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Yearly Archives: 2012

The Ace is here

Friday 21st December 2012

It’s been an exciting past couple of days here in The Gambia, delegates from all countries part of the Ace consortium gathered here in The Gambia for the official Launching of the Ace Cable. We are among the few countries … Continue reading

Global Properties

Monday 17th December 2012

Global Properties, an innovative and dynamic real estate agency that aims to sell and rent homes and land at reasonable prices and of good quality. A company that has changed the face of Real Estate in The Gambia. The number … Continue reading

Gambia Growth & Competitiveness Project (GGCP)

Friday 7th December 2012

The Gambia Growth and Competitiveness Project, is a World Bank funded Project with the objective to improve the investment climate and to strengthen the competitiveness of key sectors of the Gambia economy. The five-year project seeks to contribute towards sustaining … Continue reading

The African Coast to Europe (ACE)

Monday 3rd December 2012

The ACE submarine fiber optic cable from France has landed in the Gambia in what would potentially change the bandwidth access and Internet penetration in one of Africa’s most attractive tourist destinations.The ACE submarine communications cable is a cable system … Continue reading

Nayconf 2012

Monday 26th November 2012

The National Youth Conference and Festival known as NAYCONF is a biannual event that brings together over 500 young people from across the country. According to the organisersthis years event will attract about two thousand young people and stakeholders from … Continue reading

Muslim New Year

Monday 19th November 2012

Not only is the year 2012 coming to end but the Muslim new year is very close too ,this celebration is Known to most Gambians as” Tamxarit.”.The Islamic year lasts for about 354 days and consists of 12 months. Muharram … Continue reading

The New Bird

Friday 9th November 2012

The Airline Industry is tough to maintain in Africa and airlines have come and gone but we are most happy to welcome into The Gambia our latest airline Gambia Bird. A most welcomed development in the Gambian airline industry, and … Continue reading

The Medical Research Centre – established in 1947

Monday 5th November 2012

The Medical Research Centre is one of the longest most effective Organizations in The Gambia, established in 1947. MRC is financed by the UK Government and is one of the UK’S largest investments in Africa. MRC concentrate on the research … Continue reading

The Tourist Season Begins

Tuesday 30th October 2012

Every Year after the rainy season ends comes October which is the hottest month in The Year. Come mid-October the tourist Season Begins and the Hotels in The Gambia are revamping themselves getting ready for the season ahead of them. … Continue reading

Fraud in The Gambia

Wednesday 24th October 2012

It has come to my attention that the crime rate in The Gambia has become incredibly high. Time and time again we here stories of fraudsters from different African countries and around the world coning people and you think to … Continue reading

Papu’s Banana Smoothie

Tuesday 16th October 2012

Papu was a little kid who grew up in The Gambia – and let me tell you, he was a right pain! He was commonly referred to as “SaiSai” (naughty, pest) but boy did he have a taste for good … Continue reading

Guava Juice

Tuesday 16th October 2012

One of my friends had a large guava tree in front of his house – in addition to marvelling at its most curious bark and climbing up its limbs, we would spend entire afternoons trying to reach those most elusive … Continue reading


Tuesday 16th October 2012

BAES Brew, or the Witches’ Healthy Brew, is a concoction that we came up with as a class assignment for Halloween in BAES, the American School in Gambia. At the time, the school was across the street from the Bakau … Continue reading


Tuesday 16th October 2012

CousCous in Gambia is not what westerners are normally used to; CousCous (or simply Cous) is Millet, a small seeded type of grain. Ruy, or more commonly CousCous Porridge, is another typical breakfast – more commonly eaten in the rural … Continue reading

Papaya jam

Tuesday 16th October 2012

Papaya jam is the ultimate snack when put on bread and butter; but it holds its par served with porridge; and can even be poured onto jack fruit tarts to add some sweetness. Ideally you should use the tiny “Chinese” … Continue reading

Nyebbeh with Oil Gravy

Tuesday 16th October 2012

Every weekend I would sit at the Jimpex corner where my father had a shop and watch the world go by. On the other side of the road was a stall selling food throughout the day. In the morning, amongst … Continue reading


Tuesday 16th October 2012

Fufu is an African staple used as an alternative to rice. There are different types of Fufu, it can be made with any of the following: Cassava, Yams, Plantain or Coco-yams. The traditional method is quite time consuming and labour-intensive. … Continue reading

Casava Leaf Stew

Tuesday 16th October 2012

Cassava stew is a variation of the classic SoupaKanja. A little less slimy in texture, and much thicker, this tends to appeal to younger palates more than the classic SoupaKanja. 1.5 Hours Moderate Ingredients: 500 grams of cassava leaves 1 … Continue reading

Beef Benachin

Tuesday 16th October 2012

Benachin quite literally means “one pot” (bena is one in Wolof, and chin is pot). This is because to cook this most iconic of dishes, you need only one large pot. That means, that if you are using more than … Continue reading


Tuesday 16th October 2012

Dibbi is one of the first sights tourists see as they arrive in The Gambia. As the bus takes them from the airport, on the roadside (especially the old road that went through Serrekunda) they would see street-sellers making Dibbi. … Continue reading