Archive for April, 2016

Gambia: Ilaha Ilalahu Becomes Freedom Song

Gambia: Ilaha Ilalahu Becomes Freedom Song

History is in the making in the Gambia where the most powerful religious line has been turned into freedom song. La Ilaha Ilalahu [there is no God but Allah] is the cream of Islamic faith. The line, according to religious schokars, weighs more than the[Read More…]

by April 28, 2016 7 comments Religion, Society
Nationalism And Not Ethnocentrism: A Call For A More Accommodating Pluralistic Nation…Part1

Nationalism And Not Ethnocentrism: A Call For A More Accommodating Pluralistic Nation…Part1

By Edrissa Ken-Joof “A good nationalism has to depend on a principle of the common people, on myths of a struggling commonality.” Andrew O’Hagan Being a breed of globalization where I might align my thinking to a statement once said by George Santayana that: “to[Read More…]

by April 28, 2016 0 comments Politics
When Followers Fail their Leader!

When Followers Fail their Leader!

  By Saul Saidykhan   In Gambia, we’ve had a problem with leadership since our political independence in one form or another. That has never been more true than in the current dispensation. Instead of trying to find solutions or ways of easing Gambia’s myriad[Read More…]

by April 28, 2016 16 comments Society
Darboe and Sandeng Protest Awakens a Nation

Darboe and Sandeng Protest Awakens a Nation

Ebrima Solo Sandeng and Lawyer Ousainu Darboe protest march reigniting a new dawn in the Gambia. With heavy road blocks, PIU and military officers guarding several locations with AK47 rifles, Gambians want the veteran Lawyer and supporters to be freed. The Gambia high court is a[Read More…]

by April 27, 2016 2 comments News
UDP Peaceful Protest Trial: Family Members Speak

UDP Peaceful Protest Trial: Family Members Speak

At the Gambia High court today, family members of detained and jailed peaceful protesters called for their immediate and unconditional release. In attendance today are large numbers of supporters and those offering solidarity. The Gambia High Court in Banjul is now a venue for resistances[Read More…]

by April 27, 2016 0 comments Politics
Defiant Darboe’s Silent Roar

Defiant Darboe’s Silent Roar

By Dida Jallow-Halake The poet once dubbed “Young, Gifted & Gambian”, Going by the name of “Gambia’s Pen”, Is mysteriously silent! (Like “The Prince of Brikama”) Did The Pen break his pen? (Like “The Bard of Bakau”) While blinded to the light of the Eternal[Read More…]

by April 27, 2016 7 comments News