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kobo



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Posted - 15 Apr 2014 :  09:58:14  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
1 NEXT YEAR 18TH FEBRUARY 2015 IS 50 YEARS OF NATIONHOOD (30 YEARS SIR DAWDA KAIRABA JAWARA & 20 YEARS ALHAJI YAYA ALPHONSE JUNKUNG JEMUS JAMMEH) AND AS WE REVIEW POLITICAL MILESTONES AHEAD OF GOLDEN JUBILEE!

2014 President Jammeh 29 years in power and 30 years for 2015 (if stays in power)

2. RELATED BANTABA TOPIC: PART 1 Gambia celebrates 49 years of nationhood

3. Rejuvenated New Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) website www.pppgambia.com for more information on THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE

4. Courtesy of MyBasse.org Gambian Political History Who Was Edward Francis Small? By Pa Samba Johm


5. More from The Point News with the book Edward Francis Small - Watchdog of The Gambia By Nana Grey-Johnson

6. Wikipedia with veteran political activist Alhaji Alieu Ebrima Cham Joof

7. Wikipedia photo File:Bread and Butter Demonstration 1959 -Banjul, The Gambia

8. RELATED ARCHIVED BANTABA TOPIC M.E Jallow Veteran Unionist, Great Leader and Keen

9. Gambia-L with an account of M.E Jallow Veteran Unionist by Oko Drammeh

10. Daily Observer News for more information on THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE

11."P.S. Njie (Pierre Sarr Njie and popularly or commonly called Mam Pierre Njie) - He was an icon of the Gambian people. He inspired his nation and was one of the best country's lawyers."

"Pierre Sarr N'Jie (17 July 1909 – 11 December 1993) was Chief Minister of the Gambia from March 1961 to 12 June 1962. Pierre Sarr N'Jie (also Njie as more popularly spelt in the Gambia) was head of the United Party (UP)."

"After Gambia became an independent nation, Mr Njie founded the United Party, a broad-based and popular political party from the mid-1960s through the 1980s. He was a much loved and admired leader and is credited with helping create a political environment which made Gambia one of the most stable governments in Africa."

"The United Party under Pierre Njie also was a phenomenal presence on the political scene in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It was, in fact, a more broad-based and popular party than the rival PPP had ever been leading up to independence. But gradually the People's Progressive Party (PPP), led by Sir Dawda Jawara, soared in popularity and influence by focusing on the people in the rural areas, especially among the Gambia's largest ethnic group, the Mandinkas, of which Jawara was a member. The PPP established dominance in the hinterland and soon spread out in the colony areas.

Despite being one of the most gifted of the Gambia's politicians, Njie was never able to attain the position of President after independence."
SOURCE: Wikipedia

Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara was preceded by Pierre Sarr N'jie who was Chief Minister of the Gambia from March 1961 to 12 June 1962 before he (Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara) became Prime Minister of The Gambia from 12 June 1962 to 24 April 1970 and President 24 April 1970 to 22 July 1994.




































12. Self-Government in The Gambia (& Independence)

In 1962, Jawara became Prime Minister, which laid the foundation for PPP and Jawara domination of the Gambia’s political landscape. With Jawara’s rise to power after the 1962 elections, the colonial administration began a gradual withdrawal from the Gambia, with self-government granted in 1963. Jawara was appointed Prime Minister in the same year, and independence came on February 18, 1965. This completed the Gambia’s peaceful transition from colonial rule. Yet, independence had its many challenges, as years of colonial neglect left the Gambia with only two government-owned hospitals and high schools, and a poor infrastructure. Unfortunately, the Gambia also faced limited natural resources, a mono-crop export sector and poor social services. At independence, almost all African countries had evolved economies that were extremely vulnerable and heavily dependent on colonial markets and former colonial powers. Thus, Jawara and his cabinet inherited serious problems that influenced the subsequent course of politics in the Gambia. With a small civil service, staffed mostly by the Aku and urban Wollofs, Jawara and the PPP sought to build a nation and develop an economy to sustain both farmers and urban dwellers. Many in the rural areas hoped that political independence would bring with it immediate improvement in their life circumstances. These high expectations, as in other newly independent ex-colonies, stemmed partly from the extravagant promises made by some political leaders. In time, however, a measure of disappointment set in as the people quickly discovered that their leaders could not deliver on all their promises.....SOURCE: More Information Wikipedia

13. RELATED BANTABA TOPIC: Book Review: Autobiography of Sir Dawda K. Jawara

14. The Point News with Some nuggets from Kairaba, the autobiography of Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara

QUOTE: "One gets a sense of deep satisfaction as an African reading this book, a satisfaction embedded in the courage to hope for a better day and a better Africa. If I were to select a lesson from kairaba the book, it would undoubtedly be that despite all the modernity around us, there is still wisdom in the words of our elders."
~Me. Monie Ralph Captan

Excerpt taken from Captan's speech, a reviewer of kairaba. Former Liberian Minister of Foreign and President of the Liberia Chamber of commerce, April 10, 2010."

Edited by - kobo on 16 Apr 2014 05:11:29

toubab1020



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Posted - 17 May 2014 :  01:50:40  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote



HAPPY BIRTHDAY ENJOY TODAY





http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/sir-dawda-jawara-is-90-years-old-today

"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.

Edited by - toubab1020 on 17 May 2014 01:55:01
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kobo



United Kingdom
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Posted - 17 May 2014 :  02:33:28  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote







THE POINT NEWS Friday, May 16, 2014

Sir Dawda Jawara is 90 years old today


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kobo



United Kingdom
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Posted - 17 May 2014 :  21:57:51  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
MAAFANTA WITH A TRIBUTE TO SIR DAWDA KAIRABA JAWARA CELEBRATING A LEGEND

Edited by - kobo on 17 May 2014 22:58:52
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kobo



United Kingdom
7765 Posts

Posted - 20 May 2014 :  23:51:58  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
THE POINT NEWS
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kobo



United Kingdom
7765 Posts

Posted - 21 May 2014 :  00:20:03  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Louise Antoinette Njie nee Mahoney (1922-2014) Gambia’s first woman cabinet minister and first female education officer

1. THE POINT NEWS Wednesday, May 07, 2014 by by Hassoum Ceesay
2. GAINAKO NEWSwith a glowing tribute By Former VP Bakary Bunja Darboe
3. THE POINT NEWS Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from Ebraima Manneh, former permanent secretary ministry of Health

Edited by - kobo on 21 May 2014 00:25:50
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kobo



United Kingdom
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Posted - 01 Jul 2014 :  21:54:54  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
FOUNDING FATHERS RARE PEACE PHOTO



"Peace Talks concluded! Uncle JC Faye leader of the Democratic Party and Mam Garba Jahumpa Muslim Congress Party agree to dissolve their parties to join the PPP (Peoples Progressive Party). "

MORE WITH DAILY OBSERVER The road to independence








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kobo



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Posted - 19 Jul 2014 :  20:21:34  Show Profile Send kobo a Private Message  Reply with Quote













Hon. Sallah's book, "The Road to Self Determination And Independence"

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