Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Exiled Gambia leader Jammeh ‘to take up farming’

The former president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has disclosed plans to take up farming full time, the Jeune Afrique newspaper reports .

Mr Jammeh flew out to Equatorial Guinea last month after coming under pressure from Gambia’s neighbours, who threatened to use force against him out if he did not accept defeat in December presidential polls.

Jeune Afrique quotes an unnamed diplomat in Equatorial Guinea as the source of the story.

After his initial acceptance, later reversed, that he had lost the elections to current leader Adama Barrow, Mr Jammeh had said he would return to his home village in The Gambia to take up farming there.

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