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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 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

26th November 2014

Bank Account for Operation Save The Children opened


21st November 2014

First Lady Zineb Jammeh Launches Operation Save The Children

A new initiative named “Operation Save the Children” has been launched by the First Lady Zineb Yahya Jammeh at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.


14th November 2014

First Lady at the forefront to prevent Cervical Cancer

Her Excellency, the First Lady Zineb Yahya Jammeh has launched the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) demonstration project for the prevention of cervical cancer, the fourth most common cause of cancer with 500,000 new cases and 25,000 deaths annually.




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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Contact: Protocol Officer to the First Lady (+220-4223811)


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