Our team

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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
    • Biography
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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
    • Biography
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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
    • Biography
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    Sheriff Bojang Jnr is currently a Producer responsible for Programmes for the WADR English Service. He is an award-winning multimedia journalist with over 15 years of experience, a career that kicked off in his native Gambia where he worked for the biggest newspaper, Daily Observer, as a rookie reporter and rose through the ranks to become Head of Political Desk and National Assembly correspondent. Sheriff was a finalist for the 2015 CNN African Journalist of the Year Award and he was nominated for his coverage of Sierra Leone’s Ebola outbreak. He won two prizes in the 2011 Radio for Peacebuilding Africa Award in Kigali, Rwanda. The prize was set up by Washington-based Search for Common Grounds to celebrate excellence in African journalism and story-telling. He won for his documentaries on Rape and Gender-based Violence in Senegal and Female Genital Mutilation in West Africa. He won both prizes for West Africa Democracy Radio during his first stint with the radio, between 2009 and 2011. Sheriff was also a finalist for the 2012 FitzGerald Prize for Young African Journalists set up by Reuters. He was nominated for his powerful story-telling ability. Alongside his role at WADR, he also serves as correspondent for several international media outlets, including the English services of Radio France International and Radio Netherlands Worldwide, the Guardian newspaper in the UK and New African magazine in London. He's a freelance communications consultant for UN Women and over the past five years, he has worked for the UN agency in Senegal, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya. Sheriff is also an independent researcher on West Africa and his clients include the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), Cross-Border Information, Hyderus and Sunday Times newspaper in the UK. Sheriff is passionate about human interest stories (from small towns and villages across West Africa) and English Premier League football club, Arsenal.

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    Sheriff Bojang Jnr

    • Producer responsible for Programmes
    • Biography
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    Mr. Souleymane Sane is a professional driver who has been working with WADR since 2011. He had also worked for several institutions such as Yawuz Selim College in Dakar and the Hotel Relais Fleuri in Badiouré ( Casamance) Mr Sané started his career as a Public transport driver precisely between Dakar and Ziguinchor in the south of Senegal.

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    Souleymane Sané

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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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