‘150,000 Cross Med.’ in 2015 – Migrant Report

  ‘Some 150,000 migrants are believed to have reached Europe by sea to date so far in 2015, with virtually all of them landing in Italy (74,947) or Greece (75,970), according to the International Organisation for Migration.. .’ read more on  Migrant Report, by Mark Micallif

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Blessed by a Marabout – spiritual healers, Koranic scholars – in West Africa

    ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – 930km African odyssey‘ 2009 When we stayed with Alkalo, Fatou Dansu (one of only 5 female chiefs, at the time, in The Gambia), in the town of Basse, we met a strange, yet intriguing, old man called Mr Bah. Outwardly, he reminded me the obsequious UriahContinue reading “Blessed by a Marabout – spiritual healers, Koranic scholars – in 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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Weekend photos: Traditional Masquerades, The Gambia & Senegal, West Africa

  The Kankurang – a secret society – used in traditional Mandinka initiation rites, whose rituals can be seen all over The Gambia and Senegal, West Africa. Images from an ongoing photo series.       HJF & JF   Related Post:  Photographing Gambian masquerades with Jason Florio, with an audience   

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