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By IAfrica
Jan 9th, 2015
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Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh has replaced Minister of Justice, Basiru Mahoney, in the second cabinet reshuffle since soldiers attempted to seize power in the tiny West African state late last month while Jammeh was out of the country. State te...
By IAfrica
Jan 8th, 2015
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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 United States soldiers, in a failed attempt to oust President Yahya Jammeh last month. O...
By IAfrica
Jan 6th, 2015
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The aftermath of the failed coup in the Gambia has reached the USA, where two alleged plotters are being put on trial by US authorities. This is the best case scenario for Gambia’s president-for-life Yahya Jammeh, who survives with his power rein...
By IAfrica
Jan 6th, 2015
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Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a Texas businessman who allegedly wanted to be the president of Gambia after conspiring with a former United States Army sergeant and others to orchestrate a deadly coup attempt in the tiny African nation last week...
By IAfrica
Dec 31st, 2014
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Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh arrived back in Banjul on Wednesday, official sources said, one day after gunfire erupted around the presidential palace and the government denied media reports of a coup attempt. Jammeh was in France or Dubai when...
By IndepthAfrica
Dec 30th, 2014
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While Gambian President Jammeh was out of the country, armed men attacked the Gambian presidential palace in a coup attempt. Armed men attacked the Gambian presidential palace in the early hours of Tuesday morning. AFP reported that soldiers from the p...
By IAfrica
Dec 30th, 2014
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There was a failed coup attempt by presidential guards in The Gambia today Dec. 30th. According to reports, some presidential guards stormed the presidential palace in Banjul, the country’s capital and shot sporadically in the air. The whereabout...
By IndepthAfrica
Dec 24th, 2014
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The decision on Tuesday, December 23rd by the White House to strip The Gambia of its designation as a beneficiary of preferential status under the U.S.’ African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is a clear indication that the international commun...
By IAfrica
Dec 23rd, 2014
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Gambian State Television authorities have disclosed that three men accused of committing homosexual acts have been arrested. According to the Gambian law signed in October, it is an offence punishable with a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Repor...
By IAfrica
Dec 7th, 2014
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United States President, Barack Obama’s National Security Council (NSC) has voiced concern over Gambia’s moves to block access to top United Nations human rights investigators and enact tough new legislation against homosexuality. Gambia&rs...