A Gambian journalist and blogger. Worked in The Gambia's ‘difficult’ media environment since 2007. Holds a first degree in Political Science. Passionate about new media, politics, human rights, international relations, etc.
Latest posts by Demba Kandeh
11 March 2015
Did President Obama send a letter to congratulate Gambian citizens on the 50th Independence anniversary or endorse President Yahya Jamme's regime? It depends on who you ask.
13 November 2014
The blogger was released as students planned mass demonstrations to demand his freedom. His arrest attracted substantial condemnation on social media.
14 October 2014
Gambia is going through a ten-day long celebration marking 20 years since President Yahya Jammeh overthrew a democratically elected government.
18 September 2014
The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has killed nearly 1,900 people so far. In the Gambia, a social media campaign and a specially composed song are trying to raise awareness.
8 May 2014
29 April 2014
Aja Babung Sidibeh followed cultural tradition and became a female genital mutilation (FGM) practitioner after the death of her parents years ago in her native Janjangbureh in the Central River Region...
4 October 2013
"The Gambia will never be a member of any neo-colonial institution," the West African country announced in a statement released this week.
12 July 2013
Parliamentarians in the tiny West African state of the Gambia have ratified and passed a new law that seeks to tighten laws on Internet freedom. The law seeks to punish...
27 March 2013
Ousman Faal, a young computer instructor and IT professional from The Gambia, has traded the classroom for a blog. Global Voices recently caught up with Faal, the man behind Faal...
22 February 2013
The hostile media landscape in the Gambia, marred by aggressive laws and regulatory measures that have almost crippled mainstream outlets, has some journalists in the country turning to blogs to...