The Gambia – the smallest country on the African continent – has come a long way since this time last year and the beginning of what, doubtlessly, will be an incredibly long journey.
It’s always a pleasure to see these guys, the founders of what became one of the most important, impactful, social media campaigns to come out of West Africa.
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An incredible day in the history of The Gambia, West Africa – February 18th, 2017. A rapturous welcome, and a time of hope – after the 22-year dictatorial rule of Yayha Jammeh – as tens of thousands of Gambians, welcome home their new president, Adama Barrow who, when the ousted Jammeh refused to step down, for his own safety exiled himself to neighbouring Senegal. Images © Helen Jones-Florio, Inauguration Day, Bakau Independence Stadium, The Gambia.
See what we are up to in the Gambia, 2019.
Helen Jones-Florio & Jason Florio
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2019 – Currently working on
‘Gambia – Victims, and Resisters of a Regime’
Welcome home, Mr. President!
A new era for The Gambia, West Africa
A triumphant and momentous day for The Gambia, West Africa. Ten’s of thousands of euphoric Gambians lined the streets for miles – and miles! (an estimated over 100,000 Gambians flocked the main road) – to welcome home their new president, Adama Barrow. Due to potential security risks, Barrow had briefly exiled himself to neighbouring Senegal, where he was inaugurated at the Gambian Embassy, Dakar.
Gambians ware ready for change. Finally, a democracy, after 22-years of the dictatorial rule of Yayha Jammeh.
See the trailer for our new documentary, made for Amnesty International
‘We Never Gave Up – Stories of Courage in Gambia‘
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2019 – Currently working on ‘Gambia – Victims and Resisters of a Regime‘ #Portraits4PositiveChange