Guinea’s Simandou mountains hold the largest untapped iron-ore deposit on the planet. Now a consortium of China-connected companies is moving ahead with a plan that jeopardizes one of the most biologically rich ecosystems in Africa. – words by Sheridan Prasso – Bloomberg
For sometime, I’ve been mulling over where to go with my Gambia Doors photography prints series (including #DisappearingMalta). The doors and facades that often catch my eye are the ones I see as works of art. And, like most art, they are not perfect. There is beauty in the imperfections, the misspelt typography, a playfulness in the graphic design – intentional or not. But, the busy surroundings perhaps detract the eye from seeing these finer details. Therefore, isolating the doors and facades has always seemed the most obvious next step. I’m really enjoying the creative process of working on this new stage of my back catalogue of Gambia Doors. Helen Jones-Florio
The Ministry of Justice (The Gambia) said on Wednesday, 25th May, 2022, that it accepted all but two of the 265 recommendations made by a commission (Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission – TRRC) that probed alleged crimes committed by the state under the despotic former leader from July 1994 to January 2017.
The commission’s report – presented to President Adama Barrow and made public in December – was based on years of witness testimonies (to the TRRC) – Aljazeera