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Musical Theater Highlights USG Educational Support to Banjul American School

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Shelly Seaver recently presided over the Banjul American International School’s (BAIS) annual musical theater performance at the Ebujan Theater.  Delivering her remarks, CDA Seaver celebrated the hard work of BAIS students and teachers.  She praised the many benefits of musical theater and highlighted continuing United States Government support that allows BAIS to cultivate ...
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Gambia’s First Female Kora Player Visits Embassy Ahead of U.S. Tour

Gambia’s Sona Jobarteh, the first female Kora virtuoso to come from a prestigious West African griot family, met with Chargé d’Affaires, a.i Shelly Seaver, PAO Kathryn Edwards and Pol/Econ Officer Youliana Sadowski to discuss her upcoming U.S. tour and her philanthropic project, the Gambia Academy of Music and Culture.  Sona is best known for the ...
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U.S. Embassy Announces Competition for Julia Taft Refugee Fund

The U.S. Embassy Banjul, in collaboration with the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), is pleased to welcome proposals for the Julia Taft Refugee Fund (JTRF) from potential partners working in the area of refugees’ protection in The Gambia.  This project proposal is meant to meet low-cost gaps in refugee protection and assistance in ...
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National Broadcaster Engages Embassy Officers on Black History Month

Gambia Radio and Television Service (GRTS) produced a special report about African American History month and invited Erik Hall, Management Officer and Kathryn Edwards, Public Affairs Officer to give their perspectives about African American History.  Hall highlighted that many African Americans trace their roots back to The Gambia and therefore African American History is Gambian ...
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Embassy Celebrates Black History Month with Homage to Kunta Kinteh Island

Public Diplomacy Banjul recently organized a CLO trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kunta Kinteh Island and the neighboring village of Juffureh, the ancestral home of Kunta Kinteh, to commemorate African American History Month. The story of Kunta Kinteh was made famous in the book Roots by well-known, African American author, Alex Haley. ...
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