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,Continue reading “The Gambia votes for new National Assembly Members”
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Gambia Elections, 2021 – in pictures
Gambia Elections, 2021 – On December 4th Gambians headed to the polls for the 2021 Presidential Election. Unique to The Gambia, voting is done by dropping a marble into a barrel with a picture of the candidate on it. Images ©Jason Florio / Helen Jones-Florio
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.”
Al Jazeera – ‘Still reeling from the Jammeh years, Gambians wait for justice’ Documentary
#ICANNOTBURYMYFATHER A short documentary about the 56 West African migrants forcibly disappeared and killed in 2005 in Gambia by security forces on orders of ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh. The film follows Isaac Mensah, one of the victim’s sons, who shares the family’s account of how his father’s death/disappearance continues to take an emotional toll on the family; and his journey to more answers. #ICANNOTBURYMYFATHER Director & ProducerContinue reading “Al Jazeera – ‘Still reeling from the Jammeh years, Gambians wait for justice’ Documentary”