SHERIFFO, THE BARD BECOMES MINISTER OF WORDS
From Bakau Farokono to Brikama Satabakono, the gods of optimism have taken charge. Sheriffo, the bard with words that is the truth has been appointed the minister responsible for words. Mansa appai has one final word to make very clear. But not even his loyal interpreter, the Alhagie from Ndofen, knows the right words to convey the message. Yea, it’s gonna be good news!
But the first task of the new minister for Words is to tell Appai
Sulayman Jeng @ January 25, 2015
Gambian film-maker faults state monopoly for poor movie industry
Ebou Waggeh, the executive director of Wax Media and Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards judge, has ascribed the lamentable state of the country’s movie industry to state monopoly of TV rights and stinging dearth of support to film makers.
In an exclusive interview with The Standard, he said: “Filmmaking is about storytelling, casting and technical execution. It is a creative art and no one has monopoly of that as we are all endowed with creative abilities. However, some of us are more inclined to tap into our creativity than others. In places within our sub region where filmmaking
Landing Nyassi @ January 25, 2015
YAYA JAMMEH IS THE TERRORIST!
By Ousainou Mbenga
The APRC (Association of Pigs Rats and Cockroaches) and its chief terrorist, Yahya Jammeh are waging a desperate campaign to degrade the December 30, 2015 attempted coup as a “terrorist” attack against his monstrous regime.
In this era of “war against terrorism” by the U.S and its allies, Jammeh is expecting the treacherous campaign to gain traction and support within the “international community”. Because the mere utterance of “terrorism”, even though coming
Yanks Dabo @ January 25, 2015
“ARRESTING PEOPLE WITHOUT DUE PROCESS UNDERMINES A GOVERNMENT’S CREDIBILITY”, FOROYAA TELLS DICTATOR JAMMEH
The armed attack on the state house on Tuesday 30 December 2014 led to the death of four of the attackers and the capture of one of them. It took eight days before an official statement was issued. Since then many readers have been asking Foroyaa questions about the incident and these questions keep surfacing over and over again. The following are some of the questions that readers keep asking:
- Was there any casualty on
Sulayman Jeng @ January 22, 2015
Gambia Kicks Out German National despite Court Ruling
The Gambia government acted with impunity by expelling Mr. Bern George Diedrich from the country despite winning a court case that established his rightful ownership to a plot of land. The German national bought land in Wullingkama, Kombo North District. After purchasing the land, came an executive order that he should vacate the land. He decided to take the matter to court and eventually ruling was made in his favor. The court ruled that Mr. Bern is the rightful owner of the said land and that no one should interfere with the land. Unfortunately for the German national Gambia has become a lawless country
Landing Nyassi @ January 20, 2015
CORRIGENDUM: FORMER GAMBIAN RADIO PRESENTER NOT SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS
On 16 December 2014, Kibaaro published an article under the heading: “FORMER GAMBIAN RADIO PRESENTER SENTENCED TO 22 YEARS”; referring to former Radio One FM host Modou Thomas, who Kibaaro reported had been convicted and sentenced to 22 years for extortion of sex from 2 women. It has since been brought to Kibaaro’s attention that it had described and identified the wrong Mr Thomas in the story and picture.
Though, Kibaaro retracted the article on 23 December 2014, after the mistake was brought to Kibaaro’s
Yanks Dabo @ January 20, 2015
HELP SAFE THE GAMBIA FROM DROWNING IN MAYHEM
As we usher in the New Year 2015, the situation of detention without trial and disappearance without trace persist in The Gambia as more families are being deprived access or do not know the whereabouts of their loved ones for periods ranging from 17 days to 9 years. All the affected families, in one way or the other, have been wishing that they will be re-uniting with their long absent loved ones as we enter the New Year, but their long nurtured hopes have
Sulayman Jeng @ January 19, 2015