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Gambia’s Barrow replaces armed forces chief

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has fired the head of the armed forces, General Ousman Badjie, a former loyalist of the ousted government, a military source said Monday. He was replaced by General Masanneh Kinteh, a special military adviser to Barrow since January. Barrow retook his …

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Gambia’s ex-spy chief, 8 others charged with murder

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  Gambia’s dreaded former spy chief — whose watch was marred by allegations of killings and torture — and eight subordinates were charged Thursday with killing a leading opposition member in April. Yankuba Badjie headed the National Intelligence Agency, which rights groups say carried out arbitrary …

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Gambia army chief says ‘we will not fight’

Gambia army chief says troops will not fight intervention Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  Gambia’s army chief said Wednesday he would not order his men to fight other African troops if they enter Gambian territory, speaking as Senegalese and other troops massed on his nation’s borders. The Senegalese troops backed …

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