Deputy Ambassador Sheikh Omar Faye

Omar Faye

Welcome to the Gambia Embassy in Washington D.C, USA. My name is Sheikh Omar Faye I am the current Chargé d'Affaires at The Embassy. My recent roles working for The Government of The Republic of The Gambia included Deputy Head of Mission in Mauritania between October 2007 to February 2014 and Minister in charge of Youths, Sports and Religious Affairs between June 2006 to September 2007.Read more about me...

Presidential boost for NAYCONF 2014

The President of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh Monday boosted the ongoing biennial National Youth Conference and Festival (NAYCONF) with a donation of 21 bulls and other foodstuffs.

Other items, delivered to the organisers by General Saul Badjie of State Guards, included 99 bags of rice; 149 gallons of cooking oil; 399 crates of can drink; 16 bags of onion; 10 cartons of tomato paste; and five cartons of vinegar.

NAYCONF, The Gambia’s biggest national


Gambia hailed for moving towards “sustainable energy for all”

International and local energy stakeholders who met in Banjul recently have praised The Gambia for moving towards the attainment of the United Nations secretary general-led initiative – Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL).

The commendation was given after The Gambia became the first country in the whole worldwide to develop the SE4ALL Action Agenda and Investment Prospectus during a workshop at a local hotel in Brufut.

SE4ALL is a global initiative led by the UN secretary general, Ban


FAO: Gambia, others meet MDG target on hunger

Thirteen countries – The Gambia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico and the Philippines have now reached the Millennium Development Goal I (MDG-1) hunger target, while Brazil, Cameroon and Uruguay have also achieved the more ambitious World Food Summit (WFS) target of halving the number of hungry by 2015, according to the estimate of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

In a statement relayed to this paper, the FAO said these 13