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Yahya Jammeh

AKA Yahya Alphonse Jemus Jebulai Jammeh

Born: 25-May-1965
Birthplace: Kanilai, The Gambia

Gender: Male
Religion: Muslim
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State
Party Affiliation: See Note [1]

Nationality: Gambia
Executive summary: President of The Gambia

Military service: Gambian Armed Forces (1984-96)

Seized power in a military coup in 1994, elected 1996 and 2001.

[1] Founder in 1996, Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction.

Father: Aziz Junkung James Jammeh
Mother: Ajaratu Asombi Bojang
Wife: Tuti Faal (m. 1994, div. 1998)
Son: Muhammed Yahya Jammeh
Daughter: Mariam Jammeh
Wife: Zineb Yahya Jammeh
Wife: Alima Sallah (m. 2010)

    High School: Gambia High School (1983)

    President of The Gambia (22-Jul-1994 to present)
    Funeral: Nelson Mandela (2013)
    Risk Factors: Homophobia

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