Folly BAH THIBAULT

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Folly BAH THIBAULT     ( Al Jazeera Presenter)

Folly Bah Thibault's career began in the radio studios of Washington, D.C., nearly two decades ago.

Her love of journalism took root with a program she hosted that aimed to reunite families separated by conflict in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

It wasn't long before Folly's passion for storytelling and reporting took her to Paris and Radio France International where she hosted the morning show on the Channel.

She later joined France24 television as a presenter, before joining Al Jazeera English in 2010 and moving to Qatar.

Folly's long career has also taken her into conversation with journalists and influential figures around the world, including French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, Nigerian playwright and activist Wole Soyinka and Senegalese-American musician Akon.

When she's not at Al Jazeera's headquarters in Doha, Folly is a skilled moderator and speaker.

In 2019, she launched the "Elle Ira à l'École" foundation, to help young girls in Guinea gain access to education. Folly Bah Thibault was born in Conakry where she spent the early years of her childhood, until her family moved to Nairobi, Kenya in 1987. 

She earned a B.A. in French literature with honors, before heading to the United States to attend Howard University and the American University in Washington, DC.

She earned a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism and a Master's degree in International Communication. She is fluent in French, English and Peuhl and has a good understanding of Spanish and Swahili.

New African Magazine named her one of the "Most Influential Women in Africa.

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