One year ago, today – 22/01/2017 – on the streets of Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa

  This time last year, we had already been in the Gambia since the beginning of January. We had traveled back down to the small West African country, to document the transition of a 22-year long dictatorship to a democracy. However, because the incumbent president, Yahya Jammeh, had rescinded his acceptance of the winning vote, inContinue reading “One year ago, today – 22/01/2017 – on the streets of Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa”

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Exhibition: ‘The Duty to Remember’ – Human Rights Week, 2020

Exhibition: ‘The Duty to Remember’ – take an interactive stroll around a virtual 3D exhibition, featuring colour portraits by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio – from ‘Gambia-victims, and resisters’, and black and white portraits by Muhammed Bittaye. Remembrance is an essential step in the transitional justice process. With this in mind, the NGO ANEKED has created “TheContinue reading “Exhibition: ‘The Duty to Remember’ – Human Rights Week, 2020”

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The Gambia – R.I.P. Radio Syd. The first commercial radio station in Africa

The Gambia – R.I.P. Radio Syd, the first commercial radio station in Africa. I was extremely saddened to hear that Radio Syd had been almost entirely destroyed in a fire earlier this year, January 2020. Thankfully, the Swedish couple, Benny and Connie, who used to operate the radio station turned guesthouse, survived the fire butContinue reading “The Gambia – R.I.P. Radio Syd. The first commercial radio station in Africa”

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#GambiaDoors: Doors and Storefronts of The Gambia, West Africa

‘Fukajai’ – roughly translates as shake off the dust #GambiaDoors #GambiaDoors #GambiaDoors StoriesBehindDoors: The Gambia – In remembrance of the victims, and survivors of a massacre: 10 April 2000 – Modou Lamin Chune, 14 years old, was one of 16 young people shot dead by Gambian paramilitary forces (over two days, 10th and 11th April)Continue reading “#GambiaDoors: Doors and Storefronts of The Gambia, West Africa”

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