There were high expectations when The Gambia's President AdamaBarrow took over from long-time leader Yahya Jammeh. But three months since his inauguration, the BBC's Umaru Fofana found that despair is already setting in.
Just days after Yahya Jammeh lost the election to Adama Barrow, the prisons started emptying.
Families were reunited, signifying an end to a time of repression and human rights abuses during the 22 years Mr Jammeh spent in power.
Although there are now no political prisoners in the Gambia, there has been no closure for Isatu Kanyi.
When she heard that the new government was releasing political prisoners, Ms Kanyi went to the gates of the notorious Mile 2 prison hoping to see her husband Kanyiba walk out.
"The doors opened, many people hugged their loved ones who came out, but I did not see my husband," she told the BBC.
Source BBC News