Foreign Minister Tangara calls for accountability for Rohingya as he meets OIC Secretary-General

FM Tangara with OIC SG

BANJUL, 23 September 2021: The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mamadou Tangara, has informed the Secretary-General of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), His Excellency Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen that events in Myanmar’s Rakhine State amounts to genocide and thus called for concerted efforts in ensuring accountability for the Rohingya.

Dr. Tangara made this call on 21 September 2021 during an audience he had with His Excellency Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen on the sidelines of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Minister Tangara welcomed the support and commitment of the OIC to The Gambia’s bid to host the forthcoming OIC Summit and also for the attainment of ever-lasting accountability for Rohingya. Additionally, the Honourable Minister expressed the firm commitment of the country’s leadership to attaining accountability for Rohingya.

His Excellency Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen congratulated The Gambia ahead of the OIC Summit and offered OIC’s readiness to support with the hosting of OIC Summit as well as its continuous commitment to accountability for Rohinyga.

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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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