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Gambia urges U.S. to extend sanctions to Zineb

By Mustapha Darboe

The Gambian authorities have called on international partners to sanction former ruler Yahya Jammeh as the country tries to recover funds reportedly looted by the former president.
At a press conference in Banjul on Friday, justice minister Abubacarr Tambadou has also asked the U.S. to extend its sanction to Jammeh’s wife Zineb Souma Jammeh.

“While we commend the US Government for this laudable act, we would like to encourage them to do more and I am therefore calling on the United States to include on this list some family members of former President Jammeh especially his wife Mrs Zineb Souma Jammeh.”
His comments came two days after the U.S. froze the assets of Jammeh and sanctioned him with his former spy chief Yankuba Badgie.

The minster further appealed to European Union and other international partners to help the country recover its stolen loot by placing sanctions on the former president and his associates.

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