Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of The Gambia


Address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs 4, Marina Parade, Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa

Tel.: + 220 422 3578 , + 220 422 3577




The Minister

Neneh MacDouall-Gaye

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Gambia


Minister Neneh Macdouall-Gaye is a politician in the West African country Gambia.

After attending school until 1974, she started her career at Radio Gambia, where she was a presenter and producer from 1979. In 1980, she acquired a diploma in mass communication during a period abroad in Egypt at the Radio and Television Training Institute in Maspero, Cairo.

In 1993, she was a producer and director in the media department of the Worldview International Foundation in Banjul. In 1996, she led the way in the Netherlands in the Television Production, Radio Netherlands Training Centre (R NTC).

In the Gambia Radio & Television Service (MRTS), which had already emerged from Radio Gambia, she a production manager for the areas of documentaries, dramas and youth in 1996. In 2001 she was program director for the television sector. Previously, she worked in training for an in project-organization and self-management for television producers in the Deutsche Welle in Berlin.

MinisterNeneh MacDouall-Gaye was appointed to the Cabinet of President Jammeh on 29 March 2005. She assumed a position in the department of Commerce, Industry and Labour (Secretary of State, Department of State for Trade, Industry and Employment). She changed departments in October of the same year, and has since been Minister of Telecommunications, Information and Technology (Secretary of State, Communication, Information & Technology).

On 19 March 2008, she gave up her post and represented Gambia as ambassador to the United Nations. Minister Neneh MacDouall-Gaye is married.



A more pro-active stance with the aim of mobilizing greater international support for the country’s development.


To enhance the security and international status of The Gambia, ensure the country’s appropriate and dignified position in the system of international relations, and promote the interests of the country in an increasingly globalized world.

Core Values

  • National security: supporting global security initiatives to achieve enduring security
  • Democracy: the consolidation of democracy in The Gambia can only be achieved through the citizens’ civic participation at a domestic level and the strengthening of democratic institutions on a global scale
  • Foreign policy: pursuing a foreign policy that is conscious of these principles and faithful to these beliefs. To reach this vision, the Gambian foreign policy in the 21st century will strive to bring about international actions that advance the national interests of The Gambia and her citizens, as well as which make a contribution to building a world community in which there is enduring peace and security, an expanding democracy and lasting prosperity.