US bars Yahya Jammeh

US bars Yahya Jammeh

US bars Jammeh, family over corruption


Former Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh and his immediate family have been barred from entering the United States of America.

The US State Department said Jammeh was being barred because of his involvement in corruption.

Mr Jammeh went into exile in Equatorial Guinea after losing the 2016 presidential election to Adama Barrow.

This is coming two years after Jammeh was forced to hand leave the country.

The BBC reported that a truth and reconciliation commission has been set up in The Gambia to investigate the well documented human rights abuses committed during his two decades in office.

Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

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