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Intelligence officer in Gambia Army arrested
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Intelligence officer in Gambia Army arrested

Gambia’s military police have arrested a soldier attached to the army’s intelligence unit in northern Gambia, military sources and his family confirmed. Corporal Lamin Gibba was arrested since July 16, according to his family and detained by Gambian authorities without any charges. Cpl Gibba is among six Gambian soldiers arrested […]

Court security officers arrive at the Supreme Court in Banjul, Gambia December 5, 2016. Picture taken December 5, 2016. REUTERS/ Thierry Gouegnon
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Witnesses: Police assault demonstrating drivers

Riot police have assaulted drivers protesting the lowering of fares by the government on Monday as the country’s transport union threatens to bring the country to a standstill. Police confronted disgruntled drivers at Coastal Road, where they got into a dispute, which escalated into confrontations between the two sides. The […]

Gambian authorities arrest sixth soldier for mutiny
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Gambian authorities arrest sixth soldier for mutiny

Gambian authorities have arrested a sixth man for being part of a group of former loyalists to the ex-autocratic ruler, Yahya Jammeh, accused of plotting a revolt. SSgt Malick Bojang was arrested August 14, first according to military sources and his family, following his return from an overseas training mission. […]