“WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO CELEBRATE ON 22ND JULY MR PRESIDENT?”, SAUL JENG ASKED JAMMEH
22nd July 2014 is another year which retells the accounts of Gambia’s nightmarish and tear-jerking political and economic squashing for the past twenty years by a one-man absolute government. Today, the Gambia commemorates another year of repression, insecurity and a glossy totalitarianism. Little did Gambians know on that fateful Friday afternoon of 1994 when the Jammeh led junta announced that they have taken over affairs of the country’s governance from the PPP regime. A euphoria of hope descended on the Gambia as many rode smoothly with the hopeful promises of
Sulayman Jeng @ July 23, 2014
20 YEARS AFTER A REVOLUTION IN WHICH THE ‘REVOLUTIONARIES’ SHOT THEMSELVES IN THE FEET
By Amat Jeng, Sweden
On the 22nd of July 2014, our country – The Gambia – marks 20 years since our democracy and freedom were stolen from us by the consequence of what political animals will call a ‘revolution’. A revolution indeed, hence the current status quo!
Twenty years down the line, we are still grappling with the meaning and significances of this revolution, which was supposedly meant to put an abrupt end to timocracy, crony capitalism and political corruption.
It’s obvious that the ultimate purpose of a revolution is to empower the masses and creates a new society. However, the euphoria
Landing Nyassi @ July 22, 2014
“THE STRUGGLE HAS ENLIGHTENED US, NOT BROUGHT US DOWN”, DEMURRED OUSMAN GORRMACK
Recently, the president of Gambia Supreme Islamic Council (GSIC), Alhaji Momodou Lamin Touray said that no Muslim should dislike Yaya Jammeh because of what he’s done to spread Islam in the country. Now, one would think that the online community’s vitriolic reaction to this statement was to be expected given that it is quite illogical to make the claim that presidents should be judged solely on their religious record – and most importantly, because this pronouncement was just one of a series of shameful positions associated with the GSIC.
The GSIC is the same body that endorsed the sudden execution of the Mile 2 nine, the same body
Sulayman Jeng @ July 22, 2014
EX. COL. SAMSUDEEN SARR ACCUSES SENEGAL OF ATTEMPTS TO DISLODGE PRESIDENT JAMMEH
Dear Mr. Baba Hydara,
Although I am a keen follower of your paper, and radio shows, as I do all the others that are online, I was unlucky, or should I instead say lucky to miss the inflammatory statements you have been making about me on your radio. A close friend drew my attention to it with a query over what kind of difference exists between us. Apparently, I couldn’t give him any because as much as I have been hearing your voice over the
Sulayman Jeng @ July 21, 2014
“STOP FIGHTING THE WRONG WARS”, WARNS BURAMA JAMMEH
Should CORDEG and/or other groups succeed – Yahya will probably go and we may have something better than of Yahya. Should they fail – the status quo in the diaspora remain. The problems at these organizations are neither to be celebrated nor national problems to mourn. Hope we can collectively and/or individually strive to make them work for what they exist for – that could be a winner for all!
If you’re a member of these organizations in question and/or sympathizer I can understand your frustration. If you’re in perceived competition with organizations in question I can understand your sense of comfort they’re
Sulayman Jeng @ July 20, 2014
“WHO IS THE ENEMY?” ABDUL SAVAGE ASKS GAMBIANS IN WHAT HE COINED “THE STRUGGLE THAT CHANGED THE GAMBIA”
Who fired the first shot and from where? Who is our Rosa Parks or Che Guevara? Or, better still, who is our Gambian Mandela? Just who or what made up this “Diaspora struggle”? Who is in charge? Who are our leaders, and the followers? How many want to lead, and who wants to follow? CAN WE FORGET HYPOCRISY AND COMPLICITY, AND EMBRACE SOLIDARITY? How quickly must we, or should we embrace benefactors, enablers and praise singers who, few months or few years ago, were cuddling that regime? How quickly must we embrace them? Didn’t the whole world, including those within
Sulayman Jeng @ July 20, 2014
CHERNO BABA JALLOW DECIPHERED BUBA BALDEH
The late Honourable Bubacarr Baldeh, who recently died in Dakar, Senegal, at age 61, arrived on the political scene in 1982 as an outsider trying to fit in, or with a firmness of purpose to rattle the political cage and usher in a national narrative about him. In any case, Buba, in 1982, was the stormy petrel of Basse politics. Running as an Independent candidate for the Basse constituency that year, Buba single-handedly took on the
Sulayman Jeng @ July 19, 2014