Demba Jawo

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Demba Jawo on 20th Dec

Once again, President Yahya Jammeh has brought unnecessary international attention to the Gambia and himself for all the wrong reasons. Even the youngest school child in the country knows that President Jammeh does not have the power, constitutionally to turn the Gambia into an Islamic state through a mere verbal declaration. Even though he is quite...

Demba Jawo on 16th Dec

It is 11 years since the assassination of prominent Gambian journalist Deyda Hydara, and all those who care for justice are still waiting for the Gambian authorities to take up their responsibilities and launch a thorough investigation into his killing. While there is no hard evidence that the Gambia government or its agents are involved in Deyda’s...

Demba Jawo on 11th Jul

The ongoing confusion over the release and subsequent re-arrest of prisoners after they were said to have been pardoned...

Demba Jawo on 04th Jul

The Gambian authorities have made good their promise to ban the importation, manufacture and use of all plastic bags (without any exception) with effect from 1st July. Of course it has been generally agreed that plastic bags are a big environmental hazard, especially in Africa where people do not seem to have the attitude of throwing rubbish into...

Demba Jawo on 03rd Jul

The lady who was considered to be the first female to drive a taxi in The Gambia is actually not the first woman taxi...

Demba Jawo on 15th Jun

Most Gambians were no doubt quite taken aback when President Yahya Jammeh recently threatened to withdraw from membership...

Demba Jawo on 15th Apr

Once again, Gambians have been subjected to yet another humiliating embarrassment by no less a person than our own head...

Demba Jawo on 05th Apr

Discipline is no doubt the cornerstone of any development strategy, and with its absence, no society can ever achieve...

Demba Jawo on 28th Mar

We can all recall with some apprehension that during his speech to mark the Gambia’s Golden Jubilee celebrations on...

Demba Jawo on 15th Oct

It is quite apparent that most Gambians regard the ongoing extravagant celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the...