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Yearbook 2006

The Gambia. A total of 47 people were reported to have been arrested in March and April for participating in an alleged coup attempt. Among the arrested were military as well as civilians. As coup leader, the government appointed a former Army Chief of Staff who was said to have moved to Senegal. Five of the arrested managed to escape during a prison transport, 26 were released after questioning while 16 were brought to trial for treason and conspiracy.

2006 Gambia

According to CountryAAH, President Yahya Jammeh was re-elected in September for a third five-year term. He got just over 67% of the vote against about 27% for leading opposition politician Ousainou Darboe.

In an attempt to remedy the many power cuts, the government gave a private company the right to be responsible for electricity supply for five years.

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