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Gambia welcomes US’ entry ban on ex-president Jammeh, family


Gambia’s Ministry of Justice said in a statement on Tuesday that they have “learnt with great appreciation” the decision by the United States to place an entry ban on former president Yahya Jammeh, wife and his two kids.

The US announced on Monday an entry ban on Muhammed Jammeh, Mariama Jammeh, Jammeh’s two kids, and his wife Zainab Jammeh.

“This decision is in line with the commitment of the Gambia Government to combat corruption and ensure accountability for gross human rights abuses,” stated a statement from the ministry.

“Accordingly, we are grateful for the solidarity of the Government of the United States in our transition towards good governance and respect for human rights. The Ministry of Justice will continue to collaborate with the United States Government on all matters of mutual interest.”

In 2017, the US has also frozen the assets of the former dictator. Jammeh ruled Gambia for 22 years during which he was accused of several rights violations including torture and killings.



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