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  1. Why a quiet family man took up arms against GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    Faal's wife, Saibanou, was stunned to learn of the coup attempt. “I just couldn't believe it.” Before a December trip to his native Gambia, Papa Faal dropped off a housewarming gift of kitchen utensils for a Twin Cities friend.

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  2. Why a quiet family man took up arms against GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Star Tribune

    Faal's wife, Saibanou, was stunned to learn of the coup attempt. “I just couldn't believe it.” Before a December trip to his native Gambia, Papa Faal dropped off a housewarming gift of kitchen utensils for a Twin Cities friend.

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  3. South Sudan: Communique of the 484th Meeting of the PSC On the Situation in South SudanRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

    ... Recalls paragraph 8 of communiqu PSC/AHG/COMM.1(CDXI).Rev.1, adopted at its 411th meeting held in Banjul, The Gambia, on 30 December 2013, requesting the Chairperson of the Commission to establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate human rights ...

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  4. Third Defendant Charged with Violating the Neutrality Act by Planning ...Read the original story

    Friday | PressReleasePoint

    Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin and U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger for the District of Minnesota announced today a criminal complaint charging Alagie Barrow, 41, for his role in a recent attempted coup in The Gambia. Barrow is charged with conspiracy to violate the Neutrality Act by making an expedition against a friendly nation from the United States and conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

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  5. Minneapolis: Man charged in connection with attempted coup in The Gambia.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin and U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger for the District of Minnesota announced today a criminal complaint charging Alagie Barrow, 41, for his role in a recent attempted coup in The Gambia. Barrow is charged with conspiracy to violate the Neutrality Act by making an expedition against a friendly nation from the United States and conspiracy to possess a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

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  6. US Man Pleads Guilty in Gambia Coup PlotRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 29 | Voice of America

    A man in the U.S. Midwestern state of Minnesota has pleaded guilty to charges related to last month's failed coup attempt in Gambia. Papa Faal, 46, admitted in a Minneapolis court Friday that he took part in the December 30 attack on the presidential palace in Gambia's capital, Banjul.

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  7. Gambian Man Arrested For Being Gay Fears Death After Being Tortured While In Police Custody: VIDEORead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Towleroad

    One of the three men arrested on suspicion of homosexuality in The Gambia back in December has been admitted to a hospital due to "excessive bleeding" and reportedly fears for his life. Freedom Newspaper, a Gambian online news site, claims the individual in question isAlieu Sarr .

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  8. 3G expansion plans still tentative at cash-strapped GamcelRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 28 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    Bai Mattarr Drammeh, vice-chair of the board of directors at state-backed mobile operator Gamcel, a subsidiary of Gambia Telecommunications Company , has disclosed that the 3G service rolled out in 2013 has so far only been expanded across the Greater Banjul Area and Kanilai, although he noted that there are plans to roll out the technology to 'all the major towns and villages of the country.' However, as reported by Gambian newspaper The Point, the vice-chairman said this plan would require a 'massive' capital outlay, as Gamcel continues to face challenges in its network expansion programme.

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  9. Puppy has worms squeezed from his skin after being rescued in GambiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 28 | Daily Mail

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  10. ECOWAS is with you - Mahama tells JammehRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | GhanaWeb

    President John Dramani Mahama has expressed ECOWAS's solidarity with President Yahya Jammeh and the people of The Gambia over a recent attempted coup in that country. Last Sunday, President Mahama, who is the Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, made a brief visit to Banjul to express the solidarity of ECOWAS.

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  11. The Dilemma of Educating Foreign SoldiersRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | Real Clear Politics

    Two days before the world entered 2015, a handful of former officers from the Gambian Armed Forces attacked the State House in Banjul, The Gambia. Published accounts call Lamin S. Sanneh, a former Gambian military officer, the ringleader of the aborted coup.

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  12. Mahama visits Yahya Jammeh after attempted coupRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Ghanamma.com

    The Chair of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government, President John Dramani Mahama, on Sunday stopped over in Banjul on a short solidarity visit following an attempted coup in the small West African country. Accompanied by the Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Toga Gayewea Mcintosh, President Mahama said his visit, though brief, was to show ECOWAS' solidarity with President Yahya Jammeh and the people of The Gambia.

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  13. Fears in Gambia over detained family of alleged coup plottersRead the original story

    Monday Jan 26 | Daily Monitor

    An opposition leader in the Gambia called Sunday for President Yahya Jammeh to release relatives of coup suspects arrested and kept incommunicado since the attack nearly four weeks ago. The presidential guard on December 30 put down a bid to seize power blamed mainly on ex-servicemen from the Gambian and US armed forces while Jammeh was in Dubai.

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  14. 1000 prosthetic legs ready to change lives in West AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | LivePressWorld

    After months of fundraising and preparation, Legs4Africa is sending a 1,000 life-changing prosthetic limbs to mobility departments in West Africa. Leicester, United Kingdom - After months of fundraising and preparation, Legs4Africa is sending a 1,000 life-changing prosthetic limbs to mobility departments in West Africa.

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  15. Gambia: MRC Hands Over Newly Refurbished Meeting Room to EFSTHRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | AllAfrica.com

    The Medical Research Council the Gambia Tuesday handed over a newly refurbished meeting room and library to the management of the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul. According to officials, over 3000 was spent on the refurbishment of the meeting room and library which was previously a Neonatal Ward.

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  16. Gambia: Security Forces Hold Relatives of Failed Coup Suspects - AmnestyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | AllAfrica.com

    Gambian security forces have detained without charge around 30 relatives of people suspected to be involved in a failed December coup, and should release or charge them, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The human rights watchdog said the detainees, including a minor, have been held for more than two weeks and those who asked about their whereabouts had been threatened with arrest.

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  17. Gambian security forces hold relatives of failed coup suspectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | AlertNet

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  18. Gambia: Charge or release family members of alleged failed coup plottersRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 20 | PressReleasePoint

    Gambian authorities should either charge or release family members of people suspected to be involved in December's alleged failed coup, and grant them immediate access to lawyers, Amnesty International said today. According to Amnesty International's information, Gambian law enforcement agencies including the National Intelligence Agency and Presidential guard have arrested at least 30 people, including a 16-year-old boy, since the beginning of January.

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  19. Gambia detains coup plotters' familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Iol.co.za

    Gambian security forces have detained without charge around 30 relatives of people suspected to be involved in a failed December coup, and should release or charge them, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. The human rights watchdog said the detainees, including a minor, have been held for more than two weeks and those who asked about their whereabouts had been threatened with arrest.

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  20. Gambia: Minority Leader Critical of High Prices Gcc Chairman Explains... ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | AllAfrica.com

    The Minority leader and Member for Niamina Dankunku, Hon. Samba Jallow, and Hon.

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