Youtube: Forest Festival, Koudioubé village, Senegal, West Africa

  Earlier this year, we traveled a short distance across the border,  south of The Gambia (where we have been based for the last 8-9 months),  into the Casamance region of Senegal – on assignment for a local NGO, Concern Universal, who we have  worked with on previous projects.  The purpose of this assignment wasContinue reading “Youtube: Forest Festival, Koudioubé village, Senegal, West Africa”

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On this day: Jan 26, 2017 – President Adama Barrow returns home to The Gambia, West Africa

The Gambia – January 26th, 2017: A triumphant, and momentous day for The Gambia, West Africa. Ten’s of thousands of euphoric Gambians lined the streets for miles (an estimated over 100,000 Gambians flocked the main road) – to welcome home their new president, Adama Barrow. Images / Footage ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

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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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The Gambia – R.I.P. Radio Syd. The first commercial radio station in Africa

The Gambia – R.I.P. Radio Syd, the first commercial radio station in Africa. I was extremely saddened to hear that Radio Syd had been almost entirely destroyed in a fire earlier this year, January 2020. Thankfully, the Swedish couple, Benny and Connie, who used to operate the radio station turned guesthouse, survived the fire butContinue reading “The Gambia – R.I.P. Radio Syd. The first commercial radio station in Africa”

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