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.  […]

Pan-African Tourism: The Gambia tourism industry to target Nigerian Holidaymakers

The Gambia targets Nigeria as it braces up for domestic and regional tourism The Gambia is a very popular travel destination for many European visitors due its unique tourist attractions. However, the pandemic has decimated the tourism industry and The Gambia’s heavy reliance on international visitors aggravates the situation. But that’s about to change as […]

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 […]

Gambian encroachers want to occupy my land illegally – British claimant fumes

A British claimant who has been fighting for a parcel of land located in Tranquil for decades now has described some homeowners who are citizens of the Gambia as encroachers who want to occupy his land illegally. According to Mr. Bernd George Diedrich, he is the rightful owner of the property and has gone through […]

The Gambian government set to evict citizens to give land to European claimant

The Gambian government is in the process of evicting its citizens from a piece of land located in Tranquil just to release same land to a European who is claiming ownership. According to The Fatu Network a local news media, the claimant (name withheld) made an earlier attempt to take over the land during the […]

Gambia’s Vice President Tests Positive for COVID-19; President Placed Under Isolation

The Vice President of The Gambia, Dr. Isatou Touray, has tested positive for Coronavirus the Gambia Government announced through its various social media sites Yesterday. “The Office of the President informs the public that Her Excellency, the Vice President, Dr. Isatou Touray, has been tested positive of COVID-19. Consequently, the President, Adama Barrow, will be […]

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 […]