Nathalie “Abena” Yamb has been rumoured to be the late Jerry Rawlings’ second wife. She was born to a Swiss mother and a Cameroonian father in 1969. Following the death of Jerry John Rawlings, photos of Yamb and their alleged son have hit the internet.
With over twenty years of experience as a communication specialist and human resources expert in Europe and Africa. From 1999 to 2014, Nathalie held a variety of senior executive positions at both FT 500 and start-up organizations in domestic and global markets, primarily in Africa.
A graduate in journalism and political sciences, she started her career in 1992 in the television industry in Germany, before moving to Cameroon to take up leadership roles in the advertising industry. Her HR career started in 2005 when she joined AP Moeller Maersk, first in Cameroon and later in Nigeria. She joined MTN Group in 2007 as HR executive in Côte d’Ivoire for 2 years, before heading the Talent & Learning function for the West and Central Africa region (Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, and Nigeria) for the following 5 years.
Fluent in several languages and widely credited for her ability to identify and motivate talent to challenge existing assumptions and create new pathways for success, she has set up her own company since 2015, offering executive coaching, organizational leadership, and intermediation services to companies and associations active on the continent, particularly in West and Central Africa.
Nathalie’s Love Life
NetbuzzAfrica understands Nathalie Yamb has on several occasions, expressed that Jerry John Rawlings was her fiance and soul mate and had wished Papa J was available to receive their son Malik.
“My fiancé JJ Rawlings wishes to receive this young man in Accra to express his support and compassion for the brutality he suffered from Ouattara police Friday 28. Thank you to anyone who does it knows to give me his details inbox,” she said.
Malik Stéphane Yamb, the 21-year-old man alleged to be between the Rawlingses and the Yambs family was named after Malik el Shabazz (Malcolm X). Nathalie maintains a close relationship with the Malcolm X family as well, especially Malaak Shabazz.
In 2016, Ms. Yamb shared the photo below of herself and the late Ghanaian ex-president with a simple caption: ” unconditional… soul mates’.
Even though she has been with Jerry Rawlings for the past eleven years, those years according to Nathalie have been filled with laughter, respect, complicity, admiration, and happiness.
“May your prayers support Nana, Amina, Zanetor, Kimathi, Yaa, and all those who loved him and whom he loved …” Nathalie also adds that she cannot imagine a life with her ‘soul mate’ and mentor, Jerry John Rawlings in her tribute to the late former president of Ghana.
11 ans de complicité, de rires, de respect, d’admiration, d’affection, de bonheur. Merci pour tout. My hero. My soulmate. Je n’imagine pas la vie sans lui.
Puissent vos prières soutenir Nana, Amina, Zanetor, Kimathi, Yaa, et tous ceux qui l’ont aimé et qu’il a aimés… pic.twitter.com/kZU25QayEK
— Nathalie Yamb (@Nath_Yamb) November 12, 2020
Nathalie’s son Malik Stéphane Yamb lives in Bournemouth, a coastal resort town on the south coast of England.
Unwanted activists in Côte d’Ivoire
In 2019, the political activist and executive advisor to the opposition party for freedom and democracy (LIDER), was expelled from Ivory Coast after her criticisms of the French presence in Africa and the use of the CFA franc currency, made at the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi in October. Accused of subversive political activities that her foreign status forbids her.
In Sochi at the end of October, Nathalie Yamb notably declared during a conference that ” France still considers the African continent as its property”.
“We want to get out of the CFA franc, we want the dismantling of French military bases which, under cover of phony defense agreements, only serve to allow the plundering of our resources, the maintenance of rebellions, the training of terrorists and the maintenance of dictators at the head of our states, “ Yamb said.
Nathalie who is an executive advisor to LIDER president Mamadou Koulibaly wishes to be president someday.
Expulsée vers la Suisse pour activités incompatibles avec l’intérêt national. On dirait que Yvette et Rachel ne partagent pas cette opinion de TonTon. Ils font leur travail. Nous faisons le notre. L’histoire nous donnera raison. La lutte continue #EffetSochi pic.twitter.com/EkZjITQT7Q
— Nathalie Yamb (@Nath_Yamb) December 2, 2019