Professor Toyin Falola Pays Glowing Tribute to Eminent Scholar, Ali A. Mazrui, 1933-2014

"The colossus with the feet of steel joined his ancestors in the early hours of October 13, 2014. Ali Mazrui was larger than life! The most prodigious scholar of African politics, his multiple talents combined creative work in elegant prose and poetry with polemics. A teacher, orator, journalist, filmmaker, and public intellectual, he was arguably the most connected and best known African scholar for over half a century. There will be a legion of tributes in his honor all over Africa and elsewhere. My tribute will be limited to the place of language in his long writing and scholarly career."

Editor’s Desk

Behind Iran’s Foiled Gambian Gambit

By J. Peter Pham, Ph.D. His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya Abdul-Azziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh, President of the Republic of The Gambia, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Chief Custodian ... Full story

Family &Gender Matters

Tribute to Cherno Jallow—A Remarkable Gambian Auditor

Mr. Editor,                                                                      Kindly allow me space in your widely read medium to eulogise the life of an illustrious man who many ... Full story

Opinion

The Gambia: The pernicious challenges of a struggle amid promises of a nation’s rebirth

By Mathew K. Jallow, Madison, Wisconsin This is not another heart-wrenching narrative about the intoxicating barbarity, which the AFPRC military regime has foisted on The Gambia for the past twenty years. Far from ... Full story

Books

Prof. Saine Reviews: Defeating Dictators: Fighting Tyranny in Africa and Around the World

Defeating Dictators: Fighting Tyranny in Africa and Around the World. BY GEORGE B. N. AYITTEY. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. Pp.vi-282. $ 28, hardcover (978-0-23010859-2). George Ayittey remains an important intellectual force ... Full story

Africa

Demarcating the blurred frontiers of the Manding World and an inquest into its internal dynamics: Part II

By Dodou Jawneh, Birmingham, UK However an alternative proposition to his definition of the term mendinko should be presented. He suggested that the term mendi meant lord and that koh is ... Full story

Economy

Gambian Letter writer advises Jammeh on Basic Economics

Dear President Yaya Jammeh: I am not a politician and have no intentions of being one in the near future. Therefore, I am writing this open letter to you, my compatriot ... Full story

The Verdict

Raleigh Conference Publishes Permanent Steering Committee

   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE From the Organizers of the Gambia Conference for  Democracy and Good Governance. Raleigh, North Carolina U.S.A. After weeks of consultation with partners across the globe, and in line with ... Full story

Culture

Demarcating the blurred frontiers of the Manding World and an inquest into its internal dynamics: Part I

By Dodou Jawneh, Birmingham, UK Inspiration for the article: The article was written partly as an inspiration by Margit Smith’s work entitled Mande Kora published by University of Maine at Augusta. This ... Full story

Confidential

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Editors  & Managers The Gambia Echo Newspaper7407 Sandy Creek Dr.Raleigh, NC 27615Ph. 919-614-6792 (USA)Ph. +44-077-07858854 (UK)Email: editor@thegambiaecho.com Email: gambiaechoeditor@gmail.com  Echo Radio Click Here:http://thegambiaechoradio.us/   ... Full story

Dr Fox Says...

Dr Fox says | “When Two Lions Fight, Only The Grass Suffers” Dr Fox says | "In Gambian politics, Monkeys work and baboons eat." Dr Fox says | “Dekabee--Gambia, Dodeham.” Dr Fox says | “The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” William Shakespeare in Julius Caesar Dr Fox says | “Habemus Presidium.” Dr Fox says | "For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."~ Nelson Mandela Dr Fox says | “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” ~Socrates

Editor's choice

By Mathew K Jallow, Madison, Wisconsin On the second anniversary of the heinous Mile Two Prison executions, Gambians solemnly remember one of the most the tragic ... Full story
A Kenyan scientist, Dr Faith Osier, has been awarded one of the most prestigious prizes for African Science. The Royal Society Pfizer prize is awarded annually to ... Full story
By Ebrima G. Sankareh, Editor-in-Chief As President Yaya Jammeh of the mini West African state of The Gambia readies for a-three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit to be ... Full story
On behalf of my family, the Basse Mansajang Kunda community, Upper River Region and The Gambia at large, I would like to take this opportunity ... Full story
The Committee for the Restoration of Democracy (CORDEG) mourns the untimely passing of our comrade Hon. Boubacarr  Baldeh. Hon. Baldeh was an illustrious son of ... Full story
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