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.
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
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.