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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Photo of the Day: Edward Singhateh testifies at the TRRC, The Gambia

I’m in the hot seat, right now” Edward David Singhateh, former junta Vice Chairman

“It’s not that hot…yet!” Essa M.Faal, Chief Prosecutor, Truth Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC), The Gambia, West Africa

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Stories Behind Doors, the Gambia

Well come to No.4, Yundum Army Barracks, The Gambia – this door, to a Gambian soldiers quarters, overlooks the site on the camp where the bodies of seven murdered soldiers were exhumed. The soldiers were murdered by soldiers loyal to the former president, Yahya Jammeh, for being allegedly part of a counter-coup in November 1994.Continue reading “Stories Behind Doors, the Gambia”

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Cover Shots: Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio, The Gambia, West Africa

Ten years ago Han Stiphout (64) had two castles in Limberg and a bid for his company of more €20 million. Just before the sale, he went bankrupt. Now he is picking up again and building recycling plants in The Gambia and Senegal… words by Hella Hueck / FD Persoonlijk Magazine + all feature imagesContinue reading “Cover Shots: Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio, The Gambia, West Africa”

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