Ambassador Fadera signs Condolence Book honouring former US Secretary of State Colin Powell

Ambassador Fadera signs Condolence Book honouring former US Secretary of State Colin Powell

The Ambassador of the Republic of The Gambia to the United States of America, His Excellency Dawda Docka Fadera, on Wednesday signed the condolence book honouring the life of the erstwhile United States Secretary of State, Honorable Colin Powell, who passed on Monday 18 October, 2021 as a result of complications from Covid-19.

“The late Honorable Colin Powell was a great American leader, served as a top soldier and diplomat and had admirably contributed significantly to global peace and security. On behalf of the Embassy of The Gambia to the United States, and the Government and people of The Gambia and on my own behalf, I extend sincere condolences to the Government and people of the United States, and the family of the deceased. May his gentle soul rest in eternal peace,” The Gambia’s Ambassador wrote on the condolence book placed at the State Department in Washington.

The late Honorable Colin Powell died at Walter Reed National Medical Centre at 84.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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