Politics

UDP Ready For People Uprising But …

UDP Ready For People Uprising But …

By Suntou Touray A Gambian in the United States asked what the United Democratic Party (UDP) did for jailed UDP treasurer Amadau Sanneh. And the writer did not venture into what crime Amadou Sanneh was jailed for? It is like blaming the Muslim Brotherhood for[Read More…]

by May 3, 2014 10 comments Politics
Sankara’s Family Lost Exhumation Right

Sankara’s Family Lost Exhumation Right

A court in Burkina Faso has refused to rule on a request by the family of ex-President Thomas Sankara for his body to be exhumed for DNA tests. His relatives and supporters condemned the decision, saying they wanted proof that it was his body. The[Read More…]

by May 3, 2014 0 comments Politics
‘CORDEG Reduced To Celebrity Organization’

‘CORDEG Reduced To Celebrity Organization’

A disaporan Gambian journalist has written an open letter to the Chairman of the Committee for the Restoration of Democracy in the Gambia (CORDEG) Professor Abdoulaye Saine. Yero Jallow, whose letter is published verbatim below, believes “that CORDEG has been reduced to a celebrity organization.”[Read More…]

by May 1, 2014 3 comments Politics
‘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
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
Chief Fired For Not Welcoming Jammeh

Chief Fired For Not Welcoming Jammeh

President Yahya Jammeh’s dialogue with the people’s tour has proven to be a moment that instills fear and apprehension among district chiefs, alkalolu and senior government officials who have become victims of either arrest, detention or sacking. Some have been charged with giving false information[Read More…]

by April 23, 2014 0 comments Politics