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The US state department has made known economic sanctions against Zineb Jammeh, the wife of Gambia’s former President, Yahya Jammeh.

Jammeh is said to have been involved in illicit transfer of funds to her husband.

“Zineb Jammeh is designated for her role in materially assisting, sponsoring, or providing support to her husband. She utilised a charitable foundation and charities as cover to facilitate the illicit transfer of funds to her husband,” the statement said.