The Gambia: state of denial and a nation in slow economic collapse

By Mathew K Jallow Nothing about the Gambia’s herd mentality is organic. That happens only in the movies and the animal kingdom. But again, Gambia’s recent history is an unending movie; a perpetually written and rewritten script that changes with the mood and emotional disposition of one person. Yet, it takes a tremendous amount of moral [...]

The Gambia: An ECOWAS and AU disaster, ignored for far too long

By Mathew K Jallow   Last week, two different reports focused on separate aspects of the Gambia’s political quandary, yet the reports are similar in a major way. Human Rights Watch’s blistering criticism of the two decades of political tyranny and administrative mayhem, and the Standard Newspaper’s shocking revelations of the mind-boggling state of mental [...]