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’
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
Pan-Africanism, the notion that people of African descent share common interests and should therefore be unified. This of course was proposed at a time of great racial injustice both in Africa and against Africans in the diaspora. W.E.B. DuBois’s famous statement that “the problem of the 20thcentury is the problem of the color line” was… Continue reading Is Pan-Africanism Dead?