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Meet Ndey Fatou Jabang, 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow

  Ndey Fatou is a unique young entrepreneur who found her entrepreneurial niche in dancing.  A media personality, choreographer, and actress, she is one of the few locally known dance entrepreneurs in The Gambia.  Ndey Fatou began her dance career at her mother’s folk dance group and has since gained international expo, including a dance ...
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Meet Kemo Bojang, 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow

Kemo is a popular emerging young political leader with remarkable achievements in his young political career.  Most recently, be became the youngest political leader to hold a national executive position in the country’s largest political party, the United Democratic Party (UDP).  Kemo believes that his election will inspire more young people to join politics and ...
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Meet Binta Badjie, 2019 Mandela Washington Fellow

Binta Badjie is an inspiring disability rights activist with a good track record of leadership and community engagement.  She bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Labor Management from the American International University in The Gambia.  Binta identifies herself as a deaf woman.  She also serves as Secretary General of the Gambian Deaf Women’s ...
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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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