Press: El Pais – ‘Gambia, The Hidden Horrors of Africa’s Silent Dictatorship’

Press: El Pais – Gambia, The Hidden Horrors of Africa’s Silent Dictatorship– Three years after the fall of the Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh, pressured by the street after losing at the polls, a commission (Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations – TRRC) brings to light the terrible crimes committed for two decades, supported by its apparatus of repression, the collusionContinue reading “Press: El Pais – ‘Gambia, The Hidden Horrors of Africa’s Silent Dictatorship’”

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The Gambia – finding truth and reconciliation

The tiny West African republic, The Gambia, is a popular winter-sun holiday destination for Europeans. However, most tourists have little idea of the dark and shattered underbelly of ‘The Smiling Coast of Africa’, as the Gambia is fondly called. From 1994 -2017 President Yahya Jammeh ruled the Gambia as his fiefdom, crushing dissent, and oppositionContinue reading “The Gambia – finding truth and reconciliation”

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#GambiaDoors: Doors and Storefronts of The Gambia, West Africa

‘Fukajai’ – roughly translates as shake off the dust #GambiaDoors #GambiaDoors #GambiaDoors StoriesBehindDoors: The Gambia – In remembrance of the victims, and survivors of a massacre: 10 April 2000 – Modou Lamin Chune, 14 years old, was one of 16 young people shot dead by Gambian paramilitary forces (over two days, 10th and 11th April)Continue reading “#GambiaDoors: Doors and Storefronts of The Gambia, West Africa”

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The Witch Hunts of 2009 – The Gambia. TRRC Digest Edition 10

‘TRRC Digest Edition 10 is out! The 10th session focused on the witch-hunt campaign ordered by Yahya Jammeh against mostly elderly men and women accused of witchcraft in The Gambia. Read the testimonies here ‘ ANEKED (African Network Against Extrajudicial Killings & Enforced Disappearances) “Green Boys and magicians came around the village, singing, drumming, andContinue reading “The Witch Hunts of 2009 – The Gambia. TRRC Digest Edition 10”

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