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First Lady of The Republic of The Gambia

First Lady Zineb JammehFirst Lady Zineb Jammeh, the wife of the President of the Republic of The Gambia was born in Rabat, Morocco on the 5th October 1977 to Ambassador Soumah, a well respected career diplomat from the distinguished Guinean Soumah family and Mrs. Soumah who hails from Morocco.

First Lady Zineb was married to the Gambian President, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh in December 1998 and the marriage is currently blessed with a beautiful daughter, Mariam and son Muhammed Jammeh.

First Lady Zineb who holds a Diploma in International Systems and Management is currently involved in an extremely busy career as the Gambia's beloved First Lady.

First Lady Zineb's Special Duties include the running of the Foundation For Women Socio-Economic Advancement (FOWSEA) - A Subsidiary of The Jammeh Foundation for Peace as the President of this laudable charity.

First Lady Zineb is also the Chief Patron of several worthy charities which include but are not limited to, the Gambian Chapter of the Forum for Women Educationists (FAWEGAM) and Operation Save-a-Baby, a charity devoted to providing assistance to needy new born infants. First Lady Zineb takes a group photo with kids during the launching of her 'Operation Save the Children' initiative at the Kairaba Beach Hotel, 21st November 2014.
First Lady Zineb is also involved in the provision of medical assistance to Hospitals and Community Centres (Medications and much needed medical equipment such as Incubators, etc.)

She is heavily involved in raising funds to provide scholarship packages to young children and Adolescents from under-privileged backgrounds. She is also active in the promotion of Adult Literacy programmes as she is in providing agricultural and development assistance to women and youths as well as loan packages to help them establish businesses.

Internationally, First Lady Zineb, as the wife of President Jammeh who is one of Africa's foremost Champion of Peace, is an active member of the African First Ladies Peace Mission.

Her hobbies include Reading, Horse-Riding, Music and Travelling.









Latest News Updates


4th February 2016

First Lady leads commemoration of World Cancer Day "We can, I can, Gambia can fight against Cancer"


21st December 2015

First Lady donates to JFP


9th April 2015

St. John's School For The Deaf thanks First Lady for historic visit


24th March 2015

First Lady Zineb extolled for visiting women in the field on Int'l Women's Day


11th March 2015

First Lady Zineb receives season's greetings from Malian First Lady


8th March 2015

First Lady tours Banjulunding Women's Garden


26th February 2015

First Lady vows support to Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital


24th February 2015

First Lady meets Serekunda General Hospital Board


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First Lady's statement on International Women's Day 2015


Statement by First Lady Zineb on the Launching of "Operation Save The Children"


Statement by First Lady Zineb on the Launching of HPV Demonstration Project


Statement by First Lady Zineb on the One-On-One on Health Care and Education Interventions in Africa at the 69th UN General Assembly




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