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Ghana: Police chief arrested over alleged coup plot

A senior Ghanaian police officer, Dr. Benjamin Agordzor has been arrested over an alleged attempt to topple the government. He has since been charged with abetment to commit treason. According to ACP Agordzor’s lawyer Martin Kpebu, his client is accused of communicating with some individuals alleged months ago to have planned to carry out a coup to destabilise the country. “He was invited to appear before BNI and he did so this afternoon…initially they said they just needed him to assist with investigations but just this evening they turned from…

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Rival Jammeh allies reconcile at truth commission hearing

Two ex-allies of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh have now reconciled after appearing before the truth and reconciliation commission in Banjul. Former Junta members Sanna Sabbaly and Edward Singhateh who helped Jammeh topple a democratically elected government of Sir Dawda Jawara in 1994 had been bitter rivals for years. Sanna Sabally and Edward Singhateh were both alleged of many atrocities in Gambia after the 1994 coup. Both leaders supervised the killing of eleven (11) soldiers under the commands of former president Yaya Jammeh. Those soldiers were alleged to have attempted…

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Ghana: Military officer charged in failed coup plot

State prosecutors in Ghana have charged a senior military officer for his role in a failed attempt to destabilize the country. Colonel Samuel Kojo Gameli and another civilian, Gershon Akpa who is an employee of the Ghana Armed Forces were charged on Friday. They were said to be part of the plot to overthrow the government. Prosecutors charged them with possession of explosives and ammunition without lawful excuse. The government on Monday said in a statement that some individuals were involved in an “elaborate plot targeted at the Presidency.” It…

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Ghana foils ‘attempted coup’, suspects arrested

Ghana’s government has said security agencies have been able to foil an attempt to topple the presidency. It said an operation by security agencies led to the discovery of what is believed to be a weapons manufacturing factory. The operation and subsequent arrest of suspects took place at a suburb of Ghana’s capital of Accra called Alajo. In a statement the government said the said weapon factory was located in a building which operates as a medical facility known as Citadel Hospital. Personnel from Ghana’s Defence Intelligence, Criminal Investigations Department…

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Guinea-Bissau acting president, PM arrested in apparent military coup

STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: Acting president and prime minister are arrested by military, U.N. official says Those behind the coup attempt have no intention to stay in power, they say Coup group says Guinea-Bissau government signed secret deal with Angola The deal allows Angolan troops to attack Guinea-Bissau military, the group says   (CNN) — Guinea-Bissau’s military has arrested acting President Raimundo Pereira and Prime Minister Carlos Gomes Junior during an apparent coup, said Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Rice, who is also the current president of the…

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