Newspaper Company Limited was the Gambia's first national newspaper
and is a privately owned
tabloid sized daily with a printed and an online
The daily contains news articles covering current events,
editorial section, obituaries, health, education, diplomatic
suite and sports columns.
It was incorporated in 1992 by
its previous owner who is a Liberian journalist Kenneth Best. It
has approximately 50 members of staff. The paper is currently on Vol.
15 (ISSN - 07960832) and its online edition can be found at
The company also produces special printing services to utilize
some of its excess capacity in the form of Letterpress, Offset
press, cards, leaflets, journals, posters and books.
Its retail price is D10 per copy and it is distributed widely in all
the major supermarkets. The managing director and editor-in-chief is
Mr. Dida Halake and the proprietor of the Observer Newspaper
Ltd. is Mr. (Amadu) Amadou Samba.