A Gambian journalist and blogger. Has worked in The Gambia's ‘difficult’ media environment since 2007. Passionate about social media, politics, human rights and international relations.
Latest posts by Demba Kandeh
10 May 2016
The protests were part of an unprecedented movement in the Gambia calling for electoral reforms and the resignation of longtime President Yahya Jammeh.
3 May 2016
Last month witnessed an unprecedented uprising in the tiny West African nation of The Gambia. The protests haven't garnered much attention internationally, but Global Voices has been watching.
23 April 2016
4 March 2016
Alaghie Jobe lives in exile in Senegal, fearful that at any moment he could be sought out and detained by the Gambian authorities. His crime: practising journalism in The Gambia.
19 February 2016
The Gambia celebrated 51 years of independence from Great Britain on February 18, 2016, more than half a century after becoming Africa's 37th sovereign state.
10 January 2016
29 December 2015
After President Jammeh announced an executive ban on the practice hardly a month ago, lawmakers made good on the sentiment.
27 November 2015
"Lost in all the celebrations...is the fact that FGM is not banned in The Gambia, at least not yet. There is no enforceable law on the books"
9 November 2015
5 August 2015
"It seems the whole nation is behind bars," wrote one Facebook user on the disappearances of multiple journalists in The Gambia. Although facing charges, Abdoulie Ceesay's whereabouts remain unknown.
24 July 2015
Yahya Jammeh has pardoned all convicts between 1994 and 2013 in celebration of 21st anniversary of his toppling of the democratically elected President Dawda Kairaba Jawara on 22nd July 1994.
25 June 2015
Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh opposes presidential term limits. He believes God decides term limits and if God is willing, he may rule The Gambia for "one billion years."
25 May 2015
West African leaders have dropped the idea of instituting a two-presidential-term limit across the region, thanks to the opposition of Gambia and Togo, the only member states without term limits.
11 April 2015
Fifteen years after security officers killed over a dozen students, a journalist and red cross volunteer, Gambians are still asking for justice.
8 April 2015
Gambian soldiers who participated in a foiled coup on 30 December 2014 have been judged by a secret court. Human rights groups have expressed concern over the trials.
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.