Public Diplomacy Section Trains Journalists in Best Practices in Election Reporting

Following the arrest of several Gambian journalists in the run-up to presidential elections on December 1, Public Diplomacy Banjul offered a multi-part DVC series on election coverage and reporting in partnership with ARS. With lectures delivered by Elizabeth Bryant, an experienced Paris-based American journalist, and George Kazolias, a professor of journalism, local journalists discussed the ...
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Ambassador Alsup Visits Organization for the Visually Impaired

During her outreach to Lower River Region, the Ambassador visited Start Now Organization’s Rehabilitation Center of Technology on November 1.  This disability-focused organization was partially funded with a grant from Embassy Banjul’s Public Diplomacy Section.  Founded by a visually-impaired 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow, Start Now strives to empower visually-impaired high school graduates by providing a ...
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Second Cohort of Startup Incubator Clients Graduates

Ambassador Alsup attend the graduation ceremony 19 Startup Incubator clients in November.  The Startup Incubator, funded by U.S. Embassy Banjul’s Public Diplomacy section, supports the successful development of young Gambian entrepreneurs through an array of business support services and resources.  Their journey begins with a week-long training session led by a U.S.-based Gambian business consultant ...
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American Corner Hosts International Education Week Virtual College Fair

On November 16, the Public Diplomacy Section celebrated International Education Week by inviting 120 top Gambian senior secondary school students to the American Corner for this year’s virtual college fair. The students joined tens of thousands of others across Africa and other parts of the world to interact live online with admission directors from more ...
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The United States Commends The Gambia on Peaceful Election

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY December 3, 2016 I congratulate the people of The Gambia for their peaceful and democratic presidential election on December 1. We also congratulate President-elect Adama Barrow on his historic victory, which will mark the first democratic transfer of power in the country, and we look forward to working with him as ...
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Deputy Chief of Mission Marc Shaw’s Remarks at U.S.- Funded Message Development Workshop

Good morning ladies and gentlemen!  I am very pleased to be with you this morning for this important Message Development Workshop.  I believe this is an important first step to increase electoral awareness and strengthen The Gambia’s democratic space ahead of the December 1st presidential election. The U.S. Embassy is proud of this project, and ...
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U.S. Embassy Banjul Suspends Visa Issuance to Gambian Government Officials

As of October 1, 2016, the United States Embassy in Banjul, The Gambia has discontinued issuing visas to Gambian government officials, others associated with the government, and their families.  The Department may make exceptions for travel based on U.S. international obligations and to advance humanitarian and other U.S. government interests. Why is this?  There are ...
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Ambassador Visits Religious Centers, Projects in NBR

The United States Ambassador to The Gambia, C. Patricia Alsup, resumed her comprehensive nationwide outreach with visits to religious centers and to projects funded by the U.S. Embassy in the North Bank Region (NBR) on September 27. While in NBR, the Ambassador, accompanied by the region’s Governor, Lamin Queen Jammeh, visited the Kerewan and Farafenni ...
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