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Editorial, News, Opinion

The 2024 population census and the voting rights of the Gambian diaspora hold critical significance, with their marginalization posing a grave issue

Mamudu: The marginalization of the Gambian diaspora in the 2024 population census and their voting rights is a significant concern. The Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS) plans to conduct a digital population and housing census from May 25 to June 14, 2024, to collect data on the demographic, social, and […]

Human Rights, News, Opinion

Analysis: The prevalence of government demolitions of illegal structures, alongside the legal counterclaims by citizens regarding their properties and public properties, highlights issues of heavy-handed law enforcement

Part I Alagi Yorro Jallow Fatoumatta: Property rights are constitutionally safeguarded in The Gambia. The Constitution of the Republic of The Gambia, 1997, in Chapter IV concerning the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms, explicitly provides for the Protection from Deprivation of Property in Section 22. This section guarantees that […]

Opinion, Politics

OPINION: Occasionally, Insult, the disdain for Republican institutions, the use of hate speech, and the politics of populism, along with the propagation of the ‘Big Lie’, can be effective as a political strategy

Fatoumatta: It has become common to hear Gambians refer to their homeland in harsh terms, declaring it beyond redemption. Likewise, it’s frequent to witness many Gambians, justifiably upset with the state of our nation, criticize their compatriots for not being ready for the necessary revolutionary and progressive changes, branding those […]

Good Book, News

Good Book: A recommended book for civil society members, journalists, talk show hosts, public relations firms, government officials, spokespersons, and the opposition, particularly those in communication, is “Beauty vs. The Beast: When Wrestling with a Pig.

Fatoumatta: A recommended book for civil society members, journalists, talk show hosts, public relations firms, government officials, spokespersons, and the opposition, particularly those in communication, is “Beauty vs. The Beast: When Wrestling with a Pig. In the Line of Fire: How to Handle Tough Questions When It Counts. By Jerry […]