Author: Mathew K Jallow

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 ...

The Gambia: The Dangerous Interface Of Propaganda And Ignorance

Friday, November 28, 2014
By Mathew K Jallow Propaganda has the capacity to yield subliminal, Pavlovian responses, which defy reason. As a tool of mental and intellectual repression, the intent is to freeze, and even deny, the concept of independent thinking for the safer imagination deficit and idea free subjective reasoni ...

The Gambia: Lessons Of Mali, Lessons Of Burkina And Lessons For Africa

Monday, November 17, 2014
By Mathew K Jallow Mali and Burkina Faso symbolize the new philosophical bend of the African Union and ECOWAS; playing catch-up with the popular political sentiments of Africa s vast, dispirited population. But it is only a beginning, the microcosm of what the rest of Africa s dictatorships could p ...

Welcome To America; The United States Africa Summit August, 2014

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Choosing a title between two competing ideas, 'Welcome to America and Letter from America' was not quite like wrestling an alligator, but it, to some degree, symbolized the difficulty of how to convey a message that resonates with the wider African population. And it is significant since it determin ...

‘the Book Section: ‘the African Poverty Paradox’; ‘gambia: I Heard The Jinns Of Mbulumang Cry’, And

Friday, May 30, 2014
In this section of the website, (see below at bottom), three books, 'The African Poverty Paradox'; 'Gambia: I heard the jinns of mbulumang cry' a touching narrative about the military dictatorship in Gambia since 1994; the executions, murders, human sacrifices, exodus of the intelligencia, mass inca ...

Senegambia: Gambia’s Permanent State Of Crisis And Senegal’s Impossible Peace

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. If Thomas Jefferson s premonition, more than three centuries ago, seemed sagacious, and even prophetic; it was because he understood the enduring power of freedom. Even after the elapse of so much time ...

Africa: A Brief Introduction To The Study Of Bureaucracies In Sub-saharan Africa

Thursday, January 16, 2014
For democratic systems and institutions of democracy to flourish, it is necessary and imperative to have an efficient and effective public bureaucracy. This research paper discusses at length the failures and opportunities of African bureaucracies, and what governments there need to do to achieve so ...

The Gambia: The Pernicious Challenges Of A Struggle And The Promise Of The Rebirth Of A Nation

Monday, January 13, 2014
By Mathew K Jallow This is not another heart-wrenching narrative about the intoxicating barbarity, which the AFPRC military regime has foisted on the Gambia. Far from it. It is a narrative about a struggle in much need of unanimity in action and a clear sense of direction. What brought Gambi ...

The Gambia: Good Morning, Jonathan Goodluck; Severed Head Or Cut Off Breast For Breakfast

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
By Mathew K Jallow I must admit, I kind of liked you the very first time I heard about you. From afar, you embodied both the bleak present and promising future of black Africa; and it has nothing, whatsoever, to do with Nigeria being Africa s premier country. I will explain. But first, allow me ...

The Gambia: Gambians Are Plain Fed-up And Have Feared Way Too Long; Not Any More

Monday, October 21, 2013
It is a terrifyingly haunting story pregnant with mind-bending twists and sobering turns; a story of alienation with a sinister plot that manifests itself in the horrors and tragedies of death and dying. And it is not a work of fiction conjured up by Baba Galleh Jallow s creative mind; but a story r ...

The Gambia: The Unfinished Business Of Raleigh And Its Dogged Mediocrity And Amateurism

Thursday, September 5, 2013
The idea of Raleigh was not born out of a lofty social creed or ideology driven emotion, nor was it impelled by illusions of utopianism. After all, the nineteenth century is long gone, and with it the sacrosanctity of Karl Marx's delusional 'dialectical materialism' and Vladimir Illich Lenin's madde ...
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