Just as Donald Trump was moving into the White House, a bitter powerstruggle ensued in The Gambia. While liberals marched against what they perceived as a threat against democracy in the U.S., the first democractically-elected Gambian president was blocked from entering his country and inauguration. For a week, Gambia’s future looked grim and regional troops prepared for an armed interference. From January 16 to 22, Blankspot followed journalist Sheriff Bojang Jr. – seven days that shook West Africa.
Samtidigt som Donald Trump installerades i Vita huset pågick en bitter maktkamp i Gambia. Under några dygn såg det mörkt ut och regionens trupper förberedde sig för strid. Blankspots Anna Roxvall och Johan Persson följde journalisten Sheriff Bojang under sju dagar som skakade Västafrika.