Yahya Jammeh

2nd President of the Gambia

Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh (Arabic: يحيى عبدالعزيز جيمس جنكنج جامع‎; born 25 May 1965)[1] is a Gambian politician. He became the president of The Gambia in 1994.

Yahya Jammeh
يحيى جامع
Gambia President Yahya Jammeh.jpg
2nd President of the Gambia
In office
22 July 1994 – 19 January 2017
Vice PresidentIsatou Njie-Saidy
Preceded byDawda Jawara
Succeeded byAdama Barrow
Personal details
Born
Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh

(1965-05-25) 25 May 1965 (age 56)
Kanilai, Gambia
Political partyAlliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction
Spouse(s)Zeinab Suma
Alima Sallah (possibly divorced)
ChildrenMariam
Muhammed
Alma materWestern Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation
Military service
AllegianceThe Gambia
Branch/serviceGambian National Army
Years of service1984–1996
RankColonel

ReferencesEdit

  1. Country Profiles: Sub-Saharan Africa: Gambia, U.K. Foreign & Commonwealth Office, 18 July 2011 .

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