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How Nasty rulers steal our wea...

How Nasty rulers steal our wealth and make us poor

The Looting Machine, warlords, tycoons, smugglers and the systematic theft of Africa’s wealth, Tom Burgis, Collins, 2016 324 Pages. This book...
 Dr Ismaila Ceesay, Political ...

Dr Ismaila Ceesay, Political Science Lecturer, The University of The Gambia

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Long Road to Democracy in The Gambia edited by Prof Pierre Gomez It is a great pleasure for me, and indeed an honour to review this book, ‘The...

Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice - Geoffrey Robertson

Friday, March 10, 2017
Penguin. A book review by Danny Yee © 2000 http://dannyreviews.com/ In Crimes Against Humanity lawyer and human rights campaigner Geoffrey...
Dissecting the Jammeh tyranny

Dissecting the Jammeh tyranny

Friday, March 03, 2017
The Gambia under AFPRC-APRC Rule, 1994-2008, Abdoulaye Saine, Lexington Books, 2010. Professor Saine has been in the forefront of the fight to end...
How the Gambia Army was founde...

How the Gambia Army was founded

Friday, February 24, 2017
How We Built the Gambia Army, Trevor Stewart, Author House, 2016, 104 pages In early 1984, 33 years ago the PPP regime of President Alhagi Sir...
In God’s Path: The Arab Conque...

In God’s Path: The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire by Robert Hoyland

Friday, February 17, 2017
Reviewed by Dr Youssef Choueiri, University of Manchester The main aim of this book is to answer the following question: how does one account for...
The nature and scope of Islami...

The nature and scope of Islamic education in West Africa Islamic Education in Africa by Robert Launay, Indiana University Press, 2016, 323 pages.

Friday, February 10, 2017
This is an academic text which comprises 15 chapters written by noted historians and theologians, all of them revisiting how Islam is taught in West...
Islam: beliefs and teachings

Islam: beliefs and teachings

Friday, February 03, 2017
Ghulam Sarwar, Muslim Education Trust, UK, 8th edition, 2016, 240 pages. I can remember this was the standard textbook for high school students in...
Book Review: The Shock Doctrin...

Book Review: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

Friday, January 27, 2017
In THE SHOCK DOCTRINE, Naomi Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically. Exposing the thinking, the money trail and...
BLOOD RIVER - A Journey To Afr...

BLOOD RIVER - A Journey To Africa’s Broken Heart- Tim Butcher

Friday, January 13, 2017
As a journalist Tim Butcher had covered stories from all over war torn Africa, but it was the system of corruption and secrecy veiling the Congo that...
Congo: The Epic History of a P...

Congo: The Epic History of a People by David van Reybrouck, book review

Friday, December 30, 2016
This ambitious history of the Congo tells a story of ravishment – and dark comedy Reviewed by Andy Morgan Like “genius” or “masterpiece”, “epic”...
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