Photo of the Day: People disembarking a pirogue, Casamance River ©Jason Florio

  The view from the balcony of our room… at Hotel La Perroquet, in Ziguinchor, Senegal. Dusk was closing in, as Florio and I sat drinking a blissfully trés chaud Flag, overlooking the Casamance River. After a week of shooting out in the field, in a hot-as-Hades climate, around northern Senegal and then in the CasamanceContinue reading “Photo of the Day: People disembarking a pirogue, Casamance River ©Jason Florio”

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Economic Migrant Gold Miners, South Eastern Senegal, West Africa

Thursday 20th December 2012 – Paddling distance: 11.4km (total to-date: 83.65km) – ‘River Gambia Expedition–1044km source-sea African odyssey‘ Even our tents and canoes, situated by the river over 2 miles away from the mine itself, were covered in a fine film of the pale pink, talc-like dust… ‘A relatively short day’s paddling on the RiverContinue reading “Economic Migrant Gold Miners, South Eastern Senegal, West Africa”

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Urban drift and ‘the back way’ – the effect on one small West African village

  Kemoto Point, The Gambia, West Africa – ‘River Gambia Expedition – 1044km source-sea African odyssey‘ January 2013 Paddling up, in our two foldable canoes, towards the shore of Kemoto Point, we could see that our arrival was not going unnoticed – we were being closely observed by a dozen or so young kids, andContinue reading “Urban drift and ‘the back way’ – the effect on one small West African village”

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Looking back: young boy leaves the gold mines of Senegal, to cross the River Gambia, after a long days work

  ‘The section from Kedougou to Mako is known as ‘gold country’. For centuries the land on either side of the river has been continually pock marked by thousands of narrow mine shafts. We were warned about camping in these lawless areas, filled with anxious men and women, eyes bent on gold and not toContinue reading “Looking back: young boy leaves the gold mines of Senegal, to cross the River Gambia, after a long days work”

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