Female APRC party Supporters of the ex-president Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia wait at Banjul airport to say goodbye him as he leaves Gambia for exile in Guinee. He lost the election to Adama Barrow on December 2nd 2016 but refused to step down until today. Image ©Jason Florio

Jan 21st 2017: Gambia Has Decided. The day the ex-President, Yahya Jammeh, finally left.

On December 1st, 2016, the Gambian people voted out their autocratic President Yahya Jammeh, after 22 years in power, and elected Adama Barrow as their new president. Jammeh conceded defeat but a week later announced that he was annulling the election results and would not step down. A grassroots movement #GambiaHasDecided emerged in reaction.

Press: Le Monde Afrique – In the Gambia, the wounded faces of Yahya Jammeh’s dictatorship

Le Monde Afrique Gambia: British photographers Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio met dozens of victims of the former president’s regime “I do not care what you do with my photo or my testimony,” concluded Alagie Sonko after the meeting.  It is the fact that you came to listen to me that did me the greatest […]

Yahya Jammeh herbal AIDS/HIV ‘cure’ – portraits © Jason Florio

Gambia – Victims and Resisters of a Regime Lamin Ceesay was on of a number of HIV/AIDS patients coerced by former Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, to stop taking their anti-retroviral drugs and be treated by him personally with his herbal HIV/AIDS ‘cure’. Jammeh’s treatment proved to be dangerous, and often fatal for many,… see more […]

Al Jazeera – ‘Still reeling from the Jammeh years, Gambians wait for justice’ documentary

‘A new documentary – ‘I Cannot Bury My Father’ – from The Gambia addresses the alleged torture and murder of opponents by the government of former leader Yahya Jammeh. Victims’ families say they are still waiting for justice.’ Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from neighbouring Dakar, Senegal. #ICannotBuryMyFather Director & Producer – Nana-Jo Ndow/ANEKED Presenter […]