Author: Sam Phatey

Youth-led GDC poses a real challenge to veteran parties
Politics

Youth-led GDC poses a real challenge to veteran parties

The Gambia’s youngest political party, Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) poses a more dangerous threat to country’s longtime political parties in Thursday’s parliamentary elections than they did to the APRC during the presidential polls. The party, led by former APRC parliamentarian, Mama Kandeh had fielded candidates in all districts in hopes […]

APRC faces grim prospects in parliamentary polls
Opinion

APRC faces grim prospects in parliamentary polls

Now that the presidential election is in the history books and President Adama Barrow works towards healing the deeply wounded nation, Gambian head to the polls again to elect their representatives. Whiles human rights abuses are on snooze, non-ideological politicals never sleep and Jammeh’s ouster came with the waking of […]

Gambia struggling to produce 75% of its electricity
National

Gambia struggling to produce 75% of its electricity

The Gambia, mainland Africa’s smallest nation of fewer than two million people is struggling to produce 75% of its energy needs leaving the mostly underserved people without electricity for days. The West African nations needs about 150 megawatts to consistently supply electricity to business and households but the National Water […]

Boko Haram denies starvation in northern Nigeria
Africa

Boko Haram denies starvation in northern Nigeria

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau released a video debunking reports of starvation in the troubled north, where the government says his fighting are dying of hunger. Nigeria’s military, who had reported twice that Shekau was killed has been combing the Sambisa Forest, the base for Shekau’s faction. “There is no […]