Photo of the Day: ‘Minti Head’, The Gambia ©Jason Florio

A young Gambian girl, Ami, decorates her hair with candy – ‘mintys’ – for International Commonwealth Day, March 11th, 2019. We met her and her friends, playing on the local rubbish dump at Kotu Quarry, the Gambia, West Africa. Taken whilst on an assignment about a new Dutch-funded plastic recycling plant, with Helen Jones-Florio. AvailableContinue reading “Photo of the Day: ‘Minti Head’, The Gambia ©Jason Florio”

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ThrowbackWednesday: Moto-taxi rides down the mountains of the Fouta Djallon, River Gambia Expedition

  ‘”It will be cheaper than taking the vehicle!” said Florio – pulling at our over-stretched expedition budget purse-strings – that clinched the deal!…Ebu, very convincingly, stated: “Come, we go now, now!… We will get to Kedougou in two hours… and I will also return tonight, to Mali, with a passenger from Kedougou too!”.  In actual fact, weContinue reading “ThrowbackWednesday: Moto-taxi rides down the mountains of the Fouta Djallon, River Gambia Expedition”

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Press: ‘How I’m seeing Malta disappear through its doors’ – Times of Malta

  To find my bearings, I walked… and I walked. It’s the only way that I know to get a real sense of any place I’ve ever landed in. So, leaving the vast concrete and glass apartment complex, perched on a peninsula, I turned down one narrow side-street after another – off the main dragContinue reading “Press: ‘How I’m seeing Malta disappear through its doors’ – Times of Malta”

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‘We Never Gave Up – stories of courage in Gambia’ Amnesty International documentary screening

We Never Gave Up: Stories of Courage in Gambia – Film Screening and Q&A Amnesty International will host a screening of the documentary (which we made for them) on 13th August, followed by a Q&A session with experts including Amnesty International’s West Africa researcher Sabrina Mahtani, and chaired by Amnesty International’s Deputy Director of Global Issues andContinue reading “‘We Never Gave Up – stories of courage in Gambia’ Amnesty International documentary screening”

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