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Photo Essay: The "No to Back Way to Europe" Concert

04/16/2015 14:12
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Getting Together for a Cause, With Music As Key Read more:  

Opinion: We Must Continue Educating Our Young About the Dangers of the 'Back Way'

04/16/2015 13:56
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 By Invitation We Must Continue Educating Our Young About the Dangers of the "Back Way" By Musa Manneh I think one of the key reasons why these potential migrants, from Africa and other places, decide to take the back way to get to Europe and America is that some of them have...

News: FoB Rallies the Community Against the 'Back Way Journey'

04/16/2015 13:54
Tuesday, March 24, 2015  As Deaths Mount on Back Way to Europe, a Community Rallies to Protect Its Young Using the Power of Music to Spread the Word By My Basse Staff The spate of young deaths on the back road to European shores have left Gambian civic groups, not least Friends of Basse,...

Jawara: Founding Father

03/23/2015 19:54
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Founding Father In his book "Kairaba," Jawara comes out as a pragmatist during the push for Independence. By Cherno Baba Jallow With countries such as Tunisia, Morocco, Ghana, Guinea gaining autonomy from colonial rule in the 1950s, demands for Independence in Africa...

About Us/FoB Vice President Maimuna Sey Urges 2015 Membership Renewal

02/17/2015 22:58
Friday, January 16, 2015 Friends of Basse Vice President Ms. Maimuna Sey   Dear Team,    On behalf of the Friends of Basse Executive, let me take this opportunity to wish you and your families a Happy New Year filled with good health, happiness and prosperity.  As...

Photo Essay/New York City Rush Hour

12/10/2014 21:44
Friday, October 17, 2014Life in the Harried LaneTurning the Lens on the Morning and Evening Rush Hours in The Big ApplePhotos By: Cherno Baba Jallow42nd Street/Times Square/ManhattanTo write to the author, please send your comments to:

Dialogue/Lasana Tambajang

10/16/2014 14:58

News/The Death of an Accountant

09/06/2014 11:45
Sunday, August 10, 2014   In Cherno Alieu Jallow's Death, Gambian Financial Sector Has "Lost a Great Asset" By My Basse News Staff ----------------     Cherno Alieu Jallow, a managing partner in the Banjul-based consulting firm DT Associates,...

Hon. Alh. Bubacarr Michael Baldeh: 1953-2014

08/10/2014 18:45
  Sunday, July 13, 2014 Hon. Alh. Bubacarr Baldeh's Son Thanks All Hon. Bubacarr Michael Baldeh 1953-2014 On behalf of my family, the Basse Mansajang Kunda community, Upper River Region and The Gambia at large, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you all for your...

Analysis/2014 World Cup

07/13/2014 18:03
Thursday, June 12, 2014 The Africans: How Will They Fare in Brazil? By Valentine Kabby Banjakey, My Basse Sports Editor The twentieth edition of the FIFA World Cup starts today. Later in the day, the Brazilian Selecao stars, as hosts, will walk out on to the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo taking on...
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Basse History Debated


10/11/2009 13:56
The Past Explained Sometimes, in the silence of your own solitude, you find yourself lost in picturesque thoughts, in wonderland. Your mind is talking to itself. Imaginations are running aplenty. If you have a fondness for nostalgia, then you cruise down memory lane, reflecting on, say, childhood,...

Basse: A History Buried in Syllables

10/11/2009 13:49
 By Ebrima Kamara  "Deficiency in our languages has effects beyond not being able to speak them; it affects our sense of history, our sense of reality and our worldview in general." - Ebrima Kamara Please allow me to say a word concerning the depiction of the history of Basse, which has...


10/11/2009 13:40
  By Cherno Baba Jallow I guess now we are all agreed that this debate has gotten really interesting. I am sure it has been a learning experience, at least for some of us keen about history and the historical. But lest the importance and purpose of this debate collapse in a constellation of...


10/11/2009 13:23
  By Momodou Baldeh It seems you’ve succeeded in igniting an interesting debate between Cherno Baba Jallow and me. I would like to respond to some of the questions and observations he raised in his last posting. He is right that I’ve never come across a Samba Sowe throughout my research...

Who Founded Basse?

10/11/2009 13:21
Since this is a website for and about Basse, we thought it fitting to publish the debate on Basse history first carried by the Gainako newspaper in 2007. The edited versions have been reprinted here with the expressed permission of Gainako and the participants.   By Cherno Baba...

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