Yahya Jammeh or Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh was the president of Gambia from 1996 to 2017. In addition, he was a politician and military officer.
In 1994, Jammeh along with four Army officers formed a coup against Dawda Jawara.
Jammeh’s presidency was tainted with student massacres, unfair imprisonment, disappearances, embezzlement and witch hunts.
The Gambia’s former president lost the election in December 2016, conceded defeat but immediately made a turnabout and refused to step down. He had to leave the country after the troops from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) threatened to oust him.
He is currently in Equatorial Guinea, having been welcomed by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.