Deputy Gambian Ambassador to Russia dies

Kebba Famara Singhateh, the deputy head of Mission at the Gambian embassy in Moscow, Russia has passed away onboard a flight to The Gambia, The Alkamba Times is reliably informed.
He died late Friday evening within Senegalese airspace before landing at the Banjul International Airport, sources familiar with the unfortunate incident told Alkamba Times.
Mr. Singhateh is a member of the Coalition 2016 and was first appointed as the first secretary to the Moscow mission before his promotion in May 2021 as deputy head of mission in Moscow replacing Yankuba Saidy.
Mr. Kebba Singhateh graduated from Gambia High school in 1970 before enrolling at Gambia School of Nursing and Midwifery to become a state registered nurse- SRN.
In 1974, he went on to do pharmacology at the main referral hospital, the then RVH, and the following year, he went on a scholarship to study the Russian language at the First Leningrad Medical Institute in the Soviet Union graduating in 1977.
He holds a Masters’s degree in political science from the state university of Leningrad.
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Sainey M.K. Marenah
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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