Opinion

It is New Gambia. Let’s think anew.
Opinion

It is New Gambia. Let’s think anew.

Government institutions were skewed to serve only Yahya Jammeh then and his cabal, not the Gambian people. That is why it was galling when the coalition government of Adama Barrow took over and did no major rejig of government departments. Some government departments functions and responsibilities overlap, making it difficult […]

Supporters of president-elect Adama Barrow celebrate his inauguration at Gambia's embassy in Dakar, Senegal January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon - RTSWBX0
Opinion

On Gambia’s Think Tank: hard-headed thinking needed to help everyday working Gambians

In his widely-acclaimed book entitled “Magic and Mayhem: The Delusions of American Foreign Policy, the redoubtable US scholar Derek Leebaert warned against public officials he described as ‘emergency men’. ‘Emergency men’, he says, first identify a problem – real or imagined, sound the tocsin and come up with action-oriented solutions. […]

Attorney General Ba Tambadou should not resign
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Attorney General Ba Tambadou should not resign

Activists and even supporters of President Adama Barrow are split over calls for Attorney General Aboubacarr Ba Tambadou to resign or be fired. Activists and some government supporters say they do not want the case against the nine former intelligence agents, including an ex-spy chief to be jeopardized. The NIA9 […]

July 22 can be celebrated 4,800 km away
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July 22 can be celebrated 4,800 km away

Apparently, some supporters of the Gambia’s ex-President Yahya Jammeh are disappointed that they have been barred from celebrating the 23rd anniversary of the coup that brought the downtrodden autocrat to power. In fact, they are disgusted that their right to free assembly has been allegedly nipped in the butt by […]