(LEFT) ‘Toufa’ Jallow, a former Gambian beauty queen testified at the Gambia's Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission(TRRC) about how she was groomed by former president Jammeh when she was only 18. She said at first Jammeh acted as a father figure, but when she rejected his advances, she said he pinned her to a bed at State House in the capital Banjul, and raped her. Fatou fled to Senegal without informing her family, in fear they would be targeted. She was given asylum in Canada and is now a vocal activist for victims of sexual and gender-based violence. The TRRC report released in Nov 2021 stated; “Ex-president Yahya Jammeh ‘raped’ ‘Toufa’ Jallow. Jammeh is responsible for the rape of ‘Toufa’ Jallow,” 'Toufa' was photographed at her family home in the Gambia, on a sofa that was a present to her family from Jammeh.
(RIGHT) A bust of former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, a gift from the Taiwanese government