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Fashion & Culture/The Cultural Value of the "Ashobie"

06/11/2014 23:42
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 This Thing About 'Ashobies' More Than the Dress and the Chic, Culture and Identity Take Center Stage    Gambian Women at an Independence Day Celebrations in Banjul ------------------------ By the Editors The Ashobie (group-wear) is a hardy perennial of Gambian social...

Why Are Many Gambians Dying Young? Sounding the Alarm to Those Living Abroad

05/27/2014 16:13
Tuesday, May 13, 2014Why are Many Gambians Dying Young?Sounding the Alarm to Those Living AbroadBy Bakary M. Jallow, My Basse Associate EditorIs it what we consume or is it lack of preventive care?Gambians dying young has become pervasive and felt everywhere regardless of where we live. A...

Feature/Friends of Basse

05/13/2014 09:12
For a Global Group, an Enduring Commitment to Make a Difference Squatting from left to right:Valentine Kabby Banjakey, Alhagie Sey, Sanna Sanyang, Sulayman Jallow, Yaya Sowe, Cherno Baba Jallow. Standing from left to right: Fatou Baldeh, MB Krubally, Pa Joof, Lamin Bah, Star...

About Us/New Developments

04/19/2014 19:50
Taking it up a notch or two A new logo. A clothing line. Friends of Basse is gearing up By Momodou Billo Krubally Since its inception in 2009, Friends of Basse (FoB) has come a long way. What began as a simple reunion among childhood friends in Colonge, Germany, has now turned...

Why Are Many Gambians Dying Young? (Cont'd.)

02/13/2014 08:40
Why Are Many Gambians Dying Young? (Cont'd.) Is it lack of adequate and reliable data to influence our healthcare policies/strategies? By Bakary M. Jallow, My Basse Associate Editor As the saying goes, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” The inadequate management of our citizens’...

Appreciation/Jainaba Sawaneh: Remembering a Hometown Sweetheart

12/28/2013 18:41
Sunday, December 15, 2013 The Epitome of Elegance By Momodou Bilo Krubally Death has robbed us all of our precious Jainaba Sawaneh. To those of you that didn’t know her, Jainaba hailed from Sawaneh Kunda in Basse, just opposite the old police barracks en route to Mansajang Kunda.  The Late...

Comment/Thinking Big, And Improving the Process

12/15/2013 11:27
  Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Exhorting the Faithful  A successful volunteer group requires perseverance and motivation. And collective responsibility.  By Amadou Basiru Jallow, My Basse Associate Editor As an association, Friends of Basse, Inc. has been working hard since its...

Literary Meditation/The Riverside and the Jolt of Memory

11/27/2013 18:24
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 The Riverside and the Jolt of Memory Moments of Solitude Along River Banks Can Prompt Glimpses into the Past. By Cherno Baba Jallow -------------------------- I keep having flashbacks of a trip I made to the Detroit riverside five years ago. It was the annual Detroit Jazz...

Photos/Basse in the late 1980s

10/29/2013 15:44
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Basse Journal The Whiff of Time Galen and Rebecca Kennel arrived in Basse in 1988 as volunteers of the Canadian University Service Overseas (CUSO), something akin to the United States’ Peace Corps or Britain’s Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO). It was the Kennels’ first...

Appreciation: the Late Hon. Assan Musa Camara

10/09/2013 11:44
Saturday, September 28, 2013 Assan Musa Camara/Man in the News   Of Dignity By Hassan Touray Recently, The Gambia lost one of the most illustrious sons in the former Vice President of the First Republic Alhaji Assan Musa Camara. He passed away on September 15, 2013. He was a perfect gentleman...
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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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