Sheriff Bojang Jnr

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Dakar, Senegal


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Sheriff Bojang Jnr

Sheriff Bojang Jnr is a Dakar-based Gambian broadcast, print and online journalist currently freelancing for West Africa Democracy Radio, RFI English service and New African magazine. He occasionally file for Aljazeera, France 24 and Africa 24.

Sheriff is the recipient of the 2011 Radio for Peacebuilding Africa award - by Search for Common Grounds. He was also a finalist for the 2015 CNN African Journalist of the Year award, as well as the 2012 Fitzgerald Price for Young African Journalists - by Reuters.

He's also an independent researcher on/in West Africa and among his clients are Sanofi Pasteur, Novartis, Bairds CMC, Cross-Border Information and Sunday Times.

He covered the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, the 2015 general elections in Nigeria, the 2014 revolution in Burkina Faso, 2012 presidential elections in Senegal and Sierra Leone, the trial of ex-Chadian dictator, Hissene Habre, and the 2016 presidential election and political impasse in The Gambia, among other major events.

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A report on the families of missing Gambians (people who disappeared after being arrested by the former regime).


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A rare access to the Gambia's most notorious prison (during the reign of Yahya Jammeh) to report on chilling stories of abuse and neglect of prisoners.


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