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    Agnes is currently the Station Manager leading the WADR team. Previously Head of Information responsible for news, Current Affairs and Programmes. Offered consultancy services for the UNESCO Africa Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal and other institutions Worked at Radio Gambia, The Gambia Family Planning Association (GFPA) as IEC Officer, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) as Training Officer and was responsible for advocacy and outreach at GICAP a capacity building project for civil society at the Gambia’s Ministry of Trade. Over 20 years of experience as a communications and media expert with experience and training in radio, newspaper, photo journalism, video production, advocacy and scripting, and the development of Information, Education and Communication materials. Trained in institutions such as Radio Deutsche Welles in Germany, the International Institute for Journalism in Berlin, the AACC Communication training centre in Nairobi, Kenya, the Leeds Metropolitan University in England and the Atlantic International University, USA

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    Agnes E. J. Thomasi

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    Mrs. Oumoul Khayri Niane Sow is presently the Head of Finance and Administration. She is an Auditor-Accountant with 14 years of experience in the field of accounting and financial auditing and accounting assistance. After obtaining a Master's degree in accounting and financial techniques from CESAG, she gained a solid experience in auditing and accounting assistance, organization and implementation of procedures through her practice in a firm of accounting expertise and various structures (Max Consulting Group, Civil Society and Professional Notaries M Boubacar Seck, Aissatou Sow & Mouhamadou Mbacké, USAID / Economic Growth Project) She also has strong communication and interpersonal skills. She has been in this position since 1st July 2017.

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    Mrs. Oumoul Khairy Niane Sow

    • Head of Finance and Administration
    • Biography
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    Rudolph Karl is presently a journalist/producer with WADR’s French desk. He joined the team in April 2014. Previously, he worked as a journalist for African Television News (ATN) in Dakar. He holds a Diploma in Specialized Journalism and Communication obtained in 2007 (CESTI), at the Dakar Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD). Rudolph was trained as a television journalist, he worked in several press organs in Senegal and his home town Benin.

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    Rudolph Karl

    • Journalist/Producer - News Editor
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    Adolphus Mawolo is a producer at WADR’s English-Desk. Prior to his appointment with WADR, Adolphus worked in his native Liberia in mainstream journalism and public relations for several years with the Liberia Women Democracy Radio, Radio France International English-Service, Agence France Press and the international medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres as its National Media and Communications Officer during the 2014/2015 Ebola crisis in Liberia. Adolphus is the recipient of the 2012/2013 Press Union of Liberia Health Reporter of the Year Award for his groundbreaking report on people with mental illnesses in Liberia. He holds a BA degree in Political Science from the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) in Monrovia.

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    Adolphus Mawolo

    • Journalist/Producer - News Editor
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    Ndeye Mariama Thiam is currently a journalist/producer with WADR’s French Desk. She has worked as a journalist over the last ten years in several national and international editorial offices in Senegal, Morocco, DRC and Burkina Faso. She specialises in economy, culture, society and politics.

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    Ndeye Mariama Thiam

    • Journalist/Producer responsible for Programmes
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    Mabi Azefor Fominyen is a seasoned media and communication specialist. A radio and TV personality with vast experience as a journalist - reporter, presenter, interviewer and producer. Mabi spent close to a decade working for Cameroon’s national public service broadcaster - the Cameroon Radio and Television Corporation (CRTV) where she also held managerial positions including head of English Language Programmes /Programming on national TV and Coordinator of English Language Radio Programmes & Productions from Regional Stations for the CRTV national radio service. Mabi has a keen interest in women’s and gender issues, healthcare, culture, society and current affairs, which has led her to create and produce programmes in these areas. She considers the media as a platform for people to share their views and stories to contribute to the advancement of society and inspire others to make a difference in their lives. This is seen in the profiles of people she has interviewed on her radio and TV shows over the years - from market women and janitors through Ambassadors and Government Ministers to Activists and students. Everyone has a voice to be heard. Mabi now dedicates part of her time to coaching and mentoring younger professionals. Apart from the media she has held roles in public relations, publishing, events management, education and provided public speaking coaching for business and NGO managers. She is passionate about cooking, holistic education and in her free time makes hats and weaves the popular traditional outfit from the North West Region of Cameroon! Mabi holds an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and a Graduate degree in Education Planning and Management.

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    Mrs. Mabi Azefor Fominyen

    • Producer responsible for Programmes and radio partnerships
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    Aminata Déthié SARR has been with WADR since its inception in 2005 as a house keeper, responsible for the general upkeep of the radio.

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    Aminatta D. Sarr

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    Deborah Amuwo

    • Journalist / Assist Producer
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    Essouly Diedhiou

    • Journalist / Assistant Producer
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    Awal Adjo

    • Journalist / Assist Producer
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    Elyse Senghor

    • Journalist / Assist Producer
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    John Mendy works as part time Assistant Producer for WADR. He is a Gambian broadcaster – born on 05th April 1991 in Brufut, West Coast Region. He started as a Sports Journalist, working for one of Gambia’s most established media houses – West Coast Radio (WADR Partner Station). John worked for a couple of Newspapers in The Gambia as a Freelancer. He is the Programme Manager and Producer of West Africa Weekly Sports Digest – a sub-regional sport programme that is broadcast every week through FM partner stations in 5 of West Africa’s English speaking countries. John studied Journalism and Digital Media at the Media Academy for Journalism and Communication in the Gambia.

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    John Mendy

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    Benjamin Michell Sarr

    • Assistant Technician/Multimedia Producer
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    Christian Mukidi

    • Assistant Technician/Informaticien
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    Abdourakhmane Dia

    • Techician
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    Sankulleh Janko

    • Correspondent - Gambia
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    Kanaté Kassoum

    • Correspondent - Ivory Coast
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    Darlington Porkpa

    • Correspondent - Liberia
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    Ibrahima Sory Diallo

    • Correspondant - Guinea Conakry
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    Veronic Njie

    • Reporter, Gambia
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    Leah Alpern

    • Intern

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