Author: Mathew K Jallow

The Gambia: Constitutional Term-limit Imperative To National Security, Good Governance, And Equal Opportunities

Sunday, January 31, 2016
In Africa, the tendency for totalitarian rule is as pervasive as change is dynamic. The two forces are locked in a constant struggle that continues to plunge many African countries into conflicts, with devastating consequences. Incredibly, a little over two decades since the end of Liberia and Si ...

The Gambia: Hijabs, Burqas And The Cultural Construct Of Forced Islamization Of A Secular African Na

Saturday, January 23, 2016
The needless executions, in 2012, of twenty-six people, all of who were inmates at the scene of more than five hundred deaths, since 1994, Gambia rsquo;s notorious Mile 2 Central Prison, reinforced the belief that Yahya Jammeh had reached the peak of insanity. The startling executions, in 2012, prec ...

West Africa: Why Ecowas Should Revisit The Term-limits Issue And Why It Matters

Monday, January 4, 2016
The anticipation was both joyous and widespread, but so also was the ambivalence and outright skepticism. If the recent proposal to establish term-limits, for the ECOWAS member states, was a hopeful sign, its failure was incomprehensible and emotionally devastating. After four decades in existenc ...

The Soullessness Of Africa; The Curse Of The Gambia

Saturday, December 26, 2015
Senile octogenarians, youthful maniacs, barbaric psychopaths, and crude nitwits; they all share the same idiosyncrasies: greed, moral decadence, ignorance, cruelty. They dress in leopard skin, popularized a fashion trend, owned lion statues, sat on golden thrones, and carry the Islamic Quran close t ...

The Gambia: An Islamic State Or Colossal Media Blunde

Monday, December 14, 2015
By Mathew K Jallow There were no rumors, no discussions, and not even official clues as to what was about to happen to the Gambia. Last week, when Yahya Jammeh said, at a Brufut meeting, a coastal town sixteen miles south of the capital city, Banjul, that ldquo;Gambia will become an Islamic state, ...

Africa: In Praise Of Macky Sall, Muhammed Buhari And John Maguful

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
,It is an historic failure of epic proportions, which began gradually, but steadily metastasized into an abominable culture. Africa, after half a century, continues to agonize over the painful inability to shake off the vile image of the continent as the cesspool of incompetence and obscene levels o ...

The African Union And The Triumph Of Evil In Gambia

Friday, November 13, 2015
After more than twenty years of tyranny, the single consequential blow-back on the Gambia rsquo;s murderous regime, under Yahya Jammeh, was the regional body; ECOWAS rsquo;s rejection of an observer status to the Gambia rsquo;s predetermined presidential elections. That was back in 2011. The Hon. ...

The Myth And Paradox Of Wisconsin Liberalism

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
By Mathew K Jallow The statistics are striking, but far from shocking. For the decade and a half that I observed race relations in Wisconsin, I never ceased to be amazed by the falsity with which the state is perceived as a bastion of liberal values. To many outsiders, Wisconsin may appear progress ...

The Gambia: An Ecowas And Au Disaster, Ignored For Far Too Long

Thursday, September 24, 2015
By Mathew K Jallow Last week, two different reports focused on separate aspects of the Gambia rsquo;s political quandary, yet the reports are similar in a major way. Human Rights Watch rsquo;s blistering criticism of the two decades of political tyranny and administrative mayhem, and the Standard N ...

The Gambia: Yahya Jammeh’s Destabilizing Tribalism, Lessons Of Rwanda, And To Speak Or Not To Spea

Sunday, September 13, 2015
Thegainakoblog will be posting shorter articles touching on various relevant issues more often. This will be interspersed with longer commentaries and features readers are accustomed to reading By Mathew K Jallow It signifies critical conceptual progress, and a clear departure from a pre-colonia ...

West Africa: Lack Of Qualifying Standards Retard Ecowas'sdemocratization Process

Sunday, June 7, 2015
West Africa: lack of qualifying standards retard ECOWAS rsquo;s complete democratization process By Mathew K Jallow The Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS), is not exactly distinguished as a paragon of ethics and morality in politics; on the contrary, its apparent lack of members ...

West Africa: Lack Of Objective Rationality And Moral Fortitude Collapse Ecowas’s Proposed Term-limit

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
In a somewhat canted way, the Economic Community of West African States, (ECOWAS), almost always acts like an organization run by an oligarchy. In a way, it is. For, ECOWAS is under the thumbs of a cabal of sixteen heads of the states that constitute the institution. It is clear from decades of anec ...

The Gambia: President John Mahama And Gambia’s Tyranny And State-sanctioned Terror

Monday, February 9, 2015
In the aftermath of the aborted effort to restore democracy and rule of law in the Gambia, the regional body charged with ensuring political stability and economic integration, did something rather dramatic and an antithesis to the objectives of the organization. The recent visit to the Gambia by EC ...
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