Follow us on Instagram – images by photographers/filmmakers, Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

For regular photo & location updates, follow us on Instagram @floriophotos We’re also @jasonflorio, @doors_helenjonesflorio, and @jasonflorio_photoprints CURRENT LOCATION: JANUARY 2021  THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA Assignment queries, and image licensing – Contact here floriophoto.com Motion

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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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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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Interviewing sole survivor of a massacre, Ghanaian, Martin Kyere ©Jason Florio

Interviewing sole survivor of a massacre, Ghanaian, Martin Kyere. Martin was one of a group of over 50 West African migrants, who were endeavouring to reach Europe when the boat they boarded in Senegal veered off course and landed in The Gambia. #Portraits4PositiveChange According to recent witness testimonies by members of President Yahya Jammeh’s hit squad, ‘the Junglers’, at the Truth Reconciliation andContinue reading “Interviewing sole survivor of a massacre, Ghanaian, Martin Kyere ©Jason Florio”

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