“AFRICA OFTEN TENDS TO BEHAVE LIKE AN UNWANTED ORPHAN, WHO SUDDENLY DISCOVERS A FAMOUS UNCLE”, AS OBAMA PREPARES TO HOST AFRICA – ALAGI YORRO JALLOW ASSESSES HIS RELATIONS TO THE CONTINENT’S HERO QUEST
As Obama prepares to host the leaders of the African continent in the US-Africa summit schedule to begin next week in Washington DC, Alagi Yorro Jallow revisits two of his well written articles about the Obama – Africa relations. We republish the articles below in the dated order starting with the first article published on 6 August 2008, under the heading “Africa Cannot Lay Claim on Barack Obama”; and the second opinion published by the Globalpost newspaper on 15 October 2012.
“Africa cannot lay claim on Barack Obama –Alagi Yorro Jallow
There’s an understandable excitement at the prospect of somebody other than the usual
Yanks Dabo @ July 31, 2014
“THE GAMBIA IS MINE”, CLAIMED PRESIDENT JAMMEH OWLISHLY
“DEKABI SUMA BOSS-LA”, President Jammeh told Gambians and the rest on the world in his televised Eid message broadcast on GRTS. Amazingly, all the state ministers and Islamic clerics sitting from across him sheepishly nodded their heads in approval to his claim of ownership of the Gambia. On the one hand, on a constitutional and legal point, one can dismiss his claim as preposterous and oafish. To better sculpt a colourful image of my exposition, I would sponge Wikipedia’s designation of the term country.
Sulayman Jeng @ July 31, 2014
“A COUNTRY NEEDS A STEADY AND EXPERIENCED LEADER, NOT A BUNCH OF HORNY AND ANGRY JUVENILES”, KABA SALLAH OBSERVED FROM EBOU JALLOW’S INTERVIEW
Pa Nderry Mbai, of Freedom newspaper Online, recently scored two long and interesting interviews with Captain Ebou Jallow; the first spokesperson of the Yahya Jammeh Military junta. Ebou Jallow was the face and voice of the military junta early in 1994. Captain Jallow was also the first high profile member of the junta to abscond, sometime in 1996, under controversial and mysterious circumstances. He absconded not long after the mysterious and gruesome assassination of the then Finance Minister, Koro Ceesay. Therefore, Ebou Jallow’s
Sulayman Jeng @ July 30, 2014
“DON’T GET ME WRONG”, ASSERTED MOMODOU NJAI, “BE FIRM IN YOUR BELIEF AND STAND FOR WHAT IS JUST”.
If great leaders starting from Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) to Ghandi, Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela went by what was popular for political points or reasons, we would probably not be living in a civilized world albeit all its flaws. Words like mercy, compassion, reconciliation, dialogue, freedom, peace, love, community, justice, change, hope, and individual rights would have being missing in our vocabulary.
My brothers and sisters, even though we cherish the agony and pains in our hearts
Sulayman Jeng @ July 29, 2014
“JAMMEH WANTS A PRESS THAT IS PART OF THE LABYRINTHINE MISCARRIAGES OF HIS LEADERSHIP”, DEVULGES CHERNO BABA JALLOW
Mentioning President Yahya Jammeh and the Gambian press in the same breath is sure to evoke passionate feelings. And it should. Jammeh and members of the Gambian Fourth Estate don’t mix; the two are at variance with each other in their respective roles in public affairs. The Gambian press wants to inform and educate the people; and make them an informed and engaged citizenry. But Jammeh wants a press tending to his
Sulayman Jeng @ July 27, 2014
Reflections on 22nd July Oslo Bombing and Terror Attack
On the 22nd July 2011 Oslo became no longer the Oslo it used to be. The peaceful capital city of Norway was rubbed of her peacefulness by one of her native citizen, Anders Breivik. Norway in contemporary times is like a maiden virgin of peace that with the terrible event of 22nd July lost her virginity. Just like a young innocent girl who suddenly lost her virginity would look at her body and surrounding cloths in bewilderment so Norway also looked at the shattered city centre and the 77 bullet ridden corpses of youngsters and grappled for answers.
Landing Nyassi @ July 25, 2014
“GAMBIA LOST MORE THAN 20,000 LIVES IN TIME VALUE OVER 20 YEARS; EVIDENCE SUGGESTS”, POSTULATED SARJO BAYANG
Cost of burden in keeping Yaya Jammeh as president for 20 years
Critical assessment of damage incurred by Yaya Jammeh since 1994 reveals true life loss in thousands. This evidence is clear to see without complicated mathematics required. Gambia has a population pegged at 2 million. Everyone lost 20 years of life time in waste moments. By proper accounting of real time values, the figure is even
Sulayman Jeng @ July 25, 2014