Thursday, 15 December 2016

UN to sanction President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia

President Yahya Jammeh is challenging the result of a widely acclaimed free and fair presidential election won by the opposition candidate Adama Barrow. Photo: Facebook

Strong sanctions awaits president Yahya Jammeh if he remains in power after his mandate ends in January, the UN special representative for West Africa has said.
There is currently a global effort to persuade him to vacate power after losing a recent election to opposition candidate, Adama Barrow. The Presidents of Liberia and Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and Johnson Sirleaf are leading the regional delegation to encourage him not to cling on to power after his mandate.
 He has ruled the little West African country of less than two million people since 1992 following a military coup while serving on ECOWAS peace keeping mission in Liberia.
 His preseidency has been marred in controversy with gross human right abuse, widespread poverty and silly confrontation with the west, when his country depends on tourism and aid for development. He pulled Gambia out of the commonwealth, International Human rights  courts and declared the tiny West African country, Islamic State.

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