Spotlight on Africa

Searching for answers, 15 years after Ghanaians murdered in Gambia

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Massacre survivor Martin Kyere at Accra cemetery where six bodies were returned from Gambia.
Massacre survivor Martin Kyere at Accra cemetery where six bodies were returned from Gambia. 2018 Bénédict De Moerloose/TRIAL International

In Accra, a new documentary out this January sheds light on the 2005 murders of 56 West Africans in The Gambia – most of them Ghanaians. In I cannot Bury My Father, director Nana-Jo Ndow explores the lack of closure – and the lack of information – the families of the victims were given. RFI speaks to Ndow and Isaac Mensah, one of the sons of the victims, who are looking for the remains of their parents – and looking for answers.