* Neneh McDoul Gaye has been appointed the new Minister of Communications in the Gambia. Her predecessor Dr Amadou S Janneh was fired for supposedly “passing a document to a foreign embassy”. In the Alice-in-Wonderland world of Gambian politics all is not what it seems. Janneh is said to have resisted when the President went over his head and granted a second international gateway licence to second mobile operator Africell. Also he resisted a move by the President to licence media in the country. Gambia is well on the way to becoming the Zimbabwe of West Africa but this is largely unknown outside of its borders.

* Guido Sohne as Technical Manager, Teledata ICT, new ISP connected to IXP.