “It is taking the Gambia 7560 days for a population of 1.8 million and no one still dares march to State House to chase Jammeh OUT.” I am nobody, am an ordinary Gambian citizen tired of fear rule and hopelessness. For the[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 3 comments News