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Gambia’s vice chairman Badara Alieu Joof dies in India

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Gambia’s Vice-President Badara Alieu Joof has died of sickness in India, President Adama Barrow mentioned on Tuesday.

Barrow mentioned on Twitter that Joof had died “after a brief sickness” with out offering additional element.

Joof, 65, was appointed vice chairman of the West African nation in 2022. He had beforehand served as schooling minister.

The vice chairman had left the Gambia about three weeks in the past to hunt medical remedy.

Mr Barrow picked him as vice chairman after being re-elected in December 2021 for a second time period.

In June, Mr Joof expressed dissatisfaction concerning the conduct of public affairs, saying Gambians had nice expectations and “enterprise as traditional” wouldn’t result in decisive change, our reporter provides.