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$38M Cashew Value Chain Project for The Gambia, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau Launched

Ambassador Paschall highlighted the importance of creating opportunities for producers and processors to boost economic development

The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food For Progress (FFPr) Regional Cashew Value Chain Project is implementing a $38 million, six-year project in The Gambia, Senegal, and Guinea-Bissau which will enhance the regional cashew value chain to improve the trade of processed cashews in local and international markets.  On…

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Radio Station Features U.S. Ambassador

The Ambassador hailed the work of Peace Corps volunteers and thanked the communities who host them and make them part of their village communities and host families

During his introductory trip to the Upper River Region – the farthest east of the Gambian regions – Ambassador Carl Paschall addressed communities via the most popular local media: radio.  The Ambassador appeared on the radio talk show “Development Forum” and discussed U.S. Support for The Gambia, detailing the many ways…

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Ambassador visits Peace Corps Volunteers

The visit is part of four-day introductory tour of the easternmost locations in The Gambia

Ambassador Carl Paschall and Public Affairs Officer Kathryn Edwards visited Anna, a Peace Corps Volunteer in a village in the Lower River region. Anna is a health volunteer who works closely with multiple village leaders to champion health and opportunities for development in her community.  Members of the community warmly greeted…

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Rotary Malaria Partners Combat Malaria in The Gambia

The team will launch a sensitization program that aims to raise malaria awareness in rural communities

On Friday, October 18, DCM Shelly Seaver and Economic Specialist Sam Sarre met with the Rotarian Malaria Partners. The group consists of Rotarians and leaders of non-governmental organizations who are committed to forwarding a broad international campaign for the global elimination of malaria. The group’s countries of focus include Zambia,…

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U.S. Congressional Delegation meets President Barrow, National Assembly Members

While in The Gambia, the delegation received briefings from the Embassy Banjul Country Team and Peace Corps volunteers and met the Marine Security Guard Detachment

A House Democracy Partnership Congressional Delegation visited The Gambia on October 13 and 14.  The U.S. legislators were led by the HDP Chairman, Representative David Price of North Carolina and the delegation included Representative Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma, Representative Barbara Lee of California, Representative Diana DeGette of Colorado, and Representative…

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U.S. Applauds Janneh Commission Report Release, Pledges to Support Recovery of “Ill-Gotten Gains”

The government of the United States will continue the work well under way to pursue available legal means to support the Gambian government’s efforts

The United States government applauds the release by the Government of The Gambia of the full report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Financial Activities of Public Bodies, Enterprises and Offices, known as the “Janneh Commission,” as well as the Cabinet white paper. It is crucial that the asset…

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Embassy Banjul hosts #July4OnTheMoo

It was the largest ever July 4th reception in Banjul with well over 150 government representatives, members of civil society and press, and even popular Gambian recording artists

The U.S. Embassy hosted the annual Independence Day Official reception on Tuesday, July 2.  It was the largest ever July 4th reception in Banjul with well over 150 government representatives, members of civil society and press, and even popular Gambian recording artists in attendance.  The theme of the evening was…

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U.S. Embassy Announces Annual Competition for Humphrey Fellowship 2020-2021

The Fellowship is a one-year program to study at a leading U.S. university

The United States Embassy Banjul is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program open to Gambians. The Fellowship is a one-year program to study at a leading U.S. university, offered to young and mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership and…

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Ambassador Richard Paschall’s Remarks at State House Credentialing Ceremony

We will work with Gambians to build the capacity of the government, of civil society, and of private business

By Ambassador Richard Paschall It was a pleasure to present my letters of credence to His Excellency President Barrow, and I am grateful to him and to his government for hosting this ceremony and for the warm welcome and statement of friendship, of partnership, and of a shared commitment to…

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Ambassador-designate Richard Carlton Paschall III

Richard “Carl” Paschall, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, is the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of The Gambia

Ambassador-designate Paschall arrived in The Gambia on March 14, 2019, and looks forward to presenting his credentials to His Excellency President Adama Barrow at the earliest opportunity. Richard “Carl” Paschall, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor, is the U.S. Ambassador to the…