Gambia's President apologizes for linking Britons to failed coup

January 11, 2015 7:45 PM

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Gambia's President apologizes for linking Britons to failed coup

BANJUL (Reuters) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh apologized to former colonial master Britain on Sunday for saying its nationals were involved in a failed coup attempt last month.

Gunmen attempted to storm the presidential palace in the beachside capital of the West African nation overnight on Dec. 30 while Jammeh was abroad, but were repelled by guards.

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