U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Former Gambian First Lady

The U.S. has imposed economic sanctions on Zineb Souma Yahya Jammeh, the former first lady of The Gambia. She is believed to control many of the overseas assets of her husband, former president Yahya Jammeh, described by the U.S. State Department as the "notoriously corrupt former leader of The Gambia" who was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury in 2017. Zineb Jammeh was designated in December 2018 and their children have also been declared ineligible to enter the U.S. as a result.

Former U.S. president Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama Greet His Excellency Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, President of the Republic of The Gambia, and Mrs. Zineb Jammeh.


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