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Why Are Many Gambians Dying Young? Understanding the Health Hazards Posed by Street-side Drug Vendors

09/26/2013 18:51
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Health & Education Why Are Many Gambians Dying Young? (Cont'd) Understanding the Health Hazards Posed By Street-side Drug Vendors By Bakary M. Jallow The Author It is mind-bothering walking in towns and cities of The Gambia and seeing street drug vendors screaming...

Ramadan Project Report/Letter from the President

09/11/2013 14:43
"You Did Make a Difference" By Momodou Bilo Krubally The Author Dear Donor/Member, As you may have already seen elsewhere on this website, my colleagues project manager Kawsu Sillah and chief financial officer Mamadou Salieu Jallow have written exhaustively on our recently-implemented Ramadan...

Report/Ramadan Project

09/11/2013 14:41
Friday, August 30, 2013 Our Ramadan Project Was a Huge Success. Here is Why By Kawsu Sillah and Mamadou Salieu Jallow The Authors                  Kawsu...

News/Friends of Basse to Provide Ramadan Meals

08/29/2013 22:02
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 With Over $3,000 Raised, Global Group to Provide Ramadan Meals in Basse Surrounding Communities Also to Gain from Funding ____________ By My Basse Staff Friends of Basse, Inc., a global group comprising natives and non-natives of the eastern Gambian town of Basse, has raised...

Advertisement/Goods Online

08/29/2013 22:00

The Joy of College Graduation: A Spotlight on Isatou Sanneh and Aisha Conteh

07/08/2013 19:44
Monday, July 1, 2013 After Graduation, Planning the Future Happy Graduates: Isatou Sanneh, left, and Aisha Conteh For friends Isatou Sanneh and Aisha Conteh, it is a big leap from Nasir Senior Secondary School in Basse to Navarro College in Corscicana, Texas, USA. They had to deal with the...

Music & Culture: Understanding the "Nyamakala"

06/29/2013 14:56
Sunday, June 2, 2013 The Arts/Exclusive Interview  Photos: Katharina Lobeck Kane; Banning Eyre...

Basse Diaspora Giving Back, And Big!

06/02/2013 13:29
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 From the Archives - Health: - 2nd Medical Supplies Presentation - Basse Health Center (February 2012)   How a Diaspora Organization is Participating in Local Development. The Friend of Basse, Inc. recently donated medical supplies, which included drugs, beds and other...

Comment/Gambians and the Environment

05/20/2013 18:04
Why Are Many Gambians Dying Young? The Environmental Factor In his ongoing series on the health conditions of Gambians, My Basse Associate Editor Bakary M. Jallow makes a persuasive case for a pollution-free environment in The Gambia. If that's not possible, at least, let there be drastic cutbacks...

Remembrances: Yaya Jallow

05/01/2013 19:21
Monday, April 22, 2013 Milestone: Yaya Jallow, 1968-2008 Yaya in The Gambia, 2002 Life as Art by Cherno Baba Jallow Writing appreciations is always a daunting exercise because it is an attempt to give life to the lifeless and to bequeath to them a token of commemoration lasting – hopefully – well...
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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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