Archive for September, 2020

President Barrow Reshuffles Cabinet

President Barrow Reshuffles Cabinet

President Adama Barrow on Wednesday effected a minor cabinet reshuffle. In the process, President Barrow relieved Ministers of Youth and Sports and Trade, Hadrammeh Sidibeh and Lamin Jobe, respectively. In a press release published below, President Barrow announced the appointment of Bakary Y. Badjie as[Read More…]

by September 30, 2020 0 comments Politics
Three Gambian Journalists Selected for 2020 U.S. Election Coverage

Three Gambian Journalists Selected for 2020 U.S. Election Coverage

Selection of Three Gambian Journalists for 2020 U.S. Election Coverage Banjul, The Gambia – The United States Embassy in The Gambia congratulates three Gambian journalists selected to participate in the 2020 “Foreign Press Centers Program for Elections 2020: A Virtual Tour of the United States[Read More…]

by September 29, 2020 0 comments News
A new Trump admin proposal will make it more difficult for African students to study in the U

A new Trump admin proposal will make it more difficult for African students to study in the U

REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE “I’ve got my eyes on you.” The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is attempting to revamp visa rules for international students—but thousands of Africans could be adversely affected. Read more: https://finance.yahoo.com/m/bdc741be-f611-3f04-90f6-af3d46bd7cdf/a-new-trump-admin-proposal.html

by September 29, 2020 0 comments News
Did CRC Draft Fail for the Right Reasons?

Did CRC Draft Fail for the Right Reasons?

National Assembly voted down CRC Draft! Why? Was it because it did not make us more democratic than its predecessors? Was the process both undemocratic and unconstitutional or simply party-political power play?   Independent Gambia cannot claim rich history of constitutionality. At the dawn of[Read More…]

by September 29, 2020 1 comment Politics
Italian family fosters Gambian migrant: ‘The son we never had’

Italian family fosters Gambian migrant: ‘The son we never had’

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe meets a Gambian migrant who was fostered by an Italian family as a teen. Read more here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-54275288

by September 28, 2020 0 comments Society
How Draft Constitution Condemns My Being

How Draft Constitution Condemns My Being

I’m celebrating the resounding victory over overlooked or underrated block of Gambians who are into politics with nothing but their unexplained conscience. The good thing is that our conscious National Assembly Members have made us emerge victorious in trashing the worst-ever discriminatory Constitution ever drafted[Read More…]

by September 26, 2020 0 comments Society