Honourable Dr. Mamadou Tangara is a seasoned diplomat and the current Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad of the Republic of The Gambia. He was appointed Foreign Minister on June 29, 2018. He served as Foreign Minister in 2010 -2012. He also served as Gambian Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2017–2018 and from 2013–2016.
He completed two master’s degrees, at the University of Limoges in France and the University of Louvain in Belgium. He earned his phD in social sciences from the University of Limoges.
Dr. Tangara was editor-in-chief of La Lune, a magazine published in French aimed at French learners. From 2002, he worked as a lecturer at the University of The Gambia, and then as president and chairman of the University Governing Council.
He is the 2019 United Nations Population Awardee in recognition of his courage and leadership through the use of diplomacy both in the global and national arenas which helped prevent conflict in The Gambia in the aftermath of 2016 Presidential election.