Thursday, February 23, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The next phase of this new found hope and optimism is going to be more important and possibly, challenging for the tiny country. But regreteably, no one at the moment can say what tomorrow brings for The Gambia under its new leadership. The only joy at the moment is the ousting of Jammeh. But will the new leadership live up to expectation, or even bring the change expected; any change at all. Or would it wallow in the classic blame-game that other leaders in the position has always played and get nothing done?
Power change-over in some African States are always not easy. But when in rare occasions, they occur, and without violence, our joys usually know no bounds. And as such, the euphoria that the change-over brings is quickly snuffed out and we are back in disappointment that existed. While this may sound pessimistic, it is essential that these questions are asked now: Will the new government bring the much expected change?
Saturday, January 21, 2017
|Yahya Jammeh - former president of The Gambia|
In the recent past, in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Mali, Ivory Coast, the West had intervened and claimed to solve the problem only to make it worse. Not only because they dont understand the local and cultural context but because in their know-it-all approach, they ignore and refuse to work with those at the centre of the issues. This has always led to worse outcomes for the concerned impasse.
Friday, November 18, 2016
"Two trashed reputations, one love contract, zero regrets." - Jenn P Nguyen
you can read it here. This document detailed a list of ordained/licensed LGBT individuals or couples in the Church of England, who has 'violated' Lambeth 1.10. In a nutshell, GAFCON accuses these individuals and their parishes, as well as the CofE of transgression, simply by being open and welcoming to LGBT people including offering blessings for same-sex couples or even registering church halls for Civil Partnership, etc. You have to read the GAFCON document to see the extent of the trite. I mean, who blames a church for being welcoming and creating a safe space for people?
But reading the document, I couldn’t but feel more proud and empowered. In fact, the document, although meant for ‘naming’ and 'shaming', was quite good – bar the plentiful mistakes of all manners – in helping us document the brevity, sincerity, honesty, true Christ-likeness and above all, the sacrifice that many of the named individuals and couples have made to make Church look less weird.