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.

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 […]

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 […]

Victims of Jammeh portraits by Jason Florio, The Gambia, West Africa

Victims of Jammeh portraits Victims of Jammeh portraits by Jason Florio: Bintu – the 13-year-old daughter of Adama Conteh and Lamin Tunkara. Adama was 7 Months pregnant with Bintu and married less than a year when Lamin was murdered in July 2005. He was part of a group of more than 50 Ghanaians and other […]