Gambian leader Jammeh suspends campaign to 'mourn' Castro

2016-11-28 15:01
Yahya Jammeh. (AFP)

Yahya Jammeh. (AFP)

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Cape Town – Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has suspended his campaign in respect of the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro, BBC reports.

Castro, who ruled Cuba as a one-party state for nearly 50 years, died on Friday at the age of 90.

The Gambian leader had close links to Castro, as Cuba was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Gambia after Jammeh took power in a coup.

Cuban doctors have also been working in the west African country.

Read more on:    fidel castro  |  yahya jammeh  |  cuba  |  gambia  |  west africa

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