Solo Sandeng Memorial March, April 14 2018

  The Solo Sandeng Memorial March, April 14th, 2018, The Gambia, took place to commemorate the prominent activist – of the opposition party, UDP, and youth leader –  and other victims. Sandeng was murdered whilst in custody on this day in 2016, under the old dictatorship of Yahya Jammeh. His death sparked a national outcry and the beginning of theContinue reading “Solo Sandeng Memorial March, April 14 2018”

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#ThrowbackSaturday: 30th December, 2014 – attempted coup, The Gambia, West Africa

    In 2014, Jason Florio and I were living in the small West African country of The Gambia, when we were woken by an early morning phone call, on 30th December, from a Gambian friend who advised us to ‘stay off the streets’ as the sound of gunfire had been reported, coming from the vicinity ofContinue reading “#ThrowbackSaturday: 30th December, 2014 – attempted coup, The Gambia, West Africa”

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Press: photographing repatriated Gambians for IRIN News – images © Jason Florio

    ‘Just two weeks earlier, he was languishing in a prison near Tripoli; his third spell in detention during the nine months he spent in Libya trying to board a boat to cross the Mediterranean…’ read more at IRIN News – words by Louise Hunt + additional reporting from Banjul by Jason Florio

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