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Vol 47 No 7

Published 31st March 2006


Gambia

The hostile host

Before he hosts the AU summit, Jammeh wants to shut down the opposition and purge the army

After announcing on 22 March that his doughty security agents had foiled yet another coup plot, the tenth in twelve years, President Yahya Jammeh returned to Banjul under cover of darkness amid heavy security. He was visiting the military regime in Mauritania when his Banjul office announced widespread arrests of conspirators who 'were at an advanced stage in their plot to overthrow the constitutional government of The Gambia'.

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