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ALERT: Daily Observer Editor Sacked, Passport Seized

Cropped photo shows journalist Fadera who was appointed deputy editor-in-chief of the Daily Observer last year. (Photo Credit: Fadera/Facebook) 193 more words
Human Rights

Pres. Jammeh appoints another journalist as minister

The Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh Monday announced the appointment of journalist Sheriff Bojang as Minister Information and Communication Infrastructure.

Mr. Bojang, a former managing director of the pro-government Daily Observer newspaper, is the proprietor of The Standard, an independent daily newspaper based in Bakau, seven kilometers outside the capital, Banjul. 226 more words

Breaking News

Dozens Are Arrested in Gambia After the Thwarting of a Suspected Coup

An alleged coup attempt in the small west African nation of Gambia prompted the arrests of several dozen civilian and military personnel, an intelligence source said Thursday. 140 more words

MILITARY COUP TO OVERTHROW GAMBIAN PRESIDENT IN ABSENTIA FOILED

An  attempt by presidential guards in the Gambia to seize power from president Yahya Jammeh has been foiled. According to reports, a group of disgruntled soldiers stormed the presidential palace in capital Banjul Tuesday shooting sporadically in the air. 53 more words

NEWS

COUP IN GAMBIA?

Heavy gunfire has erupted near the presidential palace in The Gambia’s capital, Banjul, reports say.

Details are sketchy but military and diplomatic sources say soldiers from the presidential guard tried to stage a coup, AFP news agency reports.The fighting was reported while President Yahya Jammeh is abroad. 116 more words

COUP

Gambia: Coup Attempt Reportedly Foiled as Dictator Jammeh Speaks from Paris. Speech Transcript:

YAYAH JAMMEH’S SPEECH:

“My fellow Gambians:At 1 o’clock this morning, forces loyal to Lamin Sanneh, the disgraced former Commanding Officer of the State Guards, invaded The Gambia from Senegal in an attempt to overthrow its legitimate government. 109 more words

Gambia

Army Mutiny in Gambia; State House in Banjul Attacked

There is an army mutiny taking place in The Gambia at this hour. The State House in Banjul has been attacked by armed men. Some soldiers loyal to dictator Yahya Jammeh have started defecting. 214 more words

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