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Traveling in Eastern Gambia - A Writer's Observations

10/16/2011 12:59
October 4, 2011 "The Gambia is a Wonderfully-Relaxing Place"  Mark Moxon realized that when it came to tourist attractions, The Gambia provided a few offerings compared to, say, the wildlife bonanza of Botswana, the Victoria Falls of Zimbabwe, the Pyramids of Egypt, the historical city...

Photos - It was a Boys' Game

10/03/2011 20:23
September 21, 2011 Return Leg: City of Wixom, Michigan, USA. A Gambian friendly. Detroit Gambians vs Wixom Gambians. Wixom is situated about 20-30 minutes away from Detroit. It is home to many Gambians including the only Basserian Momodou Saidou Jallow (Apache). Score Report: Detroit 3, Wixom...

Reflections/The Mutiny of July 31, 1981

09/20/2011 18:26
Friday August 12, 2011 ... And Here Come the Senegalese!  Senegalese troops intervened and the bloodshed of July 31, 1981 ended. Gambians were grateful, but not until national pride over territorial integrity came to the fore. By Cherno Baba Jallow Out of nowhere came the sound of a...

Analysis: the July 30, 1981 Gambian Coup

08/11/2011 21:24
August 1st, 2011 ** The attempted Gambian coup d'etat of 30 July 1981 A 1991 Paper By Arnold Hughes   The Protagonists: l-r, ex-president Dawda Jawara, Kukoie Samba Sanyang, ex-Senegalese president Abdou Diouf Three decades have passed since the abortive coup d'etat in The Gambia, yet,...

Editorial Reflection: the 1981 Gambian Coup, Deciphered

08/11/2011 21:17
August 1st, 2011 The Coup, Deciphered By the Editors My Basse Exactly 30 years ago yesterday, Gambians awoke to the news that the then-president Alhaji Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara and his PPP administration had been toppled from power. Kukoie Samba Sanyang, the mastermind of the 1981 civilian putsch,...

Basse Central Mosque Roof-top Completion Project

08/01/2011 12:05
  Monday, July 4, 2011 Basserians Take Ownership  The Main Entrance to the Basse Central Mosque The Basse Association Inc. (BA) is glad to announce the completion of one of their major projects, the tiling of the central mosque roof-top. It can be recalled that over the years, the...

Appreciation/Alhaji Korka Jallow

06/28/2011 01:25
Saturday June 18, 2011 In Memory Of My Father By Cherno Baba Jallow The late Alhaji Korka Jallow Weeks after my father's passing, I continue to sober up on what a painful loss it has been. The pain of losing a parent, especially the remainder of the pair, can be excruciatingly irrepressible. It...

Spain: Immigration Blues For Gambians,Others

06/18/2011 15:57
  Friday June 3, 2011 Hopes Crushed: It turned out that embarking on that long, treacherous 'back-way' journey to Spain and other European shores wasn't worth it after all.  Amadou Jallow in his shelter at Palos de la Frontera. "I thought I was going to be a millionaire." A New York...

Essay/The Invisible Tragedy

06/02/2011 18:47
Monday May 23, 2011  By Cherno Baba Jallow From where I stood, I tried comprehending the images flickering far, far away. I looked up pensively, my eyes weary from the intensity of my elongated gaze. My mind was a vacancy. I felt nothing discernible beyond the distant horizons. How...

Photos/Hassan Touray ...

05/23/2011 10:34
    Friday May 13, 2011 ... At the Basse Health Center  Delivering the medical supplies   Listening to staffers at the health center    Flanked, left, by URR Governor Alhaji Omar Khan, and right,  fellow BA executives Filly Sabally and Dawda...
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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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