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U.S. Embassy Banjul Holds Video Conference On Obama Administration

A cross section of Gambian politicians, civil

A cross section of Gambian politicians, civil

The Embassy of the United States of America in Banjul on Thursday, January 29 held a Digital Video Conference (DVC) on the new administration of President Barack H. Obama, at the Embassy premises on Kairaba Avenue, The Gambia.

This DVC show attracted more than a dozen of leaders of Gambian political parties, civil society leaders and media representatives, who watched Dr. Steven Ekovich, an erudite figure in America’s political history, who facilitated the conference.The Newly appointed Gambian Ambassador to Washington Mrs. Neneh Macdouall-Gaye, who until her new appointment was working as the Managing Director of the pro-government newspaper Daily Observer, also attended the conference. The guest speaker Dr Ekovick gave an interesting overview of President Obama’s administration, his vision and reform policies for America, both short-term and long-term.

The video conference provided a platform for the politicians and other guests to reflect on President Obama’s policies and broad programs of redeeming the ailing American economy.  They also welcomed Obama’s approach to global challenges through multilateralism - a direct opposite to his predecessors approach to contemporary issues around the world, including the Middle East crisis, Zimbabwe, among others.

At the end of the discussions, it was obvious that the politicians and other shakers of Gambian politics are hopeful of a brighter future for America and peaceful world under the leadership of President Obama.