The Gambia. According to
COUNTRYAAH, an alleged coup attempt against President Yahya Jammeh was revealed in January. Two senior officers
were reportedly arrested, and firearms were reported in the
capital. The opposition expressed skepticism about the
charges, which coincided with corruption charges against the
president. A new alleged coup was averted in June, and nine
people, both military and civilian, were indicted.
In April, soldiers shot and killed 14 young people in
unrest in Banjul. They demonstrated that a student had died
in custody and accused the police of torturing him.
Opposition leader Ousainou Darboe and about 20 members of
his United Democratic Party (UDP) party were indicted in
June for the murder of a member of the ruling party Alliance
for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) in
connection with riots in Basse.