‘Children were hunted by armed men’: Malians seek safety in Mauritania
After the Wagner Groups deployment in Mali in December indiscriminate attacks in central Mali have displaced tens of thousands of people many of whom fled the violence to M'Bera camp in South East Mauritania.
Story shot for The Guardian, Al Jazeera and AFP. Photographs by Guy Peterson words by Nick Roll
Mauritanians dig deeper wells to
cope with climate change
Droughts have long been an issue in Mauritania but in recent years,
rains have been erratic and inconsistent there.
*Photographs a text by Guy Peterson
Illegal logging fuels one of Africa's oldest uprisings
A clash between Senegalese soldiers and separatist rebels in the Casamance region has rekindled a 40-year-old conflict - as well as concerns about the illegal timber trade through neighbouring Gambia.
*Photographs by Guy Peterson / For NRC Handelsblad
Glastonbury - No Place Like Home
Over 200,000 people gathered over the fields of Pilton, Somerset to do what they kept from doing for three years, Drinking and doing drugs among lots of other people drinking and doing drugs in the most beautiful place in the world.
Currents Change and Fishermen Profit
Each year as dry season ends and the rainy season begins the ambient temperature of the regions almost doubles and currents change off the West African Coastline bringing with them a boom in fish numbers close to Dakar's shores.
Photographs and Words by Guy Peterson / Photo Essay For AFP
Horse Riders of Ouagadougou
Just days after January’s coup d’état, Sunday horse racing goes ahead at the hippodrome on the outskirts of Ouagadougou. People gather around the dusty circuit betting with what little cash they have to spare.
*Photographs and text by Guy Peterson / For The Guardian
Circus of Hope
Senegals only Circus troupe helps kids living on the street build confidence for a brighter future using performance art to process traumatic experiences together.
*Photographs and text by Guy Peterson / For CSMonitor
More than 6,ooo people have left their homes as renewed violence in the Casamance region spills into the Gambia.
*Photos by Guy Peterson Text by Nick Roll for The Guardian
Artist, poet and singer, Dieynaba Sidibé, AKA Zeinixx, has made her way to the top of the country’s male-dominated hip-hop scene and wants her messages of hope to inspire young women.
*Photos by Guy Peterson Text by Portia Crowe for The Guardian
A circus school perched on a clifftop on the outskirts of Salé, Morocco, aims to give kids and young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds a second chance at life through performance art.
Connected Cows, Bringing Agriculture into the 21st Century
Following the trails of multiple 5G projects in South West England leading the way in for connected agriculture and Aqua culture in the UK.
*Story in Progress
Even though its coast is eroding and salt is creeping up its main river, Gambia is still chasing oil
The Gambia has an ambitious climate policy. But if oil is found, The Gambia will certainly extract it, its leading climate official says.
*Photos by Guy Peterson Text by Eva Oude Elfrink for NRC Handesblad
Malian volunteers from a huge camp in Mauritania work tirelessly to put out blazes that threaten homes and land – and all without using water
*Photos by Guy Peterson Text by Nick Roll for CSMonitor and The Guardian
A free and fair election is a hallmark of democracy. But in Gambia, a country transitioning from dictatorship, the upcoming presidential race only kicks off the hard work ahead to sustain lasting change.
*Photos by Guy Peterson Text by Nick Roll for CSMonitor
The trial of 14 men, including a former President Blaise Compaore, over the assassination of the country's revered revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara 34 years before which was temporarily paused after a military coup until the junta re-established the constitution.
*Photo essay / Shot for AFP
Party in the Pandemic
The illegal rave scene all over the UK has seen a small renaissance with more people looking to dance away the pain of lock down life through Coivd. This clandestine underworld has brought people together while the rest of the world stays apart.
*Photo essay - Story in Progress
On the 4th of December Gambians went to the polls for the first time since the former dictator Yahya Jammeh was beat at the polls in 2017 by Adama Barrow. The election is being closely watched as a test of the democratic transition in The Gambia, where Jammeh ruled for 22 years after seizing power in a bloodless coup in 1994.
*Photographs and text by Guy Peterson / For AFP
The heaviest train in the world drives 750km into the Sahara Desert each day transporting iron ore back to the coast while providing a vital vein of transport to remote towns.