RECENT GAME CHANGERS IN ANGLOPHONE WEST AFRICA: FROM LADY TAMBAJANG TO LADY TAYLOR
Fatoumata Tambajang (left) is the Vice President of Gambia who mobilized the numbers that tipped the balance which recently made Adama Barrow President.
Jewel Howard Taylor (right) is the Vice President-Elect of Liberia who mobilized the numbers that tipped the balance which recently made George Weah President-elect.
Before her GAME CHANGER role in the recent politics of her country, Lady Tambajang belonged to Gambia’s largest WOMEN group.
Before her GAME CHANGER role in the recent politics of her country, Lady Taylor belonged to Liberia’s largest ETHNIC group.
Beyond her gender numbers, Lady Tambajang also mobilized POLITICAL ATROCITY VICTIMS of the Yahya Jammeh era to throw their numerical weights behind Adama Barrow.
Beyond her ethnic numbers, Lady Taylor also mobilized WAR ATROCITY PERPETRATORS of the Charles Taylor era to throw their numerical weights behind George Weah.
Where Lady Tambajang attracted numbers based on GENDER and VICTIMS, Lady Taylor attracted numbers based on ETHNICITY and PERPETRATORS.
The Taylor/Tambajang CONVERGENCE and DIVERGENCE is a story of how two WOMEN in the DEEM LIGHT stayed behind two men in the LIMELIGHT to bring about change.
GENDER unites, and STRATEGY divides THE PERSONALITY of change in Gambia and Liberia.
They are also are united by the RECENCY of their political ERA and divided by HISTORY of their demographic AGE.
Tambajang is a woman of the 40s; Taylor is a woman of 60s.
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