Yahya Jammeh

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Yahya Jammeh
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Preses o the Gambie
In office
22 July 1994 – 21 Januar 2017[lower-alpha 1]
Vice PresesIsatou Njie-Saidy
Precedit biDawda Jawara
Succeedit biAdama Barrow
Personal details
BornYahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh
(1965-05-25) 25 Mey 1965 (age 54)
Kanilai, Gambie
Poleetical pairtyAlliance for Patriotic Reorientation an Construction
Spoose(s)Zeinab Suma
Alima Sallah (possibly divorced)[2][3]
BairnsMariam
Muhammed
Alma materWastren Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation
ReligionSunni Islam
Militar service
Allegiance Gambie
Service/branchGambie Naitional Airmy
Years o service1984–1996
RankColonel

Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh (born 25 Mey 1965)[4] is an umwhile Preses o the Gambie. As a young airmy officer, he teuk pouer in a 1994 militar coup. He lost the 2016 Preses election tae Adama Barrow; efter ineetially refusin tae step doon, he wis persuadit tae demit on 21 Januar 2017.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The presidential term wis oreeginally scheduled tae end on 19 Januar 2017.[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The Gambia's Yahya Jammeh's term extended by parliament". BBC. 
  2. Breaking News: Gambia – Jammeh Divorces First Lady Alima Sallah, Freedom Now Newspaper online, 26 April 2011.
  3. Breaking News: Gambia – First Lady Jammeh to Visit us Next Week, Freedom Now Newspaper online, 18 June 2011. HE reportedly tied the knot with a 22-year-old charming Ghanaian lady in Kumasi last weekend. Mrs. Nora Jammeh, formerly called Munira Yahaya, a graduate of Sunyani Polytechnic, was engaged to the Gambian president two weeks ago in the Gambia, which was followed by the secret wedding at the Golden Tulip Hotel in Kumasi in 2012.
  4. Country Profiles: Sub-Saharan Africa: Gambia, U.K. Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 18 July 2011 .