The Gambia: First 100 days; melodrama, hubris and hand-handed political piety

By Mathew K Jallow The unsurprising avalanche of criticisms and acrimony surrounding the Coalition’s scorecard, isn’t a departure from the norm; it is the new norm. The concept of a 100-days arbitrary deadline is remiss of reality, and ignores the social and political complexities that besmirch all illusions of substantial development achievement, in such short [...]

Africa: Corruption of public bureaucracies in sub-Saharan Africa

By Mathew K Jallow For democratic systems and institutions of democracy to flourish, it is necessary and imperative to operate an efficient and effective public bureaucracy. This paper discusses at length the failures and opportunities of African bureaucracies, and what governments there need to do to achieve social and economic empowerment for their citizens. It [...]