Sulayman Makalo on 27th Jul

It was Friday afternoon when I emerged from the Charing Cross tube station. I had just disembarked from a Northern Line...

Sulayman Makalo on 05th Jun

As Heads of States of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) converged for their annual meeting at the...

Sulayman Makalo on 10th Apr

It is 16 years today (April 10) when our own security forces brutally put down a peaceful procession organized by the Gambia Students Union (GAMSU), resulting in the deaths of at least 14 innocent children and the maiming of several more. We can quite vividly recall those fateful two days when such brutality was unleashed on innocent Gambian school...

Sulayman Makalo on 04th Apr

The Gambia, like all other countries, has its own peculiar problems, which include both economic and social. However, in our own case, those problems are also compounded by the very attitude and comportment of no less a person than our own head of state. It is indeed very hard for anyone to imagine why President Yahya Jammeh would spend a greater...

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Sulayman Makalo on 28th Mar

If you ask people about “happiness and fulfillment” and what it means to them, you will probably get a variety...

Sulayman Makalo on 03rd Mar

The examination of the political environment in The Gambia since independence leaves one pondering and asking the question,...

17 February, 2016 Dear Messrs Bah (NRP), Darboe (UDP), Fatty (GMC) Gomez (GPDP) Jallow (PPP), and Sallah (PDOIS): The time for unity is now: open letter to Gambian political opposition We, representatives of civil society organisations in the Diaspora, write to implore you to put aside any differences and stand as a united front, speaking with one...

Sulayman Makalo on 08th Feb

For those of us lucky enough to live in democracies, it is comforting to imagine foreign dictators as wholly foreign....

Sulayman Makalo on 19th Jan

In our daily lives, we use several different objects that perform certain functions to make life easier. We use a vehicle...

Sulayman Makalo on 21st Dec

Gambia, the tiniest country on mainland Africa is in the grip of a despotic egomaniac who has held the country by the...