Gunshots Reported at President’s Residence in Gambia Capital

December 30, 2014 10:38 AM

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Gunshots were heard at President Yahya Jammeh’s residence in the Gambian capital, Banjul, as businesses remained closed amid reports of an attempted coup in the West African nation.

Shooting began at 1 a.m. local time and an attempt to overthrow Jammeh may have been foiled, Dakar, Senegal-based Panapress reported, citing people it didn’t identify. Two points of entry to Banjul have been blocked, it said. Jammeh was due back in Gambia yesterday after a weekend visit to France, a...

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