Sulayman Makalo on 31st Dec

By Aisha Dabo People have different approaches to change in The Gambia. Some talk, some write, some tweet, some sing,...

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...

Sulayman Makalo on 08th Dec

Halimatou dreaded her wedding day. As a child in Gambia she had undergone the most extreme form of female genital mutilation...

Sulayman Makalo on 12th Nov

Just like other young men in the Gambian village of Saaba, Ebrima Touray dreams one day of getting married. First, though,...

Sulayman Makalo on 01st Sep

Unlike some of its West African neighbors, The Gambia has enjoyed relative stability, portrayed in tourist brochures...

Sulayman Makalo on 22nd Jul

Amnesty International’s regional director for West and Central Africa, Alioune Tine has reflected on what the 21st...

Sulayman Makalo on 03rd Jul

In 2006, Gambian security forces subjected journalist Musa Saidykhan to one of the cruellest, most inhuman and degrading...

Sulayman Makalo on 30th Jun

In our series of letters from African journalists, Ghanaian writer Elizabeth Ohene, a former government minister and member...

Sulayman Makalo on 21st Jun

The Elections Act, the principal law that governs the conduct of elections in The Gambia, is in the process of being...