Mathew K Jallow (65 posts)

The Gambia: Udp’s Ousainou Darbo; The Gambia’s Face Of Chang

Friday, May 6, 2016
By Mathew K Jallow The tripartite report implicitly exonerates protestations against the unbearable oppression, and, by extension, concedes the prevalence of politics burdened by the state rsquo;s crushing overreach, but fell far short of acknowledging the twenty-one years of violence, which underp ...

The Gambia: The Hypocrisy Of Icc’s Fatou Bum Bensouda, And The Challenges To Ecowas And The African

Sunday, April 24, 2016
More directly, the Gambia rsquo;s Yahya Jammeh poses an existential threat to Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea-Conakry; more immediately, the very quintessence of ECOWAS, and more broadly, to the concept of the African Union. His deleterious reign of terror can no longer be ignored, brushed aside o ...

The Gambia: The New African Revolution Finally Arrives; A New Gambian Spirit Is Born

Monday, April 18, 2016
Last week, Gambia suddenly burst out into the international limelight as the newest flashpoint of spectacular political failure, and civil unrest; the culmination of two decades of festering political discontent and strident opposition to a regime deeply entrenched in assassinations and economic plu ...

Senegambia: Yahya Jammeh Suddenly Rediscovers Ecowas As The Border Closure Bites Him In The As

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Even by Yahya Jammeh rsquo;s disgustingly low ethical standard, this has to be a recapitalization from his customary chest-beating, mouth-foaming, and tongue spitting bravado, and detachment from social order. This may come as a complete surprise to ECOWAS, but to Gambians, Yahya Jammeh rsquo;s freq ...

The Gambia: A Story Of Political Nihilism And Moral And Political Rebellion

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Since 2000, elections in the Gambia have been a recurrent exercise in futility and deception, with grave, real life consequences for the Gambian people. The last four elections cycles, and the efforts to present a united opposition character, have routinely been marred by Faustian duplicity; complet ...

Senegambia: Endless Border Closures, Dysfunctional Relations, And The Curse Of Yahya Jammeh

Monday, March 14, 2016
Border closures between neighbor countries happen rarely, and when they do, it is typically over issues of significant economic and political interest and weight. The prevalence of indistinguishable artificial boundaries around the world, notwithstanding, most countries expend a considerable amount ...

Gambia: Yahya Jammeh’s Fifth Term, Failed Political System, Collapsed Institutions; Drift To Calamit

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
By Mathew K Jallow . In South Africa, the incessant political tremors surrounding Jacob Zuma rsquo;s incompetence, center on the charismatic, young firebrand, Julius Malema. In Uganda, the opposition leader, Dr. Kizza Besigye, is not going down without a fight, in the aftermath of that country rsq ...

The Gambia: Empty Bluster, Soaring Rhetoric, Political Hyperbole And The Tragic Resistance To Change

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Quite often, stories about the predatory nature of Gambia rsquo;s political system has all the hallmarks of medieval ruthlessness. At other times, we are transported back deep into Africa rsquo;s primitive, sanguinary belief systems. In either case, the bloodcurdling levels of physical and psycho ...

The African Union: Continent-wide And Regional Institutional Failures Impair A Continent In Crisis

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Precedence to the Africa Union rsquo;s shameful failure to assist in ending Burundi rsquo;s gradual descent into bloody civil war, and avert an unfolding bloodbath, was bred in Abuja, Nigeria, in late 2015. As in Abuja, contrarian arguments for military intervention in Burundi, to help end the carna ...

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 ...
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