Gambian Intellectual and UDP Strategist Dr Suso Passed Away

dr susoForemost academic and opposition United Democratic Party chieftain, Dr Boro Susso, has died aged 70. The former University of The Gambia don died at Pakala Clinic in Banjul after a brief illness on Saturday.

Dr Boro Suso was last seen on the 23rd of August at the very well attended UDP rally in Gunjur, he fell ill short after.

He was buried according to Islamic rites at the Bansang Cemetery in the Central River Region on Saturday evening.

He is survived by two wives and seven children one of which is Bakary Susso, an enthusiastic architect based in United States.

Opposition UDP leader, Ouisainou Darboe, described his death as painful, as his association with the party was well-known. He told The Standard: “It is the biggest loss for me personally. He (Boro) was not just a political ally, he was a friend and a brother. But of course his association with the United Democratic Party is well-known and that was why he was sacked from the University of The Gambia which was a big loss for The Gambia.

“He was pivotal and very prominent for the intellectual make-up of the UDP. He has also been constantly in the media and other platforms contributing to national discourse on different issues relevant to the country’s development. I would say that this is a big loss for The Gambia.”

Dr Boro Susso was a Development Studies lecturer at the University of The Gambia where he also served as the head of department of the School of Arts and Social Sciences. He was dismissed from the university in 2009. Following his sack from the UTG, he had been a lecturer at Stratford College of Management until his demise. Dr Susso was one of the founding members of the United Democratic Party and has been very influential within the party’s executive where he had served. He was also an outspoken commentator on various development issues in the country and has recently spoken to The Standard on the country’s rising domestic debt profile.

Source: Standard

Dr Boro Suso with Lawyer Darboe at Gunjur rally.


  1. May his soul rest in perfect peace

  2. Dr Suso was a great mind who understood Gambia’s military dictatorship. He was a patriotic Gambian who love The Gambia and dedicated his life to human resources development of the country . Being a developmental expert at the university of The Gambia and Stratford college , his positive contributions in education of young people will forever remain . As we celebrate Dr Suso’s life , his activism to fight dictatorship will be remembered forever as geniune intellectual who love to empower citizens about their rights and responsibilities.

  3. Lafia Touray la Manju

    Very sad!!

    Rest in peace Suso sora.

  4. May Allah (swt ) shower him with his mercy and reward him generously…May he rest in eternal peace…Indeed, a great loss to the country…

  5. Thank you Kairo news for covering my father’s sudden death, we are still sadden by his untimely passing. We as a family thank everyone for their prayers and words of encouragement. On behalf of my family as the eldest I want to point out couple of errors which in the big scheme of things might be little stuff but for my father’s legacy and what he lived for, which is his family it does matter. There are nine of us kids and he had three wives. Again thank you for the acknowledgement and may the kindest and smartest person we were blessed to call our father sleep in peace. We will miss you but always love you.