Tag: Yahya Jammeh

Confirmed – How Disgraced Yahya Jammeh of Gambia Used Nigeria’s Bola Tinubu’s Plane

The curtain fell on the 22-year-reign of The Gambia strongman Yahya Jammeh Saturday night when Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s leased Falcon 900 flew Jammeh and his family from the capital Banjul into exile. Jammeh, his wife Zainab, mother and son Mohammed all wore mournful looks as they were being ferried out[Read More…]

Gambian Army Chief Joins ECOWAS Forces To Remove Ousted Jammeh

Gambia’s army chief says he will not order his troops to fight against military coalition of African states if it enters country Gambian Army at Command Centre Kanilai has communicated that they are joining ECOWAS forces to remove recalcitrant President Yahya Jammeh. This is coming as troops from Senegal, Ghana,[Read More…]

Gambian Inauguration ‘To Be In Senegal’ As Ousted Jammeh Refuses To Go

Adama Barrow says he will be sworn in as Gambian president at the country’s embassy in neighbouring Senegal. The message, posted on his social media accounts, invited the general public to attend the ceremony. Last-ditch mediation efforts by regional leaders to convince Yahya Jammeh to step down as president ahead[Read More…]

Nigerian Lawmakers Want Asylum For Gambia’s Dictator, Yahya Jammeh

Nigerian lawmakers are to discuss whether Gambian President Yahya Jammeh should be given asylum, a member of parliament said on Thursday. Emmanuel Yisa Orker-Jev, head of the rules and business committee in the House of Representatives, said the motion would be discussed later on Thursday. It asks whether Jammeh should[Read More…]

“Drunk” Gambia’s President Jammeh Rejects Election Defeat After Conceding

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared his “total rejection” of the results of his country’s December 1 election and called for his country to vote again — a week after accepting his defeat. Jammeh, who has ruled Gambia with an iron grip since seizing power in a 1994 military coup,[Read More…]

Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh Submits Candidacy To Run For Fifth Term

The Gambia’s controversial leader Yahya Jammeh on Thursday submitted his candidacy to seek a fifth term in December’s presidential election, saying he would listen only to God for guidance in governing. Jammeh, 51, took power in a bloodless coup in 1994 and has run the country with an iron fist[Read More…]

President Jammeh Of Gambia Bans Female Genital Mutilation

The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has banned female genital mutilation (FGM) saying it is not required in Islam. The announcement at a rally was met with a huge applause, AFP reports. Three-quarters of women in the mostly Muslim country have had the procedure, according to Unicef. In the procedure’s most[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

US Warns Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, To Be More Tolerant of Gays Or Made To Face The Consequences

The United States has criticized Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday for “unconscionable” remarks, after he reportedly threatened to slit the throats of gay men in his country. In Case You Missed It, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Threatens To Slit The Throats Of Gay Men…. Jammeh made homosexuality illegal in[Read More…]

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Threatens To Slit The Throats Of Gay Men

Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh in his latest outburst, has threatened to slit the throats of gay men. Washington Post reports that during a rally in the town of Farafeni, Jammeh said the following in regard to homosexuality: “If you do it [in Gambia] I will slit your throat,” Jammeh said.[Read More…]