How I almost got denied a US Green Card after admitting polygamy

Growing up in a Polygamy Household  Growing up in West Africa, my dad has two wives whom I both love and cherish equally. Our family is big and I have 13 siblings, we all love each other as brothers and sisters.  Like many other families in my country, we would all eat together as a […]

Will Biden bring back Obama-era LGBTQIA+ conditional aid policy as promised?

The question many Africans often ask is whether the newly elected President of the United States of America, Joe Biden will bring back the Obama era conditional LGBTQIA aid policy as promised during his campaign as a candidate is of concern to many people, especially Africans. During a conversation with Alphonso David, President of the […]

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 […]