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American officials may have helped a reviled African ruler survive a coup hatched on U.S. soil

MINNEAPOLIS — Every other Saturday evening, the coup-plotters excused themselves from their wives and kids to join a conference call. The half-dozen dissidents — all middle-aged men, most with military experience — dialled in from their suburban homes scattered across the South and Midwest. 2,517 more words


US warns Gambian President to be more tolerant of homosexuals or else face consequences

The United States has criticized Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Saturday for “unconscionable” remarks, after he reportedly threatened to slit the throats of gay men in his country. 213 more words


President of Gambia, features his face on Gambia currency notes.

I thought it’s pictures of dead presidents that are printed on banknotes, my bad!
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Uses and Abuses of Anticorruption Tactics in the Gambia

The tiny African country of the Gambia rarely receives international media attention.  Perhaps once a year, shocking statements from its president, Yahya Jammeh, might win it a small news blurb, but even then, these stories tend to be treated in a perfunctory, “look at this wacko human rights abuser” manner: reporting something awful or absurd—like his declaration that LGBT people are “vermin”, or that he has… 872 more words


A former US army sergeant has pleaded guilty of involvement in a failed coup attempt in Gambia last December. The man Papa Faal, 46, who has dual American and Gambian nationality, was arrested after he returned to the US. 255 more words


Brooklyn Park Man Pleads Guilty In Gambia Coup Attempt

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Brooklyn Park man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month’s failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia. 397 more words


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