While the political stalemate in the Gambia has been over since Yahya Jammeh went into exile, the story of The Gambian ought to be told.
While Jammeh, was president, journalists were one of his targets. He hounded, haunted and hunted them. Jailing some, killing others and forcing the rest into exile. The few brave ones who stayed behind had to work under difficult circumstances.
As Jammeh left, the winner of the election, Adama Barrow, who was sworn into office in exile in Dakar, finally moved back to Banjul to take office. He will be inaugurated on February 18, 2017 and there are more stories to be told.
The story of The Gambia must be told, and told by African journalists.
Any time there’s a major event in Africa, we depend on the Western media to tell the story. And when they do we often are unhappy with the framing.
Our Managing Editor, Emmanuel K. Dogbevi, who has covered The Gambia stories extensively from Ghana, wants to go to the country and tell stories from within from an African perspective.
He is raising funds to support the trip to do in-depth stories. He has barely two weeks to raise the money.
You can support him to go to The Gambia on GoFundMe by clicking here
He needs to raise $4000 cover a return air ticket, economy, a week’s stay in the Gambia, hotel accommodation, living expenses and local travel.
Make this possible, support journalism.
By Pamela Ofori-Boateng