The Gambia votes for new National Assembly Members

Saturday 9th April 2022: After Gambians went to the polls to vote for a new National Assembly, President Adam Barrow called on the 53 newly elected National Assembly Members to work together and promote the country’s interests.

“He (Barrow) will look at consolidating his power, at legitimising the executive imbalance that Jammeh left and that he inherited, and look at consolidating his influence in order to make arbitrary decisions to leverage access to public resources.” Jeggan Johnson of the Open Society Foundation’s Africa Governance Monitoring and Advocacy Project/AlJazeera

His National People’s Party (NPP) won only 19 out of the 53 seats, while the main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) won 15 seats. Five seats were won by Independent candidates backed by former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh, who has been in exile in Equatorial Guinea since January 2017.

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UDP Leader, Oussainou Darboe, addresses his supporters, contesting the presidential election results, December 5th, 2021, The Gambia. Image © Jason Florio

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Photo of the Day: The Gambia, West Africa

Photo fo the Day: A young boy riding his bike in the town of Bansang, The Gambia. Image ©Jason Florio

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CAP-Prize 2020 & 2021 Winners Exhibition, Zurich – March-June, 2022

Cap-Prize 2020-2021 Exhibition, Rieter Park, Zurich, 18 March-6 June, 2022 - advertisement
Cap-Prize 2020-2021 Exhibition, RieterPark, Zurich, 18 March-6 June, 2022

In this large-format open-air exhibition in Rieterpark, nine photographic series awarded the CAP Prize – the international prize for contemporary African photography – can be explored for the first time in Zurich.

CAP-PRIZE

Since 2012, the CAP Prize has been aimed at photographers whose work was taken on the African continent or deals with an African diaspora. It consists of a series of exhibitions in collaboration with leading photography institutions and festivals in Africa and the rest of the world… read more: CAP-Prize

Exhibiting Artists

César Dezfuli
M’hammed Kilito
Gosette Lubondo
Ismail Zaidy

Katel Delia
Joseph Obanubi
Jason Florio
Fabrice Monteiro
Aàdesokan

Jason Florio’s – in collaboration with Helen Jones-Florio – exhibition portraits from their long-term series ‘Gambia – victims and resisters

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Bintu was detained and raped by 3 masked security officers - Gambia victims and resisters portraits ©Jason Florio
‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’ Bintu was detained and raped by 3 masked security officers when she was detained. Image © Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

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