(LEFT) 17-year-old student Amie Lowe, photographed in her father’s room in Dippa Kundai, Greater Banjul. The room has been left unchanged since her father, Gambian army Lt. Ebou Lowe was disappeared and was executed by members of the former Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh’s hit squad, known as the ‘Junglers' after he was accused of being part of a coup attempt in 2006 to overthrow the dictatorial Jammeh regime. Jammeh ruled the Gambia with an iron fist and he and his cadre have been accused of multiple extrajudicial killings and human rights violations.
Amie said “I grew up not knowing the love of a father. I was only three years old when he disappeared, so I don’t remember him. I only know him through what people have told me, that he was a good man, and some say he was a hero.”
(RIGHT) A Gambian army Certificate of Commendation was awarded to Amie Lowe’s father, Lt. Ebou Lowe, and kept by Amie as a keepsake of the father she did not get to know.