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Gambia’s Jammeh pops up again in exile dancing with Eq. Guinea’s president [Video]

January 03, 2019 at 11:00 am | Lifestyle

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

January 03, 2019 at 11:00 am | Lifestyle

Yahya Jammeh -- Photo: AFP

Exiled ex-Gambian President Yahya Jammeh was in high spirits when he was spotted dancing with the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to a Koffi Olomide performance at the Presidential End of Year Ball in the capital city of Malabo.

In a video shared by the Congolese musician on his Instagram page, Nguema happily takes to the dancefloor to join Olomide and his dancers and is soon joined by Jammeh and other guests.

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Another notable guest who also took to the floor to display his dancing prowess was the son of the President as well as Vice-President of the oil-rich nation, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue.

This is the second time Yahya Jammeh has been seen in public since his exile. In 2017, he made his first public appearance when he was captured on camera working on a farm in the Central African country.

Ruling Gambia for over two decades, Jammeh initially refused to relinquish power after losing the December 2016 elections to current president Adama Barrow.

It took a military intervention by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), threats from the international community, visits by about half a dozen heads of state and an immunity deal for him and his family before he agreed to leave for exile to Equatorial Guinea on the invitation of Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who has been President since 1979.

Questions, however, abound as to why Jammeh is enjoying his life when the people who had suffered under his rule have still not received justice.

Just last month, the United States banned him and his family from ever setting foot in the country. The announcement of the ban, which was made by the U.S. Department of State, was as a result of his heavy involvement in corruption and human rights violations while he was in power.

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