How Jammeh foiled commando-style attack by Ex US officers

Six years ago, a group of Gambian diasporans armed with high-grade military equipment stormed the Banjul based presidential palace in an attempt to topple the then President Yahya Jammeh led regime. This incident which occurred in the early hours of December 30th, 2014 with numerous gunfire got residents of the capital city gripped with fear.  […]

The Gambia’s First Cultural Academy To Be Built by Music Icon, Sona Jobarteh 

Sona Jobarteh is a distinguished multi-instrumentalist and composer from The Gambia, West Africa. She has revealed plans to build The Gambia’s first cultural academy. Sona was born into a family of traditional musicians whose musical roles emanated from the people of Manding (the Mali Empire) dated several centuries back. Traditionally, the Kora instrument is mainly […]

The call for Police Reform from Louisville to Lagos – Ade Oguntoye

Since the March 13th murder of Ms. Breonna Taylor, justice for her and her family have been elusive. Although frustrated by the lack of action from the state of Kentucky or the federal government, protesters from around the world have continued to join their voices in the call for reform and justice. So it shouldn’t […]

78-year-old Ivorian President Announced a Third-term Bid, Reneging From His Previous Promise

Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said he would run for third term after being nominated by his ruling party. This decision came after the death of his preferred successor, the country’s ex-Prime Minister who died in July. Mr Ouattara has been ruling Ivory Coast since 2011 after replacing the then-President Gbagbo. Getting him to power cost the country […]

Gambia: Parliament Debates Motion to Legalize Skin Bleaching

The National Assembly of The Gambia on Wednesday 15 July, debated on a motion to repeal the “Skin Bleaching (Prohibition) Act of 1995. The controversial motion to repeal the Act was tabled by the Justice Minister as part of the government’s law reform process. According to the Justice Minister, the Skin Bleaching (Prohibition) Act of […]

Aid with Conditions: EU Vows To ‘Impose’ LGBTQ in The Gambia on Human Rights Basis

The European Union in The Gambia has made a rare move in public to announce its commitment to addressing same-sex marriage. This comes in a week after the country’s Constitutional Review Commission submitted its Final Draft Constitution to the President, Adama Barrow, in which the Commission adopted the conservative view on marriage as strictly between […]

Africa’s Collectivism vs Liberalism: Sex-change is brave but male circumcision…

Culture & Society In the past years, effective campaigns and mounting pressure from International Human Rights Groups and local activists compelled many African countries to ban female circumcision also known as “Female Genital Mutilation ” due to possible serious medical implications on the woman’s body. FGM is said to be traumatic and has a life-long […]