Jan 21st 2017: Gambia Has Decided. The day the ex-President, Yahya Jammeh, finally left.

On December 1st, 2016, the Gambian people voted out their autocratic President Yahya Jammeh, after 22 years in power, and elected Adama Barrow as their new president. Jammeh conceded defeat but a week later announced that he was annulling the election results and would not step down. A grassroots movement #GambiaHasDecided emerged in reaction. #GambiaHasDecidedContinue reading “Jan 21st 2017: Gambia Has Decided. The day the ex-President, Yahya Jammeh, finally left.”

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Al Jazeera – ‘Still reeling from the Jammeh years, Gambians wait for justice’ Documentary

#ICANNOTBURYMYFATHER A short documentary about the 56 West African migrants forcibly disappeared and killed in 2005 in Gambia by security forces on orders of ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh. The film follows Isaac Mensah, one of the victim’s sons, who shares the family’s account of how his father’s death/disappearance continues to take an emotional toll on the family; and his journey to more answers. #ICANNOTBURYMYFATHER Director & ProducerContinue reading “Al Jazeera – ‘Still reeling from the Jammeh years, Gambians wait for justice’ Documentary”

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The Gambia: Portraits of survivors of Yahya Jammeh’s HIV/AIDS ‘cure’ treatment ©Jason Florio

“From the time I started the concoction, I got weaker and weaker, my condition got worse. After July, I went to the MRC – which had been my treatment centre – and tested. My CD4 count had dropped to 80 – a threat to me, anything can happen” Fatou Jatta, survivor Jammeh’s HIV/AIDS ‘cure’ programContinue reading “The Gambia: Portraits of survivors of Yahya Jammeh’s HIV/AIDS ‘cure’ treatment ©Jason Florio”

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Media: Le Monde Afrique – In the Gambia, the wounded faces of Yahya Jammeh’s dictatorship

British photographers Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio met dozens of victims of the former president’s regime “I do not care what you do with my photo or my testimony,” concluded Alagie Sonko after the meeting. It is the fact that you came to listen to me that did me the greatest good” Alagie Sonko, the Gambia – Le Monde Afrique / Romain Chanson #Portraits4PositiveChange PortraitsContinue reading “Media: Le Monde Afrique – In the Gambia, the wounded faces of Yahya Jammeh’s dictatorship”

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