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Good Book, Opinion

Good Book: “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa”

by Alagi Yorro Jallow. Walter Rodney’s influential work, “How Europe Underdeveloped Africa,” remains as pertinent to the African context today as it was upon its release in 1973. In the first chapter, “Some Questions on Development: What is Development,” Rodney offers insightful commentary on Africa’s governance challenges and their effects […]

News, Opinion

Political Absurdism, Misinformation, and Policy Faux Pas in the New Gambia: In Defense of D.A Jawo

Part I By Modou Modou, Washington DC. “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap,” wrote Napoleon Bonaparte in 1804 when his political treatise poignantly dissected the complex interplay between power and folly, where intellect often succumbs to the allure of manipulation and strategic ignorance. Minister Hamat Bah exemplifies this notion […]

Human Rights, News, Opinion

Central Government Should Stop Undermining Local Governments

The intention of the 1997 Constitution is to decentralize the governance system of the Gambia to ensure sustainable national development. Section 193(3) states that, “An Act of the National Assembly shall make provision for the functions, powers and duties of local government authorities…” to provide infrastructure and development of the […]