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Gambia’s government on Wednesday accused the former head of the West African nation’s presidential guard of leading a small group, including two former U.S. soldiers, in a failed attempt to oust President Yahya Jammeh last month. 355 more words

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US CHARGES TWO MEN FOR CONSPIRACY TO OVERTHROW PRESIDENT JAMMEH OF GAMBIA

Days after Gambia’s president Yahya Jammeh accused foreign dissidents for the 30th December 2014 failed coup on his presidency, US prosecutors have charged two men for their involvement in the conspiracy. 318 more words

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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

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Two American Citizens Charged After Trying To Overthrow Gambian Government

Two American citizens have been arrested and charged with conspiring to stage a coup last month in the west African nation of Gambia.

The two men are now in custody following their participation in the failed attempt to overthrow the Gambian government on Dec. 301 more words

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

The Gambia’s President Yayha Jammeh has returned to the country after a reported coup attempt.

Heavy gunfire was heard near the presidential palace in Banjul on Tuesday but officials say the military takeover was thwarted. 206 more words

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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

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