Senegal 2017

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  • The Search for the Sacred Woods

    Senegal’s southern Casamance region is one torn by a decades-long conflict. Separated from the rest of the country by the Gambia, residents of the southern Senegalese community often felt economically and politically marginalized. It is this feeling of abandonment that prompted the rise of the separatist Movement of
  • The Gambia and Zimbabwe: a tale of two kleptos

    This post was first published as a syndicated column via IOL and Independent Media. In the central lobby of the Banjul International Airport, a painting of Yahya Jammeh, the former president of The Gambia, adorns the ceiling. Jammeh, in his characteristic white, free-flowing kaftan, is shown with his arms wide


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