Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sheikh Omar Fye is the new DCM

Sheikh Omar Fye, DCM
Sheikh Omar Fye, who was widely reported to have been appointed Ambassador, reported for work yesterday as the new Deputy Chief of Mission at the Gambian Embassy in Washington DC to replace Mr. B.H.M.Jallow who was "recalled for consultations" few weeks ago.  Mr. Jallow's future within the diplomatic service is unclear at this moment.

The post of Ambassador is still vacant following the rejection of Ambassador Momodou Badgie who is currently serving as Ambassador to Mauritania.  It would appear that the post will remain vacant for quite sometime because of the choppy waters Yaya Jammeh has to navigate after his recent irresponsible tirade against Washington, London and Brussels.

Prior to taking up post in Washington, Mr. Omar Fye was DMC at the Gambian Embassy in Mauritania.  He is a former military officer who has since retired.

Welcome Mr. Deputy Ambassador to Obama's America.