Operation No English


By Baba Galleh Jallow

Bla bla bla bla bla. Recently I personally expelled the so-called representative of a decadent and ungodly society – the so-called European Union – who tried to tell me about so-called human rights and the rule of so-called law and donkey opposition. They come to my country and try to dictate to me what to do and what not to do with my own personal power and my own personal people. I am not afraid of anybody but the All Mighty God. And then I heard the so-called national adviser of America saying that my country has no human rights and my country has no opposition, bla bla bla. If they did not hear me let me repeat myself loud and clear. There is no human rights and no donkey opposition in this country and I will rule for a million years. I will not allow any so-called Western ungodly and evil society to come here and colonize us again. They colonized us for one thousand years and now they come back here and talk to us about so-called human rights when there are no human rights in their own country. Where were they when I forcefully seized power from a democratically elected government 20 years ago? We are human beings and not Neanderthalled or however they say that word. Our ancestors are Adama and Awa. Adama married Awa and Awa did not marry Fatou. So if they want to say that we are not human beings, then they should go back and read their biblical stories which state clearly that we are the original ancestors of the human race and not the other way round. They think because they are white they are godly but in fact they are white because they are ungodly and I will not accept that.

In fact I am going to ban English in this country because English is the language of colonialism and we will never be colonized again. I will ban English and impose our local languages as the official language of this country. If you don’t like it you can go to hell. I will either use one of our languages or I will use a combination of two or three or even four of our languages and that will be our official language. No more English in this country. For one million years they enslaved us; then they came back and colonized us for one thousand years. And now they come back again and try to colonize us again for another one thousand or one million years. I will not accept that.

And if I say no more English in this country I mean no more English in this country. In fact I will change the names of all our high schools into local names and they will no longer be called high schools because high school means we are still colonized by the British. I will start with Armitage High School and I will give it a local name. In fact I will call it John Yohomal School. I say John Yohomal because even the word school is a colonial word and we have to get rid of it. And I will start with my own name John which is a colonial name and I will change it immediately. No more English names in this country. And so if you are called Peter or Paul or David or any other Western name, you must find a new name. Then as for Gambia High I am thinking of a new local name. Then for St. Joseph’s High . . . in fact why should a school for girls be named after a European man? I don’t care whether he is a so-called saint or not. Why not name this school after one of our many great women? And then there is St. Augustine’s High School. I will also change its name. And I will change the names of Crab Island and Marina International and St. George’s and every single school that has a Western name in this country. I am going to bring real independence and freedom from colonialism to this country. We are going to create local names for all the schools and even the word school is going to go. So if you are teaching in any school that has a Western name, you must be prepared to take the change because it is coming very soon. If you don’t like it then you can quit your job and you can go to hell.

And let me tell you something. After I change the names of all the so-called schools and ban the English language, I will then ban words like executive, legislature or parliament, and judiciary from this country because they are all part of the colonial legacy and I will not allow anyone to colonize us again. Before colonialism we had our own local names for all of these institutions and we will use those names. I will set up a committee to investigate these pre-colonial names and get back to me with their report and recommendations. If they do not recommend what I want to hear they can all go to hell. So if I appoint you and you allow yourself to be used by the West then I will deal with you so you will even forget when you were born. Executive, legislature, judiciary – these are colonial words that I will not allow to exist in this country anymore. And if the West does not like it they can go to hell. And any so-called journalist or donkey opposition that tries to say something about this will die like a dog with their tail in their mouths. And if I change these names – that means everybody who works in them will also change their names. So colonial names like chief justice, magistrate and lawyer, I will ban all of them. And colonial names like member of parliament or national assembly will also have to go. There will be no more president and I will be called Mansa since that is what our leaders were called before the evil colonialists came and changed it all by throwing dust in our eyes. We will not be fooled and people should mind their own business. Names like chief justice, judge, magistrate and lawyer or members of parliament will no longer be allowed in this country. We have our own local languages and we will never be colonized again. Colonialism is a crime against humanity and no one will commit that crime in this country again.

So what I am saying is that no more English in this country. If it takes me a million years to do it, I will do it in a million years. I say no more English and no more English names or any English words in this country. If the West does not like it they can go to hell. And if anyone is caught speaking English in this country, bla bla bla you will regret why you were born. Words like police and soldier – they are colonial words and will be banned and replaced with our local languages. And if the police and soldiers want to wear uniform, we will not call it uniform because uniform is a western word. We will call it asobi. Even the word office will no longer be allowed in this country. And we will find our own local names for things like paper and pen and computer and even desk and door, window and floor. If they want to bring computer into this country, they will have to call it by our own local languages because the word computer is a vestige of Western colonialism and I will not allow it in this country.

This exercise will be carried out through Operation No English. I have carried out Operation no Human Right and Operation no Donkey Opposition and Operation No Term Limit. Operation So-called European Union and Operation ECOWAS and AU are all going on right now. So don’t tell me that I am new to operations. Operation No English will be the final stick to break the back of colonialism in this country. Because colonialism is a donkey, I have to use a stick to break its back and drive it out of this country. So I will change our official language and I will change the names of schools and hospitals and roads and offices and everything that we now say in English we have to say in our local languages. They came here and colonized us for one thousand years and did not even plant a single light pole at traffic light junction. And now they want to come back here and lecture me about so-called human right and nonsense rule of law and donkey opposition when they don’t have these things in their own rotten countries. They think they can hide behind these empty words to colonize us again. Bla bla bla, that will not happen in a million years. I will rule this country until 20 million twenty and let me see what they can do about it. No term limit and no more English in this country. It’s a mad day.



  1. Let Gambians be ready and kick out this bxxxxxx who doesn’t care about our livelihoods before it’s too late. All this rethoric is to distract Gambians from today’s suffering they’re enduring. What a shame? Is it that he is fighting the case of Omar Al-basher the Sudanise President that is the reason why he is going after the West for a fight. Let him know that an Ant cannot fight with Elephant. If West wanted him out it will be just a matter of minutes not an hour so let him stop howling like a parrot. We know that only empty barrels make more sounds. He is a coward and also a toothless Bulldog that barks but cannot bite. So let us now wait for the West reaction against his insult to them. I think we are now near to the game end. Long Live Gambia and her suffering population.

  2. Alihamdu lillah. I don’t have any good and bad Gambian, I want us to live in peace and freedom but not agree with white people who are always enemies of Africa and Islam. May Allah help us to fix our problem without these sick people, they are sick and want us too to sick, men will never Mary men in any Muslim country inshaa llah, ameeen.

    • You are enjoying a lot in the white man’s yard i believe if you’re living in the (west)diaspora. I am not pro-colonialist so I am a critique of it too but, I know I must criticise with fact and good reasoning in an effort to find answers sometimes.
      Soninke, in a nut cell, Amir Ul Mu’umineen; Omar Ibn Hatab’s mission reached the north Africa where Barbers live.They converted to Islam and later them, (the Barbers) introduced Islam in the former Mali empire in their caravan trading missions without any form of fighting a Jihad war with them. Soninke, you to go North Africa or Arabia to make some research. The Quran is versatile in its teaching and not a bit contracdicting thus one verse in it can become a timeless discourse of well learned scholars.

  3. I really don’t know where to begin for this article. It is big shame and sad to said that we have a president in our country Gambia. Dictator monster president Yahya AJJ Jammeh, is completely mentally retard and insane. Gambians will not going to believe this today until he call himself God like pharaoh did; when he finally claimed himself as a God. This mad stupid dictator monster President Yahya AJJ Jammeh soon will call himself a GOD in the gambia. Sanyang, I agreed with 100% an ant cannot fight with elephant. Gambia soldiers are not even 500000 and among them, some of them don’t know how to operate some American weaponry. May God forbid, if America government are seriously want to wage strike on dictator monster jammeh’s state house and his hometown, it will be less than an hour, it will worst than ground zero. Just an example. Let him continue insulting and provoking west. He is near end soon. He is just mentally retard president of the gambia.

  4. Soninke , you have made generalization that white people are enemies of Africa and Islam , don’t you know that there are white peoples who are Muslims ? Is it not sinful to accused all white people being enemies of Islam ? God has mentioned in the Quran that he has created mankind into different tribes, and nations, it state ” O mankind , we have created you into nations and tribes that you may come to know one another ” (49:13) . please do not expose your Ignorance here . Most hateful people are the ignorance ones because it is through your ignorance or lack of education that you tends to hate others . Clearly God created diversity for us to understand him and be tolerance to each other . Please Get some education about your religion.

  5. So funny I cannot laugh any more. What a sick president we have in the Gambia. Baba Galleh, I am laughing my socks off because we have a complete lunatic president who needs to be in a mental institution rather than running a country. As I am reading the article I cannot stop laughing and crying at the same time. What have we done wrong to deserve a lunatic person as a president of this country? He did not have a clue what he is doing or talking about and we should not wait until he set the whole country on fire before we do something. I do not think taking Marijuana, Kubaijara or other drugs by Yaya Jammeh are causing all this nonsense talking but he is also completely out his mind.

    • True Janjanbureh. It would have been funny had he not actually threatened – just last week – that he will change the Gambia’s official language from English and change Armitage’s name as well. The good news is he never can do such a thing; at least not change the official language from English. He wouldn’t know where to start. His own soldiers would really have grabbed him and sent him to a lunatic asylum (where he truly belongs) if he started on such an impossible project. He would if he could, but he can’t, thank God. That’s the good news. The bad news is that we are saddled with such a buffoon for a president and by the time he goes, even if that is now, Gambia would have become almost beyond repair.

      • My Brother, Baba, the soldiers you refer to are generally nothing more than zombies. Who in The Gambia needs further convincing about Jammeh’s state of mental health? Most of our soldiers, just as our deputies are zombies of the highest order. Our situation is also not helped by the sheer level of hypocrisy of our society. Anyway, thank you for your articles. They are always interesting.

  6. I will agree with Jemus on one condition; let him start the name change with himself first. No more “president” “His Excellency”, no more “professor” or “doctor” and while at it, let him tell us when he changes “jemus” into jalamang. Jesus Christ! you Gambian are up for a ride. This is a set up by Yaya Jammeh to be named KING soon.

  7. I will agree with Jemus on one condition; let him start the name change with himself first. No more “president” “His Excellency”, no more “professor” or “doctor” and while at it, let him tell us when he changes “jemus” into jalamang. Jesus Christ! you Gambian are up for a ride. This is a set up by Yaya Jammeh to be named KING soon.

  8. John Yohomal comes across as a donkey president. Well, he’s got to be a donkey president if he is opposed by a donkey opposition. ..

    Very entertaining piece again.

  9. Kubajaro, specially marijuana is a very common drug planted in and around the borders of the Gambia and consumed by a good part of the youth and middle age population and I don’t think that can be a source to any individual’s stupidity as such though I would urge for efficient anti drugs agencies in the third republic. What I want to express is that, you may end being distractive as Jammeh in his anti gay campaign trying to blame a phenomenal Gambia drug like marijuana for his tons load ignorance. Robert Nesta Marley is a great thinker and writer. Lets stay away from hypocricy the most harzardous and the most addictive drug.

    Jammeh should be introducing his numeric system and combination of atleast 26 alphabets by now. He wants a space program and a Gambian astronaut by 2016. His cell phone program will be in his own numeric and alphabetic systems………………………………………Auuuuuuugh, leti mi simok a littlu Sabatabaa………………..lol. I am just pleading to all fellow citizens to refrain themselves from drugs and alcohol during their work hours in public office come next republic.