Blog, Democracy, Gambia, The Gambia

Our Emotionally Charged Nation

We decried Yaya for exactly the same reason, that he ruled based on his whims; a typical Gambian if you ask me. Those he favored or those who benefitted from him never saw him for the monster he was.They blamed his victims. Reason, logic, process and procedure; these are concepts that are meaningless and it… Continue reading Our Emotionally Charged Nation

Adama Barrow, Democracy, despotism, Dictatorship, economic exploitation, The Gambia, Tyranny, Yaya Jammeh

Babilimansa; The Vengeful Egomaniac

Back in 2009 at the launching of the Q-Cell head office on Kairaba, sitting in the audience I can still clearly recall getting angry and barely being able to contain that anger when I heard Yaya say something along these line; “When I say that the sky is the limit for the Gambians, I mean… Continue reading Babilimansa; The Vengeful Egomaniac

African Values., authoritarianism, Democracy, despotism, Dictatorship, Gambia, Gambian Coalition, Yahya Jammeh

System Change Vs. Regime Change

Sometimes one cannot help but wonder if there is a deliberate and calculated attempt designed to undermine The Gambia’s new found and much deserved freedom, or simply an orchestrated plot to disfavor some and any role they may play in the future. Clearly ignorance can be discounted as a premise for some of the narratives… Continue reading System Change Vs. Regime Change

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Hon. Halifa; Is It Gratifying?

There have been claims made during the campaign season for the recently concluded National Assembly elections that if the parties to the Tactical Alliance approach did not win a combined majority in the National Assembly, then the Barrow-led coalition government will have an antagonistic assembly to contend with, which if challenged could impeach him. Are… Continue reading Hon. Halifa; Is It Gratifying?

African Values., capitalism, colonialism, Democracy, democratization, Dictatorship, economic exploitation, neocolonialism, Pan-Africanism, Repression, Tyranny, Westernization, White Supremacy

The People Will Resist ‘Democracy’

If we lose sight of, or fail to deeply reflect on the evolution of politics and governance systems in Africa, we only create room for replacing one authoritarian leader with another. As long as we cite western value systems as models in our quest to strengthen democracy, the people will resist that encroachment on their… Continue reading The People Will Resist ‘Democracy’

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The Culmination Of Yahya Jammeh’s Schemes – A Defeated Tyrant And A Nation United

Seeing the multitude of Gambians that thronged the streets; old and young, men and women, all visibly elated at the return of President Adama Barrow’s from Senegal is further testament to the relief the Gambians felt at seeing Yahya Jammeh’s back.  Just as it obtained during the campaign season leading up the elections of December… Continue reading The Culmination Of Yahya Jammeh’s Schemes – A Defeated Tyrant And A Nation United

Adama Barrow, Coalition 2016, Democracy, Dictatorship, New Gambia, Pan-Africanism, The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, Yaya Jammeh

Yahya Jammeh’s Schemes To Cling Unto Power And His Downfall

Earning the people’s trust was a critical component of setting the stage for Yahya’s takeover of everything Gambian. How did he do that? Yahya Jammeh capitalized on our highly held Gambian values to serve his needs and then turned them on their heads. He will use our religion and religious leaders, use our elders and… Continue reading Yahya Jammeh’s Schemes To Cling Unto Power And His Downfall

Democracy, The Gambia, Tyranny, Yahya Jammeh

How To Defeat A Tyrant

The Gambia, little Gambia that one of my Ghanaian friends calls “Gambia Village” has done it to the collective delight and admiration of most Africans. Determination, mass mobilization, and grassroots engagement are the watchwords. Above all, a sustained and relentless push back from the diaspora Gambians, who for the longest time have refused to be… Continue reading How To Defeat A Tyrant

Adama Barrow, Coalition 2016, Democracy, Ubuntu, Yaya Jammeh

Battle For The Soul Of The Gambia

In the past weeks calls have been made that have only been intensified in the past days. These calls are calls for people to get out and exercise their civic duty. Anyone not in denial will acknowledge the changing tides in the Gambian political landscape.The ball is in your court as APRC supporters to deliver… Continue reading Battle For The Soul Of The Gambia

Adama Barrow, Coalition 2016, Democracy, The Gambia, Tyranny, Yaya Jammeh

Let Your Voice Be Heard – VOTE!

As the campaign officially kicks off today, it is imperative that we remind each other of what is at stake for The Gambia and her peoples. This is especially so for those inclined to maintaining the status quo. The past five years have added to the list of victims of tyranny; families who never saw… Continue reading Let Your Voice Be Heard – VOTE!