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President of the Gambia

Yahya JammehYahya Jammeh

Date of Birth: 25 May 1965
Birth Place: Kanilai, Gambia
Political Party: Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction
Arrival in Power: 22 July 1994
Religion: NA
Profession: NA


Yahya Jammeh was born in Kanilai, Gambia, in 1965. He is the current President of Gambia. He became president after he lead a military coup in 1994. He was first elected to the post in 1996, and re-elected in 2001 and 2006. He also survived a coup attempt in 2006, even though he was out of the country at the time.


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Updated on: December 18, 2011