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Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh Adds ‘Bridge Builder’ To His Title

Gambia’s outspoken president has a new title with Babili Mansa, meaning “bridge builder”, being added to his name, the country’s media is reporting.

The country’s private Observer paper carried this message from the office of the president informing the public that Yahya Jammeh’s full title was now: “His Excellency the President of the Republic of the Gambia shall be addressed as: His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya A.J.J Jammeh Babili Mansa”.

According to The Point newspaper, the president had rejected the title last year when he also reportedly removed from the Muslim title “Nasirul Deen”, one of the highest Islamic honorifics, from his name.

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