Staff member from Embassy Banjul and former national broadcaster Fatoumata Ceesay (left) interviewed Emmanuel D. Joof (right), chair of the Gambian National Human Rights Commission, for “U.S. Embassy Gambia Today,” a podcast series featuring leaders shaping the U.S.-Gambian partnership, May 23. Joof discussed his commission’s work, the Department of State’s Country Report on Human Rights, and a U.S. Senate resolution calling on The Gambia to act on recommendations of the country’s Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission which was established to support victims of Jammeh-era atrocities and re-build The Gambia. Post’s podcasts air weekly and bolster U.S. support for The Gambia, which, in 2021, held its first intimidation-free election in more than a quarter-century.
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