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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
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
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
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
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