Photo of the Day – Sunset over Kunta Kinte Island, River Gambia ©Helen Jones-Florio

  The sun sets over baobab trees and Kunta Kinte Island Formally known as James Island (an important historical site in the West African slave trade), situated on the River Gambia, near to the villages of Juffureh and Albreda. Taken in 2009, whilst on a 930km African adventure – the first ever circumnavigation, completely byContinue reading “Photo of the Day – Sunset over Kunta Kinte Island, River Gambia ©Helen Jones-Florio”

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Throwback Friday: ‘Radio Man’ The Gambia, West Africa ©Jason Florio

‘We met this very talented musician who just happened to walk past our campsite, by the side of the road, in the village of Chamois Bunda, The Gambia. He played us his own music on the boom box that he carried everywhere. He even performed a nifty little dance for us too! His music wasContinue reading “Throwback Friday: ‘Radio Man’ The Gambia, West Africa ©Jason Florio”

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Press: IRIN News – Gambians seek justice after Jammeh’s fall

  “They were beating me while I could hear the election results being announced on a television,” said Saine. “When Jammeh was ahead in the polls, the meanest one kicked me and said ‘Tomorrow, your head will be on a plate’. I was really scared.” read more IRIN News     See also: ‘Documenting aContinue reading “Press: IRIN News – Gambians seek justice after Jammeh’s fall”

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Press: photographing repatriated Gambians for IRIN News – images © Jason Florio

    ‘Just two weeks earlier, he was languishing in a prison near Tripoli; his third spell in detention during the nine months he spent in Libya trying to board a boat to cross the Mediterranean…’ read more at IRIN News – words by Louise Hunt + additional reporting from Banjul by Jason Florio

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