Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara: A Statesman for the Age

By Mathew K Jallow The term Founding Father conjures up images of the American Revolution, and applying it to Sir Dawda K. Jawara, has always felt like a stretch to me. Yet, the realism and enigma of Sir Dawda is articulated in the pioneering spirit with which he so ably led Gambia into the age [...]

The Gambia: Foot in the mouth, skirting the MoU agreement, and a government in disarr

By Mathew K Jallow Beyond their simple and ordinary definitions, ideas and concepts of government are intellectually profound and mentally challenging for the simple-minded to comprehend. This congenital inability to grasp the most basic theories of government and nuances of governing, belie the leadership crisis that fittingly conferred on Africa its marquee incarnation as the [...]