Ambassador Paschall Congratulates Civil Society and Security Forces

At the closing ceremony of the U.S. Embassy-Sponsored Civil-Military Relations seminar, Ambassador Paschall delivered remarks and congratulated participants.  The State Department-funded summit was a collaboration between the U.S. Embassy Dakar-based Office of Security Cooperation, the U.S. Institute of Security Governance (formerly the Center for Civil-Military Relations), and The Gambia Armed Forced (GAF).  Participants joined teams ...
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Ambassador Paschall Addresses Human Trafficking at Juneteenth Event

Ambassador Paschall joined Minister of Tourism and Culture, Hamat Bah to celebrate Juneteenth at the American Corner Comium.   The corner commemorated this historic day by screening the last episode of the 2016 remake of Alex Haley’s Roots which tells the story of Kuntah Kinteh, a young man who was kidnapped from The Gambia and sold ...
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Ambassador Meets with Miami University Students

Ambassador Paschall met with several undergraduate and graduate students at the American Corner on Wednesday to discuss their experiences studying public health initiatives in The Gambia. Spanning several health-related disciplines like Nutrition, Epidemiology, Physical Therapy, and Kinesiology, these students discussed how studying health infrastructure in The Gambia gave an international development context to their studies. ...
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Meet 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow Sainabou Barra Cham

Sainabou is a trained nurse and midwife with over six years’ of professional experience.  As a passionate young health practitioner, she most recently served as the Officer-in-Charge of the Bureng Health Center in Jarra East, Lower River Region (LRR).  In this role, she managed the daily operations of the facility; trained auxiliary staff; and managed ...
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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Embassy Announces 2019 Mandela Washington Fellows

The United States Embassy in The Gambia congratulates seven young Gambians selected for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. The 2019 Fellows are Kemo Bojang, Ndey Fatou Jabang, Ebrima Sonko, Binta Badjie, Modou Lamin Fatty, Sainabou Barra Cham, and Lamin Jafuneh. They were selected from over 330 Gambians who applied for this ...
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Ambassador Paschall Meets with Islamic Council Vice President

Ambassador Paschall recently led a delegation of the United States Army Chaplains to the Supreme Islamic Council (SIC) where he held talks with the Council’s Vice President, Imam Sheriff Badjan.  Imam Badjan explained the functions of the Council, saying one of its primary roles is to provide oversight on activities carried out by visitors in ...
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Ambassador Paschall, and Imam Ratib Discuss Tolerance and Transitional Justice

Ambassador Paschall led a delegation of the United States Army Chaplains in a discussion with the senior members of the Banjul Muslim Elders’ Committee and the Imam of King Fahad Mosque, the main mosque in Banjul.  The Committee discussed religious freedom, co-existence, the role of religious leaders in strengthening peace among different faiths in The ...
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Ambassador Paschall Addresses U.S.-funded Disaster Contingency Workshop

Ambassador Paschall recently addressed over 40 participants and partners at a workshop to update the West Coast Region’s Contingency Plan in Kanilai village, West Coast Region (WCR).  The workshop, the final phase of the “Africa Regional Migration Program,” was funded by the U.S. Department of State.  Implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in ...
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Ambassador and Mrs. Paschall Inspire Bright Rural Students

Ambassador Richard Carl Paschall and his wife, Jane Ellen, visited the Competitive College Club (CCC) members and teachers at the Sibanor Secondary school.  The duo expressed the importance of education and good life choices.  The Ambassador congratulated the students for the outstanding academic achievements that led to them being selected as club members. He underscored ...
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Ambassador Richard Carlton Paschall III (Bio)

Richard “Carl” Paschall, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of The Gambia. Ambassador Paschall was nominated by President Donald J. Trump on August 16, 2018 and was confirmed by the United States Senate ...
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Ambassador Alsup, Gambian Women Press for Progress at Tea

The United States Ambassador to The Gambia, C. Patricia Alsup on April 5 hosted a tea forum for diverse professional Gambian women at the Chief of Mission’s Residence in Banjul. The event, part of activities celebrating women’s socio-economic empowerment throughout the year, drew professionals from various disciplines – science and technology, government, private sector, media, ...
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Ambassador Alsup Addresses 9th African Consumer Protection Confab

  On behalf of the U.S. government, and particularly the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC), I welcome you all to the Ninth Annual African Consumer Protection Dialogue Conference. The FTC is an independent U.S. agency whose mission is to protect consumers by preventing anti-competitive, deceptive, and unfair business practices; and enhancing informed consumer choices ...
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Ambassador Alsup Interacts with Colleagues at Gambia’s New Leader Welcoming

January 21st, 2017, Banjul International Airport: Ambassador C. Patricia Alsup (Fourth from left) interacted with colleague diplomats while waiting to welcome home, The Gambia’s new democratically elected President, Mr. Adama Barrow. President Barrow returned after 11 days in Senegal where he was sworn-in at the Gambian Embassy in Dakar.
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Ambassador Alsup Joins Colleagues to Welcome Gambia’s New Leader

January 26th, 2017, Banjul International Airport: Ambassador C. Patricia Alsup (Sixth from left) joined members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps on the receiving line to welcome home The Gambia’s newly democratically elected President, Mr. Adama Barrow. President Barrow returned after 11 days in Senegal where he was sworn-in at the Gambian Embassy in Dakar.
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Ambassador Alsup Awards GAF Personnel for ‘Extraordinary Service’

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017: Ambassador Pat Alsup recently awarded a member of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) in recognition of his “extraordinary” service to the United States Ambassador and her convoy on January 26, 2017. Dino Sanneh was instrumental in helping the Ambassador’s convoy navigate through the huge crowds that thronged the streets to welcome ...
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