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U.S. Embassy Commends Launch of Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission

  The U.S. Embassy in Banjul commends the government of The Gambia for launching the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC).  The establishment of this commission marks an important milestone for The Gambia and its people. We echo President Adama Barrow’s statement that “there is a crucial need to put the victims at the center ...
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Senior Official from United States Africa Command Visits The Gambia

The highest ranking civilian at the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) made an orientation visit to The Gambia on July 25, 2018. Ambassador Alexander M. Laskaris, who serves as the Deputy to the Commander for Civil-Military Engagement, held discussions with senior government officials on issues related to security sector reform and civil-military relations in The Gambia. During ...
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3 Smart Secondary School Scholars, Teacher Attends Pan-African Youth Leadership Program 2018

Three extraordinary young Gambian secondary school students and their teacher chaperone have been selected for participation in the 2018 Pan-African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP). This fully-funded three-week program will take place from August 4 – August 25, 2018 at various colleges, universities, and institutions throughout the United States.  The young scholars are Nyajay Satta Braima, ...
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PD’s Competitive College Club Holds Education Retreat

On June 29, members of PD-funded Competitive College Clubs and their teacher coordinators organized a rural educational retreat in Mansa Konko, Lower River Region. Acting Public Affairs Officer Amelia Broderick and Cultural Affairs Assistant Hatab Fadera travelled to the region for the retreat and delivered interactive presentations on the network’s impact and the U.S. college ...
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