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IEC lifts NCP suspension

by Mariama Jobarteh.  The Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)has lifted the suspension levied on the National Convention Party (NCP) effective 9th July, 2020, a press release from the electoral body, signed by its chairman Alieu Momar Njie stated. According to the IEC, both parties have signed a joint declaration expressing […]

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Washington Post Motto: “Democracy Dies in Darkness” “The most dangerous way to make decisions is to put them in the hands of those who pay no price for being wrong.”-Abdalla Sheikh

by Alagi Yorro Jallow. Fatoumatta: Can the Gambia afford the unwieldy governance structures that the final draft constitution proposes? Is unity possible when dissident voices are coerced into submissive acceptance? Are supporters of President Adama Barrow’s interests about resuscitating the economy, or are the alliances, political defections, and cross carpeting […]

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Breaking News: IEC registers new party, GANU

by Mariama Jobarteh. The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has Thursday registered a new Political Party called The Gambia Alliance for National Unity (GANU). The party is led by Sheikh Tijan Hydara, a private legal practitioner and former Attorney General and Minister of Justice. According to the IEC, the Party Secretariat […]

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ELECTORAL REFORM NOW: Reminding IEC and the Local Gov’t for Constituency Boundaries Review: ‘Banjul and Foni Gerrymandered’

by Alagi Yorro Jallow. Gerrymandering is a political subterfuge; the Independent Electoral Commission and the government must embark on this urgent electoral reform, boundary delimitation of constituencies for a fair, equitable representative system, adjust population inequities across all constituencies especially in Banjul, Foni and the Kombo Administrative areas ensuring equal […]